11.0673 Review of CTI & TLTSN

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 07:55:12 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 673.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 11:01:34 +0100 (BST)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Review of the CTI & TLTSN

This message is particularly aimed at UK HE members of the list but may be
of interest to others also (especially those who may wish to offer
alternative perspectives).

As many of you will already be aware the UK higher education funding
bodies are conducting a review of the CTI and the TLTSN (Teaching and
Learning Support Network). The review will decide what should happen to
both programmes after 1999 (when the current funding comes to an end).

As part of the review process the Review Committee have inaugurated a
hypernews discussion arena where they are soliciting opinions on past
and future funding of C&IT in teaching and learning within the UK.

You are encouraged to visit the hypernews site and make your opinion known
concerning the future of the CTI in particular or the funding of
IT-related programmes in general. You may also wish to record how the CTI
and related programmes have influenced the use of IT in your own academic

The CTI & TLTSN Online Discussion Forum is at:


You are recommended to read the page entitled, 'Background to the Review'
which outlines the remit of the Review Committee.

There are three main discussion forums, and your opinions would be valued
in one or all of them:

* Assumptions: for discussion of a list of 'assumptions' or propositions
which the Review Committee have identified as being significant (e.g.
'Appropriate use of CAL and ICT can reduce the cost of teaching').

* Questions for Institutions: for discussion of teaching & learning
strategies and also the barriers to effective use of IT.

* Questions for the HE Sector: for discussion of what the sector really
needs by way of programmes, initiatives, support for using IT in teaching
& learning (e.g. do we now have too many programmes, too much overlap, and
little co-ordination? How would you like the money to be spent? On
courseware? On support?).

The forum will close on 24 April 1998.

Dr Michael Fraser Email: mike.fraser@oucs.ox.ac.uk
Manager, CTI Textual Studies Fax: +44 1865 273 275
Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS Tel: +44 1865 283 282
University of Oxford
13 Banbury Road http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/
Oxford OX2 6NN

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