Jisc Digifest 2016 – Day One LiveBlog

Today and tomorrow I am in Birmingham for Jisc Digifest 2016 which I’ll be liveblogging here. I’m particularly hear wearing my Jisc’s 50 most influential higher education (HE) professionals using social media hat, helping to share the event with the wider sector who aren’t able to be at the ICC.

There is also an online programme so, if you aren’t here in person, you can not only follow the tweets on #digifest16 and the various blogs, you can also view special online content here.

As usual, this is a liveblog so all corrections, additions, comments, etc. are very welcome. 

At the moment my expected schedule for day one (this may change) is:

09:30 – 10:45 Plenaries: the power of digital for change – Dr Paul Feldman, chief executive, Jisc; Professor David Maguire, chair, Jisc; Professor Andrew Harrison, professor of practice at University of Wales Trinity St David and director, Spaces That Work Ltd; Andrew’s talk is entitled creating great digital spaces for learning; Professor Donna Lanclos, associate professor for anthropological research,UNC Charlotte

11:15 – 12:00 Improving digital technology skills in FE: the CPD service – Sarah Dunne, senior co-design manager, Jisc; Clare Killen, consultant; Peter Chatterton, consultant; Georgia Hemings, co-design support officer, Jisc

12:30 – 13:15 Build your own university app in under an hour (sponsor session from Guidebook) – Justin Lamb, product specialist, Guidebook

14:15 – 15:45 Jisc’s investment in digital content for humanities: understanding the impact on research outcomes – Paola Marchionni, head of digital resources for teaching, learning and research, Jisc; Peter Findlay, digital portfolio manager, Jisc; Professor Eric T Meyer, senior research fellow, Oxford Internet Institute; Dr Kathryn Eccles, research fellow, Oxford Internet Institute.


14:15 – 15:45 Why educators can’t live without social media – Eric Stoller, higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker

15:30 – 16:15 Working with students to make the most of digital – Sarah Knight, senior co-design manager, Jisc;  Dr Kerry Gough, senior lecturer in learning and teaching, Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), Birmingham City University; Jamie Morris, associate lecturer in student engagement, Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), Birmingham City University; Charlotte Creagh, manager of innovation and digital, Harlow College; Dave Monk, e-learning co-ordinator, Harlow College; Dani Campion, student, Birmingham City University; Charlotte Gough, student, Birmingham City University

16:45 – 17:45 The case for learning analytics – Phil Richards, chief innovation officer, Jisc; Michael Webb, director of technology and analytics, Jisc; Niall Sclater, learning analytics consultant


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About Nicola Osborne

I am Digital Education Manager and Service Manager at EDINA, a role I share with my colleague Lorna Campbell. I was previously Social Media Officer for EDINA working across all projects and services. I am interested in the opportunities within teaching and learning for film, video, sound and all forms of multimedia, as well as social media, crowdsourcing and related new technologies.

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