Tuesday 1 May 2012

North East Learning Environments (NELE) meeting

This terms North East Learning Environments (NELE) meeting was held at Teesside University.  The group is made up from representatives from Universities and Colleges in the North East region and meetings or events are held every term at different venues.  The format of the event is usually presentations or demonstrations in the morning and then discussions in the afternoon.
Ralph Holland from South Tyneside College demonstrated Articulate presenter, Quiz Maker and Engage with some examples of its use for esafety resources.  This was interesting for us as we want to compare it with Adobe Presenter which we are trying out. 
Richard Glover from Teesside University demonstrated how they are using Wordpress and creating multi user pages.  This was interesting and impressive although I'm not sure where it would fit in especially in a College - between the Intranet and the Website?
The group is valuable as there is always lots of discussion and sharing of good practice.  There is a good mix between Colleges and Universities.  The Colleges that attended were Middlesbrough, South Tyneside, Sunderland.  The Universities that attended were Teesside, Durham, Northumbria and Leeds. Also a representative from JISC RSC Northern. 
Unfortunately I couldn't stay for the discussions after lunch as I had to get back to College to deliver a training session but I have heard that they discussed a wide range of topics.

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