JISC infoNet Learning Space Design Photostream

The JISC infoNet: Learning Space Design – infoKit has been available for some time. A resource related to this that I’ve only recently discovered is their Photostream on Flickr. The JISC infoNet team have spent a lot of time categorising and annotating photos of new learning spaces, mainly from the UK (FE and HE). There […]

Call for papers: SFEU Next Practice and Innovation Conference 2008

A call for papers has been issued for SFEU’s ‘Next Practice and Innovation Conference’ to held on the 25th November 2008. The overall theme of the conference is to share and disseminate innovative and next practice to a wide audience of college staff and sector stakeholders. The main themes for papers and posters are ICT, […]

Becta – Handheld Learning Conference 2008

The Becta supported Handheld Learning Conference 2008 runs this year from Oct 13th-15th in London. Potentially an interesting line-up of speakers, including David Cavallo MIT Media Lab and SL theorist danah boyd, plus the usual suspects (Stephen Heppell and Mike Sharples). LTS will also be flying the flag with ‘Spotlight Scotland’, showcasing best practice from […]

New RSC N&E Scotland Blog – MASHe

RSC Scotland N&E have launched a new blog, “MASHe“, which will focus on highlighting news, events and resources related to higher education (including HE in FE). Recent posts include a reflection on the recent Sunday Times article ‘Scots universities skew policy to aid poor’, which questions whether universities are engaged in underhand tactics to positively […]

CMALT Accreditation Workshop Series

In May we highlighted that JISC is funding a 50% reduction for learning technology practitioners applying to become Certified Members of the Association for Learning Technologists (CMALT). To support this initiative ALT is running a series of regional workshops to help individuals undertake CMALT accreditations. As part of this series there will be a workshop […]

Becta Technology Newsletter

The May edition of the Becta TechNews – technology newsletter is now available. This newsletter contains extensive information on a range of emerging technologies and other technology news. Subjects covered in this issue include: Context awareness Wireless technology Handheld games consoles Robots in education Online Reporting To view the newsletter in various formats visit the […]

How Environmentally Sustainable is your ICT?

This is the focus of the JISC-funded SusteIT project which recently featured in the Education Guardian (8th May 2008) and is due to publish interim findings this June. The project has been conducting a scoping study to establish the impact of current and projected ICT usage. It plans to identify cost-effective methods for reducing energy […]

Learning Space Design: Build it and they will come, get it Right and more will Follow

A recent article in The Independent highlighted that campus new build projects are not only an opportunity to create environments which support new approaches to teaching and learning, but are also ‘magnets’ for attracting more students.: Newcastle College’s new ‘ Lifestyle Academy’ has seen a 71% increase in enrolments for mature students in two years since opening […]

Emerging Technologies for Learning

‘Emerging Technologies for Learning’ has recently been published by Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) and is available for download. The report “aims to help readers consider how emerging technologies may impact on education in the medium term”. While it doesn’t actually define ‘medium term’, the majority of technologies discussed are available now […]

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