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Podcast: The importance of innovation to the future of higher education

Sarah Porter is JISC’s Head of Innovation, responsible for leading JISC’s work to support innovation across the higher education sector. In this podcast interview, given at JISC’s Innovation Forum in the summer, Sarah talks about the importance of innovation and why investment in innovation is crucial to the future of the sector. [audio:] Subscribe to … Read more

New feedback page created

A new page has been created to provide a link to the Feedback survey (please complete if you haven’t already done so) and as a place to add any general comments on the event that you wish to make publicly. Over the next few days we will also be adding a number of short ‘talking … Read more

Thanks for coming… but don’t stop talking!

A big ‘thankyou’ to everyone who attended the event for participating so enthusiastically and creating such a brilliant atmosphere; particularly those that gave so much time and thought to organising and presenting the sessions. We hope you enjoyed the two days and found it useful – please visit the feedback survey at to let us know … Read more

Session 3: Understanding the audience: what are the lessons learnt from other sectors

Audio from the session [audio:] To downlod the MP3 click here Chris Batt gave a relaxed and extremely informative presentation on why we should be understanding e-content audiences, how best to do so, and why it’s so critical to e-content sustainability. Delegates raised several interesting points in the Q+A at the end of the presentation, … Read more

Forum: Green Computing

This session looked at how universities can reduce their electricity consumption in PC use. As well as discussing who should be responsible for reducing ITC electricity consumption, delegates were treated to a demonstration of a project currently being tested at Oxford University which monitors and optimises PC use. Read more

Session 3: Survival of R&D and Repositories

Audio from the session [audio:] To downlod the MP3 click here This session focused on the idea that the uptake of technology and innovation is not only a technical issue. The human aspects that came up in session 1 were discussed in this session – from the software and repositories perspective. Neil Chue Hong from … Read more