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Jisc leads new research project to shape the digital future of FE and skills

@Jisc and @AoC_info launch plan to shape digital future of further education and skills  Building on lessons learned during pandemic disruption, the sector is encouraged to share best practice in technology for teaching, learning, assessment and remote working

Make online learning free or risk losing disadvantaged learners

Access to the internet requires data, costing money disadvantaged learners can ill-afford says @Jisc  As students struggle with unforeseen costs, chief executives of education and technology bodies call for tariff-free access to educational websites during the Covid-19 lockdown

Jisc and Higher Education Careers Services Unit announce merger

Higher Education Careers Services Unit and Graduate @Prospects have merged with @Jisc as part of new student services directorate  Today (1 May 2020) the Higher Education Careers Services Unit and its commercial subsidiary Graduate Prospects (HECSU Prospects) have joined forces with Jisc, the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education. 

Jisc supports the FE sector to extend free resources during the coronavirus crisis

@Jisc collaborates with @ProQuest @Pearson @BloomsburyBooks @CengageLearning @HodderBooks and @TandFonline to deliver free resources to the #FE sector during the #Covid_19 crisis  Teachers and learners can benefit from e-books, vocational learning resources, virtual reality resources, and ‘home use’ licences for personal devices.

Call to scrap pen and paper exams by 2025: Five ways to improve assessment for all

A report by education technology not-for-profit, Jisc, calls for an overhaul of exams at colleges and universities, suggesting five ways to improve assessment for all

Boosting connectivity in education and research centres across the Jisc Midlands network

Midlands Connectivity Boost: SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Jisc to launch brand new fibre network across the region, education and research centres, including universities of Birmingham and Warwick, to benefit from connectivity speeds of up to 100Gbit/s SSE Enterprise Telecoms, one of the UK’s leading connectivity suppliers, has been chosen by Jisc, the digital solutions provider for the UK research and education sectors, to launch the ‘Jisc Midlands’ network. The brand-new network is a combination of the current Jisc East and West Midlands networks and will enable education and research facilities across the region to tap into connectivity speeds of up to 100Gbit/s.

Teaching staff need greater support to develop vital digital skills

UK-wide survey, published today, reveals college and university teaching staff have insufficient time to innovate and don’t receive recognition for developing key digital skills  A new survey, conducted by the education and technology not-for-profit Jisc explores the digital experiences of 6,534 members of teaching staff at 61 UK colleges and universities.

Logicalis UK joins Jisc Networks Equipment Framework

New student voter registration service proves popular ahead of general election

New student voter registration service gains its 1,000th sign-up - Momentum builds ahead of general election New technology that allows university and college students to quickly and easily register to vote has reached its first milestone – more than 1,000 students have now signed up to vote via a website launched earlier this year.

Stone Group's Cisco Meraki play scores first ever inclusion on Jisc HE Network Equipment Framework

Stone Group, the UK built, and owned VAR has been awarded a place on Lot 3 of the new Jisc HE Network Equipment Framework. Lot 3 is the Cisco Lot and sees Stone bring its expertise in Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking alongside four larger, more traditional Cisco partners. 

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