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“Being able to visualise a different world is hard”  

  Credit goes to Dan Perry (CIO and University librarian, Keele University) for the quote in the title, which encapsulates some thinking we’ve been doing about taking the plunge into innovation.  Going first with an innovative idea  It is difficult to be the forerunner. Innovation adoption is not for everyone because it involves risk-taking and […]

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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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Jisc Pathfinders

What is the future of HE, FE and skills? How do we get there? What do you think is the ‘next big thing’ in edtech? How can we put your institution on the map? What would you love to do if only you weren’t firefighting all the time?   We want to help you answer […]

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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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✨ Exploring constellations – Our recent work on student group assignments

We heard a mixed, bittersweet perspective on group work, so explored whether we could contribute something to help with group formation. Background In late 2021 we began to explore experiences and challenges around student group work, having noted what seemed to be a trend in their rising use. We conducted a literature review, drawing on […]

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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 assessments […]

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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 […]