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There's a huge interest in the next generation of digital learning environments. At Digifest we caught up with Lawrie Phipps, our senior co-design manager, who spoke with Ange Fitzpatrick from Cambridge University and Elizabeth Ellis from the Open University about what those environments might look like.

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Jisc's Sarah Davies discusses technology-enhanced learning in HE.

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Jisc's Rob Wyn Jones shares a learning analytics update at Digifest 2017.

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We chatted to Steven Exley, FE editor at TES, and Wendy Peskett, TES award winner, at Digifest17 - our celebration of all things digital.

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Jisc's Futurist Martin Hamilton shares the best of Bett 2017, the world’s largest education technology event.

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Jisc's CEO discusses a changing HE landscape

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A review of funding for students with disabilities has led to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) placing duties on further education colleges to develop an evidence-based access and inclusion strategy. 

 

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Each area of enquiry should map out a journey, from where your organisation is now, the direction in which you’re travelling, and who needs to come with you – with digital being the vehicle that will enable you to get there. So, what should happen next? 

 

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The imperative to increase use of technology and improve the digital skills capability of the workforce is a common thread running through recent government and sector reports. Clare Killen explains how Jisc are meeting the challenge.

 

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Researchers continuously have to make decisions around preserving their data, the best way to describe it, and who will have the long-term oversight. Daniela Duca looks into ways that we can create user-led solutions for better research.

 

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The 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards on 24 November 2016 saw the sector come together to recognise innovation from institutions across the UK, showcasing the best of higher education.

Dr Daniel Morgan, Associate Professor: Igneous Petrology & Volcanology; talks to us about the winning project, Virtual Landscape. Then Martin Hamilton, Jisc's resident Futurist, discusses the judging process.

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The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition marks the coming together of people from across the further education sector to exchange ideas, share best practice and stimulate debate.

Speaking to Val Keay, Paul McKean, Jisc head of FE and skills, reflects on the Jisc panel session from the first day, which featured college principals who are using technology to enable organisational change and enhance the learning experience.

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Universities UK (UUK), in partnership with Civitas Learning and Jisc, recently released a report on learning analytics in UK higher education (HE), which recognises it as being a powerful set of tools for helping institutions to support learner retention and progression.

Jisc's Niall Sclater takes a closer look at the report, discussing the potential of learning analytics, blockers and challenges, and gives advice on how to move forward and make the most of the opportunities.

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You can also visit Jisc's learning analytics project page for more information on our pilot.

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Earlier this year we spoke to Dr Nick Moore, director of IT services at the University of Gloucestershire, about the university’s interest in learning analytics and involvement in Jisc’s effective learning analytics pilot. Now a couple of months into deployment, we pick up conversations with Nick to find out how far they’ve come in the on-boarding process, experiences in terms of challenges and opportunities, and what comes next.


In this podcast James Clay and Andy McGregor discuss the concept of the intelligent campus. There has been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things - we believe it may be time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can take advantage of these emerging technologies to improve the student experience, research and the management of our campuses.

 

Find out more at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/get-involved/what-does-the-imminent-arrival-of-the-intelligent-campus-mean-for-universities-and-colleges

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am UTC

Earlier this year the University of GlasgowSchool of Mathematics and Statistics won The Herald Higher Education Awards category for Innovation Technology Excellence. These awards celebrate the best and brightest in higher education in Scotland, with the school commended for its innovative digital approach to providing students with continuous feedback. We speak to the university's Professor Tara Brendle, Professor Ian Strachen and Dr Andrew Wilson to find out more.

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One of the ways that Jisc supports its members is by offering training and consultancy that empowers them to embed best practice across their organisation. Aberystwyth University is an example of an organisation that has recieved our advice and guidance, and been able to disseminate their learnings further, to excellent effect. 

Following a 'train the trainer' session on digital storytelling with subject specialist, Chris Thomson, the university's e-learning group has delivered its own session for teaching staff. This has inspired attendees to develop innovative teaching activities using digital storytelling, with the help of CADARN Learning Portal, which provided the WeVideo platform for video editing. We hear from Mary Jacobs, e-learning advisor, and Stephen Chapman, teaching fellow and researcher about how they've embraced digital storytelling whole-heartedly.

For more information you can visit the university's guide on digital storytelling.

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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). 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am UTC

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am UTC

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.

Find out more at http://jisc.ac.uk/connect-more

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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 http://www.jisc.ac.uk or follow the Twitter hashtag #connectmore16.

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Alan Buxey, Senior IT Services Specialist at Loughborough University and eduroam technical specialist, talks about the eduroam clinics that are run by Jisc. Whether you are in the process of deploying eduroam, have an operational service or are considering applying to join eduroam, listen to this podcast to discover what you can gain from joining one of our live online eduroam clinics.

Find out more and register for the next eduroam support clinic taking place on the 5th July 2016: https://jisc.ac.uk/advice/training/network/eduroam-live-online-clinic

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Jisc's Georgie Myers reports from Stirling, where we held the first #connectmore16 event of the summer on 16 June.

She talks to Jisc's deputy chief innovation officer Andy McGregor, Glasgow Caledonian University's Lina Petrakieva, and head of Jisc Scotland Jason Miles-Campbell.

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/connect-more-in-scotland-16-jun-2016

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm UTC

Learning analytics is big news at the moment, so, along with our M5 colleagues QAA, HESA and Universities UK, we recently held a successful ‘think tank’ exploring the hot topic of data-driven decision-making and the recommendations in our recent horizon scanning report.

