DELILA Press Release

It’s been a slightly less fraught week for the DELILA team, now the project plan documentation has been sent to JISC and the HEA. Nancy is working on our audit spreadsheet for our first work package – so those on the team might want to take a look in the DropBox folder to see the draft. I’ve been adding lots more content to our website in the tabs above. I’ve also heard from the HEA about our critical friend. Sandra Griffiths is an experienced HEA accreditor, so I’ll get in touch with her next week. We’re particularly looking for advice on our second work package, which hopes to devise a matrix to cross reference the HEA Professional Skills Framework with the SCONUL 7 pillars and a digital literacy framework.

Finally here’s the DELILA project press release if you’d like to circulate details elsewhere:

The Centre for Learning Technology at London School of Economics and Political Science have recently been awarded funding from JISC and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for a short project. DELILA (Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation) brings together learning technologists, library staff and educational developers at the LSE and the University of Birmingham to adapt and make openly available digital and information literacy teaching material to support teachers on HEA accredited programmes. Examples of an accredited course include LSE’s Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

The project will focus on converting existing content to ensure that it is openly licensed and adaptable by other users. The material will be peer reviewed by colleagues including members of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and then deposited in both institutional repositories and the national learning object repository, JorumOpen. Both institutional repositories will be customized to facilitate ease of access and use of the project content. The project director is Dr Jane Secker ( from the Centre for Learning Technology who can be contacted for further information. The project website is available at:

Background to the OER Programme

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.



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