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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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am UTC

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm UTC