Forthcoming JISC Supported Events in Scotland

There are a couple of events in the next couple of months supported by JISC I thought worth highlighting. 

Open Edge: Open Source in Libraries
25-26th January 2011, e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

This free two day event on open source software for libraries is being run in collaboration with JISC and SCONUL. The first day is ’Haggis and Mash’, a Mashed Library event, while the second day covers broader issues, in particular how capacity might be built to enable open source solutions to flourish in HE and FE Libraries. Delegates can choose to attend either or both days of this event.

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Netskills Workshops

Netskills is a JISC service based in Newcastle, but all of the following take place in Edinburgh, in a good quality training central venue only a few minutes walk from Waverley Station!

If Netskills receive your reservations before 10th Jan, you will qualify for a VAT-defying reduction of £32 (ie, a workshop place is £128 instead of £160).

* Thu 24 Feb: CSS: A Complete Web Style Toolkit
* Fri 25 Feb: Writing for the Web
* Mon 28 Feb: An Introduction to Instructional Design for eLearning
* Wed 9 Mar: Collaborative Tools to Support the Learner Experience
* Thu 10 Mar: Exploring Digital Storytelling
* Wed 16 Mar: Database Design and SQL


Enhancing Business Performance: The Role of Technology in Developing Skills and Knowledge
21st February 2011, e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

This free one-day conference is being organised by the JISC RSCs in Scotland in partnership with The Higher Education Academy Scotland team to explore how institutions are turning increasingly to technology to provide Business and Employer Engagement solutions. The conference itself will include a variety of sessions exploring current issues, practical resources and advice in the areas of Business and Employer Engagement. Some of the themes to be explored in the conference will include: Technological solutions: opportunities and challenges Developing the internal strategy: Communication, culture, recognition and buy-in Relationship management – what are the benefits/the costs?: People and processes Professional development and skills for engagement Student Employability: skills and attributes learners should expect to develop.

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