Date of release: Monday, June 17, 2013

Four Science students have submitted a funding application for their Student VLE project idea to the National Summer of Innovation Project.

A crowdsourcing method is being used as a way to introduce excitement to the process and encourage engagement with projects. Our student project is designed to support student curation and discovery of teaching resources and builds well upon the work the university is involved in on digital literacy and students as change agents. The £5000 funding, if awarded, will be used as internships to complete the work over the summer. This is a student-led project which demonstrates many of the Greenwich Graduate Attributes that we keen to develop in our students.

Each project needs at least 150 votes from 3 different eligible institutions. Whilst Greenwich have now met this target (and so far have votes from more institutions than any other project), many others have met this target too, so the more votes over the minimum the more assured we will be of getting through to round.

To vote for the Greenwich entry, visit: http://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/ideas/thestudentvlecom
 
To see all the entries, visit: http://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/ideas
 
There are currently over 30 student applications from the following universities: Manchester; Nottingham; Cardiff; West of London; Bath; Aberystwyth; Plymouth; Essex; Liverpool; Hertfordshire;Newcastle;Lancaster; UCL; Salford; Bucks New; Wolverhampton; Warwick; Open University; Oxford; Birmingham; and FE entries from Doncaster College, & Barking and Dagenham.

Students will be running a workshop on this at this years annual learning and teaching SHIFT conference (registration closes on 21st June): https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/edu/sp

Read all about it: http://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/ideas/thestudentvlecom