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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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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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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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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 […]

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CBRE inform student accommodation recommendations using Jisc’s tailored datasets

As a Director within CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory department specialising in the student accommodation sector, I lead a team delivering analytical insight for our teams and clients. We advise on the ongoing requirement for student accommodation across the UK and provide the intelligence needed to understand demand. We have been using bespoke higher education data […]

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The digital economy is growing – are your students ready for the workplace?

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the digital economy is growing (OECD, 2020) and has been irreversibly changed in recent months. Employers have had to adapt working practices at speed; Home working means that employers can recruit from a global talent pool and working together, but remotely has been essential to […]

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Using Analytics to Enhance Student Support and Improve Learning

Using Analytics to Enhance Student Support and Improve Learning Jisc Learning Analytics Research Projects Update, July 2020. Introduction: The use of analytics, data and algorithms to enhance learning is an increasingly trending topic. No more so than here in Jisc. I recently attended a learning analytics (LA) research event to see how seven Jisc-funded research […]

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Curriculum analytics Institutional Use Mental Health Research Wellbeing

Presentations from research group event at Open University

We had another interesting research group event recently, hosted by The Open University, with around 40 participants. I introduced the session and later gave a workshop with Paul Bailey on curriculum analytics. The three institutional evaluation research projects presented on their progress, including Karl Molden and Christine Couper from Greenwich. Prof Bart Rienties and colleagues […]

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Curriculum analytics Institutional Use Mental Health Research Wellbeing

Jisc Learning Analytics Research Group – next meeting at Open University, Milton Keynes, 26th June 2019

The third meeting of Jisc’s learning analytics research group will be held at the Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes on 26th June. The aim of this group is to bring together researchers who wish to learn from and work jointly with each other to develop aspects of learning analytics to enhance learning, teaching and the […]

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Jisc Learning Analytics Research Group – 2nd Meeting, Keele, 24 Jan 2019

The second meeting of Jisc’s learning analytics research group will be held at Keele University in Staffordshire on 24th January. The aim of this group is to bring together researchers who wish to learn from and work jointly with each other to develop aspects of learning analytics to enhance learning, teaching and the student experience. We’ll […]