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Jisc and the Portulans Institute share how international students experience digital in their home countriesNew data aims to support an equitable experience for international students in higher education
Response to IHEC report – ‘Data Matters in Higher Education’Jisc welcomes the report from the International Higher Education Commission which confirms the value of work underway to improve data on international students and graduates.
New toolkit for colleges and universities sets pathway for effective adoption of AIThe AI maturity toolkit provides advice, guidance and resources for education leaders to better understand where they are, and where they want to get to.
University of St Andrews wins Jisc-sponsored award for innovationThe Graduate Attributes platform, designed by the university to place skills development firmly in the hands of students, triumphed at The Herald HE awards
Students want to see generative AI integrated throughout curriculum, despite increased concerns around ethics and equityNew report shares insight from more than 200 learners/students across UK further and higher education.
Biggest challenge to digital sustainability in tertiary education is IT useNew report reveals attitudes to digital sustainability across UK further and higher education.
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Blog

What did NRENs ever do for us? The answer might surprise youAs we announce we'll be hosting TNC 2025 in Brighton, Heidi Fraser-Krauss reflects on the value of the Janet Network to UK research and education
What’s keeping FE leaders awake at night?We asked about their challenges for the coming year – and priorities have changed
Maximising the investment in research equipmentCreating a single database of available equipment could boost the societal impact of research in the UK.
Build it and they will codeCoding skills have become a coveted asset but the perception persists that it is a domain accessible only to the tech-savvy few.
Is it time to rethink curriculum and learning design?The rapid transition to online learning in 2020 has been evaluated, lessons learned, and improvements made. The landscape has changed since then - is it time to pivot and adapt again, taking blended learning to the next level?
Shared threat intelligence is a game-changer for UK education and research“Together we are stronger” should be everyone’s cyber security mantra.
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Features

Data, drones, AI and more - exploring the future of technology with BTOur latest Immersion Tour visit to BT’s Adastral Park has already led to senior FE and HE leaders effecting positive change at their institutions
Community and collaboration are key to scaling up extended reality in tertiary educationThree members from the ALT/Jisc XR community discuss the opportunities and challenges of extending XR across their institutions.
Meet the inspiring Scottish education providers innovating with technology at the 2024 The Herald Higher Education AwardsThe Jisc-sponsored award for ‘Innovative Use of Technology’ celebrates Scottish higher education providers using digital innovation to support students, staff and their wider community.
Innovation, collaboration and face-to-face conversation – celebrating the power of community at Digifest2024 saw the introduction of the community hub at Digifest, designed to help attendees engage, learn and grow their networks.
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Member stories

Navigating generative AI with Copilot at South Staffordshire College18 months into their journey with generative AI, the benefits of Microsoft Copilot are being felt in the classroom and beyond at South Staffordshire College.
Activate Learning's mission to redefine remote learningWith their innovative learning philosophy flipping the traditional paradigm on its head, Activate Learning developed an award-winning online programme to empower adult learners.
Bridging the connectivity gap in rural clinical settings in PowysCardiff University and Powys Teaching Health Board had been searching for a solution to give students a fully supported, rich experience of life off campus. A new device, extending eduroam, proved to be the solution.
From scoping to implementing: insights and guidance from Newcastle’s learning analytics journeyThe learning analytics project team from Newcastle University share their experience implementing data explorer and study goal.
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Podcasts

Beyond the Technology: Demonstrating digital transformation - enabling culture to support digital innovation at Ulster University

Elaine Hartin and Andy Jaffrey from Ulster University join us to discuss their agile approach to strategic planning and the integration of digital technologies at the Belfast campus.

Tech takes: session border controller

In this tech takes episode, we’re diving into the session border controller service.
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Reports

AI in tertiary educationA summary of the current state of play, including insights into emerging use cases and guidance on ethical considerations.
Digital sustainability in tertiary education: trends, challenges, and sector insightsNavigating through the complexities of digital sustainability, including the challenges and opportunities confronting those working in tertiary education and research institutions across the UK.
Extended reality in learning and teaching report 2023/24Realising the transformative power of extended reality (XR) in education.
Mapping federation journeys for optimising the UK digital research infrastructurePrepared for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
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