The Jisc Podcast (general)

Learning analytics specialist Niall Sclater has been speaking to experts about the legal and ethical issues around giving university and college students access to their data acquired from learning analytics. Hear what they had to say in our podcast. Find out more at jisc.ac.uk or subscribe via iTunes.

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Jisc interviews experts on the legal and ethical issues surrounding asking university and colleges students for their consent to use their data for learning analytics.

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On 26 Jan 2016 Jisc welcomed customers to their annual stakeholder forum. Hear what their customers thought of their recent work with education and research providers and what their current concerns are for the coming year.

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This month Jisc launched a call to find the 50 most influential FE & skills professionals in the UK on social media. Tom Mitchell, group social media manager, talks about the initiative - which will recognise those individuals who are using social media in a way that benefits and adds value to teaching and learning.

Nominate yourself or someone you know at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/are-you-flying-high-in-social-media-for-uk-further-education-and-skills-05-jan-2016, and join in the discussion using the hashtag #jisc50social.

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Earlier this year, Dave Webster from the University of Gloucestershire was named as one of Jisc's 50 most influential social media users in UK higher education. In this podcast he shares some of his learnings about how the university's Religion, Philosophy and Ethics progamme has been using social media to engage students. 

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Pat, who develops bespoke digital solutions for educators and researchers through his company Pgogy Webstuff, shares his thoughts on how social media has affected edtech development and explains the contributions independent developers are making across the sector.

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Jisc supports the Natspec Technology Advisory Group (TAG), which aims to promote the use of digital technologies for learners with learning difficulties.

The group has recently published some case studies highlighting how technology can promote and enable independence for students with more complex needs. Treloar College was one of those highlighted for excellent practice. We speak to Jane Haydn and Helen Cronshaw from the college to find out more.

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Paul Bailey, Jisc senior co-design manager, explains how the workshop, which was attended by representatives of 30 organisations from 12 European countries, identified opportunities to collaborate and share resources to meet shared goals of increasing student engagement and supporting innovation.

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The area reviews are set to transform the delivery of further education in England. Sue Attewell, head of change – FE and skills, discusses the vital role of technology in achieving this transformation, and how Jisc is there to support you. 


The Future of Cloud Computing think tank, part of Jisc’s Horizon Scan project, was held at London’s Digital Catapult Centre. The event saw CIOs and IT directors from UK education and research institutions sit down for wide-ranging discussions with the biggest names in cloud computing including Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Atos. In this podcast, discover how Jisc is playing an important role in finding solutions to contractual and technological challenges and opening the door wider to this transformational technology.