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Explanation at IWMW 2012 of JISC Observatory's method and on-going work in horizon-scanning for technical innovation of relevance to Higher Education and Further Education. This presentation ...

Explanation at IWMW 2012 of JISC Observatory's method and on-going work in horizon-scanning for technical innovation of relevance to Higher Education and Further Education. This presentation highlights the development process for two forthcoming TechWatch reports: 1) Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure; 2) Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education).

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    JISC Observatory: Horizon Scanning for Higher and Further Education JISC Observatory: Horizon Scanning for Higher and Further Education Presentation Transcript

    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory: Horizon Scanning for Higher & Further Education Thom Bunting ISC at UKOLN University of Bath Bath, UK IWMW 2012 Parallel session #A1 18 June 2012 UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under A centre of expertise in digital information management Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 2.0 licence
    • Overview of JISC Observatory Role of JISC Observatory bjectives • Providing considered and prioritised information, analysis, and recommendations regarding emerging technical innovations and their usage in HE / FE activities and developments • Ensuring that JISC and sector institutions can plan interventions in enough time to sustain world-class education and research A centre of expertise in digital information management2
    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory methods etecting whats coming along, in enough time to make a difference taff from Innovation Support Centres (UKOLN / Cetis) and JISC scan the horizon n-going sharing of links to reports of innovation eriodic review and synthesis Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photosightfaces/5253682049/ A centre of expertise in digital information management3 electing topics for briefings
    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory methods hecking with people who know, at the coalface utreach to range of communities with broad practical experience: ev8D (developers) uroCris (research information management) Image source: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b42963 A centre of expertise in digital information managementetis conference4 (education technology)
    • JIS Observatory process A centre of expertise in digital information management5
    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory work tage one: broad observation taff from Innovation Support Centres (UKOLN / Cetis) and JISC send in brief messages to shared email list (the ‘Observatron’) o date ‘Observatronistas’ have posted 224 messages including 1,211 recommended links to posts on technical innovation bjective: to scan wide range of innovations A centre of expertise in digital information management6
    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory work tage two: reviewing and selecting topics osting, commenting, and voting on ideas for in-depth reports (via Ideascale etc) A centre of expertise in digital information management7
    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory work tage three: forthcoming guidance reports echWatch: Preparing for Data-Driven Infrastructure Currently in second draft (soon open for comments) To be published July 2012 A centre of expertise in digital information management8
    • Overview of JISC Observatory JISC Observatory work tage three: forthcoming guidance reports echWatch: Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education Currently in early draft To be published August 2012 A centre of expertise in digital information management9
    • Overview of JISC Observatory Innovation and us UK Government’s Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth strategy paper (BIS, December 2001): •innovation is crucial for growth of world-class education and research Image source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/wwipos/item/93517736/ A centre of expertise in digital information management10
    • Overview of JISC Observatory Innovation and you How can you and your HE / FE organisation help detect potentially disruptive innovation, in time? Image source: http://www.aip.org/asa_laypapers2011/Yau.html (courtesy Eric Carlson) A centre of expertise in digital information management11
    • Overview of JISC Observatory You and JISC Observatory We hope that TechWatch reports can help you and your institution prepare for innovation. And we hope that community consultations at events such as IWMW 2012 can help you: Participate in lightning interviews 5 minutes of your time here at conference (or via Skype) Provide feedback on TechWatch drafts your comments are welcome on forthcoming reports Let us know how you would like to be involved over the next year A centre of expertise in digital information management12
    • Overview of JISC Observatory Your ideas JISC Observatory welcomes your input! observatory.jisc.ac.uk A centre of expertise in digital information management13
    • Overview of JISC Observatory Contact details Thom Bunting Observatory Project Manager t.bunting@ukoln.ac.uk A centre of expertise in digital information management14