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University of Dundee leads the digital pack at Scottish higher education awardsUniversity of Dundee wins in Jisc-sponsored innovative use of technology category at The Herald HE Awards.
Jisc CEO offers digital vision for UCAS ‘Journey to a million’ challengeHeidi Fraser-Krauss is one of 50 leading thinkers to contribute to the campaign.
UK universities agree open access publishing deal with Springer NatureFollowing a year-long negotiation led by Jisc, UK universities have agreed a new, three-year read and publish open access (OA) deal with Springer Nature.
New Jisc research infrastructure assets report will drive collaborationFor the first time, UKRI-funded report brings together views of 15 major stakeholders from across the UK research community.
International students deserve an equitable digital experienceNew report shares what international students need from universities to get the most from technology.
Mae Jisc yn disgleirio sbotolau ar arloeswyr digidol Cymreig i helpu eraill ar eu taith at Ddigidol 2030Mae ein hadroddiad newydd yn amlygu sut mae cydweithio ar draws y sector addysg ôl-16 yn gallu arwain at fentrau digidol llwyddiannus.
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Blog

New UKRI monographs policy is evolution, not revolution, of OA landscapeMonographs policy aims to boost longer forms of research
On the edge: how a new approach to data handling can enhance teaching and learningWhy edge computing is a critical element in digital transformation for education and research
Now is the perfect moment for libraries to lead us to the futureAs the world ruminates on the impact of recent technological advances, libraries should be part of the discussion.
Good, Better, Best – how small steps can drive higher education analytics successData analytics offer a way for providers to track and improve key metrics whilst supporting students, but how can they build an analytics culture?
I love my job: pen testers are like the rock stars of IT!It’s up to us to find weaknesses in systems before the bad actors do. Our work helps members to build better defences against cyber-attacks.
The Janet Network: delivering mission-critical services for UK education and researchAn in-depth look at how Jisc provides the power to connect, collaborate and improve the student experience.
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Features

Exploring the power of communities in building digital confidenceJisc's recent XR Wales Community of Practice event brought together educators from across the post-16 sector in Wales to share knowledge and build digital confidence.
What drives communities in education and research?Jisc’s 2023 community champions explain what motivates them to go the extra mile.
Beacon Awards shine a light on digital innovationThe Association of Colleges (AOC) Beacon Awards has celebrated excellence for colleges, learning providers, staff and students since 1995.
Understanding digital capabilities – a win-win for teachers and learnersAs the use of technology becomes increasingly embedded across UK further and higher education, gaining a thorough understanding of the digital skills of both students and teachers can be extremely beneficial when considering pedagogy and curriculum planning.
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Member stories

Coleg Y Cymoedd: Cyber security assessmentFocused on improving their cyber security posture, the IT team at Coleg Y Cymoedd, together with Jisc, completed a cyber security assessment. By evaluating the effectiveness of their current measures, the process enabled them to identify what steps they could take to strengthen their security further.
A Teesside University and Jisc collaboration is at the heart of a digital learning toolkitWhen Teesside University embarked upon a new piece of work to create a framework for digital learning, the team didn’t quite envision the scale of the project.
Blended learning with a twist at the Heart of Worcestershire CollegeBlended learning is nothing new for the team at the Heart of Worcestershire College. They’ve been teaching in this way for nearly a decade. But three years ago, they set about running a major project that would span the entire institution and fundamentally change how subjects were taught.
Cardiff University’s multi-disciplinary approach to teaching in clinical disciplines with immersive technologyCardiff University has been on a journey to develop a virtual hospital for Wales. The immersive online platform was developed in partnership with several Welsh universities, NHS Wales health boards, and Virtustech – a VR company founded by Cardiff University alumni.
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Podcasts

Research Talk: Is AI for me? Perspectives from the humanities – skills for artificial intelligence

Paola Marchionni brings the second instalment of, ‘Is AI for me? Perspectives from the humanities’ mini-series.

Tech takes: Cyber Essentials at Croydon College

We’re joined by Matthew Cranfield, head of IT at Croydon College, to discuss their journey through Cyber Essentials certification.
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Reports

A review of research, policy and practice for planning digital and blended learningJeremy Miles MS, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language commissioned this report from Jisc to inform strategic thinking and action planning for digital and blended learning in the Welsh further education (FE) sector, as part of the Digital 2030 Call to Action.
Adolygiad o ymchwil, polisiac ymarfer ar gyfer cynllunio dysgu digidol a chyfunolJeremy Miles AS, Comisiynodd Gweinidog y Gymraeg ac Addysg yr adroddiad hwn gan Jisc i lywio meddwl strategol a chynlluniau gweithredu ar gyfer dysgu digidol a chyfunol yn y sector addysg bellach (AB) yng Nghymru,fel rhan o Alwad i Weithredu Digidol 2030.
International students’ digital experience phase one: a review of policy, academic literature and views from UK higher educationBy taking a more inclusive approach, focusing on equity and outcomes for international students, we can create a digital experience that benefits all our students.
Collaborative approaches in the Welsh post-16 sectorJisc is working in partnership with Welsh Government to drive forward Digital 2030, which aims to see learning providers in Wales harness the potential of digital technology underpinned by principles of innovation, collaboration, co-production and social partnership.
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