Tag Archives: open education

City-wide school staff digital literacy network

  Just before Christmas 2015, we launched a call to secondary and special education schools across the city to participate in a new peer led network, designed to focus supporting school staff digital literacy and CPD. The network builds on the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Winning! The DigiLit Leicester Project

The core project team – Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser and Richard Hall -are all delighted the DigiLit Leicester project has been selected as one of the five winners of the Reclaim Open Learning  innovation contest, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, … Continue reading

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