Rank #1: What the Edtech?! E4: Student data – how far is too far?
We explore the mysterious world of learning analytics, and how it can potentially be used to enhance the student learning experience.
Senior co-design manager Paul Bailey and project officer at UCL Samantha Ahern join us as the learning technology experts for episode four of What the Edtech?! They discuss what data institutions are currently collecting on their students, consent and boundaries and the future of learning analytics.
May 10 2018
Rank #2: What the Edtech?! E9: the rise of the robots - future tech in education
Artificial intelligence: the biggest shake up since the invention of the motorcar?
In this penultimate episode Martin Hamilton, resident futurist here at Jisc, and historian Sir Anthony Seldon explore the amazing, and often misunderstood, world of artificial intelligence (AI) and discuss how future technologies can enhance the teaching process.
We also hear from professor Bob Stone, director of the human interface technologies team at the university of Birmingham. He shares his thoughts on current and future technologies, and chats through some of his projects, including his work in mixed reality (combining the best of the real with the best of the virtual) in order to teach RAF trainee medics.
Jun 14 2018
Rank #3: What the Edtech?! E8: Cyber security, a growing threat to education
An in-depth look at cyber security, the types of attacks targeted at universities and colleges and the measures taken to mitigate the risks.
Jisc’s chief security analyst Lee Harrigan-Green joins us this week to give insight on the cyber security threats facing institutions and their students. In a fast-moving sector where preventative measures must stay ahead of new and evolving threats, Lee takes us through what individuals and organisations can do to stay secure online. Apprentice developer James Hodgkinson also joins the panel to discuss experiences during his apprenticeship.
In a special expert practitioner segment, Jisc’s Matthew O’Donnell reveals the work of a penetration tester attempting to uncover chinks in the armour of institutions security.
For a comprehensive collection of resources and further information on cyber security, head to the cyber security section of our website.
Jun 05 2018
Rank #4: What the Edtech?! E6: How AI and big data will transform research
Our experts explore the fascinating (and mind boggling) world of artificial intelligence (AI), and how cloud computing is changing how we think about access to technology.
In this episode Daniela Duca, who works with us as a senior co-design manager, and Kenji Takeda, director of the Microsoft Azure for research program, have a fascinating chat about some pretty big ideas - the equipment data project, post-quantum cryptography, big data, the Cambrian explosion, AI and cloud and quantum computing.
We also hear from Miranda Mowbray, lecturer in Computer Science at University of Bristol, who dispels the magic surrounding machine learning. She also discusses her work identifying a tax on computer networks, discovering previously undetected malware.
May 24 2018
Rank #5: What the Edtech?! E7: Celebrating women in tech
Celebrating the careers of female tech experts, their motivations and the challenges they’ve faced in an industry where in the UK just one in six specialists are women.
Female representation in the tech sector has stalled over the last ten years despite efforts to encourage more women into the industry. Our panel this week, editor of Education Technologymagazine Charley Rogers and Jisc training director Shirley Wood, discuss their careers, motivations, and what can be done to create a more diverse tech workforce and why this is important.
Our expert pratitioner this episode is Helen Richardson, learning, innovation and IT manager for Gateshead College, who gives us an insight into her career and the innovative work she's leading.
May 31 2018
Rank #6: What the Edtech?! E3: The research landscape, here and now
Episode three is all about the changing landscape of research. We hear conversations between Terry Clark, research fellow in performance science at the Royal College of Music, and an honorary research fellow at Imperial College London, and Caroline Ingram, our senior co-design manager. We also chatted to Dr Rachel Bolton-King, lecturer in forensic investigation who shares a fascinating case study from Staffordshire University.
May 03 2018
Rank #7: What the Edtech?! E1: Transforming education through social media engagement
Welcome to the very first episode of our brand new podcast What the edtech!? In this episode, our host, Laura Kidd, is joined by education consultant and thought leader, Eric Stoller, head of change - student experience, Sarah Knight, and Kardi Somerfield, senior lecturer in digital marketing and advertising at The University of Northampton.
Apr 18 2018
Rank #8: Three key ways to build staff digital capabilities and confidence
Staff digital capabilities are central to student and organisational success. It's a digital world, and in addition to a chosen subject, students are preparing for work and life in a digital society.
Nov 24 2017
Rank #9: The future of FE: our vision for the next five years
Can colleges and skills providers become efficient and financially stable, while also providing an excellent learning experience that produces a workforce with the skills required to help the UK economy thrive post-Brexit and beyond?
