Scrum master, squads, fortnightly sprints, backend developers… These might not be everyday terms in most UK universities but they’re behind the approach powering digital transformation at the University of Exeter – and it’s working.
Elaine Sykes, head of open research at Lancaster University, explains how the last twelve months have seen their library team work tirelessly to bring open monographs to the forefront of planning.
Imagine sitting in a boardroom, putting on a virtual reality (VR) headset, and you’re instantly transported to a 3D view of the crime scene hundreds of miles away. Sounds like science fiction?
The University of Wollongong (UOW) is empowering its students on a self-guided journey to take their digital capabilities to the next level and make them stand out in the job market.
When the university's new town centre campus opened, it was an unmissable opportunity to integrate digital innovation into the physical design of the campus and the student offer. But the success of such an extensive change programme depends on a third element: culture.
UCL is reimagining assessment and feedback in response to the rise of generative AI and the opportunities and challenges it brings.
The University of Greenwich has successfully developed a culture of digital transformation that runs right through the university. Find out their five steps to success.
Simmersive Staffordshire: bringing together people, place and pedagogy for practising clinical skills
Imagine you’re a student nurse about to put a needle into a patient’s vein: your first ever intravenous cannula. How would you introduce yourself to the patient, allay their nerves, explain what you’re about to do, prepare the equipment and then perform the physical procedure?
Focused on improving their cyber security posture, the IT team at Coleg Y Cymoedd, together with Jisc, completed a cyber security assessment. By evaluating the effectiveness of their current measures, the process enabled them to identify what steps they could take to strengthen their security further.
When Teesside University embarked upon a new piece of work to create a framework for digital learning, the team didn’t quite envision the scale of the project.
Blended learning is nothing new for the team at the Heart of Worcestershire College. They’ve been teaching in this way for nearly a decade. But three years ago, they set about running a major project that would span the entire institution and fundamentally change how subjects were taught.
Cardiff University’s multi-disciplinary approach to teaching in clinical disciplines with immersive technology
Cardiff University has been on a journey to develop a virtual hospital for Wales. The immersive online platform was developed in partnership with several Welsh universities, NHS Wales health boards, and Virtustech – a VR company founded by Cardiff University alumni.
When West College Scotland embarked on their digital transformation journey in 2019, Angela Pignatelli, assistant principal, became the college lead, creating and chairing the digital strategy group which was to spearhead inclusive and effective digital practices throughout the organisation.
By taking a data-driven and collaborative approach Bangor University has been listening and engaging effectively with their staff and students to understand the challenges they face and to provide the right support that will enable them to thrive in a digital world.
After the pandemic caused a sudden shift to online learning, Clare Barley took the opportunity to reflect on how she was using digital in her leadership role.
Like many institutions across the education sector, Bridgend College has carbon net zero firmly on the agenda. The team has recently embarked on a project to retrofit a property on the Pencoed campus into a low carbon demonstration house.
With an ambitious strategic plan for 2021-24, Belfast Met has digital at its forefront. One of five core objectives is ‘digital by design’, but what does it mean and what is the college doing to meet this goal?
The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) has developed a new data explorer which is helping to shape the future of engineering.
From the farm to the sports hall: ‘Discover Digital’ at Barnsley College puts digital learning in every space
When Barnsley College embarked on a digital transformation project that would span all service areas across all 14 campuses, Rachel James, assistant principal for teaching and learning, had a challenge ahead of her.
Gower College Swansea's Open Class platform offers 3D classrooms and virtual reality tours, allowing prospective students to virtually visit before attending an open evening, calming any anxiety about a new and potentially overwhelming setting.
Migrating pen-and-paper exams to online assessments is not without its challenges, for Brunel University London the data generated from their digital assessments provided insight that could be used to monitor equality and inform the response to student welfare issues.
Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) is bringing the future of digital learning to the present with LaunchSpace, a set of digitally enhanced suites which enable practical, skills-based learning and cater to industry demands.
How the City of Liverpool College is using technology to provide financial support to those students most in need
By introducing a fully integrated digital platform to manage their student finance applications, the City of Liverpool College have been able to work more sustainably and focus their efforts on providing targeted and quality support to those students most in need of their help.
