Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015
Academia are a fast-growing group of technology companies with many accreditations, awards and certifications, partnering with the world’s leading technology manufacturers. They are experts in the supply of software, hardware, managed services and training solutions to education, government, not-for-profit, business, pro media and employee benefits markets.
Adam Matthew (event sponsor)
Adam Matthew seek to inspire students, enhance learning environments, and aid scholarly research by making important primary sources available to a global audience. Central to their approach is engaging with the academic community and working closely with leading archives to carefully select, digitise and publish their unique collections.
Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
ALT is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field.
Our purpose is to ensure that use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities and the situations into which they are placed.
We do this by improving practice, promoting research, and influencing policy.
- Courses - We'll help supply your course marketing data to UCAS, Graduate Prospects, Hotcourses and others
- Career Explorer - a single widget on any course webpage that links the course to information about related careers
- Course Explorer - concept matching to provide a superior course search for any education institution's website.
Arkivum is the leading provider of assured long-term and large-scale data archiving solutions to higher education and biomedical institutions. The company provides the only system to guarantee 100% data integrity irrespective of the retention period - storing multiple data copies in disparate UK data centre locations in addition to an offline escrow copy.
BoardPacks provides mobile access to all your meeting packs, documents and historical meeting information in one collaborative space, via an app on your tablet or web browser. As well as useful features like redaction, and minute taking against specific agenda items, BoardPacks includes tools to manage risk, decisions and procedures.
A global leader in edtech, D2L is the creator of Brightspace. Going beyond the limited capabilities of a virtual learning environment (VLE), Brightspace is the world’s first truly integrated learning platform – designed to address the powerful shifts shaping the future of education and deliver on the promises of a more pervasive, perceptive and personal learning experience.
The company partners with thought-leading organisations around the globe to improve learning through data-driven technology creating a personalised experience for every learner, regardless of geography or ability.
D2L’s open and extensible platform is used by more than 1,100 clients and almost 15 million individual learners in higher education, k–12, healthcare, government, and the enterprise sector.
The British Library
The British Library holds an unrivalled collection of research materials, made available through our core services, both Document Delivery and Imaging Services.
They fuel innovation across the globe, from blue chip companies, publishers, government departments, internationally renowned universities to individual researchers.
Using cutting edge technologies, images are captured and delivered to their customers' own specifications, efficiently and to the standard of quality expected from the national library of the UK.
British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC)
The British Universities Film and Video Council is a charity and membership organisation focused on promoting the production, study, use and knowledge of moving image, sound and related media within higher education, further education and research.
At Campus Interactive we work closely with schools, colleges and universities to create meaningful interactions with augmented reality through their own branded interactive apps. From taking a virtual tour of the halls of residence straight from the prospectus, to generating dynamic and engaging 3D learning materials, we develop digital experiences for each stage of the student lifecycle.
We will work with you to develop a bespoke long term augmented reality strategy that will support the changing needs of your students' time on campus.
Please visit us at our exhibition stand, for a short demo on what can be done for you institution straight from your mobile phone or tablet.
Cengage Learning is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for our accurate and authoritative reference content as well as our intelligent organisation of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as e-books and in microform.
In Europe, Middle East and Africa our indigenous collections range from the digitisation of global newspaper brands to smaller historical collections.
ClickView uses high quality educational videos and TV recording to help teachers create engaging lessons and improve learning outcomes. Their solution lets you store, manage and deliver digital content throughout your school while making the same videos available for teachers and students to watch outside the classroom.
CrossRef (event sponsor)
CrossRef serves as a digital hub for the scholarly communications community. A global organization of scholarly publishers, its innovations shape the future of scholarly communications.
CrossRef provides a wide spectrum of services for identifying, locating, linking to, and assessing the reliability and provenance of scholarly content.
Digital Science is a technology company working to make scientific research more efficient. Their software helps to support researchers at every stage of the research cycle to ensure they can work more smartly and discover more. Their tools are developed for researchers by researchers who have faced the same challenges and who want to change the way science is done.
Over two million students at 625 schools across 30 countries rely on Echo360 active learning technology to enhance their educational experience before, during and after class. Students revisit lectures, collaborate with peers, and participate in class on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, wherever, whenever they choose.
Eduserv is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity dedicated to developing technology services for education and the public sector. Their services include:
- OpenAthens - secure single sign-on and access management for protected online resources
- Chest agreements - licence agreements for online resources and software especially negotiated for universities and colleges
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, and deliver better care.
Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 26,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.
Epson is a global innovation leader. Visit the Epson stand to learn about our wide range of cost effective products that perform perfectly every time.
On show will be our interactive projectors that make it quick and easy to share content like never before, plus our award-winning printers delivering high-quality output with less downtime.
