June 21, 2012
The JISC e-Learning Programme team has just announced the release of five new publications on the themes of lifelong learning, e-portfolio implementation, innovation in further education, digital literacies, and extending the learning environment. These publications will be of interest to managers and practitioners in further and higher education and work based learning. Three of [...]
May 30, 2012
A new CETIS briefing paper on the IMS LTI specification is now available online.
Written by Stephen Vickers (ceLTIc project and an early adopter, developer and user of the specification) the briefing provides an overview of the specification and illustrates benefits of using it for for developers, VLE administrators, teachers and learners.
The paper [...]
January 16, 2012
Over the past 18 months the projects funded through the JISC DVLE (Distributed Virtual Learning Environments) programme have been exploring ways to extend their provision of teaching and learning services. The W2C and SLEP projects joined for an virtual brown bag session to give an overview of the work they have been undertaking - [...]
January 5, 2012
Beat the January wet and windy blues by joining us from the comfort of your own desk, for a free "virtual brown bag lunch" session next Friday (13 January). The W2C project (MMU) and the SLEP (Univeristy of Southampton) will give an overview of the work they have been doing in creating mobile [...]
November 14, 2011
This week has been designated "activity week" for this year's JISC Innovating E-learning conference. There are a number of pre conference online activities taking place. I'm delighted to be chairing the "enhancing and creating student centred portfolios in VLEs" webinar, this Friday (18th November at 11am).
The session will demonstrate a number of portfolio centric integrations [...]
September 15, 2011
Yesterday along with about 20 others I attended a Design Event organised by the Widg@t project, which is being funded through the current round of JISC Learning Teaching Innovation Grants (LTIG).
The aim of the day was to help the team "define the design specification for the WIDGaT toolkit, in particular the Design Decision Maker and [...]
September 1, 2011
Summer generally provides a bit of time for reflection and gathering of thoughts. It also marks the start of the final phase of the current JISC Distributed Virtual Learning Environments (DVLE) programme. For the five institutionally based projects, this summer has provided a short break before some major implementations and evaluations get underway [...]
July 8, 2011
"Win, win, win" is the mantra from Stephen Vickers (ceLTIc Project, University of Edinburgh) is going to be taking to the Blackboard conference next week. During yesterday's webinar "IMS LTI and LIS in Action", Stephen gave an overview of the integrations the ceLTIc project have been able to achieve using basic LTI. And it [...]
June 23, 2011
As part of our on-going support for the current JISC DVLE programme, we're running a webinar on Thursday 7 July at 2pm.
The session will feature demonstrations of a number of "real world" system integrations using the IMS LTI and basic LTI and LIS specifications. These will be provided by the Stephen Vickers from [...]
June 16, 2011
I really like widgets or apps or whatever you want to call those little discrete things you can pop into a web-page, VLE, blog, access on your phone etc. Over the last few years at CETIS we've been supporting developments in this area through various activities such as the widget working group, the [...]