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21 SEPTEMBER 2011

infoKit: effective use of VLEs

"The use of technology to support learning and teaching has changed dramatically in recent years.

Most institutions are now exploring the possibilities of e–learning and many have implemented VLEs or virtual learning environments. These tools offer great possibilities but they need to be used effectively if they are to deliver maximum benefit for students.

This infoKit takes you from the theoretical frameworks underpinning good teaching to the practice of e–learning. We consider how technology affects the roles of learner and teacher in a number of real–life scenarios. The infoKit is based on sound pedagogic approaches and draws on case studies of good practice across the UK.

Whether you are new to e–learning or an experienced practitioner there are pathways to guide you through the relevant sections of the infoKit. The infoKit will continue to grow and expand as the knowledge base develops and we welcome your participation in its further development."

(2011 Northumbria University, on behalf of JISC Advance)

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best practicecase studiesCMC • Computer-Mediated Conferencing • e-assessmentelearninggood practice • infoKit • infoNetJISCknowledge baselearnerslearning activitieslearning and teachinglearning resource • Managed Learning Environment • MLE • Northumbria Universitypedagogic approachespedagogyresourceteacherteachingtheoretical frameworkstoolUKvirtual learning environmentsVLE

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Simon Perkins
21 APRIL 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition: securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK

"The Digital Preservation Coalition was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure our global digital memory and knowledge base. Established as a not–for–profit membership organisation the coalition provides a mechanism by which members can work together to realise the opportunities of long term access."

(Digital Preservation Coalition)

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2001accessarchivingbrokercultural collecting organisationscultural heritagecultural heritage collectionsdigitaldigital artefactsdigital assetsdigital formatdigital heritage • digital memory • digital preservation • Digital Preservation Coalition • digital resources • DPC • global digital memory • knowledge basemedia artmedia pastnew medianot-for-profitobsolescenceold mediaorganisationpreservation • preservation of digital resources • preserving the pasttechnologyUK

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Simon Perkins
31 MARCH 2011

UK HEA Subject Centre for Art, Design and Media's Networks magazine

"The first twelve issues of the Art Design Media Subject Centre's magazine Networks are available to download from this page.

Networks13 will see the launch of an exciting new format and issue 13 and subsequent issues will be produced in an online only format. Previously published three times a year, from Networks13 onwards we shall produce 4 issues a year – the first in this series is due for publication on this website in April 2011.

Networks contains a range of news items, feature articles on contemporary issues, project and event reports, student contributions and resource reviews which we think you will find informative and stimulating.

Hard copies of issues 02 to 12 are available free of charge to colleagues in the United Kingdom who are working in higher education in any of the art, design and media disciplines. If you would like a copy of one of the back issues please contact us, however earlier issues are in very short supply."

(UK Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Art, Design and Media)

1). PDF version of issue number 12 of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Art, Design and Media 'Networks' magazine.

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2011ADM-HEAartcommunication • contemporary issues • designdigital culture • event reports • higher educationHigher Education Academy Subject Centre for Art Design and Mediaknowledge basemediamedia art • mkagazine • Networks (magazine) • online only format • projects • resource reviews • student contributions • UK

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Simon Perkins
20 MARCH 2011

General Practice Notebook: an online medical encyclopaedia

"GPnotebook is a concise synopsis of the entire field of clinical medicine focussed on the needs of the General Practitioner.

The database is continually being updated by a team of authors. We take a pragmatic approach to authoring: we look out for topical issues, keep track of the journals and update material in response to user feedback.

We use a range of knowledge sources, including clinical experience, knowledge taken from literature reviews, original research articles and guidelines published by national and international bodies. In many cases references are made to sources of information; we are committed to making GPnotebook fully referenced in the near future. As a team we review each other's work but we also rely in the feedback from experts in primary care and the various clinical specialities to keep us on the right track.

Our editorial decisions are based on merit and are not influenced by any funding bodies.

We make every effort to ensure that the contents of the site are correct however we cannot be held responsible for any errors or ommissions."

(Oxbridge Solutions Ltd., UK)

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body • clinical • clinical medicinedatabasediagnosisdiseasedoctorencyclopaediaexpert knowledge • general practitioner • GP • GP Notebook • guidelineshealthhuman patientsillnessinformationinjuryknowledge baseknowledge repositorymedicalmedical practice • medical reference • medical researchnotebook • online encyclopaedia • operationpainpractitioner • prevention • primary care • prognosis • public healthreferencerepositoryresearch findingssearchsearch enginesexual healthsufferingtherapytreatmentUK

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Simon Perkins
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