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The rise of the virtual study space

The pandemic has created a new market which aims to meet the needs of the huge numbers of students who have been forced to study at home rather than where they might usually choose to, such as libraries, computer rooms, and other co-working spaces. Students seek these spaces out for a variety of reasons. They […]

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ExploreAI – AI demos showing the art of the possible today

ExploreAI is a site with a collection of practical AI demos, including examples from cloud suppliers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and IBM Watson, along with examples from Jisc where we wanted to show particular concepts.  Our aim is to help people understand the kinds of things that are possible with AI today. […]

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Our first science fair

Keeping informed, motivated and inspired in a remote workplace. It’s been a long year for us all, and the pandemic has sometimes stifled collaboration and caused frustrations. I’ve heard so many colleagues say that they miss the ‘ad-hoc’ conversations around the office, usually with people they wouldn’t normally work with. These are sometimes the most […]

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National centre for artificial intelligence in tertiary education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform teaching and learning, by providing a personalised learning experience that improves, among many things, social mobility and student wellbeing through AI powered personalised learning. This method allows every learner to choose the right education for their career pathway, reach their highest potential and acquire the skills required […]

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Where next for digital credentials?

Discovery on the potential for increasing use of digital credentials in UK HE and FE Alongside increasing levels of automation and the push for a zero-carbon economy, Covid-19 is contributing to structural changes in the way people live and work (i). The calls for a flexible workforce that can adapt to the new opportunities and challenges […]

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A new year in edtech and codesign

We thought we’d start the year by introducing some of the edtech and co-design team members, a glimpse of who we are what do we do. We’re a very active team led by Andy McGregor, director of edtech,  with a focus on exploring technology innovations in education and research, identifying potential new products and services […]

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The 2020 edtech hotlist

Our edtech and codesign team help address the sector’s biggest challenges. We’re working with Emerge Education to bring together edtech startups and our members. Within the edtech and codesign team we find innovative ways to work with strategic leaders, startups and students. We want to enable new edtech ideas that can benefit the further and […]

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Join our Edtech Coffee discussion

Join us to discuss the emergent technologies in higher and further education that are shaping the future of edtech. We want to look at the gap around what is available now and what is needed in edtech, the impact of emerging technologies and emerging behaviours around edtech. We are holding Edtech Coffee discussions online, Fridays […]

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Design Sprint with Academic Audio

What if there was the equivalent of Amazon Audible for academic journals? I’d like to introduce Academic Audio. Their idea to create a service that provides audio versions of journal articles or required reading, with students paid to make the recordings.  Over the summer we ran an online version of the Google Ventures Design Sprint  […]

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Virtual lab and fieldwork

To say that the coronavirus pandemic has caused significant disruption would be an understatement, with the entire education sector affected in one way or another. With any luck things will creep back to something approaching normality. However, the past months have highlighted the need to be prepared for disruptive events in the future, in whatever […]