Interested in using technology to support learning in Wales?
We are pleased to announce the first meet up for the Gwella/ELESIG regional group for Wales on Monday March 21st 2011.
There will be a number of locations, currently Aberystwyth, Glamorgan and Swansea universities, connected together using the Welsh Video Network. This means we can combine the benefits of meeting face-to-face without us all having to travel to one venue. We hope to add a venue in North Wales shortly.
The meet up will run from 11:00 to 15:00, with lunch included and will be free of charge due to the funding we have from ELESIG.
What is ELESIG?
ELESIG is an international community of over 1000 researchers and practitioners from higher and further education, who are involved in investigations of learners' experiences and uses of technology in learning. ELESIG members work together to share knowledge and practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources which will be of benefit to the community and the sector. This is supported by a Ning site, which anyone interested in the using technology to support and enhance learning can join http://elesig.ning.com/
So what is Gwella?
The purpose of this group is to enable the Technology Enhanced Learning Community of Practice that has grown out of Gwella to develop further. The Gwella Programme is the informal name for the enhancement programme more formally described as Enhancing Learning & Teaching Through Technology: A Strategy for Higher Education in Wales. This Welsh HE sector initiative commenced in March 2008 and is facilitated and sponsored by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. However, although Gwella was originally centred on HE the ELEISG community includes all those interested in the use of technology to support and enhance learning. You can find more information about Gwella/ELESIG on the Ning site.
So if you are interested, go to http://elesig.ning.com/, sign up, select Groups from the menu, click on the link to Gwella and join
Once you have joined you will be able to view the event page here http://elesig.ning.com/xn/detail/2007026:Event:30081?xg_source=activity
Hope to see on March 21st or on the Gwella/ELESIG site.