I’m delighted to be working on the JISC Learning and Teaching innovation Grant (LTIG) Call for FE in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (SWaNI), because I’ve seen the fascinating work that has been made possible through this funding route. The deadline for SWaNI LTIG bids is noon today the 9th November, and I’m excited to see what projects will be submitted.
A previous project funded through the LTIG call ‘Anytime Learning Literacies Environment (ALLE)’ project (http://alle.tvu.ac.uk) is taking part in the Online Conference Have a Go area.
The project created a series of learning objects to help develop student learning and literacy skills (http://hermes.tvu.ac.uk/learnerjourney/index.html).
-the digital tools journey,
– the library journey
– the academic journey.
They are being used by first-year business students in two universities. Thames Valley University are scaffolding the journey within the curriculum, whilst at London Metropolitan University students are being encouraged to use the journey according to their needs.
One of the outcomes of the project is that the learner journey and its component parts (the individual topic-based learning objects) will be made available for other institutions to be able to adapt them to their specific needs. The learning objects have been created using the GLO Maker authoring tool (http://www.glomaker.org) which enables them to be easily edited and adapted.
The Conference runs from the 23rd – 26th November 2010, and the pre-conference activity and reading week opens on 16th November 2010 and offers a chance to become familiar with the conference environment and try out innovative JISC projects in the ‘have-a-go’ area.
See you there!
Book online – early registration advisable for full participation in the pre-conference week