Our community champion programme recognises and celebrates inspiring people from further and higher education and research, who go above and beyond to collaborate and share experiences for the good of all.
The digital experience insights survey 2020/21 revealed that only 6% of higher education teaching staff felt they received recognition for developing their digital skills. But with more being expected from educators, are they getting the support and recognition they need?
Study sessions in the university library are, for many, a fundamental part of the student experience. But what happens if you take the physical library out of the equation?
Through investment and a ‘teachers helping teachers’ philosophy, Askham Bryan College plan to build a support community to improve the digital skills of their students and achieve their digital vision for 2030.
Work-based, distance and vocational learners often find it challenging to access library staff expertise and resources. Gower College Swansea’s library-specific chatbot aims to level up the playing field, bringing their resources out to the learners.
Terence Hudson, head of technology at Kirklees Council, explains how taking up Jisc’s offer of rolling out eduroam with govroam is helping the council tackle digital inclusivity and creating a long-term positive impact for the whole region.
When Sean Cullinan, head of information services at Cardiff Metropolitan University, realised the university’s systems were under attack, it kickstarted a powerful working relationship with Jisc that transformed security.
Rochford District Council in Essex needed to streamline its infrastructure to be in a position to deliver better services to its residents. Thanks to its partnership with Jisc, the council is now working more efficiently and securely, and saving money too.
While astronomers tackle the largest research area possible – the entire universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere – just a few telescopes around the world provide much of the data they study to uncover the secrets of the universe’s celestial objects.
The launch of the West of England Institute for Technology (WEIoT) marked a giant leap forward in the efforts regionally and nationally to close the skills gaps in key STEM areas.
Alex Hall, a science and environmental historian, explains how Wiley and Jisc's new collaboration is saving him time and bringing powerful new insights to the history of science.
Jo Loss, learning technologies manager at Essex Adult Community Learning (ACL), and Paula Kilburn, group learning technologies manager at the Education Training Collective, share their experiences of the digital leaders programme.
Understanding the causes of disease is crucial to identifying potential treatments and, ultimately, finding cures.
The University of Liverpool has many valuable collections – there are two miles of archives within its humanities and social sciences library alone. In early 2020 the university’s special collections and archives team proposed the Oliver Lodge Collection for digitisation as part of our R&D project to develop sustainable approaches to digitising collections.
This content was written by Geoff Browell, head of archives and research collections in King's College libraries and collections.
When it comes to records, preservation helps St George's manage risk in case something goes wrong and so, in effect, helps manage their reputation.
The pandemic has created the perfect storm for continuing professional development (CPD) to take priority, but with many teaching staff dealing with the added pressure of delivering blended learning for the first time, professional development could easily be overlooked.
Investing in your personal and professional development to keep your skills and knowledge current is vital. But being a digital leader isn’t just limited to those in senior positions.
If you’re responsible for teaching or mentoring students, how do you know if they’re embracing student life, living well and staying on track with their learning? Is it enough to simply ask them? What if they just say ‘I’m fine’?
With learning and collaborating at a distance on everyone’s agenda, a new Institutes of Technology project is using cloud solutions to keep learners collaborating, wherever they are.
Imagine a village with a hall, that’s been there for years - it’s the heart of the community. But you won’t find this village hall on the map. It exists online – it’s the JiscMail community.
A team at the University of Bristol is revolutionising the way vaccines are developed, paving the way for faster and more effective vaccines against diseases for which there is currently no means of prevention.
University of Sunderland has an ambition to become a truly digital first university. They’re taking staff and students on a journey to develop their digital skills, putting technology at the heart of what they do.
Since attending a Jisc event on intelligent campus, Jon Cole, head of management information services, has been working with Jisc and Safehouse to explore ways sensors can capture data from around campus to inform decisions and fine-tune efficiencies.
As Goldsmiths finalises plans for a major cloud implementation, head of infrastructure services Jamie Lee explains the importance of a clear vision.
We spoke to staff and students at Strode College about the Janet Network, its in-built cyber security protection and the digital resources we provide, such as free e-books.