Author Archives: Sue Attewell

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

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

An insider view from Volo – 2018 cohort

A guest post from Lotis Bautista Co-founder and Chief Community Officer, Volo Group Mid-way through April we were ecstatic to find ourselves as one of five companies to win a place on the Jisc Edtech Startup Programme. Fast-forward to the start of the programme in May and it has already proven itself to be a … Read more

Welcome to our edtech start-ups 2018 cohort

We ran the competition and announced the winners, and now its time to get down to the hard work.   Our 2018 programme kicks-off on Thursday 24th May and I’m excited and looking forward to working with our winners: Blackbullion – a learning platform for students to get control of their money. Oslr – an app to facilitate … Read more