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1 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Derek Law University of Strathclyde/ JISC Strategy Group Rachel Bruce Programme Manager JISC/DNER Digital Libraries in the Classroom Test beds for transforming Teaching & Learning JISC NSF ____________ TOWN MEETING: 12th February 2002, 2.30pm

2 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education The call for proposals - The Context Aims of Digital Libraries in the Classroom Example project What we are not looking for Process points

3 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education THE CONTEXT Digital Libraries in the Classroom builds on JISC & NSF experience It is an important component of JISC development work Need to improve integration of technologies: MLES/VLES, on-line learning materials, digital library materials, simulation, visualisation [Need to integrate the use of these in practice]

4 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education The JISC Five- Year Strategy Promote innovation in the use of ICT to benefit learning & teaching, research & the management of institutions Improve staff & student skills in the exploitation of ICT, particularly in the use of the internet Promote & facilitate international collaboration in the exploitation of ICT [This programme will act as a catalyst for the rest of the sector]

5 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education The Basics Definition of classroom? [not literal – virtual classroom] UK & US partnership in undergraduate teaching [see Q&A re. PG teaching]– HE lead but FE can be partners Up to £1.5 M per project over three years – but projects will be five years duration 2002/03 – 2006/07 - need own project funds Institutional commitment – financial & strategy Existing courses Technology & learning Evaluation & lessons [The three Is – Integration of technology & content; Innovation in teaching & learning and Institutional commitment]

6 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education AIMS OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN THE CLASSROOM To fund FOUR significant exemplar projects that: – Help bring emerging technologies and available digital content into core teaching & learning – Use innovative approaches in integrating technologies for the benefit of undergraduate teaching & learning – Demonstrate how the pedagogical process needs adapted or developed to support the learning process when using technology – Examine the organisational and human issues associated with the new modes of teaching

7 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education EXAMPLE This is an example NOT a project we want to be done [there is no pre-conceived view of the perfect project – this a call for proposals not a specification to be commissioned – use your imagination]

8 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education E.G. project scenario – University of Hambledon / University of Pimpleton, Mass. – Hambledon currently teaches Geography face to face & with on line communication tools to deliver U/G modules – Other departments have taken a similar approach – the university has funded some staff development to use the teaching & learning model

9 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Project scenario – University has a partnership with Pimpleton, Massachusetts – Both Universities offer BA Humanities – Experience in Trans- Atlantic student communication – Now want to develop this further - virtual tutorial support, video conferences, shared access to large datasets, real time tutorials in using geo-spatial software, sharing learning objects – Underpinned by a single VLE connected to student tracking and information systems

10 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Project scenario Seek JISC NSF funds for: – enable institutions to monitor changes to institutional processes to deliver joint mixed mode teaching & learning – to develop pedagogic models used to support learning through the use of technologies & to monitor impact – to adapt software for synchronous use across the internet & for embedding learning objects – to build a back end tracking system based on appropriate standards to support the course – [see the web links to the full text of these project scenarios – but remember these are not the only types of things that will be expected – these are ONLY examples]

11 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education What we dont want NOT: Digitisation projects & content creation NOT: Projects to implement infrastructure & acquire substantial software/hardware It IS about innovation and change in the way in which subjects are taught and knowledge created – minimal funds for additional metadata to disclose content – minimal funds for hardware & software – infrastructure investment is the institutions responsibility

12 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Some areas projects should consider IPR Sustainability Standards Skills development Student & teacher needs Measurements & capturing lessons Embedding Value the UK & US partnership brings to the work

13 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Processes CFP at : Read it! - all of it! Look at section 5.0 [this section gives a good indication of the types of things the reviewers will look for] Partner form: NOW FOR SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS…

14 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Good news… The deadline for proposals has been extended AND NOW FOR SOME BAD NEWS...

15 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Bad news... We havent got a final date yet BUT it will mean more time to find partners and to develop sound proposals Indicative timetable change: – Letters of intent to JISC & NSF 15 April 2002 – Full proposals to JISC & NSF 15 May 2002 – Money to institutions from October 2002 Final revisions will be circulated to JISC ANNOUNCE & posted on the web at

16 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Proposal submission As stated in the supplementary information - joint proposal NSF via FastLane JISC to Alice Colban - hardcopy & – Core body of the proposal should be the same but UK institutions dont need to give all the US specific information – Additional guidance will be posted on the web once the NSF has released its call - which will be soon

17 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education The Panel - Questions and Answers Derek Law (panel Chair) Alison Allden Rachel Bruce Steve Griffin (NSF) Catherine Grout Norman Wiseman FAQ will be put on the JISC website [now up]


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