Listening to teachers: #Digifest19 preview

Donna Lanclos and I have just finished and about are about to publish our work “Listening to teachers:  a qualitative exploration of teaching practices in higher and further education, and the implications for digital” We are going to be talking about this on our panel on Wednesday of Digifest (13th March) so come along and…

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How the dinosaur got his nose!

I hadn’t gotten excited about 3D printing. It’s great, love the idea, understand how artists can use it, or engineers can build prototypes etc, but I hadn’t got that excited. That changed for me when I met a project in which Jisc is a partner from the British Geological Society at the Jisc Digifest in…

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Flipped classroom, or just flippin’ technology? Where are we now with technology, student experience and organisational change?

Jisc have been working in collaboration with key partners in the Higher Education sector to support the technology enhanced learning aspirations of a variety of institutions through a HEFCE funded initiative – Changing the Learning Landscape. The model of support is based on conversations with key staff in institutions and followed up with targeted interventions.…

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New Jisc, new job titles, new ways of working and an extra role

Jisc has been going through changes; new staff, structures and ways of working have all had an impact on the way we feel and behave. It’s been really easy to feel negative about some changes. For me personally the sense of losing the team that we have, Organisations and User Technologies, even though we were…

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Incremental or Radical Change

I’ve been working with some of the new JISC Transformations Projects and looking back at the previous Building Capacity Projects, both of these programmes are based around deploying JISC resources to bring about organisational change. Following a conversation with a someone from Gartner late in 2011 it got me thinking about some of the peripheral…

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Six ways to ensure sustainability for technology based interventions

Over the last two years I’ve been very lucky in working with some excellent projects in three JISC programmes; Users and Innovation, Institutional Innovation and Building Capacity. This community of projects hold a vast core of information and knowledge about the use of technology in institutions and how to get the most of it. In…

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Introducing the Building Capacity Programme

One of the key success criteria of any project is the degree to which people use it and its outputs. The new Building Capacity programme is focusing on recent and existing JISC projects and services and helping HEIs to implement the outputs and outcomes of relevant projects in their institution in response to their own…

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Location Independent Working Conference (April 2009)

“…Work is not a place where you go but rather something you do” Morgan R.E. (2004) Teleworking: An assessment of the benefits and challenges, European Business Review David Morris introduced the day with a series of concise slides explaining the concept and also that his project was a 3 month pilot.  A series of presentations…

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Managing Online Identity

This is a topic that is gaining a lot of coverage, and is extremely important in an academic setting. I’ll be facilitating a workshop next week at the Next Generation Environments event at Aston University with James Farnhill and trying to elicit some issues from both teaching and research practitioners. We’ll be running a couple…

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