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Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting education and research JISC Conference 2006 Keynote: Dr Liz Beaty, Director (Learning and Teaching), HEFCE Sponsored by
Technology and the Future of Higher Education Director (Learning and Teaching), HEFCE Dr Liz Beaty
JISC Income = £61.27m Higher Education Funding Council for England Scottish Higher Education Funding Council Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Department for Employment & Learning, HE Branch Learning & Skills Council Scottish Further Education Funding Council National Council for Education & Training, Wales Department for Employment & Learning, FE Branch
Capital Programme Budget: 2006-09 SuperJANET 5 £27.60m Digitisation£ 6.00m E-Learning£12.70m E-Infrastructure/Research£11.30m User Environments£ 7.40m Digital Repositories£15.00m TOTAL£80.00m
Technology and Learning a vision for the future The nature of Higher Education Opportunities and issues in use of technology Where are we now with learning technology?
Some policy issues Life long learning –APEL and accreditation of informal learning –Integration of life, work and learning Expertise and Authority –The role of accreditation and standards Systems – what to control –Plagiarism –Control of copyright –Ownership of e portfolios
more issues Open Content and investment –IPR; Shared content; –Ownership rights of authors, publishers, institutions, students Access –Uneven distribution of ICT –ICT literacy Staff Development and Professional standards –Voluntary or mandatory use of technology –Role of new professionals e.g. learning technologists
Technology supported lifelong learning Life long learning networks Personal learning environments Technology enabled learning spaces CETLs International developments – eg. eChina-UK Higher Education Academy / JISC partnership with HEFCE
Lifelong Learning Networks There is no single model to which all must conform but essential characteristics include: –Progression agreements, and the organisational means to deliver them, that guarantee progression for the vocational learner –Involvement further education and will include at least one research-intensive institution, colleges and higher education institutions.
LLNs and JISC JISC /LLN collaboration through: –development of IAG –tracking systems for supporting and re-engaging learners –personal development planning and e-portfolios –e-learning Examples (fully funded): –East of England –North East Higher Skills Network –Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance –Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire LLN –Higher York Examples (LLNs in development): –South West –Linking London –Kent and Medway.
Renewed Teaching Quality Enhancement Programme The Higher Education Academy –Professional standards for teaching –National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Institutional L&T strategies –Including research informed teaching CETLs All HEFCE enhancement activities include a component of e- learning Note: e-Learning strategy working in the context of existing investments
CETLs - eLearning 25 CETLs cite eLearning as a pedagogic interest These include: Reusable learning objects London Metropolitan University University of Nottingham University of Cambridge Reusable learning objects London Metropolitan University University of Nottingham University of Cambridge Inter-professional elearning in health and social care Coventry University Sheffield Hallam University Inter-professional elearning in health and social care Coventry University Sheffield Hallam University SOLSTICE Edge Hill College of Higher Education SOLSTICE Edge Hill College of Higher Education
The HEFCE eLearning Strategy Published in partnership by HEFCE, JISC and the Higher Education Academy (March 2005/12) Informed by consultation process Works in the context of existing investments Multi-agency implementation plan strand onepedagogy & curriculum strand tworesources strand threestudent support strand fourmanagement strand fivequality strand sixresearch strand seveninfrastructure
eLearning strategy implementation Benchmarking & pathfinder projects eLearning capital eLearning Research Centre a sample of supported activities CETLs key strategic partners implementation partners
Success Criteria ICT common experience for students Access to support and communication Tutor support for course design Subject communities share materials Institutions have integrated networks and community links LLN – seamless access students and staff Staff appropriately skilled
In conclusion We recognise that we cannot deliver and develop our strategy alone. We will work closely with our implementation partners, the Higher Education Academy and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). We will seek to learn from and get the best out of joined-up approaches to the exploration of e- learning, working with the DfES e-Strategy. Above all, we will put institutions, their teachers and learners, at the heart of our strategy, and ensure that we review and develop it over its 10- year horizons, taking account of the real impact we have made on teaching and learning Foreword to the HEFCE eLearning Strategy
Creating conversation between policy and practice e-learning policy e-learning practice Learning through partnership
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