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1 Supporting further and higher education Joining-Up JISC Development Activities Dr Alicia Wise

2 Supporting further and higher education 2 What does development mean? Work directed towards innovation in -- and improvement of -- products, processes, and services. Applied, not blue-skies. Funded through top-sliced money, therefore activities must represent value for money for institutions.

3 Supporting further and higher education 3 What are JISC development programmes? Project-based activities in colleges and universities, or work commissioned from specialists, linked by a theme Aims vary and include developing new products and services, investigating issues of emerging importance for the sectors, or building collaborative relationships Outputs vary and include reports, content, software, guidelines, toolsets, project management resources, learning, and relationships

4 Supporting further and higher education 4 JISC Development Programmes Offer Activities that support and inform priority issues for institutions Opportunities to accelerate and facilitate institutional experimentation Wider sharing of learning gained through institutional experimentation Contributions to the development of national services

5 Supporting further and higher education 5 Development Projects Projects underway in key areas: –Access to Content and Applications (Digital Preservation, Information Environment + Middleware) –Institutional Embedding –Network –Learning Environments –Research Environments All these activities are about tailoring the web for learning, teaching and research.

6 Supporting further and higher education 6 Development Services These services benefit institutions directly through standards development, information sharing, and advocacy. The Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards (CETIS) JISC Technology and Standards Watch (TechWatch) United Kingdom Education & Research Networking Association (UKERNA) The UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN)

7 Supporting further and higher education 7 Development Strategy Single, integrated development strategy in preparation Working Group – chaired by Bob Sharpe, Director of Information and Learning Services, Plymouth University Members are Alison Allden, Anne Bell, David Boyd, Grainne Conole, David de Roure, Brian Gilmore, Alun Hughes, Liz Lyon, Stephen Musgrave, Ann Osler, Malcolm Read, John Scott, Jean Sykes, Anne Trefethan, Caroline Wilkinson, Jan Wilkinson, and Alicia Wise

8 Supporting further and higher education 8 Development Strategy Taster Context –Learning, Research, Widening Participation, and Community & Economic Development –JISCs potential role in bridging the sectors -- from research to schools -- provided clear benefits to FE and HE can be demonstrated Key Aim –Tailor the web for learning, teaching, and research by building a common information/knowledge environment –Common infrastructure and standards Key Themes –Sustainability –Partnership

9 Supporting further and higher education 9 Further information For further information on development activities within JISC please visit our Web site at: or please contact


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