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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 is the 20 May 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 competition and two … Read more

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 … Read more

Could future VLEs spell the end for screen time?

Students and higher education staff from across the UK have teamed up to imagine a screenless student experience as part of Jisc’s edtech challenge. The winner – VLE of the Future The winning idea from a University of Glasgow team uses the “memory palace” technique to create an immersive environment that aids learning. The vision is for an interactive, collaborative space … Read more

Rev up your startup

Enter our 2019 edtech startups competition and get your fledgling business on track Read our latest blog on how to enter this years competition and hear from two of last years winners Volo and Synap You have until 17:00 on Monday 21 January to make your pitch to us. We’re offering five businesses mentorships worth up to £10,000 from ourselves, Emerge Education and other industry … Read more

Where will your good ideas take you?

Inspire us with your ideas for a next-generation virtual learning environment in our first edtech challenge of 2019. Read about our current edtech challenge and and hear from previous competitors how easy it is to take part. We’ve deliberately made the ideas challenges very easy for everyone to enter, whether they’re technologically minded or not, because we want to see what’s on students’ minds. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/where-will-your-good-ideas-take-you-20-dec-2018 … Read more