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Digital solutions to overcome institutional challenges in recognising students’ wider achievements to increase motivation, engagement and employability.

 #Digital credentials, #ePortfolios   #Employability #HEAR6.1 #MOOCs #CPD #OpenBadges #InformalLearning        Building on the previous P2A Employability Skills Match project discussed in blogs below, Jisc is now dipping its toe in the digital credentials arena by exploring its own badge platform. We plan to start designing and issuing badges for delegates who take part … Read more

We are all lifelong learners now

Why are we focussing on soft skills for the Employability Skills match service (ESMS) we are designing and developing here at Jisc in the Prospect to Alumnus co-design challenge? Scarcely a day goes past without an article or event which draws attention to the disconnect between the worlds of education and employment, and highlights soft … Read more

Digitally empowering learners’ employability

The education to employment gap and Prospect to Alumnus employability services Project three of the Jisc Prospect to alumnus is all about employability. Working with a range of partners and stakeholders, we are designing exciting and innovative new services which will empower students’ employability, meet employers’ needs and enable institutions to track and demonstrate the … Read more

Enabling more dynamic and joined-up information management across the student lifecycle

The Prospect to Alumnus projects are taking shape. Our extensive consultation, from the first co-design workshop to the regional workshops summarised in this blog, the online questionnaire, a major student consultation and numerous staff interviews, has confirmed the appetite for Jisc interventions in this area. Once all the consultation inputs were synthesised, and confirmed with … Read more

It’s never too late to learn from the past when co-designing the future….

We recently commissioned a study on the The Management and Administrative Computing (MAC) Initiative in order to inform our Digital Futures activities, especially those, like From Prospect to Alumnus, in the area of Enterprise computing and corporate information management. The MAC Report, by Tim Philips, former Director of IT at the University of Bristol, is … Read more

From prospect to alumnus: Newcastle/Glasgow

Jisc are currently working on and exploring four key co-design challenges: Research at risk From prospect to alumnus Effective learner analytics Building capability for new digital leadership, pedagogy and efficiency You can find out more about each of these challenges and the co-design approach via Jisc’s website at: Each challenge is actively working to … Read more

You can still contribute to the consultation!

Co-design is Jisc’s collaborative innovation model. Steered by customer priorities, it is designed to exploit new opportunities and address pressing issues in higher and further education through technology. Jisc is holding a series consultation workshops to discuss how to improve the student lifecycle through digital technology in order to address the ‘from prospect to alumnus’ … Read more

Why this challenge?

Higher and Further Education institutions in the UK all state a commitment to listening to students and enhancing the student experience. The student lifecycle has a number of different stages, from pre-application through each part of their experience in the institution to graduation and becoming an alumnus. There are a number of key transitions in … Read more