In this podcast, our resident futurist Martin Hamilton talks with delegates from Brunel University, Blackboard, Civitas Learning and from the University of Greenwich. What did they go along for? How do they think learning analytics could make a difference in the future of education? What’s inspired them? And what ‘quick wins’ will they be taking back to their institutions? Listen to get the lowdown on the latest thinking, and join in the conversation at #jiscfutures. We’ll be writing up the event in a short report, too, as part of our ongoing horizon scanning project – so watch this space!

Visit https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/effective-learning-analytics to learn more about our current work.

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Paul Bailey, who manages the Summer of Student Innovation competition, talks about why you should take a look at this year’s entries, and  vote for your favourite ideas.

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The UK education funding councils’ post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) open access policy came into effect in April. Mafalda Marques, project officer (PASTEUR4OA), Jisc, talks through the key requirements and the support available to institutions to help them comply.

For more information on the policy visit the original blog post.

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Further education (FE) and skills in the UK have come up against a lot of challenges in the last few years. Does FELTAG still have a place?

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Justin Haylock, Senior innovation developer at Jisc, talks about his role as part of this year's Summer of Student Innovation competition, shares some inspiration from previous winners, and explains why you should apply if you think you have a great idea


How do we move to a data-led culture in UK research and education? In this podcast, hear about the second in a series of reports due to emerge from our horizon scanning project.

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The University of Stirling has recently upgraded its internet connectivity, taking an additional connection to the Janet network and becoming a Janet Point of Presence. This has increased the university’s capabilities and resilience, supporting its business strategy and improving teaching, learning and research.

Kathy McCabe, university librarian and director of information services, tells us about what they’ve done and how they’re benefitting.

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World Autism Awareness Week ran from 2 – 8 April this year. With one in every 100 people on the autism spectrum, and even the word ‘autism’ meaning different things to different people, it’s an issue educators must concern themselves with. Julia Taylor, Jisc subject specialist (accessibility and inclusion), shares ten tips for supporting autistic learners more effectively.

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This week is Networkshop44, our annual technical event for network managers and technical staff, this year from the University of Manchester. Today Tim Kidd, Executive Director Jisc Technologies, talks about an exciting deal that has been signed on site, as well about what makes Networkshop such a unique and fascinating event. We also hear from Computer Weekly, the media partner for this year’s Networkshop, and Mark Adderley from Efficient IP talks about the importance of Networkshop and why they keep coming back.

For more information, visit http://www.jisc.ac.uk/networkshop 

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This week is Networkshop44, our annual technical event for network managers and technical staff, this year from the University of Manchester. The conference is in full swing, and delegates are enjoying informative sessions and exhibits aplenty.

Here, Andy Butcher, Head of Education in UK and Ireland for Extreme Networks, speaks about his Networkshop experience. Jeremy Sharp, Director of strategic technologies at Jisc, discusses the Janet Network both at and away from Networkshop, and what will be needed from the network in the future.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/networkshop

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In a landmark move for research, AWS is waiving data egress charges for qualified researchers and academics in moving data out of the cloud - making it easier for the sector to use cloud services by offering more predictability in costs. The agreement has been reached through ongoing discussions with Jisc in the UK, GÉANT in Europe, and DLT in the United States. 

At Digifest16, we spoke with Brendan Bouffler, scientific computing manager at AWS, about how the agreement will benefit researchers.

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Jisc learning analytics specialist Niall Sclater has been working with a number of universities to help them with the legal and ethical issues they encounter when implementing learning analytics. Here is talks about the institutional readiness for learning analytics. Read his blog for more information. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm UTC

Learning analytics specialist Niall Sclater has been speaking to experts about the legal and ethical issues around how colleges and universities should look after student data to comply with ethical and legal requirements. Hear what they had to say in our podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm UTC

Catch up on day two of Digifest 2016 with our podcast as we talk to delegates and speakers who have been with us in Birmingham today.

Post-event info and resources can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest

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Catch up on day one of Digifest 2016 with our podcast as we talk to delegates and speakers who have been with us in Birmingham today.

 

Post-event info and resources can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest

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Learning analytics specialist Niall Sclater has been working with a number of universities to help them with the legal and ethical issues they encounter as they implement learning analytics. Here, he talks about interventions with students.

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am UTC

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. 


Sue Attewell is our head of change, FE and skills. In the first of two podcasts, she discusses how technology can help colleges meet the requirement to do more with less money.

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The University of Manchester is taking a unique approach to prescription training for its medical students, using a bespoke augmented reality app to support the learning process. Lead for prescribing, senior clinical lecturer at Manchester Medical School, and GP, Dr Kurt Wilson - who also sits of the national assessment board for the Prescribing Safety Assessment - and senior innovation developer at Jisc, Matt Ramirez, talk about the solution they’ve developed, and how it’s enhancing learning and teaching.

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Within many further and higher education institutions there exists a wide-ranging group of libraries, archives and collections. The digitisation of their assets for the purposes of teaching, learning and research is a sophisticated activity. But digitisation is only the first step, with the effective delivery of those assets being the second. Matt Faber, digital media adviser at Jisc give us his top tips for making your resources discoverable.

Read his original blog here.

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We’re inviting digital practitioners and managers to join us at Digifest 2016 at the ICC in Birmingham on 2-3 March. Conrad, who attended the event for the first time last year, explains the excitement around the event and gives attendees his tips on making the most of the experience.

