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University of St Andrews wins Jisc-sponsored award for innovationThe Graduate Attributes platform, designed by the university to place skills development firmly in the hands of students, triumphed at The Herald HE awards
Students want to see generative AI integrated throughout curriculum, despite increased concerns around ethics and equityNew report shares insight from more than 200 learners/students across UK further and higher education.
Biggest challenge to digital sustainability in tertiary education is IT useNew report reveals attitudes to digital sustainability across UK further and higher education.
XR marks the spot for innovation as investment across tertiary education increasesA new Jisc report finds extended reality (XR) is being increasingly used in teaching and learning, but lack of resourcing and challenges around accessibility and sustainability continue to be barriers.
New guide aims to help universities rethink curriculum designSupporting universities to take blended learning to the next level.
Graduate Outcomes data awarded Official Statistics AccreditationNew report by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) awards the kitemark of ‘Accredited Official Statistics’ to Graduate Outcomes data publications.
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Blog

Maximising the investment in research equipmentCreating a single database of available equipment could boost the societal impact of research in the UK.
Build it and they will codeCoding skills have become a coveted asset but the perception persists that it is a domain accessible only to the tech-savvy few.
Is it time to rethink curriculum and learning design?The rapid transition to online learning in 2020 has been evaluated, lessons learned, and improvements made. The landscape has changed since then - is it time to pivot and adapt again, taking blended learning to the next level?
Shared threat intelligence is a game-changer for UK education and research“Together we are stronger” should be everyone’s cyber security mantra.
Empowering education through global collaboration at Bradford CollegeCommunity champion Seima Mahmood and colleague Monika Worthington have spearheaded a campaign to make digital learning more inclusive and collaborative for ESOL learners at Bradford College
How smaller publishers are adapting and responding to the open access landscapeSmall presses offer unique perspectives and wide viewpoints, and should be valued, supported and encouraged.
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Features

Meet the inspiring Scottish education providers innovating with technology at the 2024 The Herald Higher Education AwardsThe Jisc-sponsored award for ‘Innovative Use of Technology’ celebrates Scottish higher education providers using digital innovation to support students, staff and their wider community.
Innovation, collaboration and face-to-face conversation – celebrating the power of community at Digifest2024 saw the introduction of the community hub at Digifest, designed to help attendees engage, learn and grow their networks.
‘Let’s persuade educators to take some risks’Experience Georgia Tucker’s immersive digital installation Lente at Digifest, exploring the benefits of mindfulness and reconnecting with every element of nature.
Prioritising accessibility could boost sustainability at your institution todayAs sustainability continues to be an increasing priority for education leaders, we take a look at how making learning more accessible for all can help institutions make sustainable gains.
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Member stories

Navigating generative AI with Copilot at South Staffordshire College18 months into their journey with generative AI, the benefits of Microsoft Copilot are being felt in the classroom and beyond at South Staffordshire College.
Activate Learning's mission to redefine remote learningWith their innovative learning philosophy flipping the traditional paradigm on its head, Activate Learning developed an award-winning online programme to empower adult learners.
Bridging the connectivity gap in rural clinical settings in PowysCardiff University and Powys Teaching Health Board had been searching for a solution to give students a fully supported, rich experience of life off campus. A new device, extending eduroam, proved to be the solution.
From scoping to implementing: insights and guidance from Newcastle’s learning analytics journeyThe learning analytics project team from Newcastle University share their experience implementing data explorer and study goal.
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Podcasts

Tech takes: session border controller

In this tech takes episode, we’re diving into the session border controller service.

Research talk: Octopus and the research culture landscape

Exploring the findings from the University of Bristol's research culture report, Dr Pen-Yuan Hsing’s work on research culture, and identifying markers for change.
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Reports

Digital sustainability in tertiary education: trends, challenges, and sector insightsNavigating through the complexities of digital sustainability, including the challenges and opportunities confronting those working in tertiary education and research institutions across the UK.
Extended reality in learning and teaching report 2023/24Realising the transformative power of extended reality (XR) in education.
Mapping federation journeys for optimising the UK digital research infrastructurePrepared for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
A review of transitional agreements in the UKCharting the progress of open access and evaluating the effectiveness of transitional agreements in that process.
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