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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.

Direct download: MH_HORIZONSCAN_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am UTC

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.

Find out more about the Janet network on Jisc's website. For more podcasts from Jisc subscribe via iTunes or sign up for the RSS feed.

Direct download: University_of_Stirling_upgrades_its_network_connection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm UTC

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.

For more podcasts from Jisc subscribe via iTunes or add the RSS feed. You can also head to the Jisc website to read the original blog post.

Direct download: Support_your_autistic_learners_more_effectively.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58am UTC

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 

Direct download: Day_two_at_Networkshop44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am UTC

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

Direct download: Day_one_at_Networkshop44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm UTC

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.

For more podcasts like this, visit the Jisc website or sign up via iTunes.

Direct download: AWS_agreement_removing_data_egress_uncertainty_for_researchers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm UTC

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. 

Direct download: Institutional_readiness.mp3
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.

Direct download: Learning_Analytics-Stewardship_of_student_data.m4a
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

Direct download: Jisc_Day_Two.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm UTC

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

Direct download: Jisc_Day_1_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm UTC