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Network managers and technical system and security specialists from the UK research and education community are invited to join us at Networkshop44 which takes place between 22-24 March at the University of Manchester. Jill, who has attended the event more than a dozen time, tells us it’s the perfect opportunity to share experiences and learn about the latest developments.

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The Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards took place on 17 November, celebrating best practice in further education (FE). Jisc sponsored the award for Effective use of technology in FE. It was won this year by South Eastern Regional College for its BLADES programme, which uses peer mentoring to support the digital capabilities of staff and students.

In this podcast, we speak to Paula Philpott, ILT pedagogy mentor at the college, to find out about the programme and what it means to win. 

Visit the Jisc website to find out more.

 

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On the final day of the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference, Paul McKean, head of FE and skills for Jisc, talks about his highlights over the past three days, the main themes that have emerged, and how Jisc can help support colleges going forward.

For more information visit the Jisc website

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Day two of the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference saw Phil Richards, Jisc's chief innovation officer, join City of Liverpool College Group to host a session on 'Delivering accelerated transformation', which focused on the power of shared services for creating efficiencies and transforming further education. Here, Phil speaks with Val Keay, marketing manager, about the college's shared services vehicle - SharEd - and how Jisc is supporting work in this area.

Visit the Jisc website for more information.


We're at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference this week. Day one was the Beacon Awards, which celebrates best practice in further education. John Potter, head of Jisc south and east, was one of the award judges. He speaks with Val Keay, marketing manager, about the judging process and tells us about the winning college - South Eastern Regional College.

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

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In this podcast we hear from Jisc subject specialist for accessibility and inclusion, Margaret McKay about the issues that learners with sight loss face when accessing information. She also relays advice from learners with visual impairments and sight loss about the technologies and tools they find useful.

Visit the Jisc blog for more information.

Direct download: Supporting_learners_with_sight_loss.mp3
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In this podcast Julia Taylor, Jisc subject specialist - accessibility and inclusion, discusses how dyslexia can affect learning, and offers her top tips for using technology to support independent study.

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

Direct download: How_technology_can_help_dyslexic_learners_help_themselves.mp3
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We’re delighted to support the team behind Call for Participants who are currently showcasing their project at this year’s prestigious Web Summit conference in Dublin. Call for Participants grew from Jisc’s 2013 Summer of Student Innovation co-design project. In this podcast, recorded at Web Summit, Matthew Terrell tells us how important Jisc’s support has been to the team and gives his top tips for succeeding as a digital innovator. 

To find out more visit www.jisc.ac.uk

Direct download: Summer_of_Student_Innovation_stars_at_Web_Summit_2015.mp3
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Over the past few months we've been conducting interviews with projects in research data spring, to find out more about their work, progress to date, and how they've found the process so far.

We also want to find out about the people behind the ideas and get to know them and their aspirations.

In this podcast we speak to Joy Davidson from the Digital Curation Centre about a project to improve how institutions support research data management.

Visit the Jisc website to find out more.


Richard French, international coordinator at Jisc is attending the Educause annual conference in the US. Educause is the association for higher education IT professionals in the US and their conference is one of the largest EdTech events in the world. Following research undertaken last year which found that IT manager were not always involved in leadership decisions, where their skills and knowledge could benefit their institution. Richard talks to attendees to find out how much progress has been made in getting IT professional a seat at the management table.

Direct download: educause_podcast.mp3
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Open science has been highlighted as one of the priorities of the Dutch presidency of the European Union in 2016. Matthew Dovey, head of research technology at Jisc, discusses the motivations behind the open science movement and why initiatives to support it are more important than ever. Read his original blog here.

Direct download: Matthew_Dovey_open_science_podcast_mp3.mp3
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Richard French tells us how Jisc is supporting UK researchers and universities in their international research and collaboration. Read his original blog here.


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As part of open access (OA) week 2015, Sarah Fahmy, Jisc’s scholarly communications service manager, shares her insights into OA and gives her top tips on implementation.

Visit the Jisc open access webpages to find out more.

Direct download: A_closer_look_at_open_access.mp3
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Dr Rachel McLean from Liverpool John Moores University and Professor Tom Jackson from Loughborough University discuss how Jisc’s project to establish broadcast hubs within UK institutions has enabled more and better quality interactions with the media.

Direct download: Jisc_Broadcast_Hub_podcast.mp3
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Brian Kelly has supported the adoption of emerging web technologies across the UK Higher Education community for 20 years, first as a trainer with Netskills, then with the United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN) and most recently as an innovation advocate at the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards (CETIS). He is now an independent consultant.

In this podcast, Brian describes his experience of steering institutions towards the social web and makes an argument for continued risk-taking. In the wake of Jisc’s naming of the 50 most influential higher education professionals using social media, he also gives a nod to technologists and IT heads who are setting new standards in digital.

 

http://www.jisc.ac.uk

Direct download: steering-institutions-towards-social-media-brian-kelly.mp3
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As part of our digital futures’ activity, we have been assessing emerging opportunities and technology trends to enable informed decision making by us and our customers. This week we're publishing the first of the main key themes to from the horizon scan project: The future of cloud computing. We pick up with Jisc's futurist Martin Hamilton to find out more.

Direct download: the-future-of-cloud-computing.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process.

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them.

Jenny Mitcham, from the University of York and Chris Awre, from the University of Hull talk about their work with Archivematica and others to develop software that will automatically save research data and help fill what they call the ‘preservation gap’.

