Free Event: Developing Mobile Applications for Education [DevCSI]

Date: 21 July 2010 Start time: 09:30 Location/venue: Hopkins Building, University of Reading This is a free one day DevCSI workshop organised in conjunction with IT Services: Academic Services Directorate at the University of Reading is aimed at developers, web developers, systems administrators, who are interested in developing applications relevant for education on mobile devices […]

JISC10 Conference Keynotes with Twitter Subtitles

Last week saw he return of the JISC conference. As with other similar events the organisers explored a number of ways to allow delegates to experience the conference virtually as well in person. The main avenues were video streaming some of the sessions live across the web; the inclusion of a Ning social network (I’m […]

RSC NewsFeed eBook Edition

At the RSC we are always looking for new ways to distribute NewsFeed. Around this time last year we introduced a printable PDF digest as ‘RSC NewsFeed Tabloid Edition’. This document is automatically created by a free 3rd party web service,, and added to our navigation column via the Make Tabbloid plugin. With the […]

Virtual Paramedic Training Honoured by JISC Times Higher Education Award

A project which trains paramedic students online through real-life scenarios has won JISC’s outstanding ICT initiative award at the Times Higher Awards, owing to its potential implications for other universities. Emily Conradi, project manager at St George’s University London and award winner said: “The online environment evolved from issues that St George’s tutors were having […]

JISC Celebrates 15 years of Open Access

As part of International Open Access Week (October 19 – 23, 2009) JISC is today launching a definitive guide to its 15 years of work in Open Access, tracking the changes in UK policy, opinions and what the future will look like. The guide has been created to showcase the work JISC has achieved for […]

Software Developer at UHI wins prize in JISC MOSAIC Developer Competition

Alistair Young, Senior Software Developer at UHI, has won a prize in JISC MOSAIC Developer Competition. The competition, which attracted international attention, was established to investigate how user data can be used. Balviar Notay from the JISC Environment Team said, “the MOSAIC project is investigating the possibilities for data covering user activity such as book […]

theBox: Project, programme and portfolio management resources from JISC infoNet

JISC infoNet have compiled resources from their project, programme and portfolio management infoKits onto a single CD-ROM. The CD contains a suite of tools and templates for the full project lifecycle from start-up, day-to-day management and closure. The areas covered are: Setting the business case Project initiation document Stakeholder analysis Roles and responsibilities Risk management […]

PREVIEW – Clinical problem based learning in Second Life

A couple of weeks ago our RSC was involved in the Virtual Worlds 2008 event at the University of Stirling. As part of this I was tasked with facilitating a hands-on session being given by David Burden, MD at Daden Ltd (here’s Daden’s YouTube playlist). David was highlighting his work with University of Coventry and […]

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, […]

WikiVet – Veterinary curriculum online

"Content is king, community is sovereign" these were the words left ringing in my ears from a keynote given by Stephen Heppell back in 2002. At that time one of the most well known community sites Wikipedia was in its infancy. Since then Wikipedia has flourished and with over 2.5 million articles (in English) making […]

« Previous PageNext Page »