JISC RSC SW Newsletter Issue 19, June 2011

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<ul><li>1.RSC NewsletterStimulating and supporting innovation in learningIssue19Jun2011Inthisissue...FREE Major Summer 1Welcome to Issue 19 of the JISC RSC SW newsletter EventS&amp;B Automotive2JISCRSCSouthWestAnnounceFREEMajorSummerEvent Academy Win Major AwardTheJISCRegionalSupportCentreSWwarmlyinvitesyoutoalivelyandfastpaceddayofturbotalkscentredupon e-books Increase3theuseoftechnologyineducation.TheprogrammeforAvailability of Librarythedaywillincorporatefoursimultaneousstreamsof Resourcesconcise,rapidpresentationslastingnomorethansix JISC RSC CSS Survey4-5minuteseach.Theentertainingformatofthiseventpromisestocaptivateandinspireattendees!Mobile Apps and iPad 6Streamline SupportFocusingonsuccessfulandinnovativeuseoftechnologywithinteachingandlearning,thiseventprovidesanWhat is eSafety, Why Do 7excellentopportunityforstafftodisseminate,shareandIt?discusstheirTechnologyEnhancedLearning(T.E.L.)Triumphant Technologies8-9experiences.TherewillalsobeamplenetworkingopportunitiesfordelegatestodiscussissuesofcommonRSC SW Online EventsinterestandlearnfromeachotherintruecollaborativeACL Funding10spirit. Regional Events11Audience 15th June, South Bristol Skills Academy Integrating Social Media 12ThishighlyinformativeeventisaimedatSeniorManagers,Practitioners,Trainers,Supportin EducationStaffandallITenthusiastsinvolvedinteachingandlearningwithinFE,HE,ACL,WBL,Equality Through 13SpecialistCollegesandPartnerOrganisations.Technology More Information Managing and Syncing 13Mobile DevicesTobookyourplacepleaseclickhere,earlybookingsarerecommended.BCE JISC Support 14Togetinvolvedinpreeventdiscussionsaroundthiseventandaccessalltheresourcesandinformation,pleasejoinourNingsocialnetwork.ThisistheJISCRSCSWsShare, Debate, Create15privatenetworkforalloursupportedprovidersandcontainsawholehostofusefulareasof Using Cloudworks interest.http://jiscrscsw.ning.com Facebook Debate16 - 17WealsohaveadedicatedwebpageavailablebyfollowingthislinkAccesstheprogrammebyfollowingthislinkRefreshing New Look For18 Excellence GatewayPleasedonothesitatetocontactusat:rscadvice@rscsouthwest.ac.ukwithanyqueries. 6.5 Million Announced 19#turbotel For UniversitiesImagebyRobertthivierge</li></ul><p>2. Excellence Gateway: S&amp;B Automotive Academy Success at IMS GlobalS&amp;B Automotive Case Learning Impact Awards 2011Studies S&amp;BAutomotiveAcademy,basedinBristolhavewonS&amp;BAutomotiveAcademy: aBronzeawardattheannualIMSGlobalLearningDevelopmentofpartnershipVLEtoimpactAwards.Theseawardsaredesignedtosupportvocationaltrainingandrecognizethoseinitiativeswhichhavethegreatestlearningimpactontheuseoftechnologyworldwideinsupport oflearning.FinalistsareselectedtoshowcasetheirThankstofundingfromaLearningdevelopmentsattheannualLearningImpactInnovationGrant,S&amp;BAutomotive conferenceinLongBeach,California,whereapanelofhasenabledthedevelopmentofa globalexpertsdeterminethewinners,whicharenetworkwidevirtuallearning categorisedasPlatinum,Gold,BronzeandSilver.S&amp;Benvironment(VLE)knownasthe AutomotiveAcademywerepresentedwith2duplicateHive,tobeimplementedacross awards,onebeingpresentedtorecognisetheeightlearningproviders.Thishassponsor.enhancedteachingresourcesandthelearnerenvironment,andJonWinter,ManagingDirectorofS&amp;BAutomotivehasdecidedtoawardDavidRoweoftheRSCessentiallyenabledgreater SouthWestwiththesecondduplicateaward.ThisisinrecognitionofthesupportDavidcollaborationbetweenthe providedduringthebidwritingprocessthroughouttheJerichoprojects.providers. IwouldreallyliketothanktheRSCSW,particularlyDavidRoweforyourhelp,thisawardisforReadmoreaboutthecasestudybyyouasmuchasitisforus.Withoutyourhelpwewouldnotofknownaboutitandyourbidfollowingthislinkwritingskillshaveledtomanysuccessfulfundingbids.JohnWinter,ManagingDirectorS&amp;B