March 17, 2008
The Government is going to scrap the LSC in plans announced in a White Paper.
The government’s £10.4bn skills agency, the Learning and Skills Council, is to be closed down – with most of the funds to be transferred to local authorities.
The plans have been announced by the government in a White Paper setting out the funding mechanism for the raising of the school leaving age to 18.
Local authorities will now be responsible for commissioning courses and training for older teenagers.
Read the full story on the BBC News website.
October 20, 2007
The colleges who were successful in securing MoLeNET funding have now all been announced.
The Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET) is a unique collaborative approach to encouraging, supporting, expanding and promoting mobile learning, primarily in the English Further Education sector, via supported shared cost mobile learning projects.
There are fifteen large (in excess of £130,000) projects and sixteen smaller projects.
Large projects – lead colleges
New College Swindon
City of Wolverhampton
Smaller projects – lead colleges
Cardinal Newman (6th form – Preston)
Accrington & Rossendale
October 16, 2007
The JISC have announced a new funding call.
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to re-use learning content; that is projects to develop, run and quality assure technology enhanced courses using reused and repurposed learning materials sourced externally to their institution. Projects will be expected to construct or ‘revamp’ a module delivered largely via electronic means documenting the issues faced in developing and running the course in a case study.
As (usual) this is for HE institutions or FE College which have 400 FTE HE students.
What I like about this funding call is that they are expecting to fund between thirty and forty projects, which is quite a few. Should be interesting to see the outcomes next year.
Find out more.