 

Direct download: 2_Jenny_Chris.mp3
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Doug Peterson is a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor, Ontario. He blogs regularly at dougpete.wordpress.com. Here, he explains why he believes there is no such thing as a bad blog. Read the original blog of this podcast here.

Direct download: badblog2.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process.

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them.

Ian Gent from the University of St Andrews and Catherine Jones from the Science and Technology Facilities Council fill us in on three Rs, but not as you might know them from school – theirs is a project about software reuse, repurposing and reproducibility.

Direct download: Ian__Catherine_MP3.mp3
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Throughout the summe at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. 

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. 

Ernesto Priego, from City University London and Andy Byers, from Ubiquity Press, talk about their work to create a series of plug-ins for open source publishing software called Open Journal Systems. These plug-ins will allow authors to publish data and articles directly from a journal managment system to insitutional repositories. This will reduce costs and save time for researchers.

 

Direct download: ernesto_andy_podcast.mp3
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We are currently inviting nominations for influential HE professionals on social media. Nominations are open until Friday 18 September, so we spoke to our social media manager Tom Mitchell and senior co-design manager Sarah Knight about how the judges will choose the top 50.

See Tom's blog at https://jisc.ac.uk/blog/tell-us-who-the-most-influential-he-professionals-on-social-media-are-10-aug-2015 and make a nomination at https://jisc.ac.uk/forms/jisc50social

Direct download: Recognising-the-most-influential-HE-professionals-on-social-media.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. 

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. 

Thanasis Velios, reader in digital documentation, tells us about his project to create software to automatically gather data as artists go about the creative process - Artivity.

Direct download: Thanasis_Velios_Podcast.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. 

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. 

Simon Coles, associate professor at the University of Southampton, is helping to develop a project called CREAM (collaboration for research enhancement by active metadata). It looks at changing and improving the way researchers use metadata, which is data that summarises basic information about data. It can make finding and working with data easier for researchers.

Direct download: simon_coles_podcast_2.mp3
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8 - 10 September 2015 marks the return of the annual Association of Learning Technology conference (ALT-C), which brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across the sector to share their research and experience. 

 

Sarah Knight, senior co-design manager at Jisc, introduces us to her session at ALT-C which looked at how universities and colleges are working in partnership with their students.

Direct download: 1_Sarah_knight_ALT_C_Day_3_Podcast.mp3
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8 - 10 September 2015 marks the return of the annual Association of Learning Technology (ALT) conference, which brings together practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across the sector to share their research and experience.

James Clay, project manager at Jisc, tells us what happened on day 2 at ALT-C and talks us through the session on digital capabilities.

 

Direct download: James_Clay_Day_2_MP3.mp3
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8 - 10 September marks the return of the annual Association of Learning Technology (ALT) conference, which brings together practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across the sector to share their research and experiences.

Paul Bailey, senior co-design manager, speaks to us about the first day, reflecting on Jisc sessions about the Summer of Student Innovation and learning analytics, as well as what he's looking forward to seeing.

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

Direct download: Jisc_at_altc2015_-_view_from_day_one.mp3
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To celebrate International Literacy Day this September and support literacy for print-impaired learners, we look at how publishers, learning providers and libraries can make texts more accessible. Alistair McNaught, subject specialist, Jisc, tells us more.

Visit the website for more information.

Direct download: Supporting_literacy_through_technology.mp3
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Throughout the summer, we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the Research Data Spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. Alisa Miller speaks about her project – and neologism – a consortial approach to building an integrated Research Data Management System.

Direct download: alisa_miller_podcast.mp3
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In this series of podcasts hear from our Research Data Spring teams who are developing technical tools, software and service solutions to support research data management. This podcast is from Fiona Murphy who tells us about a project looking at to give researcher credit for their data.

Direct download: fiona_murphy_podcast.mp3
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We've recently launched a call to find 50 of the most influential HE professionals on social media. We've been hearing from all kinds of academics and lecturers about the ways in which they use social media to generate change or improve things in their institutions - but what do the students think? And what ideas do they have about how social media can support their education? We took the opportunity to speak to some students taking part in Jisc's Summer of Student Innovation to find out.

Nominate yourself or someone you know at https://jisc.ac.uk/forms/jisc50social

Direct download: social_media_in_education_student_perspective.mp3
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Keeping your information secure can seem like a constant battle on all sides. Instead of trying to secure everything, Andrew Cormack, chief regulatory officer, Jisc technologies, advocates adopting a strategy to allow what activities you can, and defend your most valuable information assets.

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

Direct download: Building_castles_in_the_sky.mp3
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Recently Jisc opened a call to find 50 of the most influential HE professionals on social media in the UK at #jisc50social. But what actually constitutes good practice? And how can universities and colleges encourage their staff to get involved? Tom Mitchell, group social media manager, offers his advice.

Visit www.jisc.ac.uk for more information.

Direct download: Building_social_engagement_at_your_college_or_university.mp3
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This week Jisc launched a call to find the 50 most influential HE 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 education and research – and how you can enter. Read the original blog post here.

Direct download: Tell_us_who_the_most_influential_HE_professionals_on_social_media_are.mp3
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Martin Hamilton, Jisc's futurist, looks back on his experiences at the Google Moonshot for Education Summit, where 40 edtech innovators came together to discuss the future of education. He tells us about some of the moonshot thinking to come out of the event. 

Read the original blog post.


Andrew Cormack, chief regulatory advisor, Jisc technologies, has recently written a chapter on information security for the book Digital Futures, which brings together a number of expert briefings on digital technologies for education and research. In this podcast he gives us a preview of his advice.

