Beyond the Technology: The education 4.0 podcast

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.


Direct download: Sarah_Fahmy_MP3_Final.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Connect_more_with_Jisc_in_the_regions_-_live_from_London.mp3
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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

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.


Direct download: Connect_more_with_Jisc_in_the_regions_-_Live_from_Bristol.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Andrew_Cormack_incident_response_Final.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Thriving_in_a_digital_age.mp3
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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.

Direct download: connect_more-_leeds_podcast.mp3
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