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Ten ways we support a sustainable future for open access

We've been involved in shaping and supporting the open access movement since its early days, and we know that our members want to see a sustainable future for open access; but what does sustainable look like when we’re talking about sharing research? >>

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Helen Blanchett

The General Data Protection Regulation and what it means for cyber security

Keeping personal data secure has been a legal requirement since the 1984 Data Protection Act. But that creates a paradox, because to secure the computers and networks that store and carry personal data, we need to collect additional personal data about how those systems are used and abused >>

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Andrew Cormack

The future of FE: our vision for the next five years

Can colleges and skills providers become efficient and financially stable, while also providing an excellent learning experience that produces a workforce with the skills required to help the UK economy thrive post-Brexit and beyond? >>

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Paul McKean

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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Emma   Dixon

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? >>

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Martin Hamilton