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Part 2. Scaling Education: A simple carbon calculator

In Part 1. Scaling Education we set out our assumptions to be used to compare scenarios for scaling education to meet the suggested global growth in learners in the future. The calculator A simple spreadsheet calculator was created using the carbon emissions figures we established in Part 1. Please email innovation@jisc.ac.uk if you would like […]

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New members bringing innovation to the team

One great part of working in a team is when we get new people coming into the team. They always bring innovative ideas and different experiences. Over the past few months, we have welcomed several team members, into new posts, from our graduate scheme and replacing colleagues who have gone to pastures new. I asked […]

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Part 1. Scaling education: What is the carbon impact?

I have lost count of how many times over the past two years, someone has raised the carbon impact of zoom calls. It usually comes up in a discussion around the environmental benefits of working or studying from home. Is there data that we can use to get a real comparison? We had also been […]

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Dissecting Digital Marking 

  “Incredibly helpful, stressful, time saving, time consuming” are just some of the ways that digital assessment marking has been described.    We have spent the last month exploring digital assessment with some of our members. We wanted to understand their experiences, listen to the challenges, and learn about the different ways institutions are using digital […]

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Assessment futures: What will assessment look like in 2035

It is hard to be certain of what assessment will be like in the future. However, if we can create some scenarios of what might happen, it can help us to plan what we might be able to do. To make more desirable futures happen or to reduce the chances of a less desirable one. […]

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Driving changes in learning space design

We have been hearing a lot in our conversations with institutions about their challenges around creating effective learning spaces. Even before the pandemic we had seen a move by some institutions towards more active or blended learning models. These rely less on large lecture spaces and more on flexible open learning spaces, group work or […]

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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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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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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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Reflections on our activities

We started this year with a blog post from the team introducing themselves and the activities they had done last year see A new year in edtech and codesign . As we approach the end of the academic year I have asked some of the team to reflect on the past six months and talk […]