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Life Long Learning and Work Force Development Programme meeting

Friday 28th January 2011                                           

Location:    Maple House, Birmingham.

Please note that onsite parking is not available, for information about the nearest NCP carpark, see the link above.

Time Activity Speaker(s)
10.00-10.30 Coffee and biscuits  
10.30-10.40  Welcome and Introduction Ruth Drysdale (JISC)
10.40-11.00 SSBR Summary of Project Baseline Report Review and a technical overview of programme under LLL&WFD Themes:


Paul Bailey (SSBR) and Lisa Corley (CETIS)
11.00-12.30 A World Cafe to review programme outputs “… conversations about questions that matter.”Method:  Sit in project groups, about 10 people per table. 25mins per topic and then groups rotate tables.  Each table has the same facilitator who asks the questions. Answers, issues/lessons that each group raise are noted.


Table theme discussion guides: 

1. Considering baseline reports and SSBR  briefings;:

  1. Do you agree with the lessons and issues?
  2. How far has your project progressed these?


2. The briefing papers have identified some example solutions to these issues. Can you provide more concrete examples to illustrate your project’s contribution?

Table 1: Institutions: Negotiated frameworks for courses and APEL

Facilitator: Paul

Recorder: Ellen

Expert:  Peter Chatterton

Table2:  Employers: Employer engagement for workforce development

Facilitator: Rhonda

Recorder: Patsy

Expert: Tony Toole

Table 3: Learners: ePortfolios, mentoring  and workplace-based learning practice

Facilitator: George

Recorder: Lisa Gray

Expert: Sarah Chesney

Introduction:Ruth Drysdale (JISC)  
12.30-13.15 Lunch OPEN SURGERY -  Projects’ can informally ask questions about the last phase of their projects Ruth Drysdale, Sarah Knight, Heather Price, Lisa Gray  (JISC PMs) Naomi Korn (IPR, legal issues), JISC Comms.
13.15-13.30  Feedback from  World Cafe session   Facilitators (SSBR) 
13.30-15.00 IPR and Legal issues about different  business models for the sustainability of project outputs Naomi Korn (JISC)
15:00-15:30 Final, Completion and Budget Reports.   Ruth Drysdale (JISC)  
15:30-15:45 Programme-Project Dissemination activities: JISC Radio Shows 

JISC conference 14/15th March, Liverpool

eL Experts Meeting 23rd March

ALT-c 6-8th Sept, Leeds

JISC Online Conference Nov, 2011

Production of Life Long Learning Review  publication

Production of APEL resource

BCE evaluation

Ruth Drysdale (JISC)
15.45 Thank you and safe journey home.    

Emerging Issues and examples

 At the programme meeting on the 28th Jan we will be looking at how your projects have moved on since the baseline reviews.  In the morning activity we will be asking you to share and discuss these emerging issues and provide examples of how you have addressed some of the issues identified in the baseline.

We have produced six summary briefings which have captured the issues from the baseline report and also project interim reports, assembly reports and visit reports.

  • APEL
  • Negotiated Frameworks for Courses        
  • Mentoring
  • Employer Engagement for teaching and learning
  • Technology and Standards
  • e-Portfolios


The discussion will be themed around

  • Table 1 (the provider:) Negotiated frameworks for courses and APEL
  • Table 2 (the employer): Employer engagement for workforce development
  • Table 3 (the learner): e-portfolios, mentoring and workplace-based learning practice

and you will have an opportunity to participate in each table discussion.

The discussion questions for each table are:

  1. Considering the points in the baseline reports and summary briefings (in respect of the table theme):
    1. Do you agree with the lessons and issues identified?
    2. How far has your project progressed?
  2. The briefing papers have identified some examples. Can you provide further specific concrete examples to illustrate your project’s contribution?


Time will be limited and we’d like to capture as much as possible from you at this stage. In preparation for the activity and also so we can gather the information can you please complete the attached proforma and bring it with you to the meeting. It will be your prompt for the discussions and we’d also like a copy to inform the synthesis.

If you have any corrections to the information in the six summary briefings then please edit and send these to