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On Campus and Off Campus: Places, People, and Possibilities during the Pandemic

In December 2021 I contributed some of our team’s recent research to the ALT Winter Conference. The session was in the Well-being and Learning Technology category in the form of a video poster titled: On Campus and Off Campus: Places, People, and Possibilities during the Pandemic. The poster was a pre-recorded presentation focused around qualitative […]

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Co-design

The Student Group Work Experience

Earlier in the year, Jisc’s R&D team conducted a literature review in order to gain a greater insight into the current student group work experience. Our initial findings illustrated that this is a problem space that has been discussed long before the pandemic emergency however, has become more complicated as a result. With group work […]

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Co-design

Discord’s growing relevance in the education sector

In June I wrote a blog post on the proliferation and growing popularity of virtual study spaces. This blog post is a follow up, focusing on Discord. There are two use cases of Discord in particular that I will discuss  – as a virtual study space, and as an educational tool for peer support. What […]

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Co-design

Physical objects in virtual environments

  Earlier this year the EdTech and Co-design team did a piece of research into student loneliness as a result of the pandemic and lack of access to the campus.  It was evident that one of the key problems with wholly online line learning was the lack of physical interaction. A few of us from […]

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Co-design

A recipe for idea generation

  Ideation for us is the process of generating possible solutions to problems and challenges.  We find the most innovative and transformation ideas come when we work as a team. There are lots of tools and activities we use for ideation, but the challenge is bringing the process together. I am using a recipe analogy […]

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Co-design

How will students be learning from September?

As students return to university, we look at what institutional websites are telling students about how they will be learning in the next year. Having already spoken with several institutions, the expectation was a return to campus-based learning. The reality turns out to be not so simple. This year we want to focus on the […]

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Co-design

September – new year, new challenges

As we’re returning from leave, most of us going to less exotic locations than normal I’m sharing an image of one of my favorite locations the Port hills, above Lyttleton NZ, a place I was lucky enough to revisit in Nov 2019. In co-design we wanted to take a take step back at the beginning […]

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AI centre

The National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education: summer roundup newsletter

Updates on the Centre’s work Developing chatbot pilots. Here at the National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education we have been doing the groundwork for an exciting pilot programme. Starting next academic year, we will be evaluating the effectiveness of chatbots designed to support students and staff. Our team has been working closely with Bolton […]

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Co-design

Assessment Feedback Assistant

The Jisc R&D team has been working on an idea that can transform student interaction with their academic feedback and empower them to learn from it. Now we want to talk to you about taking it further.     The problem Last year, Jisc’s Future of Assessment report highlighted five targets that could be transform […]

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National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education – Community Meet-up, 27th July 2021

The National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education has been established to help members unlock the power of artificial intelligence in order to deliver a fantastic educational experience to every learner. Amongst other things, the Centre will run pilots to evaluate AI solutions, provide advice and guidance on using AI, and support the ethical development […]