Nov 01 2017
Rank #10: Managing audiovisual research data
Recently, a number of colleges and universities have asked for advice on how to manage the digital elements (pictures, recordings, etc) of their research data projects. To help answer your questions we’ve created a new guide to audiovisual research data. It's not just for creative arts research, but advice for any subject area.
Oct 20 2017
Rank #11: Fresh perspectives on delivering a digital student experience in FE
We launched our report, the evolution of FELTAG, last spring to celebrate effective digital practice in colleges and skills organisations, and to inspire others. Here, two colleges discuss how they're getting to grips with the FELTAG recommendations.
In this podcast Sarah Knight shares fresh perspectives on delivering a digital student experience in FE.
Aug 23 2017
Rank #12: How universities can use learning analytics to boost fair access and retention
Boosting retention is an area where learning analytics could have a big part to play in supporting fair access. Evidence from around the world shows that effective use of insights from learning analytics can be used to achieve statistically significant increases in retention.
In this podcast we take a look at how learning analytics can be used to boost fair access and retention of students in higher education.
May 12 2017
Rank #13: Are ‘challenger institutions’ really game-changers for the future of higher education?
Feb 09 2017
Rank #14: How can we create user-led solutions for better research?
Researchers continuously have to make decisions around preserving their data, the best way to describe it, and who will have the long-term oversight. Daniela Duca looks into ways that we can create user-led solutions for better research.
Jan 06 2017
Rank #15: A review of learning analytics in UK higher education
Universities UK (UUK), in partnership with Civitas Learning and Jisc, recently released a report on learning analytics in UK higher education (HE), which recognises it as being a powerful set of tools for helping institutions to support learner retention and progression.
Jisc's Niall Sclater takes a closer look at the report, discussing the potential of learning analytics, blockers and challenges, and gives advice on how to move forward and make the most of the opportunities.
You can also visit Jisc's learning analytics project page for more information on our pilot.
Nov 16 2016
Rank #16: The University of Gloucestershire implementing learning analytics – where are they now?
Earlier this year we spoke to Dr Nick Moore, director of IT services at the University of Gloucestershire, about the university’s interest in learning analytics and involvement in Jisc’s effective learning analytics pilot. Now a couple of months into deployment, we pick up conversations with Nick to find out how far they’ve come in the on-boarding process, experiences in terms of challenges and opportunities, and what comes next.
Nov 10 2016
Rank #17: Looking to the horizon: a bright new dawn of data-driven decision-making?
Learning analytics is big news at the moment, so, along with our M5 colleagues QAA, HESA and Universities UK, we recently held a successful ‘think tank’ exploring the hot topic of data-driven decision-making and the recommendations in our recent horizon scanning report.
In this podcast, our resident futurist Martin Hamilton talks with delegates from Brunel University, Blackboard, Civitas Learning and from the University of Greenwich. What did they go along for? How do they think learning analytics could make a difference in the future of education? What’s inspired them? And what ‘quick wins’ will they be taking back to their institutions? Listen to get the lowdown on the latest thinking, and join in the conversation at #jiscfutures. We’ll be writing up the event in a short report, too, as part of our ongoing horizon scanning project – so watch this space!
Visit https://www.jisc.ac.uk/rd/projects/effective-learning-analytics to learn more about our current work.
Jun 07 2016
Rank #18: Support your autistic learners more effectively
World Autism Awareness Week ran from 2 – 8 April this year. With one in every 100 people on the autism spectrum, and even the word ‘autism’ meaning different things to different people, it’s an issue educators must concern themselves with. Julia Taylor, Jisc subject specialist (accessibility and inclusion), shares ten tips for supporting autistic learners more effectively.
Apr 08 2016
Rank #19: Hear about the new AWS agreement removing data egress uncertainty for researchers
In a landmark move for research, AWS is waiving data egress charges for qualified researchers and academics in moving data out of the cloud - making it easier for the sector to use cloud services by offering more predictability in costs. The agreement has been reached through ongoing discussions with Jisc in the UK, GÉANT in Europe, and DLT in the United States.
At Digifest16, we spoke with Brendan Bouffler, scientific computing manager at AWS, about how the agreement will benefit researchers.
Mar 15 2016
Rank #20: What the Edtech?! Process improvement - people before technology
In this episode, John Cartwright director of computing services at the University of Liverpool talks about how his team are improving the student experience and saving staff time with technology.
John is joined by James Clay, head of higher education and student experience at Jisc, the pair explore the world of data looking how better use of it can transform teaching and power technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence.
How can data help identify ways to improve the student experience?
- Visit our webpage to find out more about Jisc's vision for Education 4.0.
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Sep 24 2019