What the Edtech?!

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am UTC