Articles from Jisc

Digital skills crucial to the success of fourth industrial revolution

The government’s industrial strategy notes that “within two decades, 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency, yet 23% of adults lack basic digital skills.” 

#FEsavedME - a personal story from Paul McKean

Paul McKean, head of FE and skills at Jisc and a former teacher at Bolton College, explains how further education helped him through a very dark time in his life.

Changes to Jisc funding for FE colleges

Regarding the changes to Jisc funding for FE colleges, a Jisc spokesperson said:

50 reasons to celebrate education technology

The Edtech50 is a celebration of the people, products and projects shaping this dynamic and growing sector across the UK. 

Competition to find the top ten social media superstars in FE

A UK-wide competition is looking to find the top ten social media superstars in further education.

A teachable moment: The Edtech UK Global Summit 2017

This year’s Edtech UK Global Summit, held last week in London, was a triumph. It was packed with energetic updates from all over the sector - government policy makers, entrepreneurs, and sector professionals, all came together to share examples of how education technology (edtech) can enhance education. More than just an event, the day offered what I like to think of as a teachable moment, showing how edtech can be used to effectively support teaching and learning - and potentially playing a pivotal role in the future of education. If you couldn’t make it, live streams from the event are available via my Periscope channel.

A year to get your act together: how universities and colleges should be preparing for new data regulations

It’s out with the old and in with the new in May 2018 as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sweeps into effect to replace the Data Protection Act (DPA). As the world moves into an ever more digital direction, our personal data, how it is used and who has access to it has become a global concern for all of us.

82% of A-level students completely unaware of the alternatives for university

Despite the recent results of HEFCE’s 2017 national student survey, there are in fact record numbers of students enrolled on three year campus-based degree courses within UK higher education. Equally surprising, is the lack of awareness of education options amongst 82% of learners, with 77% of students also reporting that they didn’t know about alternative ways to study a degree, such as online, in this recent poll by Student Crowd*.

FE leaders' survey

While the FE sector will agree that colleges are generally facing a tough time at the moment, a new survey by Jisc finds evidence that some of the challenges are becoming more difficult.

Only 50% of FE learners feel prepared for the digital workplace