Laura Power is a digital learning and skills developer and facilitator at Myerscough College, a 125-year-old land-based college of around 6,000 students across campuses in Croxteth, Blackburn and Preston. Working with her digital learning adviser colleague, Alexandra Nutter, she has pioneered the use of virtual reality (VR) in innovative ways for teaching and assessment at Myerscough.
Remember that cheesy 80s advert for Martini which encouraged us to enjoy it “any time, any place, anywhere”? Three decades later, minus the booze, the slogan perfectly captures how our young people expect to study today.
The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce that Jisc will be joining them as a partner in the organisation and delivery of the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference series.
In the UK, the push towards open access (OA) monograph publishing dates back to at least 2013. That was the year the Wellcome Trust included monographs and book chapters in its OA policy and the former higher education funding body for England, HEFCE, posed a number of questions relating to open access monographs in its Research Excellence Framework consultation.
The brain is a more powerful learning device than any piece of technology. In his talk at the AoC/Jisc Technology Summit, Alex Beard urges delegates to take human intelligence seriously, developing technology that supports our capacity to learn.
Being work ready involves more than simply achieving a qualification. Forward-looking providers are ensuring that their learners are equipped to meet employers’ needs – and using cutting edge technology to do it, affordably.