September 07, 2011

ShortElearningWatch September2011


I have just returned from a very pleasant trip to the Canadian Rockies and Alaska. Alright for some. I also had the pleasure of spending some time with Tony Bates in Vancouver. So this month is a write off as I was snowed under:-). I will endeavour to produce a bumper edition for October. In the meantime I thought you might be interested in another excellent publication and resource which has just been released from the JISC stable.

Yesterday, at the ALT-C conference in the UK, JISC launched a new guide: Emerging Practice in a Digital Age: A guide to technology-enhanced institutional innovation

available at

To augment this guide, JISC infoNet are developing a Mobile Learning infoKit with version 0.1 of this resource

now available at:
The Mobile Learning infoKit is a practical guide for educational institutions planning to implement mobile learning initiatives. At launch, it comprises a wiki-based resource collating information and guidance from JISC and others sources. It will develop to include a section on future trends, incorporate additional examples, and be made available in a variety of formats.

It's a must read and resource for all of you who want to be part of the drive to exploit the potential of digital technologies in learning and teaching for the ultimate benefit of your students.

Once again, well done to the people from JISC!

CU in October with a bigger edition of elearningWatch


Richard Elliott

The Eternal Macademic
New Zealand

Don't forget the upcoming conferences in this region:


The 28th ascilite annual conference will be held at Wrest Point Casino,
Hobart, Australia on 4-7 December 2011. ascilite 2011 reflects on the theme
of 'Changing demands, changing directions'.

Conference details are available at:

2. Inaugural International Conference on eLearning Futures 2011: Unitec Institute of Technology. Auckland New Zealand

Full details can be found at: Posted by richard at September 7, 2011 08:26 AM