April 20th, 2006
Close reading of the ‘all-staff’ email list will have led you to the Legal Team Briefing which flags the new Digitisation Licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency . This license allows limited scanning of materials from books, magazines and periodicals for teaching purposes. The Legal team is still working on the exact details of the implementation (the licence is very strict about what can be scanned, who can scan it, and how it can be distributed to students) so full details are not available, but you can send questions to this addressThe LTU team has access to that email account and will keep an eye on the WebCT-related issues; we’ll post more information when we have it.
April 10th, 2006
The Higher Education Academy has announced its 2006 e-Tutor competition, sponsored by Times Higher Education Supplement, Toshiba and ALT.
This year there are two first prizes:
- Â£1,000 from the Times Higher Education Supplement – for the e-Tutoring strand
A Tablet PC from Toshiba – for the e-Tool strand
- There will also be two runners-up prizes of Â£250 from the Higher Education Academy.
In addition the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) provide free entry to their national conference in the September to both winners and runners-up for the presentation of the awards.
If you are interested in applying for either the e-Tutoring or e-Tool strand visit the competition website for more information and entry forms:
April 4th, 2006
9th June 2006
Blended learning is one of the most hotly debated topics in Higher Education today. Technologies such as the internet, intranets and Virtual Learning Environments offer the opportunity to enrich the entire learning experience. Yet how do we blend these technologies with the traditional methods of learning and teaching in a way which adds real value to the educational process?
At this conference we will be exploring this issue in depth. Many of the conference speakers are leading practitioners of Blended Learning. You will learn first-hand how they achieved their success. These academic practitioners are complemented by keynote speakers who have been instrumental in developing learning strategies which involve innovative use of technology.
Further details on the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School website.