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  • Framing digital capabilities for staff
    Recent consultations by Jisc have highlighted the need for institutions to take a strategic approach to the digital capabilities of their staff. We hear from students – for example at the recent Change Agents Network event – that teachers who are confident with digital tools make a real difference to their learning. We know that ...

  • “Students are more than students.”
    Students are more than students, these words, taken from Paul Chapman’s presentation, became a kind of mantra for the two day Change Agents’ Network (CAN) event in Birmingham last week. Paul was alluding to the multitude of roles students play at Birmingham City University to add value to the overall learning experience, from mentor and collaborator, to ...

  • Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics Workshop
    EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, 9th June 2015, 10.00-16.00  The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities and streamline associated administration and how we might make use of assessment data to improve learning. Across Europe universites are struggling with similar issues of bringing […]

  • Change Agents’ Network Event 17 &18 March- Summary and Resources
    On behalf of the CAN team, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the event over the 2 days and made it so successful.  We are so pleased that there were so many students and staff working together and the ‘buzz’ was a great in and out of sessions and workshops.   I ...

  • Change Agents’ Networking event begins on Tuesday
    We are looking forward to welcoming over 100 staff and students from FE and Skills and HE to our networking event in Birmingham, running over two days.  The event will showcase projects and people working in staff and student partnerships that support curriculum enhancement and innovation. This event provides an opportunity for us to come ...

  • Emerging recommendations from FE study
    The FE study is undertaking a series of consultation events to share the findings from the desk study and focus groups, and create a set of recommendations. Recommendations for managers and leaders We started with recommendations for colleges and are now focussing on recommendations for college managers. There are three strands of activity for college managers ...

  • FE Digital Student consultations come to Edinburgh
    Chris Thomson, subject specialist at Jisc, summarises the Edinburgh consultation event in March. He also captured the keynote by Peter Kilcoyne from Heart of Worcestershire College as well as the thoughts of some of the participants.

  • What does the digitally capable institution look like? – Digifest session
    Jisc and UCISA jointly ran a workshop yesterday at Jisc Digifest: What does the digitally capable institution look like? Gillian Fielding and Rebecca McCready from UCISA presented some of the key findings from last year’s digital capability survey. In addition to the points made in Gillian’s blog post, I was struck by the range of ...

  • New materials online!
    At last we can announce the launch of our new, revised materials to support everyone working to enhance the student digital experience. There is a whole new area of the web site devoted to examples of good practice, of which there are more than fifty, generously shared by universities (and some colleges) across the UK. ...

  • Digital capabilities in higher education: where are we now?
    Digital skills crisis looming, peers warn screamed one of last month’s Times Higher Education’s headlines. The headline was about a Lord’s report Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. This report clearly states that if the UK does not grasp the digital agenda, and quickly, the nation will be doomed in the world-market place. It ...