Author Archives: Sarah Davies

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

Need help in changing your learning landscape?

As previously mentioned on this blog, Jisc are working with partners on the HEFCE-funded Changing the Learning Landscape initiative. It’s all full steam ahead now, with delegates well into the Strategic Change programme, and sixteen institutions already benefiting from consultancy support from the partners. The Higher Education Academy are poised to announce a series of … Read more

Developing digital literacies webinars

We ran a series of webinars in February-May 2013 to disseminate and discuss the work of the Developing digital literacies projects. Each hour-long webinar discussed an aspect of the programme’s work. The webinars were free and open to all, and recordings of them are available. Events in this series: Current issues and approaches in developing … Read more

Analysing analytics

Being a linguist at heart, I chose to jump into the new Cetis Analytics Series of briefing papers with no. 5, What is analytics? Definition and essential characteristics, by Adam Cooper. Adam considers some definitions of analytics from other sources before plumping for this description: Analytics is the process of developing actionable insights through problem … Read more

Changing the learning landscape

JISC communities may be interested in two current opportunities in the Changing the Learning Landscape programme, a new partnership venture we’re involved in which aims to take a multi-pronged approach to helping English higher education providers make strategic changes in the way they use technology to support learning, teaching and the student experience. If that … Read more

Three wheels on my wagon, and other tales from the SEDA summer school

Our next summer school blog post is from Jakki Sheridan-Ross, who will dispel any illusions you may have had about the SEDA summer school being a bit of a jolly. I advise a cup of tea and a deep breath before launching into her post, which reflects on the whole (exhausting) summer school experience, and … Read more

Summer school reflections

As part of the Developing Digital Literacies programme, JISC part-funded 12 scholarship places at the 2012 SEDA summer school, ‘Academic Development for the Digital University’. The people who took up these scholarships have been blogging their reflections from the event. Emma King, Learning and Development Advisor at the University of Warwick, reflects in her blog … Read more