Validation Assembliespaul | March 6, 2011
Funding has been agreed for seven BR Valdiation Assemblies, and in addition there are several events planned by BR projects that have also been listed here. Some of the dates and times are provisional at this stage and will be updated when they are confirmed. Please scroll down for further details of the events.
|Workshop to explore and evaluate e-portfolio based pedagogies for work-based learners and assembly report||The University of Wolverhampton, City Campus, Wolverhampton||11th May 2011|
|Changing times, challenging times: exploring the impact of new funding models on work-based education (SAMSON)
||University of Derby Corporate, Bridge Street, Derby||17th May 2011|
|Work-based Learning (WBL) Maturity Toolkit (WELL)||Univesity of Westminster, London||28th June 2011|
|Realising Co-generaTive Benefits (Co-genT) Email Nicole McNab: firstname.lastname@example.org||Aston University, Birmingham||17th June 2011|
|Showcasing professional development and experience (CPD-Eng)||Rose Bowl, Leeds||25th May 2011|
|XCRI eXchange 2011||Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham||27th June 2011|
|MUSKET Workshop||IMioddlesex University, London||20 June 2011|
|Sharing Student Transitions II (Tag)||UCLAN, Preston||1st June 2011|
|Workshop on Technology for Employability and Work-Related Learning||University of Central Lancashire, Preston||10th June 2011|
|Where next for Institutional Audio Visual? – STEEPLE Workshop||Oxford University||1st July 2011|
Workshop to explore and evaluate e-portfolio based pedagogies for work-based learners
Date: Wednesday 11th May 2011; 10am till 4pm.
The purpose of this workshop is to share experiences and opportunities for using e-portfolio based pedagogies with work-based learners. Outputs from recent JISC funded projects will be showcased. Participants will be encouraged to comment on the outputs and share their own resources and experiences. The aims and purpose of the fledgling e-Portfolio based Pedagogies Community of Practice will be considered and ways of sustaining this community will be agreed.
The workshop is intended for up to forty participants on-site with opportunities for virtual participation via Elluminate.
The workshop is free to attend with reimbursement of travel costs (up to £50 per delegate) and light refreshments included.
Contact details for registration: Miss Theresa Clancy, e-mail: email@example.com or telephone: 01902 322361
Changing times, challenging times: exploring the impact of new funding models on work-based education (SAMSON)
Location: University of Derby Corporate, Bridge Street, Derby
Date: 17th May 2011
With radical changes in the HEFCE funding for higher education due to emerge in September 2012, employers, universities, and further education colleges who offer higher education in the workplace have had little time to consider these changes and the impact the they will have in terms of providing education in the workplace.
Speakers will be invited from a number of sectors to address the main aims of this industry event:
• To discuss how education in the workplace may change with the advent of the new funding scheme from the perspective of both employers and the delivery institutions.
• Whether SAMSON technology can be used to manage the student learning experience in this context.
The SAMSON workshop will include a demonstration of the technology supporting three-way dialogues between company, tutor and student achieved at Derby and of the e-portfolios used formatively and for summative assessment in relation to work-based projects. It would engage the audience in further needs analysis, representing multiple stakeholder views from employers and FE/HE institutions.
This event has been created as a forum for senior staff from a variety of backgrounds who are concerned with sponsored students in the workplace. Delegates from further / higher education institutions and related employers from the built environment industry from the East Midlands will be invited.
Contact details for registration: Angela Dean, A.M.Dean@derby.ac.uk
Work-based Learning (WBL) Maturity Toolkit
Location: Univesity of Westminster, London
Date: 28th June
A group of universities and colleges (across England, Scotland and Wales) has developed a work-based learning maturity toolkit (including a methodology for using it) with funding from JISC’s Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development programme and are in the process of piloting it (see www.tinyurl.com/wbl-toolkit).
On the 28 June (10am – 4pm), they will be holding a dissemination workshop at the University of Westminster, London. The objectives of the workshop will be to:
- describe the toolkit, the methodology for using it and the benefits from engaging with it;
- share experiences of its application – the pilot institutions;
- “recruit” institutions to participate in a second-stage pilot and develop an outline plan for this.
You are invited to the workshop – which will be of interest to:
- work-based learning /work-force development managers;
- senior managers in universities / colleges concerned with partnerships & employer engagement;
- academics and programme team leaders;
- specialists involved with work-based learning pedagogies, blended learning, technology-enhanced learning and QA/QE.
