Resources – quite a mixed bag for January 2011

* A special edition of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education on “Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolio Practice”  is available online at this site
Well worth a browse with some articles to hook you.

*A highly engaging YouTube video of Donald Clark’s lecture given at ALT-C in Sept: ‘Don’t lecture me!’   (just over an hour long) …raised a bit of controversy… so what do you think about lectures?  There’s a follow up – you can sign up for a webinar on it all, too – 18th January at 12.00.

*The Higher Education Academy JISC Academic Integrity Service published a guide (Nov 2010):  Supporting Academic Integrity:  approaches and resources for higher education.  It includes guidance on designing assessment to help minimise student plagiarism and online tutorials for students on information literacy and academic writing.
*Pick of the crop:  A case study from Stockport College:
Developing Technology Rich Classrooms through Action Research
*Playing with Words
You’ve seen Word Clouds?  Now try these:
Tagxedo allows you to make word clouds into shapes and mess with colour
Tagul allows you to hyperlink words …
 Innovative ways to present assignments?

*Have you come across these elearning resources for the built environment industry available through Learn Direct and Build?  Thanks go once again to Martin in RSC Scotland NE for pointing me at this project.  Well worth a look.
On the same theme, if you’re looking for inspiration, two case studies identified by Catherine in RSC Eastern that might be interesting:
Carillion Construction Training
Construction Gateway

ASKING YOU WHAT YOU THINK – a consultation and a questionnaire:

*The future of the NLN materials 
Bearing in mind a couple of queries I’ve had relating to these materials, I thought it might be useful to include this info here.  ‘Funding to continue the NLN Materials Service in its current form will cease at the end of July 2011. LSIS has taken over ownership of the materials and has launched a consultation to find out users’ views about the future of the materials.’  You can read more , or have your say via their survey

*What do you know about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and copyright?
Here’s a HEFCE funded project that wants to find out in order to design a development course to raise awareness – useful particularly when hosting lots of teaching resources in Virtual Learning Environments and on blended learning programmes.  Please help them out by completing their questionnaire.

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