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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

Five ideas to improve UK education and research

Five businesses have been selected for mentorships worth up to £10,000 after successful pitches at our showcase edtech event, Digifest. The successful bidders presented ideas which have the potential to go on to improve, evolve and change UK education and research. Selected by a panel of judges from Jisc and Emerge Education, the winners are: Connect2Teach … 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