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JISC provides resources to assist universities and colleges and their staff acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make effective use of new and existing digital technologies.

Staff Development

JISC provides resources to assist universities and colleges and their staff acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make effective use of new and existing digital technologies.

Through a range of activities, including workshops, accredited training, e-learning, and guidance materials, JISC services advise on the use of new technologies and their relevance to a range of core business processes. Topics covered include legal issues, support for special needs, using digital media, improving administration and providing inclusive learning experiences.

JISC-funded projects continue to explore new digital technologies in education and to share knowledge, experience and successful practice.

Key staff development activities

14 Programmes
  • Repositories and Preservation Programme The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...

  • Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies Based on the needs of real end-users, the programme will identify areas where innovative user technologies and practices can increase efficiency.

  • Digital preservation & records management programme Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.

  • e-Learning Capital programme The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.

  • Strategic Content Alliance The aim of the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) is to build a common information environment where users of publicly funded content can gain best value from the investment that has been made by...

57 Projects
  • Electronic records management training package Electronic records management requires staff from all levels/areas of an institution to appreciate their role/responsibilities as creators and users of electronic records.

  • Dealing with data UKOLN was asked to undertake a small-scale consultancy for the JISC to investigate the relationships between data centres and institutions which may develop data repositories. The resulting...

  • Sounds Good: Quicker, better assessment using audio feedback A small, short-term pilot project exploring the use of digital audio to give feedback on students’ assessed work.

  • Low Carbon ICT The Low Carbon ICT project will reduce the University of Oxford’s carbon footprint that results from the operation of its ICT infrastructure. It is likely to reduce annual power use by a minimum of...

  • Phoebe The project is a direct descendant of the Learning Design Tools project and other predecessor projects in the E-learning and Pedagogy programme. It will create a flexible online planning tool that...