This is a Xerte Learning Object describing accessibility features of Apple iOS devices and provides an introduction to the accessibilty features within Apple mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.  

Categories: Introduction to, Videos

Gordon Dunsire, discusses Resource, Description and Access (RDA). Gordon is Chair-Elect and CILIP rep, of the Joint Steering Committee for Development RDA, a member of the British Library / CILIP committee on RDA and part of the RDA Outreach Group, his RSCtv discusses: what it means for library users what it means for library management systems the RDA environment: relationships with other catalogue standards such as MARC, ISBD and linked [...]

Categories: Webinars

The increase in eBooks and eBook platforms offer an opportunity for people with print impairment to access resources in formats that meet their needs. The question is how can staff in colleges and universities work together and with publishers to invest in practices that result in accessible publications? In September 2013 the RSC Scotland’s RSCtv session featured Alistair McNaught from Jisc TechDis who spoke about small human sized changes that [...]

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Ally Crockford provides insight into her new role as Wikimedian-in-Residence at the National Library of Scotland. The National Library of Scotland launched an active effort to collaborate with Wikimedia UK in opening access to some of the millions of unique sources in the Library’s collections. This included appointing Scotland’s first Wikimedian-in-Residence with the support of Wikimedia UK in July, 2013. Visit the Wikipedia page about the National Library of Scotland [...]

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Jill Hale is the Head of Supported Education, Prevocational Education and Mental Health Outreach at Edinburgh College Sighthill Campus.  In this case study she talks to Margaret McKay of Jisc RSC Scotland and describes the college’s involvement with the DART2 Project during academic year 2012/13. Learning about the DART2 Project Our participation in DART2 was a two-pronged approach.  I first heard about the DART2 Project when working with Scotland’s Colleges [...]

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Sylvia Marshall is the Inclusive Learning Assistant, part of the Inclusive Learning Service at Kilmarnock College.  In this case study she talks to Margaret McKay of Jisc RSC Scotland and describes the college’s involvement with the DART2 Project during academic year 2012/13 Learning about the DART Project We received an email from the College Development Network providing information about the DART2 Project and inviting us to register our interest in [...]

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The 2012 ETNA survey represents the fifth iteration of the survey that has been conducted by the Jisc Regional Support Centre Scotland and has been regularly deployed across Scotland since 2001. The ETNA survey focuses on further education, and is intended to support the identification of training needs, and inform strategic planning and decision making. The surveys over the years have provided an overview of the use of ICT within [...]

Categories: ETNA, Resources

This project was designed to explore the use of mobile devices and apps in Additional Support for Learning. The activity of the project included lunchtime workshops with students, one-to-one support sessions and dissemination of research about apps to students and lecturers across the college and beyond. Use of mobile devices and apps brought many benefits for the students including increased confidence and independence, improved memory and retention and improved Core [...]

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The City of Glasgow College developed a streaming service using open source technologies to output HTML5 standard video to ensure interoperability across a wide range of mobile technologies. The aim was to retain the service in house in order to maximize opportunities to provide video for all departments in one of the largest college in Scotland. About the Institution In Sept 2010 three colleges merged to become City of Glasgow [...]

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A pilot project exploring the potential of participatory photography as an assessment tool, a catalyst for expression and a vehicle for encouraging the development of visual literacy skills in the Further Education sector. About the Institution Matthew Sowerby is Senior Lecturer in Photography, Art & Design at Edinburgh College. Edinburgh College was formed in 2012 from the colleges previously known as Stevenson, Telford and Jewell & Esk.  It has approximately [...]

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