The HE in FE projects are funded as part of the e-Learning Capital Programme. The strand incorporates a number of projects implementing, piloting and evaluating a range of technologies with learners, in the HE in FE context.

HE in FE projects

JISC has funded a number of projects to implement, pilot and evaluate a range of technologies with learners in the HE in FE context. These projects will all be piloting existing technologies, with an emphasis on evaluating the learners experience of the implementation.

This programme has now completed. The final reports from each project are available from the project pages, and a summary report of the whole programme is available from the bottom of the page.

Funded projects

Lead institutionProject nameSummary
Bradford College SPaCE-FD Supporting Personalised and Collaborative E-learning - in Foundation Degrees

Exploring the use of ELGG and Moodle to support Foundation Degree students in the workplace. Looking to create a recording system for APEL and PDP.

Gateshead College    ComPort A Comparative Study of e-Portfolio Implementation in WBL Exploring different approaches to e-portfolios / PDP to support learners in the workplace. Using different e-portfolio systems across three colleges across a range of HE in FE courses.
Sheffield College    Widening participation through e-Learning    Creating the infrastructure for the development and delivery of a new course in eCommunications.
Kingston College    KASTANET Kingston Access to Science Teaching Across New and Emerging Technologies Exploring the use of mobile technologies and social software to support e-administration, content delivery, collaboration and assessment on a Science Degree Foundation programme. 
Hull College    HELPP Higher Education Learning Portfolio for Placements Exploring the use of ELGG and Moodle to embed reflection and support students on work placements on a range of HE and Foundation Degree courses.
Derby College    TEA Tri-party EAssessment and personalised learning Exploring personalised e-assessment and reporting to meet the needs of part-time work-based learners on an HND/C in Engineering, working with the employer (Rolls Royce).
Leicester College WoLF Pocket PCs to Support Portfolio Development of Work-Based Learning in Further Education  Exploring the use of pocket PCs by teaching assistants to help them reflect and collect evidence for training, and the integration of the devices into two institutional VLE systems.
University of Glamorgan    WALES Work-based Access to Learning through E-Services Exploring the use of social software and mobile technologies to support learners in the workplace on an online foundation degree.
University of Wales Institute Cardiff    HE in FE eAssessment in Wales Exploring and developing the role of e-assessment in enhancing the student experience.
Analysis of bids

An Analysis of HE in FE bids received in response to this call was commissioned, which provides an overview of where proposals were weak. The analysis also provides some guidance to institutions on how to improve bids for future calls.



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  • Tish Roberts, Programme Director, e-Learning

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Start date
1 March 2007
End date
31 March 2009
Funding Programme
e-Learning Capital programme
Working Groups
Strategic Themes