Structured around the four festival themes, these practical sessions offer you the chance to listen as well as take part in group activities and discussion.
Duration: 1 hour
Tuesday - early session (11:30 - 12:30) - resources now available
Designing strategically aligned digital credentialing systems with open badges to engage and meet the needs of digital learners
Session chair - Grainne Hamilton, Jisc RSC Scotland
Speaker - Shelaine Douglas, Jisc RSC Scotland
A new Jisc / HESA offer for business intelligence
Session chair: Myles Danson - Jisc
- Steve Bailey, Jisc infoNet
- Jonathan Waller, HESA
Meeting the research data management challenge
- Rachel Bruce, Jisc - Chair
- Kevin Ashley, Digital Curation Centre (DCC) - Chair
- Laurian Williamson, University of Sheffield
- Debra Hiom, University of Bristol
Jisc Monitor: a shared approach to monitoring compliance with open access policies
Jo Lambert and Brian Mitchell, Jisc Collections
Wikipedia: a platform for learners as producers
Martin Poulter - University of Bristol
- Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador
Blog including education tips and case studies
- How universities are teaching with Wikipedia
A PDF brochure with examples of Wikipedia assignments in Higher Education
- Wikimedia educator portal
Advice, case studies and justification for running assignments on Wikipedia
- Editing Wikipedia
A PDF brochure that takes you through the process of contributing to Wikipedia yourself
An interactive and collaborative approach to staff development
Theresa Beattie and Marion Miller
Tuesday - late session (14:30 - 15:30) - resources now available
Building advocacy and trust: social media for engagement
Lis Parcell and Esther Barrett - Jisc RSC Wales
Promoting feedback dialogue using technology: why, how and lessons learned
Session chair: Lisa Gray, Jisc
- Rola Ajjawi, senior lecturer, University of Dundee
- Gunter Saunders - director technology enhanced learning, Westminster University
- Peter Chatterton - director, Daedalus e-World Ltd
Looking at the value of feedback dialogue to student learning and the student experience and comparing and contrasting two Jisc funded projects aiming to promote feedback dialogue.
Digital content sustainability and entrepreneurship
Naomi Korn, Naomi Korn Consulting and Stuart Dempster, Jisc
The work shop aims to provide participants with pragmatic guidance into how to secure the resources, including developing new revenue streams needed to cover operating costs and insights into developing their own sustainability plans for digital content.
Naomi Korn of Web2Rights and Stuart Dempster of Jisc will be co-facilitating the workshop. Participants will be invited to submit their ‘top three’ sustainability questions in advance of the workshop and these will be used to focus advice and guidance according to participant’s requirements. Participants will work in teams to help them develop a prioritised list of key topics to be included in a sustainability plan. This will be facilitated to ensure participants gain useful and practical insights into ‘good practice’.
It will offer insights from the new guide to revenue models commissioned by Jisc for the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by Ithaka S&R to be published in early 2014. It will provide highlights from a new sustainability course develop by Web2Rights for Jisc which will be launched in 2014. Participants at the workshop will be given the opportunity to register their interest and receive an early-bird discount for the course.
The workshop will include:
- A quick overview of revenue models in use today and key recommendations from the new guide to revenue models.
- An exclusive preview of a new course on entrepreneurial approaches to the sustainability of digital content and collections.
- Team working to help develop knowledge and understanding of how to develop a sustainability plan.
Strategic approaches to digital literacy development
Sarah Davies - Jisc
- Developing digital literacies infoKit
- Give your feedback on the digital literacies infoKit
- Digital literacies resources on the Design Studio
- Using technology to improve curriculum design
- Digital literacy case studies
Tips for getting your institution ready for open access monographs
Ellen Collins - Research Information Network
Top tips on how to improve the discoverability of your digitised collections
David Kay, Sero Consulting
This session will focus on practical advice and guidance on what creators and managers of digitised collections can do to improve the discoverability of their resources and ensure they are found by teachers, learners, researchers and the public at large.
