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CAN 2019 – Change agents’ network conference programme

Apologies for cross posting, this may of interest. === We very much hope you and your students can join us for this celebration of student staff partnerships and how they are driving forward innovation in digital. The 7th annual conference is being hosted by The Open University on their Milton Keynes campus on the 29-30 May…. 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 »

Lessons from DigiFest18

In 2002, my friends staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It was time”, they said, time for me to give up my cherished VHS and embrace DVD–it was here to stay, they said. And it was. In 2013, my friend, colleague and fellow theme leader, Dr. Shelley Thompson staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It… 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 »

update from JISC experts group

Colleagues – information and links from a recent JISC experts group. Useful Jisc links and resources mentioned in the meeting:  Student/learner digital experience tracker pilot  Building digital capability project where you can find all the new digital capability resources and case studies The updated online version of evolution of FELTAG: a glimpse at effective practice in UK… Read more »

Digifest 17 @ ICC Birmingham 14th – 15th March 2017

So, how to sum up two days of keynotes and simultaneous presentations, workshops and debates? Certainly not an easy task and one which definitely would not do justice to the wide range of subjects covered. So rather than trying such a difficult task, click this link https://www.jisc.ac.uk/digifest to view the recordings and presentation slides. There… Read more »

‘Students as researchers’ pedagogy at BU

In the higher education context, the ‘students as researchers’pedagogical approach supports “students in their engagement with undergraduate research within and/or beyond the formal curriculum with the aim of furthering their own knowledge and understanding, and in some cases contributing to, the broader knowledge base of their discipline” (Walkington, 2015: 5). At BU, research underpins our… Read more »