Visit the Jisc website to find out more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am UTC

Vivien Ward, project manager at Jisc Collections, looks at why universities might want to look at publishing textbooks themselves, what the challenges are, and how it can add value.

To find out more visit the Jisc website.

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In this edition of the Jisc podcast, Simon Thomson, an academic specialising in digital and technology-based learning, considers how digital pedagogies can support innovation. In a recent blog, Jisc's senior co-design manager Lawrie Phipps suggested that institutions' position of power over their students' access to the digital domain amounted to a colonial arrangement. Simon asks if this is the case, how should we redress the balance of power?

Read the original blog at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/re-balancing-the-power-in-our-digital-colonies-03-aug-2015-0

Direct download: Re-balancing_the_power_in_our_digital_colonies.mp3
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Deborah Millar is head of e-Learning at Blackburn College. In the latest podcast from Jisc, she talks about the value of Twitter for continuing professional development, and why people are sometimes reluctant to embrace it.

For more information visit the Jisc website.

Direct download: How_Blackburn_College_is_using_Twitter.mp3
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Hear about our open access good practice pathfinder projects including the latest developments in other Jisc open access (OA) services and projects.

The pathfinder projects are blazing trails in the creation of shareable models of good practice that you can take away and use to enable better OA implementation within your own institution.

 

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Inspired by Jisc’s change agents' network, a number of universities have come together to form the London Digital Student Meet-Up, an event that brings together students and staff to work together across institutions. Moira Wright, digital literacy officer at University College London, and one of the meet-up founders, discusses the learnings from the first event and what’s in store for the future. 

For more information visit the Jisc website.

Direct download: Bringing_students_and_staff_together.mp3
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Our final connect more with Jisc event took place in London on 15 July, giving people from the south east the opportunity to hear from experts and try out innovative technologies, with plenty of time for networking. In this podcast we hear from delegates and Jisc colleagues about their experiences. 

For more information visit the Jisc website.

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Lisa Featherstone is a Jisc subject specialist advising on accessibility and inclusion. In this podcast, she offers her tips on using technology to create more flexible resources that can meet the needs of students with disabilities and learning impairments.

Read more on her blog at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/how-can-you-make-resources-accessible-for-those-with-disabilities-13-jul-2015


Jisc was a sponsor of the Herald Higher Education Awards for its the Technology Innovation Excellence category, which recognise best practice in Scottish universities and colleges. Here, Jason Miles-Campbell, head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, looks at the shortlisted entries.

For more information, visit the Jisc website.

Direct download: Higher_education_in_Scotland_is_a_real_winner.mp3
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In June, The Open University's production portal was named the winner of the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2015 'Digital Innovation' category, sponsored by Jisc. Here, we speak to Glen Harding, solution architect on the project, about how the portal is making it easier to discover, manage and re-use audio/visual material.

Head to the Jisc website for more information. 

Direct download: The_Open_Universitys_award-winning_production_portal.mp3
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Jisc has been touring the UK this summer with our connect more events, which offer people in education and research a chance to learn about best practice, network with peers and get hands-on with the latest technolgies. Matthew Ewens, community engagement officer, Jisc, reports from Bristol, speaking to colleagues and other delegates about their experiences.

To find out more visit the Jisc website.

 

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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.

 

Visit the Jisc website to find out more.

Direct download: Digital_student_experience_at_Reading_College.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Technology_startup_winners_announced.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Enhancing_student_services_with_digital_engagement.mp3
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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.

 

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

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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.

 

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

Direct download: Take_advantage_of_digital_exam_formats_for_print-impaired_learners.mp3
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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.

 

Visit the Jisc website for more information.

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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 

For more information visit www.jisc.ac.uk 

 

 

Direct download: rogerschonfeld_podcast.mp3
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Jisc’s Janet6 network, provided for UK education and research, won the fixed network infrastructure innovation category at the Global Business Telecoms awards.

Direct download: Jeremy_Sharp_at_the_Global_Telecoms_Business_Awards_2015.mp3
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This week we're at Colleges Wales Annual Conference 2015, the annual event for further education providers, practitioners and policymakers in Wales. Alyson Dacey, head of Jisc Wales, discusses what we're doing to support the sector.

Direct download: Jisc_Wales_at_Colleges_Wales_Annual_Conference.mp3
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Myerscough College, a land-based further and higher education college in the north west, is one of the approximately 160 further education colleges in England to sign up for additional connections to Jisc’s Janet network. Ian Brown, director of IT & MIS, talks to us about why they’ve taken an extra four connections. 

For more information visit the Jisc website.

Direct download: Resilient_internet_connectivity_at_Myerscough_College.mp3
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Neil Shewry, project leader, Jisc, talks about his experience of Networkshop 43, Jisc’s annual technical conference aimed at network managers and technical staff.

Direct download: Networkshop_43_audio_blog.mp3
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Andrew Cormack, chief regulatory adviser, Jisc technologies, explains how Cloud technology is a lot more interesting and offers more opportunities than the stereotypes suggest.

Direct download: Cloud_is...or_is_it_audio_blog.mp3
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Andy McGregor, Jisc deputy chief innovation officer, talks about the Summer of Student Innovation competition, previous winners 'Call for Participants' and why you should take part this year.

Direct download: Summer_of_Student_Innovation_2015_Andy_McGregor.mp3
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Chris Thomson, subject specialist - online learning and the digital student experience, Jisc, discusses the value of digital storytelling to organisations.

