Through the use of digital technologies JISC strives to cultivate an educational environment where learning resources are freely available, easy to access and routinely shared.

Learning Resources

Through the use of digital technologies JISC strives to cultivate an educational environment where learning resources are freely available, easy to access and routinely shared.
 
We negotiate licenses to access a wealth of online publications and unlock unique archive material by creating permanent digital resources.
 
We also encourage and enable educational practitioners to share their own learning resources, by providing guidance and support in areas such as intellectual property rights, accessibility and technological interoperability. These resources might include course materials, assessments, software, case studies, pedagogical approaches and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support learning and teaching.

Key learning resources activities

22 Programmes
  • e-Learning programme The JISC e-learning programme enables the development and effective use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching in universities and colleges, so that staff benefit from e-learning...

  • Open educational resources programme - phase 1 A HEFCE-funded programme led jointly by JISC and the Higher Education Academy. The pilot stage seeks to examine the effectiveness of differing models of open educational resource release in...

  • 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.

  • Transforming curriculum delivery through technology It is important for institutions to develop more flexible and creative models of delivery to support the development of autonomous, lifelong learners who are skilled in reflecting on their learning...

  • Digitisation and Content JISC is changing the world of authoritative e-resources through its investment in digitising content from some of the UK’s greatest collections.

201 Projects
  • British Library 19th-century newspapers This project will revolutionise scholarly research bringing richer results with precision and speed at the click of a mouse.

  • British newspapers 1620-1900 1.1 million pages are being digitised from 18th and 19th century news, building on previous projects to enable access to a virtual library containing some 4 million digitised pages of important...

  • 19th century pamphlets online This project will provide online access to the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. Digitising around 30,000 paper copy pamphlets, which focus on the...

  • British Cartoon Archive digitisation project This project will digitise the Carl Giles Archive, the single most important archive of British newspaper cartoons, and a key resource for British political and social history that has never before...

  • Learning Literacies in a Digital Age Learning Literacies for the Digital Age was a research study that aimed to find out what literacies learners require and what UK HE and FE institutions are doing to support them. The completed study...