Category Archives: jiscel11

Digital Literacies by Lou McGill

Superb video from Lou McGill on Digital Literacies.

This was part of the excellent JISC Online Conference and part of a session jointly delivered with Frances Bell.

Innovating e-Learning 2011 – Can you afford to miss it?

The JISC Online Conference, Innovating e-Learning 2011, has opened with a pre-conference Activity Week preparing the way for next week’s main conference programme 22-25 November.

Are you interested in?

  • Technology-mediated learning and teaching
  • Institutional efficiency and curriculum transformation
  • Open educational practice
  • Introducing change in assessment practice
  • Digital literacies
  • Students as agents of change in curriculum enhancement

Do you want to know more about?

  • Using Facebook in learning and teaching
  • Using Web 2.0 technologies to create online communities for non-traditional learners
  • Using mobile devices in the classroom
  • A range of freely available online tools and resources to enhance your practice

Can’t afford to take time off work?

You can still register for this big conference experience with a low carbon footprint. But don’t delay. The main conference programme commences Tuesday 22 November.

Follow the conference on Twitter @jiscel2011
Contribute your views on Twitter using #jiscel11
Programme and booking at

Innovating e-Learning 2011: Learning in transition


The sixth JISC online conference takes place this year on 22-25 November 2011, with pre-conference activities running from 15 November.

The conference is relevant to a wide range of delegates from further and higher education. Register now here to explore through live presentations and asynchronous debates some of the latest thinking about the benefits and challenges of enhancing learning and teaching with technology.

The title of the 2011 conference, Learning in transition, reflects the challenges institutions and practitioners are facing in the fast-changing landscape of post-16 education, including preparing students for employment.

Sessions are organised under two themes, each with its own keynote presenter:

  • Learning landscapes explores the potential in technology to forge cross-sector collaboration through which further and higher education institutions, learners and employers can work together to shape a more forward-looking curriculum
  • Navigating pathways opens up some of the challenges involved in learning and teaching in a digital age and discusses potential technology-enhanced solutions

New this year

The conference this year has a distinctly participatory feel with even more live events. You can take part in a number of ways:

Register at

  • Contribute to the pre-conference activity week. Innovations this year include a Pecha Kucha session. To take part, email
  • Try out new tools and techniques throughout the pre-conference week
  • Share your reflections as the conference unfolds in a designated Thinking Space
  • Participate in live Elluminate® debates
  • Be inspired to contribute to James Clay’s blog, Letters from the Edge
  • Follow the conference on Twitter @ jiscel2011
  • Contribute your views on Twitter using #jiscel11

The fee for Innovating e-Learning 2011 remains unchanged at £50. Don’t wait – book now for the best value-for-money conference of its kind!

Why the coffee picture?

Well as everyone knows the coffee tastes better at an online conference…