Further Education: Smarter, greener Learning Conferences

The JISC Regional Support Centres are organising a series of Smarter, Greener Learning Conferences which will launch at London’s City Hall on 26 February 2009 before moving on to Birmingham on 18 March and Edinburgh on 22 April. The conferences will bring the latest thinking and practical advice to managers in further education and skills to help inform their implementation of sustainable business practices in IT.

Principals, senior managers with responsibility for IT procurement, network managers, estates and e-Learning managers will benefit from a focus on strategic planning and emergent best practice in the FE and skills sector, supported by regional case studies.

Stephen Nichols, Contract Manager – Technology for Learning at the Learning and Skills Council says:

“The LSC is pleased to support this RSC initiative that supports other work that the LSC is undertaking with colleges particuarly in the new build area. These conferences will highlight not only the sustainibility benefits but also the cost and energy savings that can be achieved by changing business methods and practices.”

For further information or book your place at the first conference in London: http://www.rsc-london.ac.uk/

Podcast: Green ICT for further and higher education

In this podcast, Rebecca O’Brien from JISC talks to Professor Peter James, Professor of Enviornmental Management at the University of Bradford and head of the JISC funded Suste-IT project, about the recently published report “Sustainable ICT in further and higher education”.  In the interview, Professor Peter James talks through how further and higher education institutions can make small changes to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/01/podcast69peterjames.aspx