Monday, 25 November 2013

Regional Work Based Learning Forum,_7th_November_2013Earlier this month we held another of our joint e-learning forums which bought together staff from adult and community and work based learning organisations from across the region to hear about the latest developments in e-learning. It also offered an opportunity for providers in the region to get together and discuss a range of issues relating to their own use of technology.

On the day several of our advisers outlined a range of our current initiatives that are currently available to you, including:

Details of each of these initiatives can now also be found on a supporting wiki page that was made available to delegates.

If you missed this forum but would like more details on any of the above please do get in touch. Don’t forget, that if you are one of our supported providers you may also benefit from free consultations on any other areas of e-learning that fall within our full range of support.

We hope to see you at the next WBL forum in the New Year. Until then if you have any suggestions for topics that you would like to see covered in the next one let us know!

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Jisc Innovation Through Technology Funding call

These last few weeks several of us in the RSC team have been dealing with your enquiries about the latest round of Jisc FE and Skills funding. This one million pound funding programme aims to improve the learner experience and increase the capability and capacity of the workforce, and covers all of FE and Skills. If you haven’t already applied for this, there is still time but the deadline is 6th December which is approaching very soon!

For those considering submitting bids the following links might be useful:

  • Our colleagues at RSC Eastern ran a workshop recently that looked more closely at what this funding can be used for and ways to apply. All the resources from that event are available to view online, along with the presentations from the day.  What might be of particular interest is the two ‘Padlet’ pages where providers expressed some of their ideas for projects as that gives a rough idea of what people are typically considering doing with the funds.

  •  As part of that same event there were also two bid writing workshops hosted by Angus Carpenter, and the recording of these workshops is also available. This first session looked at the project development process and considerations for collaborative bids. Available as a recording here. The second session examined the funding call documents, with Angus explaining how bidders can align the project documents with their ideas. Available here.

Should you need any more information about this current funding call please get in touch. Good luck to all that apply!

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