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Innovating e-Learning 2009
Thriving, not just surviving, JISC online conference, 24-27 November

Innovating e-Learning 2009, the fourth JISC online conference, takes place on 24-27 November 2009.

A major event in the calendar of conferences on learning, teaching and technology, Innovating e-Learning 2009 focuses on the theme of Thriving, not just Surviving. The programme reflects the challenges facing further and higher education institutions in the 21st century and features leading thinkers, broadcasters and academics, such as Charles Leadbeater, Nigel Paine, Helen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe (Oxford Brookes University), Peter Bradwell, (Demos) and Brian Lamb (University of British Columbia).

The programme is organised into two themes: Finding the way, which focuses on some of the current key issues for institutions, and Meeting the challenge, which explores innovative practice and new developments under specific headings. Engaging employers and professional bodies in curriculum design, building dialogue between stakeholders in the design of learning spaces, using technology to prepare learners for the workplace and exploring the potential of virtual worlds are some of the agendas covered under Theme 2.

Meet up with other delegates in the Virtual Coffee Shop or try your hand at new tools and techniques in the Have-a-Go area (supported by the JISC services). Take a tour of Second Life in the expert company of staff from the JISC Regional Support Centres. And there are more opportunities than ever this year to participate in real-time time sessions, including the keynotes, in Elluminate [www.elluminate.com], a tool for interactive online collaboration. These sessions are supported by JISC Netskills.

Innovating e-Learning is a vibrant and accessible way to attend a conference. Whether you come from further or higher education in the UK or from overseas, the conference offers a valuable opportunity to discuss issues and engage with new developments without the inconvenience of travel. Innovating e-Learning 2009 takes place in an asynchronous virtual environment, which can be accessed at a time or place to suit you. Follow the conference on Twitter using #jiscel09.

For booking and further information, visit www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference09

Proceedings from Innovating e-Learning 2009 will be made available from www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference09 early in 2010.

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