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					Kent Moodle User Group Forum - 29th March 2011
Date: 29th March 2011 (09:30am to 3:00pm)
Venue: MidKent College

You are invited to participate in a sub-regional Moodle User Group meeting for providers in Kent. The
meeting is being organised by the RSC South East in response to demand for a local group.
Providers from Surrey, Sussex and indeed all parts of the South East region are also invited to attend.
The meeting is open to all sectors and will give participants an opportunity to learn how Moodle is
being used and to consider how you may wish to develop your own.

The meeting will include a host and guest speaker slot, an Open Forum and a Moodle clinic where
you can have your queries answered by other users in the community.

We encourage participation from providers across all sectors and with different levels of expertise -
from beginners to more experienced users.

Programme
Time Activity
09:30 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Welcome from RSC South East
10:15 “Integration of Personal Learning Plans into Moodle”, Rosie Douglas, MidKent College
11:00 “Implementing moodle in work-based learning”, Profile Development and Training
11:40 RSC South East update
12:00 “Moving to Moodle 2.0” - John Potter, RSC South East
12:30 Questions and open Forum
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Informal Moodle clinic
15:00 Close

Getting There
The Kent Moodle User Group meeting will take place at MidKent College, Medway Campus, Medway
Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1FN. The General Enquiries telephone number is 01634 383000. For
more directions, please download this map.

Location: MidKent College
Cost (£): Free
Organiser: JISC RSC SE
To Book:

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MKOB and Berks SELN - 31st March 2011
Date: 31st March 2011 (10:00am to 3:30pm)
Venue: Bracknell & Wokingham College

The next MKOB and Berks SELN will be held on Thursday 31st March 2011 at Bracknell &
Wokingham College, Church Road Centre.

Programme

Time                                           Activity
10:00 Coffee and Registration
10:30 Welcome to the SELN from RSC and Bracknell & Wokingham
      Session 1:

10:35         Improving the efficient use of existing resources
              Saving time and money in departments

11:30 Coffee Break
      Session 2:

              Safeguarding: Developments, solutions and tips.
11:45
              Developments at Bracknell & Wokingham College
              Around the Region

        Working Lunch
13:00
      Tour of Bracknell & Wokingham College – A new build solution on a very small footprint
14:30 Close

Getting There

Please note that there is no parking at the college. There is a public car park opposite the campus.

For a map to the college please click on this link

Location: Bracknell & Wokingham College
Cost (£): Free
Organiser: JISC RSC SE
To Book: http://www.rsc-southeast.ac.uk/events/2011/31-03-2011-mkob-and-berks-seln.html



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Learner Support Mechanisms - 4th May 2011
(Moving Learning Online)




                                     Date: 4th May 2011 (2:00pm)
(Booked delegates may join from 1:45pm)
Venue: Online
The JISC RSC South East and RSC East Midlands jointly invite you to the sixth in their series of
Moving Learning Online webinars designed to help you assess the benefits of online approaches in
achieving your strategic objectives and provide you with the ideas and support you need to
successfully implement or extend online delivery in your organisation. This particular session will be
held at 2:00pm on Wednesday,4th May 2011 covering the following topic:

Learner Support Mechanisms
Vinay Markandya, e-Learning Adviser (Resources & Technology) , JISC RSC South East
John Potter, e-Learning Adviser (Technology Management) , JISC RSC South East

Please note that this online seminar is only open to pre-booked delegates, who will receive the
joining link via email closer to the event. If you wish to attend this webinar, please use the Book
Event button at the bottom of the page.

Content

There is a mixed picture of learner support:

       FE & WBL are haphazard (no standardisation) – do we need standards? – what should these
        be?
       ACL is more unified.
       HE is unified when it is successful but not all institutions buy into the same model.

There are different models of learner support:

       Commercial sector approaches
       Traditional methods of curricular support – centred on „additionality‟
       More holistic/integrated support approaches:
            o Differences from trad methods
            o Do new approaches target different learners
       Technology solutions such as instant messaging, SMS, GIFs transfer etc

How does learning support vary with different QCF levels (Entry levels to Level 5)? What can
technology offer to improve learner support?

Tangible benefits of using technology

       Retention and achievement
       Social equality
       Student satisfaction, immediacy, free cost

Does this influence delivery designs of GLH (Guided Learning Hours)?

