The Jisc Podcast (general)

We hear from winners past and present at the design sprint, and Justin Haylock tells us about this year's winning ideas, and what the teams have been up to as part of the four day rapid-prototyping process (including playing with lego). 

Direct download: summer-of-student-innovation-2016-design_sprint.mp3
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Jisc’s effective learning analytics project aims to help colleges and universities better analyse and understand their data, and use this to improve retention and attainment. This includes building a national learning analytics service for the sector, and a student app that puts the power in their hands by tracking their learning activity and allowing them to maximise their learning potential.

University of Gloucestershire are one of the institutions to pilot the student app. We speak to Dr Nick Moore, director of IT services for the university, about the interest in learning analytics and why they're working with Jisc.

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Lisa Gray and Martyn Roads have been examining use of technology-enhanced assessment and feedback in FE and skills. How is the sector doing?

As the move to open access gathers pace article processing charges are having a big impact on academic libraries. Katie Shamash explores the issues...

In our last podcast for Connect more 2016, we take a look back at all of our events, featuring interviews from our events in London, Belfast, Stirling, Swansea, Liverpool, Nottingham and Cheltenham.

Direct download: connect-more-2016.mp3
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Google for Education provides go-to solutions for students and teachers - with more than 50 million users of Google Apps for Education and ten million using Google Classroom. Jisc Futurist, Martin Hamilton reports from the latest Google for Education Summit. We hear from colleges and universities about how they are using Google tools in their own practice, as well as Liz Sproat, head of education EMEA at Google, about the latest product and service developments.

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For our final Connect more event for the south and east we headed to Nottingham. Jisc's Gemma Ellis spoke to a number of practitioners from across higher education, further education and skills who were presenting at the event and sharing their experiences and practice for others to learn from. You’ll hear from Kerry Pinny, digital educational developer at the University of Lincoln on embedding digital capabilities; Pete Gallop, head of ILT and LRC at Isle of Wight College on their use of Microsoft 365; and Sarabjit Borrill, lead tutor (English) for Leicestershire Adult Services, who’s engaging learners through tools such as Wikis. Jisc’s senior co-design manager, Sarah Knight, who had a busy day heading up two workshops, also chats to us about Jisc’s digital student project.

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Jisc's Georgie Myers reports from Cheltenham Racecourse, where we held the fifth in our summer series of regional Connect more edtech events on Thursday 30 June 2016.

Georgie chats to the University of Plymouth's Steve Wheeler, head of Jisc south west and midlands Lyn Bender, and Jisc's resident futurist Martin Hamilton about the highlights of the day.

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In this podcast Jisc's Emily Jones reports from the British Library, the venue for Jisc's fourth 'Connect more' event of the summer.

Emily discusses what students really want from their learning experience with Jisc's Sue Attewell and gets an idea of what makes our series of connect more events unique.

She also talks to Lewisham College's Jo Burbidge about the flipped classroom concept, and the University of Arts' London's Dave White discusses his idea of 'learning as becoming'.

For more on our summer series of connect more events, see our website or follow the Twitter hashtag #connectmore16.

Direct download: connect-more-london.mp3
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