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  • 1.RSC NewsletterStimulating and supporting innovation in learningIssue19Jun2011Inthisissue...FREE Major Summer 1Welcome to Issue 19 of the JISC RSC SW newsletter EventS&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

2. Excellence Gateway: S&B Automotive Academy Success at IMS GlobalS&B Automotive Case Learning Impact Awards 2011Studies S&BAutomotiveAcademy,basedinBristolhavewonS&BAutomotiveAcademy: aBronzeawardattheannualIMSGlobalLearningDevelopmentofpartnershipVLEtoimpactAwards.Theseawardsaredesignedtosupportvocationaltrainingandrecognizethoseinitiativeswhichhavethegreatestlearningimpactontheuseoftechnologyworldwideinsupport oflearning.FinalistsareselectedtoshowcasetheirThankstofundingfromaLearningdevelopmentsattheannualLearningImpactInnovationGrant,S&BAutomotive conferenceinLongBeach,California,whereapanelofhasenabledthedevelopmentofa globalexpertsdeterminethewinners,whicharenetworkwidevirtuallearning categorisedasPlatinum,Gold,BronzeandSilver.S&Benvironment(VLE)knownasthe AutomotiveAcademywerepresentedwith2duplicateHive,tobeimplementedacross awards,onebeingpresentedtorecognisetheeightlearningproviders.Thishassponsor.enhancedteachingresourcesandthelearnerenvironment,andJonWinter,ManagingDirectorofS&BAutomotivehasdecidedtoawardDavidRoweoftheRSCessentiallyenabledgreater SouthWestwiththesecondduplicateaward.ThisisinrecognitionofthesupportDavidcollaborationbetweenthe providedduringthebidwritingprocessthroughouttheJerichoprojects.providers. IwouldreallyliketothanktheRSCSW,particularlyDavidRoweforyourhelp,thisawardisforReadmoreaboutthecasestudybyyouasmuchasitisforus.Withoutyourhelpwewouldnotofknownaboutitandyourbidfollowingthislinkwritingskillshaveledtomanysuccessfulfundingbids.JohnWinter,ManagingDirectorS&B AutomotiveS&BAutomotiveAcademy: WebcamtechnologystreamlinesTheLearningImpactAwardsrecogniseboththeproductandserviceinvolvedaswelltheworkbasedassessmentandcuts exemplaryrealworldimplementersasbothcombinetocreatethelearningimpact.Therefore,costssubmissionscanbemadebyanyproductorserviceproviderorendusereducationalinstitution ortrainingprovider.Submissionsaremadeunderanyoneof19Productcategoriesor9ServiceS&BAutomotiveAcademyhascategories.Thesearethencomparedtothe8evaluationcriteriaareas:Access,Affordability,developedaseamlessandQuality,Adoption,Accountability,OrganizationalLearning,InteroperabilityandInnovation.interactiveonlinesystemfor remotelyassessingitsapprentices S&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&BAutomotiveReadmoreaboutthecasestudybyAcademyisseeingnotableefficiencysavings:followingthislink Fuelsavingsforvisitingremoteapprentices Co2emissions,cuttingthecarbonfootprint Considerabletimesavings InfactS&Bhaveatargetofcuttingtheircarbonfootprintby20%thisyear.Theyarealsovery keenforothersectorstoembraceasimilarmodelofdelivery,whichtheyfeelcouldbevery importantduringthedifficulteconomictimes.S&Bwouldliketothankallthoseorganisationswhohavesupportedthesedevelopments,includingmembersoftheJerichoproject,membersoftheWesternTrainingProvidernetworkandLSISwhohavesupportedthedevelopmentthroughasuccessfulapplicationforfundingunderitsInnovationfundingprogramme.S&BwouldalsoliketothanktheJISCAdvanceRegionalSupportCentreSouthWestandDavidRoweitseLearningAdviserforWorkbased 2Learning,fortheinvaluablesupportandassistancewithboththeJerichoprojectandtheIMSGlobalawardapplicationprocess. 3. e-Books increase access and availability of libraryJolantas advice forresourcesother learning providers interested in usingJolantaPeters,Research&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. 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