Assumptions

       A learner-centred model of pedagogy and learner support, appropriate to the needs of the
        individual learner
       A high-quality learning environment, supported by efficient and effective business and
        administrative processes

Please use the following links for:
An Overview of Moving Learning Online with full schedule of webinars
Moving Learning Online Moodle Course
Recording of Session 1 (The Strategic Role of Online Delivery)
Recording of Session 2 (The Context of Online Delivery within the Funding Landscape)
Recording of Session 3 (Pedagogy & Online Learning)
Recording of Session 4 (Efficiency, Consistency & Compliance)

Speakers




                          Vinay Markandya is the e-Learning Adviser with responsibility for
Resources and Technology at the JISC RSC South East. Prior to joining the RSC, he has had 17
years‟ experience of further education in functional skills, ICT and teacher training. Vinay is an
experienced pedagogue with a Masters qualification in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment.




                         John Potter

Target Audience

Learning and skills sector managers who need to address the major issues of saving costs while
increasing quality and market share by examining the strategic implications of online teaching and
learning.

Using Elluminate

These sessions are offered free of charge and are provided using Elluminate. Staff wishing to
participate in the session will need access to a computer with a web browser, broadband connection
and headphones with microphone (preferred) or speakers. More detailed information and frequently
asked questions can be found here.

We recommend that delegates using Elluminate for the first time should:

       Run a System Test to ensure that your PC has the required software to join an Elluminate
        online seminar
       Visit the Configuration Room which can be used to test your connection, settings and
        configure your audio
       Read this very brief Participant's Guide (PDF) to familiarise yourself with Elluminate's
        interface and tools
       View this 5min Participants' Orientation Video
When joining an Elluminate online session for the first time, you may see a security dialog box asking
you to confirm that the application's digital signature is correct. Please click Run to continue.

Location: Online
Cost (£): Free
Organiser: JISC RSC SE
To Book: http://www.rsc-southeast.ac.uk/events/2011/04-05-2011-mlo-learner-support-
mechanisms.html

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LSIS Learning Fair - South East - 11th May 2011
Date: 11th May 2011 (9:30am to 4:00pm)
Venue: ‘The Hub’, Southampton City College, St Mary Street, So'ton, Hants SO14 1AR




                           Listening to learners can be transformational to teaching and learning. This
LSIS Learning Fair will explore different aspects of improving teaching and learning with a particular
focus on the learner voice. It will provide an exciting range of information, approaches and support
that will help achieve strategic objectives, shape your curriculum planning, direct your staff
development and improve your practice. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from real
examples of effective practice and to share experiences and expertise.

The structure of the day has been designed to provide workshops that will appeal to different
audiences. In general the following strands will be of particular interest to senior managers (Strand A),
middle managers with curriculum and CPD responsibilities (Strand B), and practitioners (Strand C).

Book before the end of March 2011 and you can use your LSIS Account to pay for this event
(more information on LSIS Accounts).

Programme

   Time                                                Activity
   09:30      Registration
   10:00      Welcome and housekeeping: Ann Thunhurst, JISC RSC South East
   10:10      Introduction to the day: Markos Tiris, Head of Teaching and Learning, LSIS
   10:20      Keynote presentation – " Learner Voice, Learner Choice": Alistair McNaught, TechDis
   11:10      Coffee
              (A1) Capturing learner voice for business efficiency:
              Amanda Riley, JISC RSC South East
   11:30
              (B1) Teaching and learning change agents – Introducing the modular training approach:
              Geraldine Burns and Sue Owen-Evens, LSIS
 Session 1
              (C1) Using technology in literacy, numeracy and ESOL:
              Jo Dixon, Southampton City College and Barbara Nance, ideas4learning
   12:30      Lunch
   13:15      (A2) Moving learning online: benefits and issues:
              Ann Thunhurst JISC RSC South East
 Session 2
             (B2) Exploring effective approaches to learner involvement:
             Ellen Lessner, Abingdon-Witney College and Miriam Sampson, Educational Consultant

             (C2) Web-based tools in teaching and learning:
             Julie Cull, Portsmouth Learning Links and Ann Eves, Portsmouth City Council
             20 minute activities providing opportunities for sector participation and discussion:

