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Vocational Learning Resources November Newsletter

Welcome to the November issue of our Vocational Learning Resources newsletter. This month, we’re looking at Digifest 2021, the UKSG Further Education webinar series, our upcoming webinar and November’s £30 book token question.

Digifest 2021

Digifest is the UK’s leading edtech conference. 2021 is about reconnecting as an industry to understand how learning and teaching, alongside libraries are at the heart of the transformed student experience.

Taking place in an innovative and interactive online environment across four days, Digifest 2021 will focus on learning and teaching and libraries and each day will focus on one of our four key themes, with additional sessions for relevant industry topics.

The event will take place on 8 – 11 March 2021 and tickets are now available to book. For more information, click here:

UKSG Further Education Webinar Series

The first of the UKSG Further Education webinar series takes place next week on 25th November and 1st December (11am and 2pm session each day)

Each year this popular event, free of charge to FE staff, aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support of digital resources and library services in the further education arena.

This year we will be holding four individual 75-minute online sessions over two days (25th November & 1st December), to help maximise your time and fit in around your busy day. Hear from a selection of speakers who work in and with the college sector, with the additional opportunity to get your questions answered.

The topics covered in each session are mentioned below but more detail are available on our webpage:

• Wednesday 25th November AM – Digital Wellbeing

• Wednesday 25th November PM – Communication: Social Media and Promotion

• Tuesday 1st December AM – Librarians as accessibility superheroes

• Tuesday 1st December PM – Telling Your Accessibility Story: Creating Compliant and Learner-Focused Accessibility Statements

Join one or all sessions – these will be recorded and all registrants will be able to access them on demand following the session.

More Information and how to book

To see more information and to register please click here.

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E-books for FE Webinar clinic

Our next webinar will be on Thursday 26 November, running from 2pm to 3pm.

We will be asking for feedback on aspects of the e-books for FE support site which will be used to help with future updates as well as reflecting on your experiences of the past term and share ideas and any learning points. There will also be an update on trial access for our VLRs.

The webinar is free and open to all. No registration is required: just go to the e-books for fe clinic page and follow the instructions to join.

Win a £30 book token voucher!

Respond to the question below on Twitter, including @ebooksforFE and @FE_Jisc in your Tweet, by 30th November for a chance to win!

This month’s question is:

“Reflecting on 2020, how have your opinions of online learning and digital content changed this year?”

We’ll announce the winner in our December newsletter. Good luck!

Stay in touch

Twitter: @FE_Jisc

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