The Jisc Podcast

Our experts explore the fascinating (and mind boggling) world of artificial intelligence (AI), and how cloud computing is changing how we think about access to technology.

In this episode Daniela Duca, who works with us as a senior co-design manager, and Kenji Takeda, director of the Microsoft Azure for research program, have a fascinating chat about some pretty big ideas - the equipment data projectpost-quantum cryptography, big data, the Cambrian explosion, AI and cloud and quantum computing.

We also hear from Miranda Mowbray, lecturer in Computer Science at University of Bristol, who dispels the magic surrounding machine learning. She also discusses her work identifying a tax on computer networks, discovering previously undetected malware.

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Student contracts, data collection, the ideas of students as customers, and the employability agenda all take a turn under the microscope...

Do the things students need match what they're telling us that they want? Sarah Knight, our head of change - student experience, and Paul Humphries, CEO of Student Crowd, explore the ways we find out, and discuss why it's so important that a culture of collaboration between staff and students is encouraged.

We also hear from expert practitioner Steve Frampton, principal at Portsmouth College, who shares his innovative vision for the college, and what the outcomes were after asking students what they wanted from their FE experience - timetables were shifted, budgets re-focused on different technology and more time was allocated to work experience, which has contributed to 93 young people volunteering in local primary schools.

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We explore the mysterious world of learning analytics, and how it can potentially be used to enhance the student learning experience.

Senior co-design manager Paul Bailey and project officer at UCL Samantha Ahern join us as the learning technology experts for episode four of What the Edtech?! They discuss what data institutions are currently collecting on their students, consent and boundaries and the future of learning analytics.

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Episode three is all about the changing landscape of research. We hear conversations between Terry Clark, research fellow in performance science at the Royal College of Music, and an honorary research fellow at Imperial College London, and Caroline Ingram, our senior co-design manager. We also chatted to Dr Rachel Bolton-King, lecturer in forensic investigation who shares a fascinating case study from Staffordshire University.

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