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TakeCare App – an integrated students’ wellbeing service on the go

The TakeCare team from the University of Cranfield were a winning team at the Jisc Summer hackathon and talk about the app they developed…. TakeCare was our project tittle, or #takecare as the brand, which is an integrated students’ wellbeing service on the go specifically designed with university students in mind.     Figure 1: […]

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Winning ideas from Summer Hackathon

The summer hackathon took place at the student Change Agents Network Conference from 29-30 May 2019 at the Open University, Milton Keynes. Seven teams participated in the hackathon developing ideas around supporting health and well being, using AI for learning and implementing the intelligent campus. Alex Lydiate from Jisc who ran the hackathon says Helping […]

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Summer Hackathon Winner – AvaMD

AvaMD talk about their winning idea from the Jisc Summer hackathon…. “As medical students, we face difficulties in our training. When it comes to integrating the theory of conditions we learn from textbooks into the real world practice of communicating to patients, taking an effective history and formulating a list of differential diagnoses. After all, […]

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Summer 2019 challenge competitions open

Our summer 2019 challenge competitions are open now for submission of ideas and the closing date has been extended to the 31 July 2019. We are also using a new competition platform which re-introduces voting by staff and students in universities and colleges as part of the shortlisting process. We have already run one challenge […]

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Jisc Hackathon @ DigiFest 2019

Peter Cliff, Senior innovation developer from Jisc writes about the Hackathon he led at 12-13 March at Digifest 2019. We took advantage of DigiFest 2019 to run a student hackathon alongside the main event. It was great to be able to see the wonder that is DigiFest and I think the students appreciated the opportunity […]

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Filling the pot: The Edtech challenge and a VLE without a screen

“New ideas pass through three periods: It can’t be done. It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. I knew it was a good idea all along!”  Arthur C Clarke We started this challenge as a way of filling the pot with ideas, Arthur C Clarke’s assertion of the three periods of an […]

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Edtech Challenge Competition: A virtual learning environment without a screen

We have just launched a challenge competition for ideas around what a (virtual) learning environment without a screen might look like, by the this I mean it that allows you in access and interact with learning through other methods as well as or instead of a screen. The challenge page suggests some technologies that may […]

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Student Design Sprint and Hackathon

I am looking forward to welcoming 12 teams of students to Aston Conference Centre in August for five days ed tech fun and some series design and development. This is my 6th year of running student ed tech activity over the summer, we started the Summer of Student Innovation in 2013, each year it has […]

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Edtech Start-ups 2018

We have just selected our new cohort of start-ups for the Edtech Launchpad start-ups programme for 2018. The selection process took place at Jisc Digifest 2018 on the 6 March 2018. Having already been shortlisted, nine companies presented to an interview panel of experts and pitched to the Digifest audience as part of the process. […]