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1 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Learning and Skills Centre Moira Massey EDINA L&T Projects Co-ordinator Learning & Skills Centre

2 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Overview Learning and Skills Centre –http://edina.ac.uk/lsc/http://edina.ac.uk/lsc/ –Describes resources available at EDINA –Collection of weblinks to L&T, FE and Skills sites Materials available now as part of services: –National Learning Network Materials Delivery Service (FE) –GetRef Learning Materials (FE and HE) –Digimap (e-MapScholar) Teaching Case Studies (FE and HE) Materials coming: –FE specific learning materials for Digimap (St Helens College) Learning and Teaching Projects –e-MapScholar –JORUM Learning & Skills Centre

3 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 NLN Learning Materials Delivery Service EDINA is partner in NLN Delivery Service Other partners are JISC, Becta and MIMAS EDINA contributes – –Back-up server –Helpdesk facilities for RSCs –Technical support for RSCs and Becta –Technical documentation –Administrative support Learning & Skills Centre

4 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 GetRef Learning Materials Available at: Learning & Skills Centre

5 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Digimap teaching case studies e-MapScholar In a variety of subjects Comprise: –Materials given to the class –Pedagogic details –Technical and support requirements –Reflection by author –Staff/student evaluations The "teaching case studies" are … exemplars of how case studies on learning and teaching in general could be presented! LTSN GEES Learning & Skills Centre

6 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Digimap Materials from St Helens College Case study coming, includes some materials Blackboard courses –Animal Management Small mammal trapping –Foundation Degrees Capability – art galleries –Hairdressing Location of salons –Surveying and Construction NC, HNC and FD –Sports Sciences Mapping and variations –Public Services (Army recruits) Mathematics and Mapping Learning & Skills Centre

7 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 e-MapScholar and e-MapScholar2 Developed tools and L&T materials to enhance and support use of geo-spatial data, including data available from Digimap Phase 1 project ran from Jan 2000 to April 2003 Phase 2 project under way and ends July 2004 Phase 2 assessing need for, and viability of, services based on Phase 1 developments index.html Learning & Skills Centre

8 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Online Learning Materials Learning materials developed at unit and resource level A core set of units were authored which teaching staff can customise Each resource (the level seen by the students) consists of a number of units Teaching staff able to build learning resources for their students from the core learning units Students access materials on- line via the Learning Resource Centre Learning & Skills Centre

9 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Examples of tools Digitiser Animation Map Viewer Hotspot Raster visualisation Learning & Skills Centre

10 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Virtual Work Placement Involves significant student effort (48 hours +) Initial example built around a case study: a wind farm proposal Innovative proof of concept tool to support learning about real-world application of digital geographic information in a work-place context Focus on problem solving using geographical information The VP is a virtual learning world, involving collaboration, a virtual organisation, role-play, active and creative learning, and gameplay Learning & Skills Centre

11 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 JORUM JISC Online Repository for Learning and Teaching Materials Oct 2002 – July 2005 –Area A: preparing for JORUM service for all F/HEIs from August 2005 –Area B: supporting the JISC Exchange for Learning Programme Session this afternoon Learning & Skills Centre

12 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 What does a L&T repository do? Hosts any digital resource that can be used to support teaching and learning Provides virtual objects that reference materials (on and offline) held elsewhere Offers the same facilities as a library i.e. search, browse, locate, preview and borrow Offers additional facilities e.g. upload and publish, myLibrary and may package learning objects into assemblies of content Delivers learning objects/packages that can be played in a VLE, and resources for use by tutors e.g. lesson plans Learning & Skills Centre

13 EDINA Exchange 11 May 2004 Why a JISC repository service? Provides hosting service for JISC- funded content and pointers to content held on other servers Will work within the JISC Information Environment, especially with the HE Academy Connect service (L&T Portal) Part of a landscape of distributed repositories Promotes sharing, re-use and re- purposing of expensive content Stands as a national statement of the importance of creating interoperable, sustainable materials Learning & Skills Centre


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