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Strategic Approaches for Turbulent Times             Dr Malcolm Read executive secretary JISC17/11/2011                   ...
All change Period of change, new funding models Imaginative use of IT and technology can be significant help to HE Univ...
Cloud – What is it, what’s the point? The gains   • Flexibility - pay for what you use   • Elasticity – handles storage a...
Cloud – What is JISC doing? Brokerage - creating ‘trusted clouds’ via JANET(UK) Pilot Cloud - implemented at Eduserv Dat...
Online learning (1) ‘Collaborate to Compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK   higher education’ (http:...
Online Learning (2) Study of UK Online Learning concluded:    • Most online distance learning is at postgraduate level   ...
JISC changing with the times The main recommendations from the Wilson Review are that:  – JISC should focus its work to a...
JISC, responding to institutional need Institutional Management (cost reduction)      Agility via efficient/effective sys...
The strategic imperative HE facing big challenges around costs, sustainability, changes in the   nature of students and t...
© HEFCE 2011The Higher Education Funding Council for England,on behalf of JISC, permits reuse of this presentationand its ...
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'Adapting to Disruptive Times: Emerging Models for HE Provision' conference, 3 November, London

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'Adapting to Disruptive Times: Emerging Models for HE Provision' conference, 3 November, London

  1. 1. Strategic Approaches for Turbulent Times Dr Malcolm Read executive secretary JISC17/11/2011 slide 1
  2. 2. All change Period of change, new funding models Imaginative use of IT and technology can be significant help to HE Universities working together Many areas where technology can and already does help Currently two key particular areas which have strategic implications for institutions : • the Cloud and shared services • Online learning17/11/2011 slide 2
  3. 3. Cloud – What is it, what’s the point? The gains • Flexibility - pay for what you use • Elasticity – handles storage and usage demand levels • Capital vs Recurrent – removes cost peaks for soft/hardware • Reduce IT/carbon footprint • Encourage collaboration – easier business/HE relations Strategic approach • Not a panacea • Shared procurement to buy services appropriate to education and research17/11/2011 slide 3
  4. 4. Cloud – What is JISC doing? Brokerage - creating ‘trusted clouds’ via JANET(UK) Pilot Cloud - implemented at Eduserv Data Centre Digital Curation Centre - data inputs tools, policies and support Systems & Services Procurement Service (SSPS) – buying IT systems as shared services Advice – JISC Legal and JISC Infonet17/11/2011 slide 4
  5. 5. Online learning (1) ‘Collaborate to Compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education’ (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2011/11_01/) Universities need to provide ‘a more market-orientated approach highlighting the need to acknowledge student demand and choice’ Competition from private online providers17/11/2011 slide 5
  6. 6. Online Learning (2) Study of UK Online Learning concluded: • Most online distance learning is at postgraduate level • Extension and move towards undergraduate will need ‘robust institutional infrastructure’ Open educational resources improve Student experience and ‘markets’ institutions and UK17/11/2011 slide 6
  7. 7. JISC changing with the times The main recommendations from the Wilson Review are that: – JISC should focus its work to achieve a large impact through activities clearly linked to the sectors’ priorities – JISC’s services and projects should be rationalised, with a view to significantly reducing their number – JISC should become a separate legal entity funded through a combination of grants and subscriptions or user charges17/11/2011 slide 7
  8. 8. JISC, responding to institutional need Institutional Management (cost reduction) Agility via efficient/effective systems and processes: • Cloud procurement • library electronic resource management (ERM) ‘the knowledge base’ • research management and administrative systems (RAMS) Sustainable futures Encouraging mainstream adoption of ‘green’ solutions, ‘open’ approaches and digital awareness: • greening campuses • Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) • major investment in digital literacies Student Journey Improving student recruitment, assessment and retention. Improving the student experience: • major investment in course data (using the XCRI - CAP information model) • open education resources Research Excellence ... • Research productivity • Provide networks and content/data infrastructure • Interoperable data management17/11/2011 slide 8
  9. 9. The strategic imperative HE facing big challenges around costs, sustainability, changes in the nature of students and their expectations Technology cannot solve all of these issues but can make substantial contributions to the solution But there must be strategic approaches from institutions Key topics like the use of the Cloud and online learning offer huge potential but only if they are considered at an institutional level and not as a local, ‘bolt-on’ tactic17/11/2011 slide 9
  10. 10. © HEFCE 2011The Higher Education Funding Council for England,on behalf of JISC, permits reuse of this presentationand its contents under the terms of the Creative CommonsAttribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UKEngland & Wales Licence.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk17/11/2011 slide 10

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