   14:15      1) Mobile active learning: Di Dawson, Educational Consultant, E-Guides and PDA eCPD
              Online,LSIS
 Carousel 2) It feels good to be included: Artie Vossel-Newman JISC RSC South East
of Activities 3) Learner voice - learner improvement: Nigel Ecclesfield, LSIS
              4) Using Reflect for learner voice: Anne Samson, IfL Regional Advisor
              5) The less you say the more they will remember: Terry Loan, e-Educational Consultant
              (A3) Learner involvement in decision making: Terry Loanes, Educational Consultant
   15:00
             (B3) Flexibility and Innovation project dissemination: LSIS
 Session 3
             (C3) Capturing learner voice for evidence and achievement: Di Dawson, Educational
             Consultant
   16:00     Finish

To Book

Please book via the LSIS website using this link.

Getting There

The Hub at Southampton City College is based on St Mary Street in central Southampton, just
beyond Hoglands Park (postcode SO14 1AR) and is easily accessible by all forms of transport (view
map).

By Train:
The Hub is approx 15 minute walk from Southampton Central Station. Buses and taxis are available
directly outside the station.

By Bus:
The Hub is a two minute walk from Debenhams in the town centre. Any bus route going into town will
be able to get you to the Hub and City College.

By Car:
From April 2011, there will be parking on site and access can be made via the Chapel Road entrance.

Location: Southampton City College
Cost (£): £75 (or free using your LSIS Account)
Organiser: JISC RSC SE on behalf of LSIS

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Review of Online Learning
- 25th May 2011
(Moving Learning Online)
                                     Date: 25th May 2011 (2:00pm)
(Booked delegates may join from 1:45pm)
Venue: Online

The JISC RSC South East and RSC East Midlands jointly invite you to the seventh and last in their
series of Moving Learning Online webinars designed to help you assess the benefits of online
approaches in achieving your strategic objectives and provide you with the ideas and support you
need to successfully implement or extend online delivery in your organisation. This particular session
will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday,25th May 2011 covering the following topic:

Monitoring, Evaluation & Review of Online Learning
Adam Blackwood, e-Learning Adviser (Teaching & Learning) , JISC RSC South East
Phil Hardcastle, e-Learning Adviser (ACL & Curriculum Review) , JISC RSC East Midlands

Please note that this online seminar is only open to pre-booked delegates, who will receive the
joining link via email closer to the event. If you wish to attend this webinar, please use the Book
Event button at the bottom of the page.

Content

Outline of session:

       Observable Benefits of MLO
       Measuring Impact and Quality – Tools and Approaches
       Effective Staff Development Programmes and QA Processes
       What are the features of best practice MLO.
       Review Session
       Further Resources

Please use the following links for:
An Overview of Moving Learning Online with full schedule of webinars
Moving Learning Online Moodle Course
Recording of Session 1 (The Strategic Role of Online Delivery)
Recording of Session 2 (The Context of Online Delivery within the Funding Landscape)
Recording of Session 3 (Pedagogy & Online Learning)
Recording of Session 4 (Efficiency, Consistency & Compliance)

Speakers
                    Adam Blackwood




                    Phil Hardcastler

Target Audience

Learning and skills sector managers who need to address the major issues of saving costs while
increasing quality and market share by examining the strategic implications of online teaching and
learning.

Using Elluminate

These sessions are offered free of charge and are provided using Elluminate. Staff wishing to
participate in the session will need access to a computer with a web browser, broadband connection
and headphones with microphone (preferred) or speakers. More detailed information and frequently
asked questions can be found here.

We recommend that delegates using Elluminate for the first time should:

       Run a System Test to ensure that your PC has the required software to join an Elluminate
        online seminar
       Visit the Configuration Room which can be used to test your connection, settings and
        configure your audio
       Read this very brief Participant's Guide (PDF) to familiarise yourself with Elluminate's
        interface and tools
       View this 5min Participants' Orientation Video

When joining an Elluminate online session for the first time, you may see a security dialog box asking
you to confirm that the application's digital signature is correct. Please click Run to continue.

Location: Online
Cost (£): Free
Organiser: JISC RSC SE
To Book: http://www.rsc-southeast.ac.uk/events/2011/25-05-2011-mlo-monitoring-evaluation-
review.html

				
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