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December 09, 2008

Support for ideas for JISC Proposals

Are you preparing a bid for one of the following JISC calls?

11/08: Call for Institutional Innovation projects in lifelong learning and workforce development

http://jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2008/10/instinnolll.aspx

4/08: Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants

http://jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2008/04/circular408.aspx

 

If so the Emerge Community is offering an opportunity for you to present your idea to a panel of Dragons to obtain some critical and constructive feedback. Bidders who have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past have found it extremely useful.

 

The Dragons’ Dens will be held in Elluminate (http://elluminate.jiscemerge.org.uk/) and you will be asked to give a 5-10 minute presentation followed by up to 20 minutes of Dragon questions and feedback.

 

To book a Dragons Den slot please contact Judith Lyons (jlyons@brookes.ac.uk). The following times and dates are offered (subject to availability of Dragons) I am looking for Dragon volunteers!! Smile

Monday 15 Dec

14:00

14:30

15:00

15:30

16:00

Weds 17 Dec - (I am unavailable on this date - so would need someone to stand in my place)

14:00

14:30

15:00

15:30

16:00

Fri 19 Dec

14:00

14:30

15:00

15:30

16:00

 

It is important to realise that the Dragons can only give advice and comment based on their knowledge and experience, they do not speak for the JISC or any other funding body.

 

Briefing for Participants

 

Aims

The Dragons’ Den is an opportunity for teams to explore project ideas and obtain constructive feedback from a group of informed and independent reviewers as to their match with the criteria for a particular invitation for funding.

 

The wider aims are for the funders to receive higher quality bids from which to be able to select for funding those that have the highest chance of meeting the selection criteria.

 

Our hope is that by using social networking and community development  processes, the general quality of educational (learning technology) development projects will be improved, bringing benefits not just to the JISC but more widely to all sectoral funding agencies and stakeholders. The ideas, methods, processes and activities should be generalisable to all programmes and we are working together to roll out the effective components of the process.

 

These events will focus on the

11/08: Call for Institutional Innovation projects in lifelong learning and workforce development

http://jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2008/10/instinnolll.aspx

4/08: Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants

http://jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2008/04/circular408.aspx

It is important to realise that the Dragons can only give advice and comment based on their knowledge and experience, they do not speak for the JISC or any other funding body.

Objectives

  • Present outline proposals to a small group of people (the dragons), who have experience and familiarity with project development and bidding
  • Receive advice and guidance on the particular proposal and general background advice on developing project proposals
  • To reflect on general and particular feedback, advice and guidance and to take appropriate action in the immediate future leading to stronger bids being presented.

 

Tasks (maximum time 20 minutes)

  • Prepare a 5 – 10 minute (maximum) presentation of the key ideas of your proposal, using the evaluation criteria as a guide. Please email in advance.
  • Present this pitch to a panel of people who have some expertise and familiarity with the project development, evaluation, and funding process
  • Discuss the pitch with the panel

 Thanks

Judith 

 


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