Mother’s Day

So yesterday was Mothering Sunday, better known in society nowadays as ‘Mother’s Day.’ Although almost everybody celebrates mothering Sunday it is actually a holiday that Catholic and Protestant Christians are supposed to celebrate, but everybody seems to celebrate the day, religious or not. Just … Continue reading

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Introducing the Open Schools Network

At the end of the 2014/2015 school year, the DigiLit Leicester project put out an open call to all schools in the Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme to participate in a new collaborative open schools … Continue reading

TEDx Leicester – Open and Connected Learning: Transforming School Practice

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the first ever TEDx Leicester. I looked at why open and connected learning is a critical priority for the schools sector, and looked at some of the exciting work taking place … Continue reading

EARS2 – New Educational Tool for Schools

Name: Professor Leigh Landy Position: Director of Music, Technology & Innovation Centre Faculty: Art, Design & Humanities Research Topic: Electro Acoustic Resource Site (EARS2)  About Professor Leigh Landy Professor Leigh Landy is involved in an educational project that has a … Continue reading

OER Schools Conference Report

The OER Schools Conference – the first event of it’s kind in the UK – took place in Leicester on 29 January 2015, organised by Leicester City Council in partnership with De Montfort University. 92 attendees from 48 primary, secondary … Continue reading

OER Schools Conference

 29 January 2015, Phoenix, Leicester Leicester City Council, in partnership with De Montfort University, are holding a free day conference focusing on finding, using, creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The event builds on the council’s recently released OER guidance and resources, … Continue reading

Developing SharePoint as a Learning Platform: Final Report

Maths Teacher Peter Williams, from The City of Leicester College, concludes his innovation project  – an exploration SharePoint (part of the Office 365 package) as an alternative to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the school. You can find Peter’s … Continue reading