Joan Walker about Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)


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Joan Walker of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) provides an overview of the largely operational but increasingly strategic support services that her organisation provides to all colleges in Scotland.

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    1. 1. Joan WalkerAdvisor Learning & Teaching / Deputy Manager JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland
    2. 2. About in 1993Funded now by the post 16 andHigher Education Funding bodies +Research councils in the UKProvides the technical infrastructurefor the Academic communitiesProvide access to quality and cost-effective digital resourcesFund and manage innovativeprojects and programmesProvide a range of specialistadvisory services
    3. 3. JISC Advance - Collective ExpertiseJISC Advance is a not for profit organisation thatbrings together the collective expertise of eightestablished JISC Services. JISC Digital Media JISC infoNet JISC Legal JISCMail JISC Netskills JISC Procureweb JISC RSC UK JISC TechDis
    4. 4. UK Regional Support Centres (12)RSC Scotland’s Remit:To support FE & HE in Scotland to realise theirambitions in the deployment of ICT & LearningTechnologies to achieve their organisationalmission• Assisting to transform organisational culture.• Engage with staff and management with relevant and appropriate services.• Facilitate collaboration and sharing of effective practice.• Act as a gateway to expert advice, information & research from JISC and other organisations.
    5. 5. Margaret Gráinne McKay Hamilton Accessibility & e-Assessment InclusionFionnualaCarmichaelManager Celeste Theresa McLaughlin Duffy Staff Higher Development Education Mark Clark Joan WalkerKirsty Infrastructure & Learning & Systems TeachingMenziesSeniorAdministrator
    6. 6. TechnologiesThe RSC team have a tacit knowledge of using a wide rangeof technologies to support learners, business processes andbusiness development. We are able to demonstrate practicaltechnological solutions for supported institutions withadvice in areas such as:Learning PlatformsSocial Media Digital RepositoriesMobile Technologies Assistive TechnologiesVideo Conferencing Cloud Services
    7. 7. Learning & DevelopmentFocusing on the Learning & Development requirements ofstaff from Further & Higher education, RSC Scotlandoffers a range of training opportunities, services andresources to facilitate the use of technology.Workshops & Events (face to face & online)Learning Online – workshops and courses delivered fullyonline and supported by staff from the RSC Scotland team.They consist of short two-hour online workshops, or 2-3 weeksupported courses.RSCtv - online webinars available Live, Watch Again and OnDemand for your own institution.Topic Briefings – a series of online briefings providing anoverview of new technologies coming into the mainstream.
    8. 8. Communications & SharingNewsfeed - A monthly e-Bulletin sent to your email inbox withthe latest ICT related news, events, resources and trainingopportunities.Blogs - Staff at the RSC are regular bloggers and bysubscribing to their blogs, you can be kept informed with timelyinformation and interesting articles relevant to your ownsphere of work.iTech Case Studies - Shining a spotlight on best practice andinnovative use of technology in Scottish FE & HE. They areover 70 available to download from our website and many alsofeature as podcasts on our iTunes channelForums and Mailing Lists – The RSC facilitates forums anduser groups for discussion and sharing where members canconfer with experienced peers from other institutions.The Team also use Twitter, Skype, video conferencing andnewsletters.
    9. 9. Joan Walker Advisor Learning & Teaching / Deputy Manager JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland 0141 585 0022JISCMail: joan-at-rscTwitter: @joanwalker65Blog: Http://