Figshare is a research data management platform used by the world’s leading researchers, institutions and publishers. The platform allows any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that all research outputs can be disseminated in a way that the traditional scholarly publishing model does not allow.
InnovEd’s flagship product - the Education Management System (EMS) - provides unique capabilities and comprehensive features for both academic and vocational education across all subject sectors in both FE and HE.
EMS addresses the requirements in teaching, learning, assessment, progress tracking, messaging, discussion forums, resources library, eportfolio, education datahubs, management reporting and analytics for everyone: learners, teachers, assessors and senior management teams.
Knowledge Exchange is a cooperative between five partner organisations across Europe who work together to support, inspire and improve the use and development of ICT infrastructure for higher education and research, with a particular focus on the areas of research data and open access.
Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group works in partnership with over 125 further education providers to support the delivery of outstanding training.
Learning@College is part of Learning Curve Group and is the specialist brand for learning content aimed at learners on either a study programme or traineeship.
They have created over 55 innovative web-based learning resource for the study programme that which will be used by 20,000 learners this academic year.
Lockheed Martin is a global information technology company that is transforming the provision of ICT services to education and government organisations.
They pride themselves in providing industry experts to our customers producing cost savings, greater efficiencies and improved services.
They have an extensive track record of leading lean, agile and digital delivery with customers such as the Ministry of Justice, ofqual, Skills Funding Agency, Department of Work and Pensions and Department for Education and Local Government.
Help students and educators throughout the world realize their full potential.
Our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved learning outcomes for all.
OCLC is a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organisation dedicated to furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs.
Information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it.
OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources
Parotec provide high-quality charge and sync solutions to both education and industry.
Using our own intelligent board, our system provides universal charging for iOS, Android and Windows 8 mobile devices, along with numerous solutions for the storage of laptops. We also sell a range of device cases and accessories for all situations.
For more than 10 years PebblePad has been building powerful e-portfolio, e-assessment, and personal tutoring spaces.
And that's not all they've done - they've won awards for what they do and built an enviable reputation for being the type of friendly, knowledgeable company that people really like doing business with.
Now one of the most widely used systems of its kind, PebblePad helps learners develop and evidence the skills needed to excel in today's competitive world.
ProQuest® connects people with vetted, reliable research information. The company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge, including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and ebooks.
ProQuest includes Bowker®, Dialog®, EBL®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses, and tools such as RefWorks®, Pivot™, Intota®, and Summon® services.
Create, control and brand your own secure YouTube style media library featuring live streaming, TV recording, digital signage, lesson/lecture capture and observation.
Planet eStream offers integration with existing infrastructure, featuring active directory support, virtual learning environment (VLE) integration, learning management system (LMS) support and social media.
Users can upload/view content from smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
Rapid Education (event supporter)
Rapid Education is a leading distributor of educational products for all subject areas, but specialising in STEM related learning.
From secondary to universities, Rapid is a key supplier of electronic components, test equipment, robotics, 3D printers, tools with over 100,000 lines to choose from.
RefME is the leading multi platform referencing tool that automates citations, reference lists and bibliographies for anyone, anywhere. It has quickly been adopted by over 600,000 students in the UK since its launch in September 2014.
RefME supports over 7,000 referencing styles, has a barcode scanner app that syncs with RefME.com, and a number of innovative library analytic tools on the way.
Research and education space (RES)
RES will help teachers, lecturers and students access the best materials available online to enhance teaching by indexing collections of material that are freely available or licensed for use in education. It will provide safe, easy ways to search TV and radio, documents and photographs from museums, libraries and galleries.
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SiSo provides the whole package in resource, facility and training management.
SiSo’s evolutionary software model creates a unique cutting edge user experience.
From enterprise level to individual scenarios, SiSo’s innovative design and customer-centric attitude makes it a clear market leader.
SiSo is recognised around the world within the academic community, healthcare environment, automotive sector, public and private sectors alike.
Professional AV you can rely on from high performance, energy-saving projectors, including the world’s first 3LCD Laser model, to 4K BRAVIA Professional displays with HTML5. Ultra-clear audio-visual communication and professional visualisation systems to complete presentation solutions. Sony has the full range.
Steljes (event supporter)
Steljes is the leading distributor of interactive technology for a range of the worlds best manufacturers and software companies across the education, corporate and public sectors.
We pride ourselves on our ability to provide full interactive hardware and software solutions coupled with industry leading training, extended warranties, rental options and technical support.
Talis (event sponsor)
Talis provides technology that enhances use of learning resources in higher education. Our mission is to apply software and data to provide deeper insights, consistent experience and seamless workflows for teaching and learning.
Over half of UK universities are managing and delivering learning resources with Talis.
We will add to this list as exhibitors are confirmed.
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