Category Archives: Network Learning & Communities

Introducing the Open Schools Network

At the end of the 2014/2015 school year, the DigiLit Leicester project put out an open call to all schools in the Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme to participate in a new collaborative open schools … Continue reading

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Digital Art for Schools

On Friday 12 June, a group of art teachers from six city secondary schools met at Interact Labs (based in Leicester’s Phoenix Arts Center) to find out more about digital art. From work with low-resolution computer screens and black-and-white pen … Continue reading

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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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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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DigiLit Leicester Celebration Event

On Thursday 11 September, the DigiLit Leicester team hosted an event to showcase and celebrate the ambitious work carried out by the project team and participating schools over the last two years. The evening was a great opportunity for staff from schools … 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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Twitter for School Staff Professional Development

All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods. Web and mobile based technologies have changed the landscape for school staff … 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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