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bullet  E-Learning Orientation Week

During 2004/05, the University plans to offer departments at Warwick the opportunity to nominate up to two academic staff to participate in a two day e-learning orientation event. Ideal candidates would be staff who have, or are about to take on, an e-learning role either through course/module leadership or as a departmental 'champion'.

The programme will offer a structured and reflective route through the e-learning development process alongside some practical hands-on experience. Participants will be able to draw on central resources and expertise made available throughout the week.

The programme is being led by the Centre for Academic Practice in collaboration with the University e-learning faculty advisers based in E-lab and the Library subject team. There will be no charge to departments.

The dates are:

Mon 11th -Tue 12th April (pre-summer term week)


BEYOND WARWICK

bullet  Learning Lab Seminars

The Learning Lab in collaboration with the Centre for Learning & Teaching at the University of Wolverhampton is pleased to announce regular monthly seminars on a range of hot topics.

  • Improving e-Learning: People, the killer app.: Thursday 14th October 2004
  • The theory & practice of learning object repositories: Wednesday 24th November 2004
  • Audio: adding a powerful dimension to e-Learning: Wednesday 8th December 2004
  • e-Portfolios: why the interest?: Wednesday 19th January 2005
  • Futures thinking and innovation: Wednesday 9th February 2005

Outline details of forthcoming seminars are listed below, additional information appears on the Learning Lab website at www.learninglab.org.uk


bullet The new enhancement themes website

http:www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk.

 Features include:

  • A comprehensive range of publications for free download;
  • News of events, including an online booking facility
  • Interactive forums for online discussions;
  • Links to theme-related and general higher education sites;
  • Ability to register for our new enhancement themes email newsletter.

The website is intended to be a valuable,  practical resource for all staff and students with an interest in enhancing the student learning experience.


bullet  Innovate - Journal of Online Education


http://www.innovateonline.info/

The journal features cutting-edge research and practice in the field of information technology, but also invites you to do more than simply read. Using the one-button features you can comment on articles, share material with colleagues and friends, and participate in open forums.


bullet  UK Web Archiving Consortium to boost lifespan of key web materials

The UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC) aims to expand the lifespan of website materials from around 44 days (the same life expectancy as a housefly) to a century or more. The UKWAC will work, with the permission of rights holders, on an experimental system for archiving selected key UK websites - ensuring that invaluable scholarly,cultural and scientific resources remain available for future generations. The UKWAC will run for an initial period of two years, during which approximately 6,000 websites will be collected and archived.

http://www.webarchive.org.uk/


bullet  Archive of medical journals to go online

An archive of medical journals, some dating back more than 125 years, will be made freely available on the Internet. The Wellcome Trust, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) are joining forces to digitise the complete backfiles of a number of important and historically significant medical journals. The digitised content will be made freely available on the Internet - via PubMed Central ( http://www.pubmedcentral.org/)

Further information about this project can be found at:  http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/backfiles


bullet  Computer science teaching tool

Leeds Metropolitan University has recently setup a spinout software company to help develop and distribute a number of CASE modeling products. QSEE-Technologies Ltd have developed a single environment that currently supports fifteenCASE techniques, including UML, DFDs, ERDs, Structure Charts, XML Schema Models, Rich Pictures, RT-Yourdon, Flow Charts, State Transition Diagram etc. The tool itself is very small and can be downloaded and used immediately. No charge for home use, therefore students can download and use the tool at home for free. The tool is easily distributed across networks etc. since it is not reliant on other software (except IE for the help) and is statically linked.

Leeds Met Uni would appreciate your views about this product, especially for use within teaching.  If you have any queries or comments please email Mark Dixon m.dixon@leedsmet.ac.uk


bullet  Radio Research Database

The BUFVC is now hosting the Radio Research Database (RRDB) on behalf of Bournemouth University. The RRBD aims to contain a record of all current radio-centred academic research in the UK. Users have the opportunity to enter their own research details, with entries being moderated by Bournemouth University. Entries are welcomed from academics, MPhil/PhD students or Masters students. The RRDB is the first of a number of information resource collaborations being planned between the BUFVC and Bournemouth University.

http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/databases


bullet  Intrallect’s first official newsletter

...features the following items:

  • The real world: Networks of Learning Object Repositories
  •  Digital Rights Management

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