AutomotiveS&amp;BAutomotiveAcademy: WebcamtechnologystreamlinesTheLearningImpactAwardsrecogniseboththeproductandserviceinvolvedaswelltheworkbasedassessmentandcuts exemplaryrealworldimplementersasbothcombinetocreatethelearningimpact.Therefore,costssubmissionscanbemadebyanyproductorserviceproviderorendusereducationalinstitution ortrainingprovider.Submissionsaremadeunderanyoneof19Productcategoriesor9ServiceS&amp;BAutomotiveAcademyhascategories.Thesearethencomparedtothe8evaluationcriteriaareas:Access,Affordability,developedaseamlessandQuality,Adoption,Accountability,OrganizationalLearning,InteroperabilityandInnovation.interactiveonlinesystemfor remotelyassessingitsapprentices S&amp;BAutomotiveAcademywontheawardfortheirhighlyondemand.Thesystemutilises innovativeworkwithNetCamtechnology,whichwasthefocusstateoftheartvideotechnologyoftwoprojects,generallyknowastheJerichoprojects.Firstlydeployedatworkplacesthroughouttheirworkwithemployers,apprenticesandtheirawardingtheUK,whichlinksintothebodytheIMI,whichhasresultedinthepracticalapplicationofAcademysvirtuallearningNetCamtechnologyi.e.carryingoutremotecompetenceenvironment(VLE).Ithas assessmentswithintheworkplaceviaaninternetconnectionsuccessfullygainedLearningwithouttheassessorbeingpresent.InasecondbutparallelInnovationGrant5(LIG5)funding development,NetCamtechnologyisusedtofacilitatevirtualworkplacevisitsforYear10and11todevelopthetechnology,whichisschoolpupils.Thesevirtualvisitsallowrealworldtwowayvisualandvoicecommunicationalreadycuttingdowntravellingbetweenemployers,apprentices,managersandothersandthepupils,withouttheneedforthecostsforassessors,aswellassaving pupilstoleavetheirclassroom.timeandcontributingtoasubstantialreductionintheirTheJerichoprojectshavenotonlystreamlinedassessmentbyprovidingassessorsandcarbonfootprint. apprenticesthetechnologytocommunicateinrealtime,buttheyhavealsoenabledthewhole processtobemuchmoreefficient.ByusingnetcamsintheworkplaceS&amp;BAutomotiveReadmoreaboutthecasestudybyAcademyisseeingnotableefficiencysavings:followingthislink Fuelsavingsforvisitingremoteapprentices Co2emissions,cuttingthecarbonfootprint Considerabletimesavings InfactS&amp;Bhaveatargetofcuttingtheircarbonfootprintby20%thisyear.Theyarealsovery keenforothersectorstoembraceasimilarmodelofdelivery,whichtheyfeelcouldbevery importantduringthedifficulteconomictimes.S&amp;Bwouldliketothankallthoseorganisationswhohavesupportedthesedevelopments,includingmembersoftheJerichoproject,membersoftheWesternTrainingProvidernetworkandLSISwhohavesupportedthedevelopmentthroughasuccessfulapplicationforfundingunderitsInnovationfundingprogramme.S&amp;BwouldalsoliketothanktheJISCAdvanceRegionalSupportCentreSouthWestandDavidRoweitseLearningAdviserforWorkbased 2Learning,fortheinvaluablesupportandassistancewithboththeJerichoprojectandtheIMSGlobalawardapplicationprocess. 3. e-Books increase access and availability of libraryJolantas advice forresourcesother learning providers interested in usingJolantaPeters,Research&amp;LibrariesServicesManageratSomersetCollege,haspioneeredthee-books within theirintroductionofAmazonKindleebookreadersfortheCollegelibrary.Notonlyhasthislibraries:enhancedtheavailabilityofreadingresources,butithasalsogiventechnologystudentsbetteraccesstolibraryresources.WiththeKindledevicestechnologystudentscanvirtuallycarryNottojustbuyanybooksthataremanybooksatthesametime,whichordinarilywouldbeverydifficultornotpossibleduetothesuggested,itisgoodtoheavyweightofthebooks. followreadinglistssothatyouknowthematerialwillbeThelibraryatSomersetCollegeprovidesrelevantforthestudents.adiverserangeofbooksandlearningresources.SomeofthebooksforcertainLibrariesshouldseekthesubjectsareverythickandheavy,whichsupportoftutorstoprovidemeansthattheyareunwieldyformany