"the single most important thing the RSCs have done is to have got us talking to each other”
"– more events should be like that!"
The main focus for this event was to engage key contacts with RSC activities and strategic regional concerns and challenges from across all supported sectors.
The afternoon was introduced by Will Pickford, Manager, Manager, RSC London and Julian Bream, Acting Manager, RSC London.
The plenary discussion was facilitated by John Gray
John Gray's lively presentation involved the audience to highlight how the RSC remit has evolved from being centred around providing JANET connections for providers to addressing the strategic challenges faced by providers. Past and current drivers that shape the embedding of e-learning were referenced, including Framework for Excellence, the Leitch report and Digital Britain.
Several other strands of RSC work from the past year were covered, including:
Looking ahead, John focussed attention on the expanding nature of the RSC remit as we move towards the next round of funding, and urged delegates to suggest areas of activity they would find particularly valuable in the coming year.
Added value was brought to the event by the presence of staff representing two of the JISC Services: JISC Infonet and JISC Digital Media. Delegates had the opportunity to visit the stands, find out more about the specialist advice and support available to providers, as well as general information about other JISC services: Legal, Netskills, Procureweb and TechDis.
In the excellent surroundings of the London Living Room, delegates from across FE, skills and HEIs networked with RSC London staff to discuss issues affecting their sectors:
A brief summary: What we have learnt
Acting Manager, JISC RSC London