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Wonkfest 18: can teaching be measured? Professor Debbie Holley contributes to the debate…

Our debate created intense media comment: “TEF is a busted flush” – no punches being pulled at #Wonkfest18 #EvershedsSutherland #EducationTeam WonkFest18 and wonk extraordinaire David Kernohan introduced our session: Learning and teaching might feel like the hardest university missions to measure, but it has been one of the most measured in recent times. A key figure… Read more »

The amazing JISC digital experience insights survey report now published!

Please see below for further details and how to access the report. === Dear colleagues, We are delighted to announce the launch of our Jisc Digital experience insights survey 2018: findings from students in UK further and higher education. The report shares the findings from our 2018 student digital experience insights survey (previously known as… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

JISC Digital Student Tracker Survey raises questions

Students want staff to be better with digital and not make assumptions about their skills, according to the 2017 JISC Digital Student Tracker survey. While students surveyed reported that they do not place great importance on technology to help with their understanding or independence in their learning, the report did highlight that the findings could… Read more »

‘Developing Digital Skills’ – new MOOC launching in October

==== please see below a message from JISC==== Dear colleagues, Digital skills are essential in today’s workplace, as there are few jobs that don’t require these skills, yet employers report a shortage of digital skills. It is therefore vital for teachers to expand the digital skills of their learners. Building on the highly successful Blended… Read more »

Bournemouth University: Innovation case study for JISC/ Report author Sarah Knight speaking at BU Tuesday 23rd May

Colleagues, You may be interested in work that JISC have recently launched, which features BU as an Innovation case study – details below. One of the report authors, Sarah Knight is delivering a Masterclass Tuesday 23rd May, 13.00-14.30 in F301, please contact OD to book your space.   =========== details of new online guide===== We… Read more »

5th annual Change Agents’ Network Conference

Dear colleagues, The University of Exeter is proud to be hosting the 5th annual Change Agents’ Network Conference, which is being supported by Jisc on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April 2017 at the Streatham Campus in Exeter. The theme of conference is ‘supporting effective partnerships’ and will build on the successes of the previous CAN… Read more »

Summer of Student Innovation 2016

Summer of Student Innovation 2016   Our challenge: could your students make an impact?   Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation competitions are an opportunity for students to have an impact on life and study in work based learning providers, colleges and universities across the UK.   Do your students have a bright idea that uses… Read more »

JISC Digital Students Skills Consultation Event 17/02/2016

JISC Digital Students Skills Consultation Event 17/02/2016 The Jisc team (Sarah Knight and Jane Edwards with colleagues Giles Pepler and Nick Jeans from Sero Consulting) led an innovative and informative consultation event in Bristol. Located in the At-Bristol science centre and access to the museum included, made for a very appealing event. The themes under… Read more »

‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

Extract from the JISC introduction: At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge… Read more »