This is a list of externally funded projects that has included the work of the Learning Development and Innovation team, Information Services, Marketing and PR, faculties and in some cases the partner colleges to Staffordshire University. This is not an exhaustive list of all projects that are, or have been, running in the university.
The Course Data Project is supporting the development of the way the H.E. sector manages course information and Staffordshire University is one of 63 institutions involved nationally. Our project focus is to examine and improve the current processes used across the organisation to create, collate and manage Postgraduate course information and use IT more effectively to support this.
The Enable project has been sponsored by JISC and will enable Staffordshire University to join together its various change initiatives around curriculum development into a coherent and radical overall change process, which will ensure all stakeholder needs are understood, and identify overlooked issues, bringing them into the consciousness of the senior management team.
OpenStaffs Open Educational Repository (OER) is a pilot project funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy. The project is part of a national programme funded by HEFCE and run by the Academy and JISC. The programme aims to make a wide range of learning resources created by academics freely available, easily discovered and routinely re-used by both educators and learners.
The SURF WBL-Way project was a JISC sponsored project, that aimed to make it easy to support and deliver work based learning through the use of an online support point. This site has been designed to support three main stakeholders involved in work based learning, the mentor, the employer and the learner. It built on the work of the SURF WBL project and an internal repository project.
SURF WBL was a JISC project aimed to examine the resourcing and support of work-based learning in foundation degrees, it created a number of learning objects around supporting work based learning, which are available from the JORUM website.
SUNIWE was a project funded by the JISC under the Distributed E-Learning Regional Pilot Programme. SUNIWE ran from April 2005 to March 2007. SUNIWE aimed to create a portal of personalised content for learners and pilot it in the Staffordshire University Regional Federation and the Wales e-Training Network.
SURF X4L was the first JISC project in Staffordshire University to recognise the issues with supporting Work Based Learning, not just the learners, but the tutors, support staff, mentors and employers.