UK Local election/London Mayoral election coverage

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Intute is covering the London Mayoral election, as well as the UK local elections through its social sciences blog.  I’ve only taken a quick look, and the entries so far provide links to some very useful background information on candidates, the elections themselves, policy/discussion papers and alike.

I suspect that the coverage will remain largely gateway-like throughout the elections – Intute not really the place for expressing political opinions!  Keep an eye on the blog though because, like the rest of Intute, it really does look like providing links to a set of comprehensive resources.

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JISC infoKits

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JISC has developed a series of online modular information resources, called infoKits, aimed (I think) at helping and supporting people in the education sector to effectively plan, implement and manage information and communication technologies.  Modules cover diverse topics, including change management, records management, contract negotiation and systems implementation.  These are classified as “core” infoKits, but there are also what are described as “applied” infoKits, usefully covering more practical aspects such as effectively using virtual learning environments (VLEs).

I’ve taken a look at some of the more general information management modules, such as “Managing the information lifecycle” and “email management”, and they look very useful.  I’m sure that they are of great value to those working in education, but the broader topics will certainly have appeal for those working in other sectors.  Handily, you can choose to walk your way through different sections, skipping information you are more familiar with [so pedagogically sound in terms of allowing access to learners at different levels] or you can download the whole thing as a PDF file to print or save to a computer/mobile device as required

Spotted as one of Sheila Webber’s posts on the Information Literacy Weblog.