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GESA at Bett awards 2020

There is never a dull moment in the world of edtech startups and this was more apparent than ever at the The Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESAwards) in January. Part of the Bett conference, the awards which are now in their 6th year, celebrate the best innovations in edtech from 17 countries around the world, […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]