Crowdsourced funding: Open education for the people, by the people

So public money is tight (but doesn’t have to be if you are a believer in Modern Monetary Theory) and in an ever-changing world funding bodies and individuals are looking for new ways to get the cash to the right people. JISC Elevator Recently JISC piloted the JISC Elevator which is a platform for people […]

Are you a researcher, do you want to be paid up to £3000 a year to attend conferences?

This press release arrived landed in my inbox and looks like a good deal: If you use software in your research and you have a good understanding of what’s happening in your field (and an idea about what will be happening soon) then the Software Sustainability Institute want to hear from you. The institute will […]

Insider tips on bidding to win – Grant 04/08: Learning and teaching innovation

JISC recently announced the funding call for Grant 04/08: Learning and teaching innovation (LTIG). These are small up to £50k one year projects giving institutions the opportunity to explore projects to support teaching and learning at the more innovative/high risk end of the spectrum. This is the 6th call for this particular type of funding […]

NUS Scotland: Still in the Red Report – Student Finance in 2010

NUS Scotland have published a report researching the student financial support system.  The Still in the Red report surveyed over 7,400 Scottish further and higher education students exploring the effectiveness and impact of student finances. Headline findings from the report include: 61% of students worry frequently or all of the time about finances 62% said […]

Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants for FE (SWaNI)

This post is mainly for staff at FE colleges in the Scotland North & East region.  As part of JISC’s Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants a call has been published just for FE colleges in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (See Grant 10/10: Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants: SWaNI FE). The deadline for submissions is […]

Opening up Educational Resources in HE

  The Higher Education Academy and JISC have announced a £5.7 million project, funded by HEFCE, piloting the opening up of education resources from higher education institutions to the world. Significant work has already been done to make digital resources widely available by JISC Services, the Higher Education Academy and individual institutions. Dr John Selby, […]