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 »

Skills learners’ expectations and experiences of technology Jisc Webinar 23 November

Dear colleagues,   We would like to invite you to participate in our Jisc webinar on learners’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment in apprenticeships, adult and community learning and prisons taking place online on Wednesday 23 November at 13:00 – 14:00.   The webinar offers an overview of the key findings from the… 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 »

Guidance on preserving social media

Apologies for cross posting – thanks to UK Data service for sharing Guidance on preserving social media Social media plays an increasingly important role as we embrace networked platforms and applications in our everyday lives. The UK Data Service is pleased to share the latest Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Social Media’, published by the Digital… 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 »