These national bodies support learning technology
research and activity:
In 2005 HEFCE established 74 UK Centres for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning (CETLs). Many promote use of technology
for excellent teaching and learning.
Centres for Excellence in Teaching and
Subject Centres The Higher Education Academy offer 24 Subject
Centres to support teaching in specific discipline areas.
The JISC fund national services which provide advice and support for
(British Universities Film & Video Council is a
representative body which promotes the production, study and use of
film and related media in higher and further education and
Image Gallery holds a collection of 50,000 images from the
Hulton Archive, Photodisc and the Getty Images® News Service (current
events and sport).
(innovative technology services) is a UK-registered charity
which delivers innovative technology services to education and the
& Sound Online hold a set of collections of film, video and
is a free online service providing access to the very best web
resources for education and research. The service is created by a
network of UK universities and partners.
CETIS (Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability
Standards) advises Universities and Colleges on the strategic,
technical and pedagogic implications of educational technology
Digital Media provides advice, guidance and training on the
creation and use of digital media collections for learning, teaching
and research. Digital media covers still images, moving images and
aims to be the UK's leading advisory service for managers promoting
the effective strategic planning, implementation and management of
information and learning technology.
Internet Plagiarism Advisory Service supports the adoption of
best practice in the use of the Internet and technology to help
address plagiarism and promote correct attribution of
provides the tertiary education sector with legal information and
guidance in order to prevent legal issues from becoming a barrier to
the adoption of information and communications technologies in
learning, teaching, research, administration and wider community
provides high quality staff development services. JISC Netskills helps
institutions make effective use of innovative ICT for teaching and
learning, research, administration, marketing and other
JISC TechDis has
resources, materials and techniques, coupled with advice and guidance
to assist practitioners and managers to provide an accessible and
inclusive experience for students and staff.
is a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in
UK Higher Education Institutions. Jorum encourages sharing, reuse and
repurposing of learning and teaching materials created by the
community for the community.
Online curate a selection of news stories and programme scripts
from the ITN/Reuters archives, some 3,000 hours of footage; c. 60,000
Watch promotes awareness and understanding of the legal,
social, technical and economic issues that arise when educational
institutions engage with free and open source software.
UKOLN is a research organisation that aims to inform practice and influence policy in the areas of: digital libraries, information systems, bibliographic management, and web technologies.