Blurring the line between real and virtual worlds
Is Augmented Reality ready to take its place in the real world?
A bright future for independent Jisc in 2013
A new organisation, a new beginning and new focus – that is the way Jisc is shaping up to meet the challenges of the coming years.
Top 5 anti e-reader list
Ben Showers Jisc programme manager share views thoughts on the longevity of e-book readers in rapidly change tech world
The future of research
Sarah Porter Jisc’s head of innovation and Torsten Reimer Jisc programme manager share their views on what is coming over the horizon
Reliving the Blitz
Interactive map shows where bombs hit
Too busy to tweet
Automate your computer to network while you work
Transatlantic views on the future of scholarly discourse
Jisc and CNI experts share their thoughts on different aspects of the evolution of scholarly research
Major upgrade for Janet
The latest investment in Janet will support the changing needs of education and research for at least a decade
Top open access research tips
Find out how Jisc is supporting the UK efforts to adopt open practices
Analytics for student retention
Analytics is an emerging discipline that can help organisations get more from their data mountains for learner retention
Top 10 higher education blogs
Read our recommendations for the blogs that will help you stay informed
Research information management
We share how you can sharper up your current research information management processes as well as save time and money
Bring your own device
Find out how mobile devices are being welcomed into college classrooms to improve learner engagement
2012 paralympics legacy
A lasting legacy for all learners with the uptake of accessible technologies
Jisc programme managers Chris Brown and Torsten Reimer explore some of the changes that could be transforming a research environment near you very soon
Experts Max Hammond, Paul Walk and Rachel Bruce explain how the data driven approach could improve and transform the operations of universities and colleges in the UK
Digital technologies are being used to support the recruitment and retention of high quality, well-motivated overseas learners
Stairway to cloud computing
We explore the benefits and costs of cloud computing for you to see where it can fit into your business model
Q&A: Improving digital literacy
How can I ensure my students and staff are digitally literate?
Jisc events roundup
A round-up of events where you can talk to JISC experts
Welcome to the winter edition of Jisc Inform. We’ve taken the opportunity to have a bit of a refresh and come up with what we think is a brighter, cleaner design – we hope you agree.
Once again this issue has an eclectic mix of articles covering a variety of topics, looking at how we, together with our partners, projects, funders, and owners, are aiming to help you find ways to get the most out of your digi tech.
We also do a bit of future gazing, Jisc programme managers Andy McGregor and Myles Danson look at future trends in digital analytics and Sarah Porter head of Jisc innovation and Torsten Reimer one of our programme managers, give you their top seven predictions for the future of research.
And to save you a little time in hunting them down, our expert blogger and programme manager, David Kernohan gives you his view of the top ten higher education blogs. From blogs we move to mobile apps with our feature on how colleges are embracing their learners’ texting in the lectures by encouraging learners to BYOD – bring your own device to learn.
Don’t agree with our experts? Let us know, because we welcome your feedback and suggestions – not just on the articles in this issue, but for possible future topics for us to cover.
We hope you enjoy the read.
Edited by: Rebecca Whitehead and Charlie Covington
Design: iD Factory
Contributors: Charlotte Covington, Christine Gormley, Brian Kelly, Michelle Pauli, Sarah Porter, Caroline Pritchard, Torsten Reimer, Ben Showers, Rebecca Whitehead and Nicola Yeeles. We’d also like to thank all the many people who have contributed their expertise to this edition.
Jisc Inform is produced by Jisc to raise awareness of the use of technology in supporting further and higher education in the UK. Contributing authors include members of the Jisc family of services and initiatives, Jisc’s partners and staff working in the further and higher education and skills sectors. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of Jisc.
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