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Day 1 - Online: Tuesday 18th June 2013

Day One:

Site: Jisc Moodle Archive
Course: Encouraging Innovation 2013
Book: Day 1 - Online: Tuesday 18th June 2013
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Date: Friday, 31 March 2023, 4:30 AM

"Getting started with digital media"

Steve will provide an introduction to some innovative uses of digital media to support your teaching and learners including a look at media-enhanced feedback using screencasting. Our tips will work for a range of uses and give you the basic skills to get started in this exciting area with audio and video.

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"Scaling the digital literacy mountain – how the RSCs can help you avoid the pitfalls and reach new heights"

I work as an e-Learning Advisor at the Jisc Regional Support Centre (Yorkshire & Humber) and a key part of my role is to help organisations identify and embed appropriate digital technologies into their teaching and learning strategies, whether this is through face-to-face events, online networking or peer support. I am also currently chair of the Jisc RSC national working group on digital literacy, which involves project managing a team of advisors in the development and delivery of the RSC's national offer.

Sometimes tackling the whole issue of digital literacy throughout your organisation can seem like you have a mountain to climb, but with RSC support help is at hand! Addressing digital literacies at the organisational level ensures effective planning and embedding of the skills and attributes required to equip learners for living, learning and working in a digital world.  This online workshop outlines the range of support that is currently available from the RSCs and introduces a number of services, ranging from peer support, staff development and action planning, to help you identify the right approach for you.

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"Jisc infoNet Resources and News"

John Burke has been a Senior Adviser with Jisc infoNet since 2003 and had eighteen years experience in IT, information systems and management in Further Education colleges prior to that.  He is highly experienced in project work and implementation of change and delivers training in those and other topics for Jisc infoNet.

John will introduce the resources of Jisc infoNet and the newly introduced topics groupings from their web site.  A look at resources to help with strategic effectiveness, organisational efficiency, enhancing teaching and learning and others.  John will take a look at some of the tools, techniques and methods on offer and look at some of the other support and delivery mechanisms that Jisc infoNet have to offer.

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Lisa has been teaching students with learning difficulties and more complex needs for over 25 years.  She began using technology for teaching when working in a discrete unit within a boys’ comprehensive school in the 1980s and found it to be liberating, engaging and helped to develop independence and foster creativity. Since then she has worked in schools, colleges and local authorities until in 2006 when she moved to Jisc with the North West Regional Support Centre based at Lancaster University taking up the first position within any RSC as the Curriculum Advisor for Independent Specialist Colleges.

Lisa joined Jisc TechDis in 2010 and leads the work of the UK wide Service with regard to supporting students with high end needs by advocating the use of technology to achieve effective outcomes.

Increasingly Lisa has been the catalyst for a number of high profile and UK wide projects involving a wide range of cross sector providers, agencies and funding streams.

There has been an explosion of interest in the use of mobile and portable devices in education. In this session Lisa Featherstone will give an overview of both the issues and the opportunities from an accessibility and inclusion perspective.

We will look at basic accessibility features and also the advantages in terms of teaching and learning.  Mobile learning offers surprising opportunities for inclusion, despite the accessibility difficulties of the small and fiddly interface of a mobile device. This session looks at mobile learning as a tool for inclusive practice that will benefit both disabled people and the wider community of learners. Mobile learning can introduce barriers as well as reduce them - a podcast without a transcript doesn’t help deaf learners, a video clip won’t help blind learners - but by extending the repertoire of teaching approaches, tutors who begin to explore mobile learning will be better placed to support a wider range of learning needs.

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