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1 RSCs - stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Information Skills in the Northwest Chrissie Turkington, JISC RSC Northwest Leo Appleton, West Cheshire College

2 – RSC Customer Satisfaction Survey  few respondents had thought about information skills training  overall 31% of respondents “Not Applicable”

3 Catalysts  HEIs commenting on student lack of necessary information skills  More available resources; VTS, FPP, Tonic …  Regional Initiatives; RISKIT, Wigan and Leigh College, EXPERTease …  National Initiatives; Big Blue, i-skills,

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5 What Information Skills service has the RSC Northwest been providing?

6 RSC Customer Satisfaction Survey “The college has had an extensive information skills programme for five years. JISC has helped this develop through the JISC Collection and CHEST agreements. Without the RSC support visits and updating, we would not have known what new materials was available to support learners or been able to purchase it.”

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8 Cliché – sorry!

9 JISCmail List – what else! 51 subscribers across HE and FE

10 Del.icio.us nwis

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15 Stats  48 people on the Moodle Course  Resources from 12 Colleges  Two meetings (no. 3 tomorrow!)  9 attendees at meeting 1  16 attendees at meeting 2  4 Live Meeting training sessions

16 The College View  West Cheshire College -  Part of Cheshire Circle of College Librarians  Pro-active in e-resource facilitation within the college  Interest in information skills provision  Good curriculum links  Keen to share good practice

17 NWIS for colleges

18 What does it mean for the colleges  Platform for discussion with peers  Increased interest in information skills within Learning Resources staff  Sharing best practice  Repository for information and study skills resources  Saves time in session planning  Online training opportunities  Future collaborations

19 Chrissie Turkington JISC RSC Northwest Leo Appleton West Cheshire College


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