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
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.
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...
On behalf of UK education and research, Jisc Collections negotiates with publishers at a national level to procure and licence affordable digital content.
Jisc Regional Support Centres
A network of 12 Jisc Regional Support Centres across the UK assist higher and further education colleges and skills providers with information, advice and guidance in the strategic use of...
British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC)
The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is a membership organisation that promotes the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media in post-compulsory education....
JISC Legal provides legal guidance on the use of technology in education, research and external engagement on concerns ranging from copyright and data protection to cyber-bullying.
JISC TechDis is the leading UK education advisory service on technologies for inclusion. It provides resources, tools and training to make education more accessible for all learners.