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Theme: Development of Systems
How do institutions cope with APL?
This assembly will explore how higher education institutions (HEIs) could be better equipped to facilitate and attract learners via the accreditation of prior learning (APL) route. The use of technology to facilitate the APL process will be discussed. A previous TELSTAR Assembly highlighted some of the issues between HEIs and APEL which included the need to provide flexible frameworks, institutional policies, transparency and support for staff and students alike. These issues will be expanded on by questioning how they are being, or how they could be, overcome. Best practice amongst various institutions that are addressing these issues will be shared and participants will explore the issues in small groups.
Background: It would be useful for attendees to read the report from the TELSTAR Assembly held in February 2010: APEL_Assembly Report_1Feb2010
Embedding XCRi in partnership
1. Lessons learned from CCLIP
This first part of the assembly will discuss the challenges encountered and the lessons learned from the CCLIP project, i.e. the development of a CPD portal to promote and support the needs of both cultural partners and the educational institution partners.
2. XCRi – the UK eprospectus standard, enhanced capabilities and resource savings
The second part will introduce the BR XCRi Project, and invite constructive criticism on the BR XCRi Knowledge Base and its degree of ‘ fitness for purpose’. The XCRi Knowledge Base has been developed to provide an enhanced, consolidated and accessible resource of high quality information and guidance for a range of target audiences – layperson, institutional decision maker and technical implementer staff - in relation to XCRi and thereon, to encourage its uptake.
XCRI: Erica Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
CCLIP: Trish Lunt Trish.Lunt@liv.ac.uk
Supporting mentoring through the use of technology
This assembly will share the experience of the SMART and HELLO Projects, discuss good practice and key current thinking. The facilitators will outline staffing, technology and development experiences.
The SMART team will demonstrate the main system developments and identify other influences of the system, both from within their own institution and other JISC projects.
SMART: Richard Jones email@example.com
HELLO: Lucy Stone firstname.lastname@example.org
EPPSME BR e-portfolio community assembly
This assembly will discuss the project aims and objectives and plans for setting up a sustainable e-portfolio community. The facilitators will discuss links with other projects and invite contributions.
Contact : Alison Felce email@example.com
WELL and iWoBLE BR project assembly
This assembly will discuss a recently awarded BR project run by the WELL team. The session will review and distil the lessons learnt from a range of institutions undertaking LLL-WFD projects and use them to support the creation of a “WFD maturity toolkit”. This will be trialled with a CAMEL group of institutions as one of the outputs of the BR project.
Contact: Ibrar Butt firstname.lastname@example.org
Portals, roles and responsibilities: A Window into the University
This assembly will explore managing access to data through portals/interfaces and discuss the following issues:
Contact: David Sowden
The JISC-SSBR Institutional Innovation Festival of Assemblies, on the theme ‘Personalisation‘, takes place as follows:
Date: Wednesday 20 October 2010
* View the updated programme schedule.
The JISC will pay travel expenses for two delegates from each of the Phase 3 LLLWFD projects and provide lunch, coffee and tea at the meeting. Should you wish to send more than two delegates we will be operating a waiting list and will allocate available places on a first-come-first served basis. Please indicate your wish to be on the waiting list under “Any additional comments” in the booking form.
We cannot re-imburse accommodation costs. If you require accommodation, please book and pay from your project budget. There are a limited number of self-catering OXSTAY apartments alongside the conference centre. As there are other events in Oxford at that time you do need to book early. Contact Mark Iles, Reservation Manager, Tel: 01865 254077. Other accommodation details can be found at Visit Oxford. The closest hotel is the Royal Oxford Hotel, across the road, rooms from £89 single per night.
Your products will be determined by your project outcomes and outputs. They will demonstrate to the outside world how your project is transferable, or has elements, documentation or lessons, that other institutions could find useful and put into practice. It’s important when deciding on your products that you think about your final report and outputs – what will be in there that you can use for this?
Obviously the services or outputs you offer don’t have to be finished, salable commodities by the time of the meeting. They don’t all need to be large and complex. Products could be small, quick-win type solutions, for example.
Contact your project’s SSBR team member (Patsy or Ellen) if you would like to discuss further any aspect of your contribution.
Please address any inquiries concerning registration for the Festival of Assemblies to
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival of Assemblies!