relevantreadinglistsifthestudents.Somearetoobigtoloanoutmaterialsarecourserelatedbecausemanystudentshavetrouble otherwisetheymightbecarryingandtransportingthem,with providingmaterialsthatwillnotbecertaintypesofbooksbeingreferenceused.only.Thisnotonlyrestrictsaccesstothe books,butalsotheavailabilityofthemLookatwhichsupplieryouwanttobecausethelibraryinsomecasesonlyuse.Amazonisverygoodintermshasonecopyofthebook. ofpricesandtherangeofbooksavailable,ifyouuseanotherJolantadecidedthatthelibrarycouldbenefitfromusingebooks,afteracolleaguesuggestedsupplieryoumightfindthatthethattheycouldusemobiledevicesinthelibrary.rangeofcoursematerialsarenotasgood.OncethelibraryhadpurchasedtheKindledevices,staffwithintheTechnologydepartment providedJolantawithlistsoftechnologybooktitlesthattheyneeded,specificallyrelatedtothe Wearenowlookingatworkingcoursematerialsthestudentsrequiredfortheircourses. withotherCollegedepartmentstotryanddevelopmoreinterest,asWhenJolantahadaddedalltheebookstotheKindle wecanseethattheuseofdevicesshehandedthemouttotechnologystaffandKindlesgrowing,thiswouldstudentstotrialandusestraightaway. potentiallybeofgreatbenefitfortheCollegeasawhole.WhatisalmostinstantlyapparentfromthefeedbackJolantahasreceivedisthefactthattheKindleebook Useful linksreadershavereallyhelpedtoopenupreadingmaterialsfortechnologystudents.Theyhavealso SomersetCollegewebsiteenabledthestudentstodevotemoretimetoreading and,infact,surprisinglymadereadingmore ViewSomersetCollegesexternalaccessibleformanystudentswhodonotgetonwell LearningResourcesCatalogue.withreadingtraditionalpaperbasedbooks.SomersetCollegesScoodle(MoodleInphysicaltermstheKindleweighsinatonly289.2VLE).grams,abouttheweightofasmallpaperbackbook.If youthinkthattheKindlecanpotentiallystoreupto Formoreinformationaboutthis3,000titlesononedevicethatislikehavingalibrarycasestudy,emailtheauthorMattinyourpocket.Atthemomentthedevicesbeing EwensatloanedouttotheTechnologydepartmenthavearoundtentitlesstoredonthem,whichin mattewens@rscsouthwest.ac.ukcomparisontophysicalbooksstillmeansadifferenceinweightofacoupleofstonesandmore!FordyslexicstudentstheKindlehasatextenlargingfunction,sothelettersandwordscanbemademuchbiggeronthescreen.Thereisalsoatexttospeechfunctionincluded.AnotherbenefitoftheKindlesisthatthescreendoesnotglarelikeaniPad,forexample.Thismeansthatthereaderseyeswillnottireinthesameway.Theyalsohaveverygoodbatterypowerandcanlastwithoutachargeforuptoandoveramonth.FindoutmorebyreadingthefullcasestudyontheExcellenceGatewaywebsitebyfollowingthislink3 4. About the surveyJISC RSC Customer Satisfaction Survey - JISC RSC UK statementThesurveyquestionsweredevelopedbyJISCAdvanceinTheJISCRSCCustomerSatisfactionSurveyconfirmsthesignificantbenefittheJISCRSCnetworkconsultationwithselectedbringstothesectornationwide.Threeareasofsupportimprovingthelearningexperience,representativesfromtheJISCRSCadviceonstaffdevelopmentandoptimisingsharedserviceswereidentifiedasbeingthemostnetworkandLISU.valued,demonstratingthattheJISCRSCnetworkisrespondingtothecurrentissuesand challengesfacingtheUKwidecommunity.Thesurveywasadministeredonline overthreeweeksduringMarchTheresultshighlightedanoverallcustomersatisfactionrateof87%,withnolessthan50%of2011.respondentsdeclaringthemselvesverysatisfiedanoutstandingresultandmany respondentsstatingthatthesupportthattheyreceivedfromtheJISCRSCscouldntbefoundThesurveywentouttoanywhereelse.approximately13,000recipients, withanoverallresponserateof TraceyBostonTownsend,OperationsDirectorforJISCAdvanceandheadingupthestrategic13%.Wewentouttoawiderremit directionoftheJISCRSCssaid:ofcontactsthanonprevioussurveys.Thissurveyisjustoneexampleofthemanywaysthatwemeasuretheimpactofourwork.The resultsreinforceandconfirmourserviceisvaluedandusefulacrossthecommunityandwillhelpThistime,allJISCRSCcontactsinustocontinuetodeliverrelevantinformationandadvicetokeepthesectorbetterinformedforlearningproviderswereaskedto