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Malcolm Read - Executive Secretay of JISC; Josie Fraser, ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital), Leicester City Council (Two Invited Speakers 0503 and 0504)


14:50 - 15:50 on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 in A1

0503 JISC's support for learning and teaching in a changing educational environment Malcolm Read

0504 The city as the learning environment: making change happen in Leicester's schools Josie Fraser

0503 JISC's support for learning and teaching in a changing educational environment Malcolm Read

JISC has helped promote significant innovation in learning and teaching over the past ten years. This talk will focus on how we can help institutions improve student satisfaction through the effective use of ICT in the changing HE and FE environment. Topics to be covered will include improving student feedback, e-assessment and the growing value of open educational resources. This will also be placed in the context of the creation of a new JISC as a separate legal entity and our planned work in support of learning and teaching over the next few years.

0504 The city as the learning environment: making change happen in Leicester's schools Josie Fraser

Josie Fraser works for Leicester City Council, which is rebuilding or remodelling each of the secondary schools in the city. Her role is to ensure that the investment made in technology supports the City's aspirations, which are to:

create school environments in which young people feel engaged and believe in themselves;

provide teachers with world-class learning environments in which they too feel valued and inspired;

root schools in the centre of their communities so that they become hubs that help re-vitalise areas.

Josie will talk about:

the current social, economic and technological drivers shaping learning technology in the schools sector;

the city-wide strategy and the practical steps that will transform learning with technology;

what Leicester's young people have told the council about their own technology priorities.