If you check my tag cloud on the right you will see the tag MoLeNET and you may have wondered what that was about.
Well MoLeNET (which is short for Mobile Learning NETwork) is, to quote the LSN:
A unique collaborative approach to the implementation of mobile learning via supported shared cost mobile learning projects within a wider community of practitioners and experts.
Gloucestershire College has had a MoLeNET Project, the Glossy Project which has been looking at mobile learning.
Well on the 18th September there is a MoLeNET Dissemination Conference in London (see attached PDF).
The aims of the conference are:
- To disseminate nationally the good practice, lessons learned, research and evaluation findings, tips, tools and advice arising out of the MoLeNET programme in 2007/08
- To demonstrate technologies, systems, learning materials and techniques
- To provide a platform for practitioners to share and an opportunity for networking and building of future partnerships
I do expect to be there in one form or another, so if you are coming do come and say hello.
MoLeNET Dissemination Conference (PDF)
The Government is going to scrap the LSC in plans announced in a White Paper.
The government’s £10.4bn skills agency, the Learning and Skills Council, is to be closed down – with most of the funds to be transferred to local authorities.
The plans have been announced by the government in a White Paper setting out the funding mechanism for the raising of the school leaving age to 18.
Local authorities will now be responsible for commissioning courses and training for older teenagers.
Read the full story on the BBC News website.
I am attending the information day on Molenet.
The Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET) is a unique collaborative approach to encouraging, supporting, expanding and promoting mobile learning, primarily in the English Further Education sector, via supported shared cost mobile learning projects.
Collaboration at UK national level involves colleges and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) sharing the cost of projects introducing or expanding mobile learning and the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) providing a support programme.
There is some interesting ideas here, and the £6m for capital expenditure will provide a definite boost to mobile-learning in the FE sector.
Currently listening to Lilian Soon giving a very interesting and informative presentation on m-learning.