JISC encourages the development of communities in a variety of areas relating to technology, education and research. By supporting these communities JISC can keep up-to-date with important topics, encourage discussion, and supply information to relevant interest groups.
Some communities are facilitated by JISC or JISC-funded initiatives. In these instances participants may need to meet qualifying criteria such as addressing specific technical issues or supporting a specific programme of work.
Key communities activities
e-Learning Frameworks and Tools programme
The e-Learning Framework is a service-oriented factoring of the core services required to support e-Learning applications, portals and other user agents.
Repositories and Preservation Programme
The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...
Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies
Based on the needs of real end-users, the programme will identify areas where innovative user technologies and practices can increase efficiency.
Digital preservation & records management programme
Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.
e-Learning Capital programme
The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.
Alternate Reality Games for Orientation, Socialisation and Induction (ARGOSI)
Student retention is a key issue in Higher Education at the present time, and the quality of the induction
process has been identified as a factor that can affect retention. Current models of...
Scots Words and Place-Names
Scots Words and Place-Names, University of Glasgow, Carole Hough, £79,524.87
This is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow Enroller Project, Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD), and...
Cancer Imaging VRE
This project will develop a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved in cancer imaging to share information, images and algorithms. It will achieve this by building on the Research...
e-Infrastructure Use Cases and Service Usage Models
This project aims to gather and document concrete evidence of how e-infrastructure is, or is planned to be used as a facilitator of the research process across all major disciplines. This is not...
Engage Academic Groups with e-Infrastructure
The overall aim of the project is to improve the experience of research users of UK e-Infrastructure, and promote the use of UK e-Infrastructure to a wider set of users by engaging with different...
JISC infoNet helps managers in UK colleges and universities to plan, manage and use technology so your organisation can deliver excellent quality learning, teaching and research.
JISCMail helps more than one million people in education and research collaborate through specialist online groups, enabling them to share knowledge, information and ideas on a diverse range of...
OSS Watch (Open Source Software Advisory Service)
OSS Watch provides unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development and licensing of free and open source software to UK colleges and universities.
Providing expert advice and practical support to help organisations achieve their objectives and enhance performance using technology.