Articles Posted in the " JISC " Category

  • Epilogger from #eFest14

    I came across this piece of software at #TDC14. Previous attempts at archiving tweets, etc. from events hadn’t been too successful, so this is great – and the free version does everything I seem to need for most events at the moment (it’s $1,000 – I’m assuming per event, for premium version!). Simply sign in […]





  • NEWS from #digifest14

    “The digital future is going to be bigger than the digital past” says Jisc chief executive at future-gazing event Speaking at the close of the two-day Jisc Digital Festival Jisc’s chief executive, Martyn Harrow highlighted the organisation’s continued support in enhancing digital capabilities within the education and research communities. In its inaugural year, the Jisc Digital Festival drew together […]


  • JISC Press Release: BiblioBoard

    Looks like a good use of digital technology.. Lecturers, learners and researchers across the UK now have access to over 14,000 additional full text e-books and thousands of pages of primary source material on their tablets and mobile devices thanks to a new partnership agreement between Jisc Collections and BiblioLabs. The partnership, which is rooted […]


  • Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia

    FROM JISC PRESS RELEASE: A new survey of colleges across Scotland shows that social media, and particularly YouTube, has firmly entered the learning environment as teaching and learning tools, with its use growing significantly year on year. In the 2012 ETNA (Enhanced Training Needs Analysis) survey, carried out by the Jisc Regional Support Centre (RSC) […]


  • Jisc encourages recognition of technology in face-to-face learning time

    Jisc welcomes the 2013 Student Academic Experience survey from Which? and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the information it provides about the range of student learning experiences in universities and colleges. However, with its focus on ‘face-to-face contact hours’, the report may be missing the many ways in which institutions and academics are using technology […]



  • UKOLN Disappears :-(

    UKOLN Disappears :-(

    Times are tough in academia: A university-based centre of expertise that advises on digital infrastructure, information policy and data management across the sector has made two-thirds of its staff redundant after cuts to its funding. Ukoln, formerly known as the United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking, has made 16 of its 24 University […]