The Jisc Podcast

James Kieft, learning technologies manager at Reading College, talks to us about how the college is using web-based apps and social media to engage students and equip them with employability skills. He also offers some top tips for enhancing the student digital experience.


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Andrew Cormack, chief regulatory advisor, was recently awarded the Vietsch foundation medal of honour for his role in advancing trust and security within the European research and education sector. Here he tells us everything he has learnt from 20 years experience in incident response. Read the blog post here.

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In this podcast Helen Beetham, co-leader of the digital student project discusses the increasing importance of digital capabilities and digital wellbeing, and the challenges that these pose to universities and colleges. Read the original blog post.

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Here Will Allen, head of Jisc North, is at the Jisc Connect More event in Leeds. The event offers delegates from aross the education sector, the chance to come together to find out about the latest technology and how it can be used in education. Listen to the latest Jisc podcast.

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Owen White describes the four winning projects of the Technology startup category of this year's Summer of Student Innovation competition.

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This week, Eric Stoller, student affairs and technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, returns for his second guest podcast and blog on how effective use of social media can improve the student experience. Read the original blog post.

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Welcome to the latest Jisc podcast. Jisc is helping to support the e-assessment advisory group (EAAG) in reflecting on current practice and processes relating to e-assessment. Here Nigel Ecclesfield, head of change implementation support programmes – FE and skills, talks about the survey, who should get involved, and how.


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For the first time this summer, students with print-impairments will be able to sit digital examsAlistair McNaught, subject specialist, talks about the changes and what learners and organisations need to do to take advantage. Read the original blog post.


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In a guest podcast for Jisc, Eric Stoller, student affairs and technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, talks about Yik Yak and the rise of anonymous social media.


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Hear from Roger Schonfeld, Director, Library and Scholary Communications Program, at Ithaka. He tells us about the benefits available for universities who are signing up to take part in this year’s UK survey of academics and how you can get involved.

To get involved in the 2015 survey please contact Alisa Rod 

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