One of JISC’s jobs is to inspire UK colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies. Much of the work of JISC is also directly relevant to schools but many UK school teachers have never heard of the organization and the great work that they do.
One of the latest JISC Projects has been to create a new range of resources (web2practice guides) to explain how emergent web technologies like RSS, microblogging (eg: Twitter) podcasting and social media can enhance your working practice.
Each available guide currently consists of a short animated video explaining the key concepts and is supported by a more in-depth overview of the topic. The overview details potential uses for each technology, possible risks and also explains how you can get started.
Currently the topics covered are:
The videos are very high quality and would be excellent as an introduction to a CPD session on any of the topics.