Tools & Techniques
The rapid development of information technology has made available a plethora of new tools for further and higher education. Increased digital capacity and the rise of the internet continues to bring about new categories of computing devices, new types of software and new network architectures.
How can we identify which technologies are most appropriate to our needs and what techniques can we employ use these tools effectively?
JISC funds programmes of work to explore, test and acquire an understanding of a variety of technologies and how they might be used. Then, through a range of services, we share this knowledge.
Key tools & techniques activities
Information Environment Programme 2009-11
The aim of this programme is to improve the capacity of the sector to manage, discover and use information resources. There is now a critical mass of digital information resources that can be used to...
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.
Learning and teaching innovation grants
JISC is supporting, via this programme, one year projects and activities that fit with the vision, outcomes and principles of the JISC e-Learning programme and support innovative approaches to...
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...
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.
Technology and Standards Watch (TechWatch)
TechWatch anticipates developments in information and communication technologies that might have high impact on the core business of Further and Higher Education in five to ten years' time.
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...
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.
JISC Digital Media
JISC Digital Media provide advice, guidance and training to UK colleges and universities on the effective creation, storage and use of digital media (still images, sound and video) in education.
Mimas is a national data centre based at the University of Manchester which hosts a significant number of the UK’s research information assets and builds applications to help people make the most of...