Beyond the Technology: The education 4.0 podcast

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.

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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.

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Direct download: open_university_open_science_laboratory.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: Jisc_at_Scotlands_Colleges.mp3
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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.

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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.

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Direct download: JISC_etag_podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: JISC_esafety_podcast.mp3
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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

Direct download: jisc_stakeholder_forum_2015.mp3
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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

Direct download: networkshop_competition.mp3
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