Catch up with some of our recent work…

In case you haven’t already seen them, we have dedicated blogs for two of our current areas of work: on students’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment (Digital student), and on the electronic management of assessment. Posts from these blogs should be appearing here soon, but until then, visit those sites to see the … Read more

New resources to support developing digital literacies

We’ve produced two new online resources on developing digital literacies, based on the recent work of the Jisc-funded programme. The main resource is the Developing digital literacies infokit, which provides both the big strategic picture and some on-the-ground guidance on approaches to work in this area. It offers practical guidance on supporting the development of … Read more

Indian HE and eLearning in India

Someone asked me about Higher Education and Online Learning in India, so I made a couple of infographics to get some background information together in order to start a conversation with colleagues. The information draws on official Indian Government stats and news articles. I’m sharing them in case anyone else finds them useful.   [update: … Read more

Employability and social media

A current Jisc Inform article on how students can use social media to help them get a job has reminded me of what a key issue this is. We have seen themes around managing your online identity emerge as enormously important during the life of the Developing Digital Literacies programme, with nearly all projects developing … Read more

Approaches to supporting change

It’s always nice when lots of things you’re working on come together, and I had a day like that today at the Jisc Learning and Teaching Experts group. Changing the learning landscape, digital literacies, and students as change agents were all on the agenda: all interesting areas in their own right, and particularly so once … Read more

Assessment standard stimulates 250m investment

Assessment takes up a significant part of an academics time, particularly at this time of year. Over the past seven years Jisc has invested heavily in technologies to reduce the assessment burden on tutors and institutions. One area of investment has been to support the Innovation Support Centre, CETIS, to help lead on the development … Read more

Students as change agents

I’ve had a few opportunities over the last week or so to hear about some of the great work that institutions are doing with students as change agents. At our Digital literacies: changing student practices webinar last week, we heard about the work that Exeter, Oxford Brookes and Greenwich have been doing with their students, … Read more