 

Direct download: Digital_storytelling_in_organisations.mp3
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With digital technology becoming ever more pervasive in learning and teaching, Judy Bloxham, training consultant, Jisc, gives us five reasons why colleges should embrace digital.

Direct download: Five_reasons_why_you_should_do_digital.mp3
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Paul Bailey, Jisc co-design manager, talks about Jisc's Summer of Student Innovation competition and how you can get involved.

Direct download: Summer_of_Student_Innovation_2015_blog_audio.m4a
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Tracey Duffy, digital media advisor (e-learning), talks about using mobile learning to support inclusive practice. Tracey also opens a call for higher and further education and skills to submit their own examples to be made into video case studies for Jisc's mobile learning guide.

Direct download: Using_mobile_technologies_to_support_inclusive_practice.mp3
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Nigel Ecclesfield, head of change implementation support programmes - further education (FE) and skills, Jisc, discusses some of the challenges facing the sector, and sets out the actions being taken by the FE coalition to improve teaching, learning, assessment and management.

Direct download: Tackling_the_challenges_in_UK_further_education_1.mp3
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Images of Research is an annual competition and exhibition from the University of Strathclyde, which is designed to broaden the appeal of the university's research outputs to the general public. 

This year, to bring the research to life, Chris Thomson, Jisc subject specialist - online learning and the digital student experience - helped to support the participants in using digital storytellingRachel Clarkproject coordinator at the university, talks to us about the thinking behind the project.

Direct download: Digital_storytelling_at_Images_of_Research.mp3
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Lawrie Phipps, senior co-design manager at Jisc, talks about the challenges facing colleges and universities when it comes to embedding a technology strategy and how these can be overcome.

Direct download: working_with_a_technology_enhanced_learning_strategy.mp3
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Last year, Jisc began work with EDUCAUSE to find out the skillset of the CIO of the future. One of the findings of our project was that many aspiring technology leaders find it difficult to make the step up. Louisa Dales, director, Jisc group sector intelligence, talks us through some of the learnings and opens a call for IT professionals to get involved in the next phase of work.

Direct download: IT_professionals_make_the_step_into_leadership.mp3
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Jisc is sponsoring the innovation technology excellence category in the inaugral Herald Higher Education Awards, the first awards to recognise best practice across the whole of Scottish higher education. Jason Miles-Campbell, head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, tells us about the awards and how to enter.

 

Direct download: Herald_Higher_Education_Awards.mp3
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John Chapman, information security policy and strategy manager at Jisc, describes how a recent consultation is informing development of some new security products and services.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/how-our-new-security-products-and-services-strategy-is-supporting-you-26-mar-2015

Direct download: How_our_new_security_products_and_services_strategy_is_supporting_you.mp3
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Paul Baliey, senior co-design manager, Jisc tells us about the summer of student innovation, a co-design competition to come up with technology ideas to improve education, research and student life.

Direct download: sosi_podcast_2.mp3
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This week Paul Richardson, account manager for Jisc Wales, attended OER15. Here, he talks about some of the learnings from the event and how Jisc is supporting Bangor University to make best use of open resources.

Direct download: OER15_-_Paul_Richardson.mp3
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Networkshop43 - our annual technical event - came to an end last Thursday. In this podcast we hear about the highlights from Chris Whitwood, network manager from Falmouth University, and Yu-King Lau, network support administrator from UCL Institute of Education, who have both won an iPad thanks to Networkshop43 sponsors Infinity.

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Steve Kennett, head of operational services, Jisc, discusses some of the highlights from Networkshop43, our annual technical event.

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In this podcast Tim Kidd, executive director, Jisc technologies, looks back on day one of Networkshop43, Jisc's annual technical event.

Direct download: Tim_Kidd_at_Networkshop43.mp3
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Heart of Worcestershire College – 2014’s Association of Colleges Beacon Award winner for effective use of technology in further education – will tomorrow be hosting ‘Fast track to FELTAG’, an event designed to help colleges adopt a complete blended learning model and meet the FELTAG recommendations. 

The event will feature a number of expert speakers, including Paul McKean, Jisc FE and skills customer advocate. Here, he talks to Gemma Ellis about how Jisc is supporting this move towards a blended offer and how colleges can take advantage of Jisc services. 

Find out more about the event at http://www.wortech.ac.uk/FastTracktoFELTAG.aspx

Direct download: fast_track_to_feltag.mp3
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Research data spring is a project aiming to find new technical tools, software and service solutions to improve researchers’ workflows and the use and management of their data.

In Februrary we held a sandpit workshop at Aston University, where selected ideas were explored and developed. In this podcast we hear from project lead Daniela Duca and a number of the participants.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/research-data-spring

Direct download: research_data_spring_feb2015.mp3
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Hear from delegates and Jisc staff as we end the second and final day of our annual digital festival.

Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest and follow the hashtag #digifest15.

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Hear from delegates and Jisc staff as we end day one of our annual digital festival.

 

Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest and follow the hashtag #digifest15.

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Last year we launched Digimap for Colleges specifically for the further education sector. In this podcast we talk to David Scott, head of learning centres and financial support at Kirklees College, who shares his experience of the map service and how it boosts students' learning.

Find out more about Digimap for Colleges at http://digimapforcolleges.edina.ac.uk/

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Today, Universities UK published its report on ‘Efficiency, effectiveness and value for money’, which looks at the efficiencies and cost savings that have been achieved by UK higher education in the last few years, and sets out the agenda going forward. 