Digitisation of archival and special collections has been rapidly growing in the last 15 years, but how discoverable are actually these collections on the Web? That is, how likely are users to find these digital resources? A recent survey revealed that in fact only about 50% of digitised items are discoverable through a Google search by their item name or title.
The workshop will provide delegates with the opportunity to perform a quick “discoverability test” on their digital collection. They will then identify practical ways in which they can increase the collection’s visibility based on the advice and guidance contained in a newly launched Web guide on improving discoverability. The guide spans areas such as exploiting social media, open licensing, working well with web services and search engines optimisation.
No particular technical knowledge is expected. Delegates are encouraged to “bring the URL” of the collection they want to test and also bring a laptop/tablet.
The web guide was created as part of the Jisc-RLUK-SCONUL co-design project “Spotlight on the digital”.
Wednesday - early session (09:30 - 10:30) - resources now available
Exploring Jisc's new co-design approach to innovation
Andy McGregor - Jisc
Show me the UK's open access research publications! An Open Mirror?
Neil Jacobs, Jisc and John MacColl, University of St Andrews
Open Access remains high on institutions’ agendas, and those of research funders and the UK Government. This is because OA enables UK researchers and those who support them to maximise and demonstrate their impact, both within the sector and beyond. But where is the UK’s open access research? Who is looking after it?
Months of consultation and feasibility testing have been completed on the idea of an “Open Mirror”, that is, a national collection of the UK’s OA research publications. This workshop will present the outcomes of that work and be an opportunity for participants to influence the direction of the work.
Augmented reality - a way to engage and empower learners?
Judy Bloxham, Jisc RSC North West and Allen Crawford, Jisc RSC West Midlands
Understanding students' expectations and experiences of the digital environment
Session chair: Sarah Knight
- Helen Beetham
- Dave White, University of Oxford
- Paul Bailey, Jisc
Crossing the threshold, moving e-Portfolios into the mainstream
- Lisa Gray, Jisc
- Gordon Joyes, University of Nottingham
- Kirstie Coolin, University of Nottingham
Authority files, sign posts for research information, turn potential into value
Session chair: Bas Cordewener - SURF
- Leo Waaijers
- Maurits Van der Graaf
- Verena Weigert, Jisc
Wednesday - late session (13:30 - 14:30) - resources now available
Enabling learning in the mobile world - farewell to the computer desk
- Jason Miles-Campbell, Jisc Legal
- Judy Bloxham, RSC Northwest
- Steve Hull, Jisc Digital Media
The changing face of assessment and feedback: how technology can make a difference
Session chair: Marianne Sheppard, Jisc infoNet
- Lisa Gray, Jisc
- Gill Ferrell, Jisc infoNet
Identifying and driving change in partnership with students
Session chair: Sarah Knight, Jisc
- Simon Walker, University of Greenwich
- Dr Mark Kerrigan, University of Greenwich
- Peter Chatterton, University of Greenwich
- Bradley Elliot, University of Greenwich
Improve access and identity management services - solving the issues and planning the road ahead
Session chair: Mark Williams, Janet
- John Chapman, Janet
- Rhys Smith, Janet
- Kevin Meynell, Janet
- Simon Cooper, Janet
- Chris Brown, Jisc
Session resources and materials:
- AIM Strategy and Plan
- AIM Community Group
- Identity Management Co-design blog
- Identity Hub
- Identity Management Toolkit
- UK federation
- Shibboleth Consortium
- eduroam (UK)
- Certificate service
- Moonshot Community website
- Moonshot Software
- Moonshot Standards
Digital storytelling for public engagement
Chris Thomson and Caroline Ingram, Jisc Netskills
Visitors and residents: understanding student behaviours online
Session chair: David White, University of Oxford
- Chris Young, Jisc Netskills
- Lawrie Phipps, Jisc
- Donna Lanclos, University of North Carolina
- Steve Boneham, Jisc Netskills
- 1 Nicol D, and Macfarlane-Dick D. 2006. "Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice." Studies in Higher Education 31 (2):199-218
- 2 Jisc. 2010. Effective assessment in a digital age: A guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback