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National and regional contacts. Electronic management of assessment workshop. We warmly invite you attend a consultation workshop on the electronic management of assessment (EMA) project.

Electronic management of assessment workshop

The term EMA is increasingly being used to describe the way that technology can be used to support the management of the assessment and feedback lifecycle, including the electronic submission of assignments, e-marking and e-feedback. This is the second of two workshops, building on the findings from the first stage of the research, the recently published landscape review that identified a number of challenges facing the sector in relation to EMA, as well as further activity prioritising those challenges. In our first workshop, the stakeholder community collaborated on the generation of a range of solution ideas in response to those challenges. This second workshop will engage participants in validating and refining those concept areas. These refined ideas will be taken forward to be considered for potential implementation. National and regional customer services. Jisc enables the safe and secure sharing of medical research data. Jisc is enabling researchers across the UK to safely and securely share health data to progress their research with a collaborative initiative.

Jisc enables the safe and secure sharing of medical research data

This initiative is showcasing how the UK’s research and education network Janet, provided by Jisc, can offer additional controls and safeguards for researchers working with sensitive data. Jisc enables the safe and secure sharing of medical research data. Creating your first iTunesU course. Monthly E-Bulletin. We bring to you a summer bumper edition of the Learning, Teaching and Professional Skills e-bulletin from Mimas.

Monthly E-Bulletin

There has been numerous things happening at Mimas, with the biggest change is that we are now part of the Jisc family. From 1 August, Mimas, which was part of The University of Manchester, became part of the Digital Resources division, within educational charity Jisc. This move will not affect the day-to-day running of Mimas, or the services it provides as internal operations, office locations, roles and contact information will remain unchanged for now. Going forward the change will see Mimas benefit from sharing back office infrastructure, whilst at the same time providing improved flexibility for growth ensuring the needs of customers continue to be met. We look forward to continuing to work with you. UK research secures new national data centre. Research in the UK has been given a boost this week as specialist data centre provider, Infinity, has secured a five year framework agreement with Janet, the UK’s national research and education network, provided by Jisc.

UK research secures new national data centre

The deal sees the creation of a Jisc data centre to support the requirements for academic research and will be the first shared data centre for medical and academic research in the UK. The funding of approximately £900,000 to make the facility happen has been provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Help build the Research and Education Space. The BBC calls on developers, publishers, digital agencies and startups to help students, teachers and researchers get the most out of online educational resources.

Help build the Research and Education Space

Working with the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) and Jisc, the BBC is looking to fund the development of software applications which will improve learning and study by facilitating access to a vast range of online resources which have been licensed for educational use. The funding comes through the BBC Connected Studio team and is the latest stage of the Research and Education Space (RES), a three-year programme of activity which aims to bring together an extensive catalogue of publicly held resources which can be used as the basis for educational software, learning resources, classroom teaching aids and research tools. 400 colleges gain access to free e-textbooks. Jisc offers over 400 colleges free access to a new collection of curriculum focused e-textbooks through e-books for FE.

400 colleges gain access to free e-textbooks

E-books for FE will be benefiting UK further education providers by offering access to additional new suite of 162 e-textbooks. These books will supplement over 200 other e-textbooks previously acquired. The new collection has been chosen using feedback from customers to ensure the new books are of the highest possible value to their users and focus in supporting the curriculum across a variety of subjects. E-books for FE provides further education colleges in the UK with access to a collection of e-textbooks on a platform that offers functionality suitable for the needs of the community.

The new collection will be available to colleges free of charge for another two years from 1 September 2014 until 31 August 2016. Catherine John, FE licensing manager of Jisc Collections, says: E-books for FE does not only save users time and money, but also supports distance learning. Towards a new-look customer service function for Jisc. Putting customers at the heart of what we do: it’s a commitment that many organisations are making, from e-commerce to education.

Towards a new-look customer service function for Jisc

It’s all about seeing things from their perspective, talking customers’ language and striving to meet their needs and concerns, and it’s absolutely crucial to us at Jisc too. We have been working hard to make customers our priority and to ensure that every single college, university and skills provider in the UK can be confident that they are getting the very best from their digital technology for the benefit of their staff and students. To this end you may know that we have been carrying out an extensive review here at Jisc of how we organise and deliver our customer service operations. While there are many areas of good practice in how we currently do this, it’s clear that we need to provide a better experience for our customers in across the UK. Jisc FE and Skills Window Project Survey.

17 Jun 2014.

Jisc FE and Skills Window Project Survey

Student innovators scoop grants to develop fresh ideas. The 20 winners of this year’s Summer of Student Innovation competition have been announced today.

Student innovators scoop grants to develop fresh ideas

Winning teams will develop digital technologies to improve every aspect of students’ experience, from work-planning and making sure they eat well to improving exam performance and boosting employability. The winning students will each receive an award of £5,000 from Jisc to develop their ideas into tools that can be used by fellow students, colleges and universities. They’ll also attend a series of summer schools to help them develop their project management and entrepreneurial skills and give them an opportunity to learn from experts in digital technology.