thefuture.contributeregardlessofwhether theyhadengagedwithusonceor ThesurveywasconductedbyLISU,anationalresearchandinformationcentrebasedinthehadanestablishedrelationshipwith ResearchSchoolofInformaticsandtheDepartmentofInformationScienceatLoughboroughtheJISCRSC.Duetothis University.methodology,resultscannotbe directlycomparedwithpreviousJISCRSCsupportwasclearlyvalued;manystatedthatthesupporttheyreceivedfromCustomerSatisfactionSurveys.theJISCRSCscouldntbefoundanywhereelse.Toquote:AvarietyofroleswererepresentedinthesurveywiththelargestVeryvaluablesupportwhichIcouldntsourceelsewhere.categoriesbeingManagementandLeadership(23%),LearningIfitwasntfortheJISCRSC,IwouldnthavehalftheknowledgeortheabilitytosupportthestaffResources(20%)andTeaching atthelearningproviderthatIworkfor.TheJISCRSChasbeeninvaluable.(16%). Alwaysaheadofthegamewithnewideasandprojectsandprovidestrainingwhichishardtofindanywhereelse.RecipientswerefromawiderangeofFElearningproviders:FEColleges,SixthFormColleges, Alwaysaheadofthegamewithnewideasandprojectsandprovidestrainingwhichishardtofindanywhereelse.HigherEducationInstitutions,WorkBasedLearning,Adult&amp;CommunityLearning,IndependentSpecialist OtherRSCUKfindingsColleges,localauthorities,apprenticeshipprovidersplusaEcommunicationwasthemostpopularmethodofengagingwithJISCRSCs,with93%ofsmallnumberofrecipientscamecustomersusingthismethodand63%frequently.fromtheHESector. Thegreatestsatisfactionwashadfromengagingatfacetofaceeventsandmeetingswith95%Morethanhalfofallrespondentssatisfiedorverysatisfied.werefromFEColleges. Satisfactionwithallmeansofcommunicationwashigh.Morethan90%customersweresatisfiedorverysatisfiedwithForumsandNetworksandecommunications. Staffdevelopmentwasthetopicareamostusedatpresentandmostoftenmentionedforfurthersupportinthefuture.Elearning,VLEsandstrategicplanninghadmultiplementionsforfuturesupport. 4 5. JISC RSC South West regional CSSJISC RSC SW CSSAtotalof94responseswerereceivedfromcustomersofRSCSouthWest,representingaWhatcategoryoflearningprovider?responserateof18%.Overallfindingsshowthatcustomersareverysatisfiedorsatisfiedwiththeservicesweprovide,withnonegativeresponses.Whatdoesyourroleinvolve?5 6. Supporting media:Mobile apps &amp; iPad streamline supportVideosMartialBugliolohassuccessfullyusedRSS(ReallySimpleSyndication)feedstosynchroniseaniPadsothatitaggregatesallhisstudentsdigitalsketchbooks.ThishasenabledhimtoemployaMartialdemonstratinganiPadwithmuchmorestreamlinedapproachtodeliveringteachingandlearningsupportforhisstudents.RSSfeedsfollowthislinktowatch TheiPadandiPhoneapplicationshavereallymadeitpossibleforhimtomovehisteachingthevideopracticeintoatrulyinnovativeandrefreshingdigitalera.VideoofMartial MartialwantedtoseehowhecouldusemobiletechnologiesandmoderndeviceslikeiPadstodemonstratingLANSchoolto helpenablehisstudentstoprogressmorefluidlywiththeirstudiesandprovideaplatformthatmonitorstudentscreenaswellas couldenhanceformativeandsummativeassessment.Martialalsowantedtoutilisesomethingaddinginteractivequizzesonthe thatwouldgivehimabetterwaytomonitorstudentprogress.Universalsubtitleswebsitefollowthislinkto HelookedintothepossibilitiesofusingRSSfeedswithGoogleReader(anRSSreader)andthen,watchthevideowhentheiPhone/iPadcameintothemarket,MartialdiscoveredmanynewapplicationsandRSSreadersthatwereavailabletousewiththesedevices.ItwasatthispointthatMartialrealisedSyncingstudentblogswithRSSthathewouldbeabletosynchisstudentsdigitalsketchbooksthroughaniPadandbeabletofeedsthroughinnovativemobile almostinstantlyseewhenhisstudentshadsubmittednewwork.applicationsandipaddevices,part 1ontheUniversalsubtitleswebsiteOncehisstudentshavesubmittedablogpostwiththeirwork,oraspartofaprojectrelatedtoamodule,Martialfollowthislinktowatchthevideo canmon...</p>