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1 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory: Horizon Scanning for Higher & Further Education Thom Bunting ISC at UKOLN University of Bath Bath, UK IWMW 2012 Parallel session #A1 18 June 2012 UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 2.0 licence Overview of JISC Observatory

2 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Role of JISC Observatory Objectives Providing considered and prioritised information, analysis, and recommendations regarding emerging technical innovations and their usage in HE / FE activities and developments Ensuring that JISC and sector institutions can plan interventions in enough time to sustain world-class education and research 2 Overview of JISC Observatory

3 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory methods Detecting what's coming along, in enough time to make a difference 3 Overview of JISC Observatory Staff from Innovation Support Centres (UKOLN / Cetis) and JISC scan the horizon On-going sharing of links to reports of innovation Periodic review and synthesis Selecting topics for briefings and TechWatch Image source:

4 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory methods Checking with people who know, at the coalface 4 Overview of JISC Observatory Outreach to range of communities with broad practical experience: Dev8D (developers) EuroCris (research information management) Cetis conference (education technology) IWMW 2012 (web management) Image source:

5 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JIS Observatory process 5

6 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory work Stage one: broad observation Staff from Innovation Support Centres (UKOLN / Cetis) and JISC send in brief messages to shared list (the Observatron) To date Observatronistas have posted 224 messages including 1,211 recommended links to posts on technical innovation Objective: to scan wide range of innovations 6 Overview of JISC Observatory

7 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory work Stage two: reviewing and selecting key topics Posting, commenting, and voting on ideas for in- depth reports (via Ideascale etc) 7 Overview of JISC Observatory

8 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory work Stage three: forthcoming guidance reports TechWatch: Preparing for Data-Driven Infrastructure Currently in second draft (soon open for comments) To be published July Overview of JISC Observatory

9 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Observatory work Stage three: forthcoming guidance reports TechWatch: Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education Currently in early draft To be published August Overview of JISC Observatory

10 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Innovation and us UK Governments Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth strategy paper (BIS, December 2001): innovation is crucial for growth of world-class education and research 10 Overview of JISC Observatory Image source:

11 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Innovation and you How can you and your HE / FE organisation help detect potentially disruptive innovation, in time? 11 Overview of JISC Observatory Image source: (courtesy Eric Carlson)

12 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk You and JISC Observatory We hope that TechWatch reports can help you and your institution prepare for innovation. And we hope that community consultations at events such as IWMW 2012 can help you: Participate in lightning interviews 5 minutes of your time here at conference (or via Skype) Provide feedback on TechWatch drafts your comments are welcome on forthcoming reports Let us know how you would like to be involved over the next year 12 Overview of JISC Observatory

13 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Your ideas JISC Observatory welcomes your input! observatory.jisc.ac.uk 13 Overview of JISC Observatory

14 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Contact details Thom Bunting Observatory Project Manager 14 Overview of JISC Observatory


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