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This one hour webinar showcases the Strategic Information and Communications Technology (S-ICT) toolkit being launched by Jisc InfoNet to coincide with this webinar. The webinar highlights the key features of the newly developed Jisc/LFHE toolkit, a variety of deployment models and likely obstacles and possible solutions. Participants will also learn from institutions that have already used the toolkit to initiate real world transformational projects.
The use of ICT in supporting the delivery of core business goals has become increasingly important to senior managers; yet research by the University of Nottingham and its partners indicates that institutions differ widely in the maturity of their strategic use of ICT. This webinar will emphasise the importance of constant engagement between senior IS professionals and their institutions' senior management teams.
The toolkit includes a range of checklists, case studies and good practice guidelines to help senior managers identify, analyse, assess and develop their current maturity level. The toolkit will help participants to further develop the skills and institutional processes necessary to ensure the UK FE and HE sectors continue to deliver a first class experience for its students and partners. Paul Gentle will describe how LFHE are supporting the on-going usage and championing uptake.
After the webinar, participants will enjoy access to the online Strategic information and communications technology (S-ICT) toolkit to help consolidate their new knowledge. Participants will be encouraged to identify a suitable transformation project within their own institution and use the toolkit to identify improvement opportunities.
Myles Danson, Programme Manager, Technology supported business change, Jisc
Parmjit Dhugga, Training & Development Manager, Nottingham University
Paul Gentle, Programme Director, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Steve Bailey, Senior Adviser, Jisc InfoNet
What will you learn or take away?
By the end of the end of the workshop, participants will:
be able to understand the meaning of ‘Strategic ICT’ and the importance of critical self-appraisal
be able to describe the key enablers for determining strategic ICT maturity
have obtained an understanding of the S-ICT toolkit
be able to identify different deployment strategies
be enthusiastic towards deploying the S-ICT toolkit to conduct an initial ICT maturity assessment within their own institution at the institutional, faculty, school, department or business unit level.
Who should attend
PVCs, Deans, Heads of school, Registrars, Chief information officers, Heads of planning units, Directors of IS & IT, Senior IS professionals, Heads of teaching and learning functions, Senior e-learning staff, anyone responsible for planning ICT services, anyone responsible for ICT infrastructure