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Edtech 2K19, what’s in store?

Was there a robot or a drone under your Christmas tree this year, or perhaps a smart lightbulb or a connected toothbrush? As tech companies put microchips into everyday objects and connect them to the internet, it feels like our lives are becoming a little more sci-fi every day. >>

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Martin Hamilton

How we’ve been helping universities and colleges to improve the digital experience for their students

Last year 20,000 students from higher and further education told us about their digital learning experiences in further and higher education. This year we’re back with the results from over 37,000 students and 83 organisations, in our digital experience report set to be published next week...  >>

Students at the University of Lincoln
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Students at the University of Lincoln
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Sarah Knight

What I’ve learned as a woman in tech with gender dysphoria

Hi, my name is Chloe and I work in strategy and corporate services where I'm a SharePoint architect and developer. I've been at Jisc for about four years or so both as a contractor and as a full time member of staff. In my spare time I'm an artist and photographer, and also study Chen style Tai Chi. I have gender dysphoria, and I transitioned from male to female whilst working at Jisc. >>

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Chloe Gilbert

Are you our next HE social media superstar?

We’re on the look-out for the most social media-savvy folk in higher education (HE). Sound like you? Well, if you make our top ten list you could win an edtech visit for your class, with virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and even a robot, and hey, it’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work! >>

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Crack that code! This could be the week the magic happens...

At Jisc we believe that education technology (edtech) can improve education, research and student life – and not just in the classroom or lecture theatre. However, most of us are consumers of technology rather than producers. What would it take to learn how to code, or get into hardware hacking? >>

Students at the University of Bath coding with Arduino
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Students at the University of Bath coding with Arduino
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Martin Hamilton

What I’m most looking forward to at Digifest 2017

Digifest is our annual must-attend event that celebrates the power digital has to revolutionise learning and teaching. Each year the event is packed full of exciting talks and debates, and the chance to investigate ideas and explore sector issues, and a buzzing atmosphere fuelled by people ready to learn and share ideas.  >>

Digifest 2016
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Digifest 2016
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Sarah Knight