Category Archives: e-learning

Continued thinking about using archives for teaching, learning and research

When I was fortunate to be invited by, Anthony Mandal, Professor in Print and Digital Cultures,  to deliver the keynote at the recent GW4 Remediating the Archive workshop at the University of Cardiff, Wales, I decided to set out the current state of digitisation and its focus upon actual use of digital content by providing … Read more

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Historical Texts and Journal Archives – building a strategy for support materials

Here at the Historical Texts and Journal Archives team (http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk and https://journalarchives.jisc.ac.uk) we strive to provide our users with the kind of support that is properly relevant to their needs. As such, we explore quite a large range of support activities to try and cater for as many differing requirements as possible. We look to … Read more

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Film and Sound in Education: New Videos

Despite the unbiquitous presence of moving image and sound in much of our daily lives, it has largely failed to make any impact in academic teaching, learning and research. In an attempt to strengthen the role of film and sound in further and higher education, the Film and Sound Think Tank has recently launched a set … Read more

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Writers Respond to the John Jonson Collection

The first of this year’s releases of the John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera has just been announced. The publication is a series of fourteen specially commissioned essays that respond to a diverse selection of items from the John Johnson Collection. These concise and illuminating studies – which have been contributed by Rob … Read more

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JorumOpen

  The recent launch of JorumOpen sees free access to a growing collection of open educational resources. JorumOpen will allow lecturers and teachers  to share materials under the Creative Commons licence framework.  This will allow for easier sharing, grants users greater rights for use and re-use of online content and is easier to understand. Jorum … Read more

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Victorians find themselves in Second Life!

Last week saw the launch of the Resurecting the Past Project from the University of Bristol. The project has built a 3D model of the Pompeii Court from the Crystal Palace exhibition in the virtual world of Second Life.   The project aims to: to make accessible to the public knowledge of the Crystal Palace … Read more

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How to access and deposit learning resources – JORUM training events

Jorum is a free online service providing access to teaching and learning resources, for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions. The Jorum team is organising a series of free training events, commencing September 2009. These sessions will provide a blend of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities, including searching and depositing … Read more

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Teaching and learning with sound recordings

Moving images and sound recordings are still relatively little used as support to teaching and learning in comparison to other, more established, digital resources such as images and text material. However, they do offer great potential for being exploited in innovative ways within teaching and students work, as well as, of course, research. The digitisation … Read more

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JORUM’S Learning and Teaching Competition

Entries for the 2009 Jorum Learning & Teaching competition are now open. This is the third year that the Association for Learning Technology has run the awards.  The competition previously known as the Learning Object competition, will be asking for the submission of exciting and innovative learning and teaching resources that have been created under … Read more

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Museums and Immersive Environments

There was an interesting article on the BBC recently that looked at how new technologies (specifically immersive environments using avatars, such as Second Life), are changing the way we interact with cultural artifacts (such as art and music).  Furthermore, Bill Thompson, the articles author, points out that these environments are changing the very way such … Read more

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Learning on Screen Conference 2009

The Learning on Screen Conference 2009 will be held at The Wellcome Collection, on 7th and 8th April 2009 and will focus on: Disability and Access to Moving Image and Sound. The Learning on Screen Conference will offer an opportunity for academic service providers, web developers, lecturers, broadcasters, educationists, advisors, publishers and representatives of disability … Read more

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What can teachers and learners do with a digital “sea of stories”?

In addition to digitising a huge variety of material (text, sound, images, moving images…) tracing about 500 years of British and international history, culture, life and society, the great majority of digital collections funded under the JISC Digitisation programme has also developed learning resources and tools to help teachers and students make the most of … Read more

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Using Sound in Education – Sound Archives User Panel

The Archive Sound Recording Project is developing its user panel, and holding a related event on 11th March 2008. Details below The British Library’s Archival Sound Recordings (www.bl.uk/sounds) is a JISC funded project to make selected material from the Sound Archive available online to Higher and Further Education institutions. The project will be hosting a … Read more

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Strategies for ensuring re-usable content

The JISC presenation at Educa Online focussed on strategies that funders can take to ensure material digitised in their digitisation programmes is available for re-use by a variety of different users (eg teachers, lecturers, postgrards, undergrads, interested members of public) For JISC these five strategies are Ensure licensed usage for educational sector so that users … Read more

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