The scale model that built companies like Macmillan, Inc. is irreparably dead to anyone thinking about the future of publishing. The only way out – and it’s not an easy suggestion – is to recognize that those functions that used to provide scale benefits are no longer doing so and need to be carved out….
The only way out – and it’s not an easy suggestion – is to recognize that those functions that used to provide scale benefits are no longer doing so and need to be carved out.
- Podcast 138: Now open - ICT Initiative of the YearJisc is involved with the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards this year. Charlie Covington, press officer at Jisc speaks with Prof Martin Hall, vice chancellor of University of Salford and Jisc board UUK nominee to find out more. […]
- Podcast 137: Gaming in the classroom, find out how you can get involvedFurther education colleges have the opportunity to see if gaming in the classroom could offer a new way of teaching and learning thanks to a pilot being run by Jisc Collections. Some examples of these resources are the 'Stockmarket Challenge', which is a suite of financial markets simulations, including Global Investor, Dealing Room and Trading Flo […]
- Podcast 136: Free online resource boosts digital skills for college learnersAs part of National Colleges Week, we're looking at tools which can assist learners to improve their digital literacy. In this podcast, Victoria Reeve, Assistant Press Officer at Jisc, talks via Skype to Julia Bloxham, E-learning and curriculum liaison librarian at West Thames College, about Primal Pictures: a free interactive digital learning resource […]
- Podcast 135: Open working improves teaching and student retentionIn this podcast Charlie Covington Press Officer at Jisc talks to Kate Borthwick, Academic Co-ordinator for e-Learning at the Centre of Languages, Linguistics and area studies at Southampton University to find out about the FAVOR (Finding a Voice through Open Resources) project: a Jisc funded project to assist part time language tutors by providing support th […]
- Podcast 134: e-safety for online learningJisc TechDis have developed a website which provides teaching materials to educate adults with learning disabilities about online safety. The team worked directly with students to ensure these materials were engaging and user friendly. Charlie Covington, Press Officer at Jisc spoke to Lisa Featherstone at Jisc TechDis via Skype to discover more. […]
- Podcast 133: Researchers Of Tomorrow studyJisc and the British library have jointly funded a major research study to investigate the Researchers of Tomorrow and establish the difference between how younger and older PhD students are working. Jisc's Nicola Yeeles spoke to Julie Carpenter from Education for Change, who led the work, to find out what universities and colleges could learn from the […]
- Podcast 132: Cookie law next steps - legal expert and university web managerCookie law is now in force in the UK - and we've all got a different way of dealing with it. In this podcast, we speak to John X Kelly, lawyer at Jisc Legal, for the definitive guide to the law. We also ask Mike Nolan, head of web services at Edge Hill University, to share top tips from his approach. […]
- Podcast 131: New business model for National Centre for Text MiningJisc funded the National Centre for Text Mining for 7 years between 2004 and 2011. The Centre, based at the University of Manchester, is now independent of Jisc funding, but what does that mean for the researchers who rely on its services? And what can others learn from their new business model? Nicola Yeeles from Jisc caught up with centre director Sophia A […]
- Podcast 130: How important are open ebook standards to universities?For universities and colleges looking to bring their teaching resources online, many are using the new EPUB3 standard, which is what underpins Apple's new iBooks and is become the defacto standard for ebooks. Linking to a Jisc report to help universities understand the benefits of EPUB3, Jisc programme manager Ben Showers speaks to Nicola Yeeles via Sky […]
- Podcast 129: New guidance for using medical recordings in teachingHealthcare professionals have long used clinical recordings to teach students. Jisc has been funding a project to guide those professionals in best practice for recording, storing and using those recordings ethically. In this podcast, project manager Debra Hiom from the Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, talks to Nic […]
- Podcast 138: Now open - ICT Initiative of the Year