You can register for the workshop at https://www.eventsforce.net/jisc/113/home. It is free to attend. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis with a maximum of two persons allowed per institution.
Information about the event is available in the attached file and if you require further information, please contact Peter Chatterton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Realising Co-generaTive Benefits
Location: Aston University
Date: 17th June 2011
This free event will aim to share the exciting developments around the Co-generative toolkit (Co-genT). The event will cover three broad uses of the toolkit including: workforce development, personal development and curriculum development. Presentations, case studies and workshops will be led by partners across the Co-genT and Co-genT BR projects, disseminating how the toolkit has been used for a variety of benefits. Guides to support the use of Co-genT will be available.
Contact details for registration: Nicole McNab: email@example.com
Where next for Institutional Audio Visual? – Steeple Workshop
Location: Oxford University
Date: Friday July 1st, 2011
This free one day event will be a summit of media managers and practitioners from around the UK focussed on bringing together representatives from media services and HE communication departments / IT services. One of the day’s themes will be looking at the viability of shared services within the sector and the opportunities of third-party cloud services to help with audio and video production. The event will include a series of talks and presentations in the early part of the day and then workshop sessions in the afternoon led by attendees. There will also be an update on the international scene in particular OpenCast (Matterhorn open source lecture capture solution).
Further details: http://www.steeple.org.uk/wiki/BR/Workshop_July_2011
Contact details for registration: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Personalising your portfolio spaces: leveraging social networks for learning
When: 25 May, 10.30-14.40
Where: The Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HB, a short walk from Leeds railway station [view a map] <http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=ls1+3HB&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Leeds+LS1+3HB,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16>
MyShowcase is an open source web application, developed as part of a University of Hull initiative supported by JISC. It offers personalised evidence gathering for e-portfolios and CV support for individuals.
This free event offers delegates the opportunity to take a tour of the tools and hear from institutions who have been using MyShowcase.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The agenda will cover:
- A tour of the tools
- Outcomes of the JISC project
- Shared experiences from people using the tools
- Learn about where MyShowcase has been successful
- Find out how to get started with the tools
- Have an opportunity to get involved in the next stage of the project
To register, please fill out the online form https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHliallmdDJRQ1RWUElxbU0tdUZlYkE6MQ
eXchanging Course Related Information: Exchanging XCRI ideas
KIS, XCRI-CAP 1.2, MLO, HEAR, SAMSON, MUSKET, SALAMI… confused by what’s happening in the world of HE and FE course related information? Come to the XCRI eXchange 2011 to share your experiences and to find out what other people are doing to sort out their courses information and link it to other information.
The XCRI eXchange 2011 is a free showcase event that will be run by the SAMSON and MUSKET Projects on Monday 27 June 2011 at the University of Nottingham. This event will gather together as many people from the XCRI community as possible to share ideas and discuss the future of the eXchanging Course Related Information initiative. We expect it to be of particular interest, as JISC is launching a major XCRI capital programme to involve many more institutions in developing XCRI outputs and services.
The first part of the day will consist of ‘show-and-tell’ presentations by a range of colleagues to inform the audience about their past and present XCRI activities and future developments too. Then you will have the opportunity to share your own views with others in a number of discussion groups on relevant themes.
Details of the event and how to book are at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/eportfolio/news/XCRI_Event_27-jun-11.shtml.
Workshop on Technology for Employability and Work-Related Learning
10th June 2011, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
This free to attend participatory workshop, hosted by Lancashire Business School is supported by funding from the BMAF Subject Centre and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). It aims to generate discussion and debate about the use of technology to enhance employability and support work-based learning. The JISC funded TELSTAR project will present some of the outcomes of the project. There will be presentations on the use of e-portfolios; using technology to support accreditation of prior learning, mobile-phone resources for employability and many other topics from a range of Universities and projects. The BMAF Employability Special Interest Group would like to invite you to present your experience of the use of technology to enhance employability or work-related learning. If you would like to present your work please e-mail a title and short abstract (100 words maximum) to Beverly Leeds (email@example.com). We welcome presentations from those new to the use of technology for employability and work-based learning as well as those more experienced practitioners and researchers. However, if you would just prefer to join us for the debate and discussion you are welcome to do so.
To reserve a place on this workshop, e-mail Alex Greenwood (AGreenwood@uclan.ac.uk)
To submit an abstract e-mail, contact Beverly Leeds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited so you are advised to book early. There will be no charge for attending the workshop but a fee may be made where those registered do not attend the event.