Jisc’s Phil Richards, chief innovation officer and Hugh Look, head of strategic support unit, attended the official launch which was hosted by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, chair of UUK’s Efficiency Task Group and principal and vice-Chancellor of the university of Aberdeen. In this podcast, Phil and Hugh talk about the work Jisc is doing to promote shared service, improve quality and lower costs for the whole sector.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/uuk-report-identifies-the-value-of-shared-services-to-uk-higher-education-26-feb-2015

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At last November's Times Higher Education Awards, we sponsored the eagerly contested Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category, which celebrates the use of innovative and strategic digital technologies.

The winner was the Open University's OpenScience Laboratory, and in this podcast, laboratory director Nicholas Braithwaite tells us about what it does and what it means for students' and researchers' learning experience.

Find out more at http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/open-science/

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Earlier this week Jason Miles-Campbell, head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, attended the Scotland’s Colleges conference. Here he talks about how Jisc’s new customer services model is helping to engage customers on a local level and support changes in the sector.

Find out more about Jisc's new model at http://jisc.ac.uk/about/national-and-regional-customer-services

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Jisc futurist Martin Hamilton takes a look at how institutions can share equipment, talent and expertise in order to open up new opportunities to boost the UK's technology sectors.

Find out more at http://jisc.ac.uk/blog/a-shot-in-the-arm-catapults-give-uk-tech-a-boost-11-feb-2015, or visit our project pages on equipment sharing at http://jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/equipment-sharing-made-easy

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Martin Hamilton looks at what the classroom of the future might look like, and how the new ETAG (Department for Education’s independent think tank the Education Technology Action Group) report could have an impact.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/etag-a-good-bett-for-uk-education-23-jan-2015

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This year, Tuesday 10 February is Safer Internet Day. This is an annual event to promote safe and responsible use of digital technology by young people, and in this podcast Christine Gormley asks Jon Hofgartner, assistant learning and technology and resources manager at Weston College, about the work his college is doing to encourage students to take care of themselves online.

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Last week we held our annual stakeholder forum at London's Royal Society to update our customers on what we've been up to and also to find out what is high on your list of priorities and where we can not only help, but work with you to develop solutions that meet your needs. 

Hear a summary of the outcomes of the day in this podcast. There are also interviews with Mike Cope (UCL), Peter Kilcoyne (Heart of Worcestershire College) and John Tuck (Royal Holloway). Find out more at http://jisc.ac.uk/blog/a-window-on-the-jisc-stakeholder-forum-03-feb-2015

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In this podcast executive director, Jisc technologies Tim Kidd introduces Networkshop43: Jisc's annual technical event, which takes place between 31 March and 2 April 2015. Register for your chance to win one of three iPad Airs kindly donated by Infinity. More information and competition terms and conditions can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/podcasts/networkshop43-register-for-your-chance-to-win-an-ipad-air-02-feb-2015

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In this podcast, Jisc's Allen Crawford-Thomas shares his five tips for getting technology use embedded in colleges, looking at good practice in Henley College, South Worcestershire College, Hereford Sixth Form College and South Staffordshire College.

Links can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/five-steps-for-embedding-technology-use-in-colleges-28-jan-2015

And remember there is just over a month til our annual Digital Festival in Birmingham on 9-10 March. Book your #digifest15 tickets at www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest

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Last week we had a great few days at Bett 2015, chairing the Technology in Higher Education Summit. We also joined Heppell and the Education & Training Foundation on the Answers, Answers, Answers stand, and here, Jisc's Nigel Ecclesfield reflects on the show as a whole.  

Find out more at http://www.bettshow.com/Content/Technology-in-Higher-Education-Summit

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We're at BETT 2015 this week chairing the Technology in Higher Education Summit - a space for higher education professionals to share ideas, future-gaze and streamline technology decision-making. It's day three and today Jisc's Tim Marshall has been chairing a series of sessions on maintaining your institution's competitiveness. Here, Tim runs through some of the day's highlights, including discussions on using technology to boost national student survey scoring, lecture capture as standard, and collaboration between industry and universities in the form of MOOCs.

Find out more at http://www.bettshow.com/Content/Technology-in-Higher-Education-Summit

Jisc's very own digital festival, #digifest15 takes place in Birmingham on 9th and 10th of March. You can book your ticket now by visiting www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest

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We're at BETT 2015 this week chairing the Technology in Higher Education Summit - a space for higher education professionals to share ideas, future-gaze and streamline technology decision-making. 

It's day two, and today, Jisc's Sarah Davies was in the hot seat, overseeing a day of sessions on the topic of Developing Pedagogy and in this podcast she discusses some of the key topics that came up, including the importance of use of language when talking about change, technology and assessment, and alternate reality gaming in education.

Also at BETT today was Jisc subject matter expert Esther Barrett, and here she tells us what's caught her eye around the exhibition - including the push to implement e-learning and digital literacy in teacher training, and virtual reality as an educational tool.

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We're at BETT 2015 this week chairing the Technology in Higher Education Summit - a space for higher education professionals to share ideas, future-gaze and streamline technology decision-making. 

We're going to be reporting from BETT for the duration of the exhibition, and today, Jisc's Lawrie Phipps chaired a day of sessions on the topic of 'Enhancing the learning of students'. Here he discusses the findings that emerged including attitudes towards social media in higher education and the next generation of student expectations.

Tomorrow we'll be hearing from Sarah Davies after her day of chairing sessions and presentations on the topic of developing pedagogy.

