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LSE wins funding for open source learning project

LSE has been awarded funding for a short project to adapt and make available a range of digital and information literacy teaching materials.

The 'Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation' project, or 'DELILA' , has been awarded funding by the university IT advisory body 'JISC' and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The project is part of a wider programme to convert and release teaching materials to enable students undertaking HEA accredited qualifications to re-use and adapt them for their own purposes.

The DELILA project, which began in September, is run in partnership with the University of Birmingham and will bring together learning technologists, specialist librarians and educational developers.

The director of the project is LSE's Dr Jane Secker from the Centre for Learning Technology. Commenting on the award, Dr Secker said:

"I'm really pleased to receive funding for this project. LSE run many exciting courses in the digital literacy programme and by making the resources available to the wider education community we hope to share best practice, encourage collaboration and improve staff skills."

For further information please contact Jane Secker or go to the project website is: http://delilaopen.wordpress.com 


The Higher Education Academy and JISC are working in partnership to develop the HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resources (OER) programme, supporting UK higher education institutions in sharing their teaching and learning resources freely online across the world.

Building on the work of a pilot which took place between April 2009 and March 2010, a second phase of projects and activities is now running until August 2011. This phase will extend the range of materials openly available, document benefits offered by OER to those involved in the learning process, and promote collections of OER materials. Such resources might include full courses, course materials, complete modules, videos, assessments, tests, simulations, worked examples or software.
JISC is an independent advisory body that works with further and higher education by providing strategic guidance, advice and opportunities to use ICT to support learning, teaching, research and administration.

18 October 2010