Author Archives: Josie Fraser

About Josie Fraser

UK-based Social and Educational Technologist, currently working for Leicester City Council (Local Government) as ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital). I support schools across the city in making effective and innovative use of technology to support learning, teaching and whole school development.

TEDx Leicester – Open and Connected Learning: Transforming School Practice

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the first ever TEDx Leicester. I looked at why open and connected learning is a critical priority for the schools sector, and looked at some of the exciting work taking place … Continue reading

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OER Schools Conference Report

The OER Schools Conference – the first event of it’s kind in the UK – took place in Leicester on 29 January 2015, organised by Leicester City Council in partnership with De Montfort University. 92 attendees from 48 primary, secondary … Continue reading

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OER Schools Conference

 29 January 2015, Phoenix, Leicester Leicester City Council, in partnership with De Montfort University, are holding a free day conference focusing on finding, using, creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The event builds on the council’s recently released OER guidance and resources, … Continue reading

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Developing a digital literacy framework

Supporting Staff Development in Digital Literacy: The DigiLit Leicester Project from DigiLit Leicester Lucy Atkins and I delivered a workshop at the Association for Learning Technology annual conference, ALT-C 2014, looking at staff digital literacy. We used the DigiLit Leicester Framework strands, descriptors … Continue reading

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OER Schools Guidance

  Leicester City Council have released four guidance documents and a range of practical information to support school staff in understanding, finding, creating, and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The OER Schools resource packs can be downloaded from http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/openeducation. Josie Fraser … Continue reading

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Learning at Home and in the Hospital

Learning at Home and at the Hospital – LeHo project explained from European Distance and E-Learning Network   Learning at Home and in the Hospital (LeHo), is an open education project sponsored by the European Commission, designed to ensure young … Continue reading

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Childnet STAR Toolkit Launch

We’re delighted to be supporting the launch of the Childnet STAR Toolkit – a free online resource that offers practical advice and teaching activities to help secondary schools explore internet safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders. Developed in … Continue reading

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Leicester In Minecraft! Young People Design New Buildings for Leicester

To coincide with our Leicester in Minecraft event, and to celebrate the building work Leicester City Council is carrying out across the city, we invited children and young people between the ages of 6-16 who live or attend school in … Continue reading

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Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools

   Leicester City Council’s DigiLit Leicester team is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Björn Haßler, Helen Neo, and Janet Blair, who will working with us to create guidance for secondary school staff, which will introduce and promote the use … Continue reading

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Flipped Classroom Leadership Briefing

Following previous BSF ICT Leadership briefing events on Blogging and Quadblogging for schools, and Student Digital Champions programmes, we are hosting another exciting and informative free session for Leicester’s school leaders. Our briefings are free to attend, and designed to … Continue reading

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