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Following the successfull conclusion of a JISC funded project - The Trialling of Collaborative Online Tools for Business and Community Engagement - JISC have released an infoKit. Universities for the North East participated in the project as a trial partner. The trial looked specifically at how UNIS (a web-based collaborative project tool) could be adapted for use by a broader range of organisations, including Knowledge Transfer Networks.
JISC Press Release
JISC infoNet is pleased to announce a new infoKit (online resource) that examines the use of collaborative online tools to support the interactions between further and higher education and its business and community partners.
The infoKit is the result of a JISC funded project - The Trialling of Collaborative Online Tools for Business and Community Engagement - in which 8 trials, situated in different contexts, used a variety of tools. The contexts include lifelong learning, collaboration within and across regions, international businesses involved in curriculum delivery, a community of practice, and Knowledge Transfer Networks.
Collaboration with business and community partners has become increasingly important to further and higher education as a means of ensuring the curriculum meets the demand of employers and of income generation. Collaborative online tools can enhance, and in some cases enable, this collaboration and be of benefit to all stakeholders.
Those involved in the project were: University of the Arts, Birmingham Metropolitan College, University of Glamorgan, University of Huddersfield, Knowledge House, University of Leeds, New College Swindon and Northumbria University.
We hope that you find the material both interesting and useful.
The infoKit can be found at: www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/collaborative-tools