Until relatively recently those involved directly in teaching, and those involved in developing and providing the enterprise systems that underpin the IT infrastructure of an educational organisation, have been able to co-exist relatively separately. The maturing of e-learning means that this can no longer be the case. The use of VLE systems has raised many pedagogical and technical issues including what tools are needed to support e-learning, and what this means for the enterprise systems that must exchange data with these tools.
The focus of this meeting will be on connecting the two communities, and looking at the question of how pedagogy can more closely inform technical developments. The meeting is being organized by Sarah Holyfield & Christina Smart (e-Learning Programme Journalists), Lisa Corley (Pedagogy Forum), and Vashti Zarach (Enterprise SIG).