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These national bodies support learning technology research and activity:
- ALT (Association of Learning Technology)
- BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency)
- Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)
- HEFCE (Higher Education Founding Council for England)
- Higher Education Academy
- JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)
- UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association)
In 2005 HEFCE established 74 UK Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs). Many promote use of technology for excellent teaching and learning. UK Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
HEA 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 practitioners:
- BUFVC (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 research.
- Education Image Gallery holds a collection of 50,000 images from the Hulton Archive, Photodisc and the Getty Images® News Service (current events and sport).
- Eduserv (innovative technology services) is a UK-registered charity which delivers innovative technology services to education and the public sector.
- Film & Sound Online hold a set of collections of film, video and sound material.
- Intute 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.
- JISC CETIS (Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards) advises Universities and Colleges on the strategic, technical and pedagogic implications of educational technology standards.
- JISC 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 sound resources.
- JISC infoNet aims to be the UK's leading advisory service for managers promoting the effective strategic planning, implementation and management of information and learning technology.
- JISC 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 sources..
- JISC Legal 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 activities.
- JISC Netskills 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 activities.
- 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.
- Jorum 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.
- NewsFilm Online curate a selection of news stories and programme scripts from the ITN/Reuters archives, some 3,000 hours of footage; c. 60,000 stories.
- OSS 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.