We’re looking for input from our customers and stakeholders to co-design a set of shared ‘visions.’ These will act as targets for the sector, help us prioritise future development work, and review and refocus our existing projects.
In consultation with several sector bodies1 we've produced three draft vision documents for research, further education (FE) and skills, and higher education (HE) teaching and learning. These documents are not final or authoritative and are intended to initiate discussion.
The visions include:
- An overview of where digital technology may bring about changes by 2020/2030
- Sketches of how these changes may benefit specific roles in 2020/2030
- Prompts for discussion on potential ideas to help generate such changes.
How to get involved
We want to stimulate thinking more widely across the sector and capture your views to produce a set of useful visions.
We’re interested in finding out:
- What we might have missed
- Where there’s work that’s already happening
- Which bits are exciting and which are less relevant
- What would make the biggest difference to you
- Anything else you think is relevant
We will continue to work with our customers to update the visions as they evolve over time.
If you would like to get involved, please read our draft vision documents and comment by no later than 2 February 2016.
All comments will be made public to encourage open discussion.
We aim to release working versions of the visions in early March.
Get in touch
If you would like to discuss anything outside the public comments, or are interested in a particular area and don't want to register your interest publicly, please contact [email protected].
You may find the following additional information useful when reading the vision documents:
We have presented the visions without detailing where we are now and our current work. We hope that by co-designing the visions, it will help us work out what contextual information is required for the revised versions.
FE and skills vision
Unlike our other visions which cover 2020 and 2030, FE and skills focuses on 2020 only. This is due to the issues faced by the sector that could lead to significant change.
Non technology related issues
The visions include non-technology related issues but we think digital technology can help realise everything referenced in the documents through collaboration with others. We welcome further discussion around these issues.
Our existing development work
We will use the visions to review our existing development portfolio and produce a roadmap. We will manage projects to a close where appropriate, or refocus those which could become Jisc services.
For areas which don't have any relevant projects, we will use the prompts to start exploration and focus on high priority areas as effort becomes available.
Working with others
We take a very collaborative approach to our development work using our co-design method. We collate approaches that have worked well and use them to collaborate as widely as possible in our development projects.
If you're interested in working with us on any of these ideas then please leave your details on our opencomment site. If you don't want to leave your details publicly please get in touch with [email protected]
- 1 Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA), Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL), Research Libraries UK (RLUK), Russell Group of Universities in IT (RUGIT), Association of Colleges (AoC), the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Research Councils UK (RCUK) and HEFCE