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How our digital capability tools can help you to make your college’s services more accessible

Our suite of services in digital capability – Digital experience insights, Building digital capability, and the Digital elevation tool – can support and help you to enhance accessibility and inclusion in your college. Accessibility may be a concern within specific curriculum areas as well as in general infrastructure and support services throughout your organisation. Of […]

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Data Institutional Use Systems

How to: blend multiple data sources together in Heidi Plus

Did you know you can use more than one dataset at a time in Heidi Plus? It’s easier than you might think! In this post we’ll pull together three different HESA datasets for an admittedly slightly spurious bit of analysis. There are lots of reasons you might want to blend together data sources. For example, […]

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Data Institutional Use Systems Trends

Next generation KEF dashboards offer further insight into higher education knowledge exchange

In March 2021, Research England and Jisc data analytics released the first dashboards from the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). A pioneering project aiming to showcase the value of knowledge exchange between higher education (HE) in England and its diversity of partners. I covered the release in detail at the time and you can find out […]

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Data Institutional Use

How to: use sets in Heidi Plus for overlapping benchmark groups and departments

In this post I’ll take a quick look at using Sets in Heidi Plus to solve some potentially tricky issues you might have in creating visualisations and reports where you have groups whose members overlap. It’s fairly straightforward to create non-overlapping groups in Heidi Plus, for example, if you want to create a new hierarchy […]

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Co-design Data Research Uncategorized

Be a part of our next product co-design for the sector

Senior data and visualisation developer, Eleanor Jarvis calls for participants to help us with our next product co-design for the higher education sector. My colleague, Rhodri Rowlands, and I, are using co-design at Jisc to collaborate with the higher education (HE) sector on developing new business intelligence (BI) for delivery through Heidi Plus. We are […]

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Building digital capability Uncategorized

The Discovery tool – elevating students’ digital skills to the next level

Digital skills have always been in high demand and with much of life embedded in digital technology, being able to use basic apps and software is no longer a ‘nice to have’, but a necessity.  Spearheaded by the pandemic, most universities and colleges have transformed the way they teach and deliver courses. Virtual classrooms and […]

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Building digital capability Data Institutional Use Trends Uncategorized

Supporting digital fluency with the new and enhanced discovery tool

There is a continuous debate in both the education and commercial sectors on how we can support users in developing digital capability. As we continue to grow in an ever evolving digital world, being able to identify our own digital capabilities and continually develop them is becoming increasingly important. Having spent over 19 years working […]

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Data Research

Collecting data on open access publications

Author: Amy Devenney (Research and Business Intelligence Strategic Lead, Jisc) An article by the Knowledge Exchange (KE) highlighted the difficulty of efficiently collating consistent article-level metadata to enable the monitoring and evaluation on Transitional Agreements  (TAs) and the subsequent burden this placed on our members. Therefore, over the last eighteen months, we have been working […]

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Data Research Systems

Killing product ideas can be fun – a case study

Sometimes there isn’t a clear winner In the Data Analytics Innovation team’s latest project our aim was to discover, define and validate a new commercial data product. After concept testing a few ideas with users, there wasn’t a clear winner and we learnt that the solutions to problems we were trying to solve already existed, […]

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Data Employability Institutional Use Research Trends Uncategorized

The 5 most popular higher education topics that Jisc provided tailored data on in 2021/22

Jisc data analytics has an immensely popular tailored datasets service where customers can request specific extracts of higher education data. Our analysts look at each request and see how we can use the most relevant data to answer their question. We then extract and send the agreed data in the customers preferred format. Over the […]