Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sarah Porter, head of innovation at JISC, shares her view of the future “Seven predictions for our technology-enabled universities”

The JISC Inform online magazine carries a useful insight from Sarah Porter, head of innovation at JISC, in which she shares her view of the future to help you think strategically. The original post is under HEFCE copyright, which grants … Continue reading

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The Open Researcher – a case study (not at UoR)

Jennifer Jones is a busy PhD student, journalist and researcher working for institutions in the Midlands and the west of Scotland. She shares her experiences, learning and findings online, and maintains a massively busy schedule. JISC inform has an article … Continue reading

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Meeting Exeter Cascade’s Interns

Over the last couple of days we have been meeting with the other projects in our ‘cluster’ funded by the JISC’s Developing Digital Literacies programme; Bath’s Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE), Oxford Brookes’ Institutional Student ePioneer Partnerships (InStePP) and Exeter’s … Continue reading

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Digital scholarship

Interesting page from Martin Weller on digital scholarship which was the subject of an LSE  seminar yesterday  also delivered online. Description of the seminar taken from a promotional email – “The advent of digital, networked and open technologies is impacting … Continue reading

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Enhancing employability for STEM students through improved understanding of the industrial-commercial context

The Biopharma Skills Consortium (comprising the Universities of Reading, Surrey, Brighton, Kent, Portsmouth, the Open University and the Royal Veterinary College) recently made a successful bid for HE STEM funding to develop resources to improve STEM students’ awareness of the … Continue reading

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Digital literacy vs Information Literacy?

Does an information literate person need to be digitally literate and vice versa? This is me hopefully playing a bit of devil’s advocate here and shamelessly promoting work by Librarians in the field of Information Literacy. Much of the discussion … Continue reading

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Are you digitally ready for a Snickers bar?

University students have long been targets for advertising of products and events through leafleting campaigns and through email spamming.  During my tenure as a hall warden at Reading University I had frequently to deal with people who had gained access … Continue reading

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Working with partners

 JISC invited 11 sector bodies and professional associations to work in collaboration on supporting activities to realise the benefits from the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme for staff and students in further and higher education and as SCONUL (Society of … Continue reading

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