Archive for the ‘CETIS’ Category

TechWatch Report on eBooks in Education: Call for Comments

Friday, September 28th, 2012

In association with the JISC Observatory, the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN has announced a call for comments on the latest TechWatch report to be produced. Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education is now available in its preview version together with a summary of its content and significance in a blog post on the ISC Web site. Further details are available in a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.

New JISC Observatory TechWatch Report

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The JISC Observatory team is pleased to announce the launch of a TechWatch report entitled Delivering Web to Mobile.  Further details are available from a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.

Draft JISC Observatory Report on “Delivering Web to Mobile”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The JISC Observatory is provided by UKOLN and JISC CETIS to “systematise the way in which the JISC anticipates and responds to projected future trends and scenarios in the context of the use of technology in Higher & Further Education, and Research in the UK”.

The JISC Observatory is responsible for commissioning reports which cover areas of IT which are felt to be of significance for the Higher and Further Education sector. To this end we commissioned a report  Delivering Web to Mobile which is being written by Mark Power, JISC CETIS.  As explained on the JISC Observatory blog, a preview version of this report has now been made available for comment (in PDF format).

This report looks at the growth of mobile technologies and the state of the Web while giving an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile environment. They include approaches to Web design in respect of responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities, and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

This preview version of the report is being made available for a period of 1 month to allow for public comment and feedback. A final version will be produced shortly after 23 March 2012, the last day for submitting comments which will be addressed in the final updates.

Please send us your observations using the comments facility on the JISC Observatory Web site. Comments of any nature are welcomed but we would particularly value those pointing out:

  • significant omissions in your view;
  • technical errors; or
  • confusing content.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Launch of Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

UKOLN and CETIS, the JISC Innovation Support Centres, are pleased to announce the launch of Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016 . This report is the first in a new series of NMC Horizon Report Regional Analyses. This Technology Outlook explores the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning, research and information management in UK tertiary education over the next five years, as identified by the Horizon.JISC advisory board (an international body of knowledgeable individuals, all highly regarded in their fields, representing a range of diverse perspectives across the learning sector).

Making Sense of “Disruptive Innovation”

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

UKOLN and CETIS with the support of JISC have launched an online brainstormexternal link on the question “Which ICT-based innovations are potentially disruptive to current models of higher education?” Disruptive innovation is frequently seen as a threat to existing well-run businesses but it can also be seen as an opportunity for those capable of harnessing the innovation. You are invited to participate – and feel free to share the URL: link.