Thursday, 23 October 2008

Latest Funding Opportunities from the Higher Education Academy

Latest Funding Opportunities from the Higher Education Academy


to the latest Funding Opportunities newsletter from the Higher
Education Academy. You recently registered to receive our funding
opportunities. Below you will find links to the latest funding from
across the Higher Education Sector which we hope will be of interest to


HRD Teaching and Learning - A  Call for Research Proposals - BMAF HRD Special Interest Group and the University Forum for Human Resource Development


Language, Linguistics and Areas Studies mini-projects - Subject Centre for Language, Linguistics and Area Studies

-       Pedagogic/Action Research

-       Workshops to go

-       Student study days


ESCalate Research Grant Funding - ESCalate Education Subject Centre


Academy Scotland travel fund for academic staff - Academy Scotland


Study on the use of research content in teaching and learning in Higher Education Institutions - JISC Scholarly Communications Working Group


Scholarly communications discipline-based advocacy - JISC Scholarly Communications Working Group


Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants - JISC Learning and Teaching Committee


Preparation of a recruitment toolkit for JISC digital repositories projects - JISC Integrated Information Environment Committee




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Monday, 13 October 2008

14th Online Educa Berlin, December 3 - 5, 2008

14th Online Educa Berlin, December 3 - 5, 2008

largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public
service sectors. The annual event offers a forum for e-learning experts,
experienced users and apprentices from all over the world to exchange ideas and
network. Over 2200 delegates from more than 90 countries attend the conference,
making OEB the most comprehensive annual meeting place for e-learning and
distance education professionals. The accompanying exhibition gives
international providers the opportunity to demonstrate their products, tools and
services. This year’s topics include mobile learning, Generation Y learning,
Open Educational Resources, web 2.0 applications, as well as games and video in

Learn more about the conference at

Friday, 3 October 2008

The Fourth Symposium on Social Learning Space: Learning Outside the Square

The Fourth Symposium on Social Learning Space: Learning Outside the Square

Call for Contributions

The Reinvention Centre (the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and

Learning at Oxford Brookes and Warwick Universities

( are delighted to announce the Fourth

Symposium on Social Learning Space: Learning Outside the Square. This

one-day event will take place on Monday 6 April 2009 at Oxford Brookes

University’s Gipsy Lane Campus in Headington, Oxford, and will showcase

the Reinvention Centre space.

The keynote speakers will be Nicolette Lee, Academic Co-ordinator,

Experiential Learning at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia

and Emeritus Professor of Urban Design,

Ian Bentley, based at Oxford Brookes University.

The aim of the Symposium is to explore new and innovative social

learning spaces, and this year’s theme is 'Learning Outside the Square'.

The sub-themes that symposium will address are:

• innovative design: creating new/different teaching and learning


• building a learning community (within and beyond the university);

• the relationship between pedagogy and space; and,

• virtual social learning space.

We are now inviting proposals for 45-minute, interactive workshops.

Workshops may present a social learning space, assess a range of spaces

or explore conceptual aspects of the sub-themes above. Proposals should

be no more than 250 words and should:

• give the title of the workshop;

• explain what the workshop is about, how it fits with the overall

symposium theme, and which sub-theme it falls under;

• explain how the workshop will be interactive, i.e. how it will involve

the audience; and,

• show a clear link to existing literature.

Proposals should be sent by email to Becky Kiddle at The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday

21 November 2008

Programme: Innovating e-Learning online conference 2008