Thursday, 1 March 2012

Funding for e-Learning Resources

Recently I noted the launch of a new pot of funding to support the development of e-learning in the FE and Skills sector. A colleague of mine has now kindly summarised the details of this funding opportunity to make it easier for providers to understand what is required of the call and consider how this funding might benefit their e-learning plans.

In a nutshell…

This funding is designed to offer learning providers the chance to:

  • Apply existing resources (from JISC or elsewhere) to their work and adapt them for their needs

  • or, identify gaps in these resources and/or current uses made of technology in the sector and create new resources for use by other providers

  • How much is Available? - An initial £450,000 will be available to adapt existing resources (smaller projects) with a further £900,000 available for (larger) development projects to address any gaps. Bids of all sizes are welcome, from £5K to £100K plus.

  • Bid Submission - Bids will be accepted from 1st March 2012 until 31st May 2012.

Christa’s condensed summary offers a very useful starting point for getting to grips with what this funding hopes to support. That summary document can be accessed here.

For further information, a supporting national wiki page includes all documentation for the bid (full details, application form and examples to illustrate what and how you may present your own bid).

Further resources will be added as they become available, these include:

• A recording of the webinar which launched the bid on Friday 17 Feb
• FAQ’s from the webinar question will be added separately

To read more of Wobble click here.

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