Find out more about the sessions at http://www.bettshow.com/Content/Technology-in-Higher-Education-Summit

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Our new book, 'E-books in education: realising the vision', brings together the experiences of colleagues in universities and colleges across the UK, describing how managers, teachers and librarians are encouraging the use of e-books and why they can be an important asset for institutions, academics and students.

Find out more in our latest podcast, and download the book for free at http://jisc.ac.uk/blog/where-next-for-the-ebook-08-dec-2014

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Journal publishing models are changing rapidly, especially here in the UK. In this podcast we look at the pressing need for institutions to track the true cost of article processing charges (APCs) so they can manage their transition to open access from a position of authority and monitor their costs effectively.

Find out more in Lorraine Estelle's blogpost at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/unravelling-the-true-cost-of-publishing-in-open-access-15-dec-2014

 

 

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Last week, we released a report on the ethical and legal challenges of learning analytics. Find out more in this podcast from report author Niall Sclater.

You can find Niall's blog and a link to the report at http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/12/04/jisc-releases-report-on-ethical-and-legal-challenges-of-learning-analytics/

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Last week we were in London for the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards, which recognise and celebrate exceptional talent, dedication and innovation across the sector. 

We sponsored the award for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year, won by the Open University's OpenScience Laboratory. We were hugely impressed by all of the shortlisted institutions though, and in this podcast Jisc futurist Martin Hamilton talks us through the projects and initiatives. 

Find out more at http://jisc.ac.uk/blog/celebrating-outstanding-ict-in-uk-higher-education-28-nov-2014

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The Summer of Student Innovation showcase event took place on Wednesday 26 November at the University of Reading, and featured the 20 winning teams from the 2014 cohort. This podcast features interviews with some of the teams as they discuss their projects, and also includes comment from Jisc chief innovation officer Phil Richards and deputy chief innovation officer Andy McGregor, who oversees the competition.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/student-innovation

Direct download: summer_of_student_innovation_showcase_2014.mp3
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Last week saw the launch of Digimap for Colleges - a secure, free and easy to use online mapping tool that supports further education institutions and staff, and aids students in their studies.

In this podcast, Edina's Anne Robertson talks us through the service and explains the importance of ensuring digital services are made relevant to the curriculum.

More information can be found in Anne's blog at http://jisc.ac.uk/blog/delivering-curriculum-relevant-services-20-nov-2014

Direct download: digimap_for_colleges.mp3
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At this week's AoC Annual Conference in Birmingham, Heart of Worcestershire College won the Jisc-sponsored AoC Beacon Award for Effective Use of Technology in FE. Here, HoW ILT director Peter Kilcoyne talks about the complete blended learning model introduced by the college, how it has helped to create a culture where the use of online learning is expected and normal, and the way it has let the students develop independent and autonomous learning skills.

Find out more at http://jisc.ac.uk/news/heart-of-worcestershire-college-wins-prestigious-national-award-19-nov-2014

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This week we released a new report - Learning Analytics: the current state of play in UK higher and further education. 

In this podcast, report author Niall Sclater talks further about his findings. You can access Niall's blog and the report itself at http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/11/20/jisc-releases-new-report-on-learning-analytics-in-the-uk/

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Your institution may have invested in faster connectivity or the latest technologies and systems to enhance teaching and learning, but all of this counts for nothing if you’re caught out by a cyber security attack. Hear our five tips for improving cyber security.

Resources and links referred to in this podcast can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/five-tips-for-improving-cyber-security-14-nov-2014

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Through our assessment and feedback programme, we have been in discussion with people who are dealing with assessment and feedback issues on a daily basis. Not only has it helped everyone to get a clearer understanding of what might be going wrong, the institutions involved have started to develop processes and practices, enhanced by technology, which could be applied across the sector to benefit learners and teachers.

http://jisc.ac.uk/blog/tackling-assessment-and-feedback-issues-with-technology-enhanced-solutions-12-nov-2014

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Jisc Monitor is a 12-month project exploring whether a user-centred, shared national service could potentially help institutions to manage their open access activity effectively. Find out how we are aiming to write a specification for a system that will support improved data gathering and efficient workflows, using open source software and codes.

Links mentioned in this podcast can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/monitoring-and-shaping-the-transition-to-open-access-05-nov-2014

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There is a reality in many institutions where both students and tutors are frustrated by slow, paper-based assessment and feedback processes. Digital technologies can offer much improvement but institutions are still finding there are a lot of barriers to overcome, particularly when it comes to electronic management of assessment, or EMA.

So why are the opportunities being missed?

Join our free EMA webinar on Weds 19th November 2014 by signing up at https://www.eventsforce.net/jisc/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=103460&eventID=361&eventID=361

Or visit the EMA blog at http://ema.jiscinvolve.org

Read a transcript of this podcast at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/why-is-ema-still-achieving-mediocre-marks-07-nov-2014

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The publication of the FELTAG report and the government response to FELTAG - which was looking to find how we can best support the further education sector with the evolution of new technologies, for the benefit of learners, employers and the UK economy - has been met with a lot of enthusiasm. But there has also been some confusion. Here we look to identify the next steps for institutions.

Find a text version of this podcast and links to the mentioned reports and publications at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/how-we-are-supporting-you-through-the-feltag-recommendations-03-nov-2014

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Digital collections are not always as discoverable as they could be through the channels and devices most commonly accessed by users. Karen Colborn, digital content manager at Jisc, discusses some of the challenges in making resources more discoverable and offers a few top tips.

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