Today, 1st June, sees the launch of our Annual Alliance Survey.

The survey is an opportunity for us to step back from our daily work, and look at things from a slightly wider angle. 

We're interested in knowing what you're doing at the moment in elearning, and also what you see as the big issues coming down the track in the next 12 months or so.

By pulling data from a wide population, the survey can point to areas which are important across our elearning community, helping us to look ahead and start to make plans.

The survey is open for the month of June, and we will publish the results in July.

It should only take a couple of minutes to complete, so we'd be grateful if you take a wee time out and fill in the form.


Our next event is a half day workshop that takes place on 22nd June, in Edinburgh.

The workshop, aimed at e-learning practitioners, will look at how we can embed ‘impact thinking’ in the work we do developing e-learning solutions.

By ‘impact thinking’ we mean what questions we need to consider (and discuss with stakeholders) to ensure the solution we're developing will help to achieve the impact our client needs.

To help us get the most from the afternoon, Karen Adams from Twig Associates will facilitate the session.

We have booked the Park Room at the Quality Scotland office in Edinburgh for the workshop, and it will run from 1:30 to 4:30. Registration for the workshop will open at 1pm, where we will also have teas & coffees available.

The cost of the workshop is £105 per person, though we are offering a discounted price of £75 for eLearning Alliance Members.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in attending the workshop.

Organisers for the World of Learning event that's taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 19 & 20 October are looking for proposals for their seminar programme.

To submit your proposal for the selection process, complete the form below and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Complete this seminar form (if you are an exhibitor)
Complete this seminar form (if you are not an exhibitor)

You can also download the seminar guidelines to help you in submitting a successful application.

The closing date for submissions is 5.00pm Friday 6 May 2016.

Geoff Chapman will head up the Business Development and Account Management team, responsible for growing the client base in new and existing sectors, and managing client relationships.

The Blended Learning Team at Glasgow Caledonian University (CGU) have been working to support and develop approaches to fully online delivery. This has led to them producing a number of guides and resources outlining their suggested design methodology.  They have been sharing these approaches within the University as they have evolved over the past year, and now to coincide with Open Education Week, they are making the guides available to us all

Both of these guides have been written within the learning and teaching context of CGU,  however the general principles are generic enough to be used by others.

The Guides are available to download in docx format here:
Curriculum Design Overview for Online Delivery (13 page, 3mb, docx)
A Guide to Developing Fully Online Modules in GCU Learn (20 page, 1mb, docx)

Or embedded online versions via Adobe Slate are available here:
Curriculum Design Overview for Online Delivery 
A Guide to Developing Fully Online Modules in GCU Learn 

The Guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.

The University of Edinburgh has published three vacanies within their e-Learning functions.

e-Learning Systems Developer
Learning Technology Advisor (Assessment & Feedback)
Learning Technology Advisor (VLE)

All roles have a salary range from £31,656 to £37,768 per annum, and are each offered on a fixed term basis.

Further details for each of the roles and application process are included in the links above.


The CDN Emporium 2016: Inspiring Ideas will take place throughout June, offering a week of thought-provoking and practical workshops, seminars and activities at the College Development Network offices in Stirling and in colleges across Scotland.

This year the CDN Emporium will explore ‘Developing the Workforce’ as a theme. This is an opportunity for you to share your inspiring ideas across the sector and beyond!  

CDN are looking for event proposals that connect to the theme of ‘Developing the Workforce’ and which align with the vision of ‘Leading, Creating and Sharing.’

Success stories related to STEM curriculum areas, Employer Engagement and School College Partnerships are particularly welcome.     

Please send your event proposal (no more than 400 words) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11 March 2016.