Dr John Shemilt, director of ICT, Imperial and Summer of Student Innovation steering group member said: “It is fantastic to see such great ideas put forward this year, building on the success of last year’s competition. Still time for the education and research sector to beat powerful malware threats. Jisc and the National Crime Agency (NCA) are today reminding UK computer users that there is still time to protect themselves from the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker malicious software (malware) threats.

Still time for the education and research sector to beat powerful malware threats

On Monday 2 June, the NCA announced that an international operation had temporarily weakened the global network of infected computers, providing a two–week opportunity for members of the public to rid themselves of the malware and help prevent future infection. That two week period ends at Midnight on Tuesday 17 June. Before then, individuals and businesses can take full advantage of the criminal network’s relative weakness by updating security software, running system scans, and checking that computer operating systems are up to date. Those in the education and research sector can find tailored information on the Janet Computer Security and Incident Response Team (CSIRT) blog. Cess and identity management. The issue Education providers must provide staff and students with a username and password so they can access online systems or content securely. That can mean providing them with access to multiple systems with differing levels of security.

Simple, secure access has wide-reaching benefits and institutions that manage this well can increase efficiency, save costs and see paybacks across their business. Key terminology We’ve produced an introduction to federated access management terminology and concepts which points out the subtle but important distinctions between similar-sounding terms. Funding opportunity: learning technologies - design for impact. Evaluating digital services. Be part of the change in vocational learning. 22 May 2014 Digital technologies offer us a great opportunity to transform how we engage students and get better results in vocational learning. Last chance to register for the Summer of Student Innovation 2014.

Light bulb moment? Apply by 30 May 2014 for £5k to develop your digital technology idea to improve student life. 17 further and higher education (FE and HE) student teams are already registered for this year’s Summer of Student Innovation, hoping for the chance to create technology solutions that could change the education landscape forever. Jisc and ProQuest enable access to essential digital content. Providing access to almost 25,000 rare and often unique books, Early European Books is a key resource for those with a strong research interest in the period from 1450 – 1700, delivering a wide variety of primary sources from one of the most fascinating and influential periods in Western history and has been developed in collaboration with a range of major European libraries.

Very few libraries have access to such a large corpus of works as Early European Books offers and researchers and students will now be able to view this material wherever and whenever they choose. Updated monthly with the most recent edition of the magazine, The Vogue Archive gives researchers of fashion, photography, advertising and history access to the entire publication run of the US edition of Vogue magazine, back to its first issue in 1892. Janet Web Filtering Service. Janet Web Hosting Service. Find out what the FES-DRP funding winners are up to... 09 May 2014 Name of lead provider - Knowsley Family and Community Education Developing new uses of technology and / or the innovative adaption and rollout of technologies Improving learner language skills through the use of phonetic structures embedded into video-based learning technology.

Some years ago our language learners voiced that they don’t wish to spend long periods of time during lessons on grammatical aspects (reading and writing) of their chosen language. ENABLE conference – book now! Healthcare excellence gets boost from free research journal trial. More universities to benefit from lower cost, high-quality data archiving. Aurora2 dark fibre communications research service to power the future internet. Jisc is pleased to announce the launch of Aurora2, our new national dark fibre research and development platform.

The internet is built on fibre optic cables which are installed by the telecoms companies. Until light-emitting equipment is connected to the fibres they are ‘dark’. These fibre cables run under our cities and carry the internet services that we use every day. Aurora2 will also use these cables, but with its own dedicated fibres which will allow researchers to test new ideas without running the risk of disrupting the internet we all rely upon. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. ENABLE conference – book now! Open access to be a requirement for UK research funding. Healthcare excellence gets boost from free research journal trial. Transforming Lives Awards – Nominations now open! 23 Apr 2014 Celebrating teachers, trainers and tutors who help adults change their lives through learning. NIACE in partnership with NOCN and the Institute for Learning (IfL) are this year launching the Transforming Lives Awards for teachers, trainers and tutors in England.

Unlimited access to 33,000 video resources now available to UK educators. Alexander Street Press has forged an agreement with Jisc to provide access to video resources for colleges and universities in the UK using the publisher’s popular evidence-based acquisition (EBA) model. Jisc Digital Media announces spring workshop lineup. Blog. Older | Newer By Matt Faber on Monday 07 April 2014 News about the new colour management infokit Jisc Digital Media have published a new infokit on colour management for digitisation projects. Blog. Putting the student at the centre of their learning. Share. Social Media for Business and Community Engagement Webinar. 03 Apr 2014 Date: 24th April, 12 - 1:30. Netskills announces Summer workshops.

CoLRiC best practice awards. 26 Mar 2014. Judging the use of technology in lessons: A tick box or formalized criteria. 17 Mar 2014. Announcement for FES-DRP funding. Jisc Digital Festival. Jisc TechDis launch ambassador programme. Jisc Digital Festival 2014 online programme announced. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events.

JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. Jisc Legal publishes new social media guidance. Registration opens for Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2014. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. Jisc commissions Cetis to undertake educational technology standards work. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. Digital Practitioner Awards 2013. JISC RSC > RSC Wales regional events. BYOD Toolkit (1 May 2013. JISC RSC SouthEast: Login to the site. JISC Advance signs memorandum of understanding with NIACE.

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