Who we are
We are the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
- Dedicated entirely to the sectors’ individual and collective needs
- Not a vendor: we deal with and/or work with vendors and publishers on the collective behalf
- Not for profit: every pound is used for the sectors’ benefit
- Objective, but not unbiased: we put the sectors’ interests above all else
What does Jisc do?
We champion the importance and potential of digital technologies for UK education and research; and do three main things:
- We operate shared digital infrastructure and services
- We negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers
- We provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers
Our research and development work is integrated across these three areas.
Working closely with colleagues and sector bodies our aim is to:
- Deliver considerable collective digital advantage, financial savings and efficiencies for UK universities, colleges and learning providers today
- Ensure these benefits are sustained and intelligently further enhanced
Primary educational sector
Project lead in
- EDUCATE on SITE: user acceptance of mobile web applications in architectural education on sustainable environmental design
This case study was set up with the aim of investigating user acceptance of the prototype mobile device service for the EDUCATE (Environmental Design in University Curricula and Architectural Training...
- The value of reflexive methods for enhancing pedagogical practice in the context of OER development
This case study is based on the Cascading Social Science Open Educational Resources project (thereafter referred to as ‘cascade project’) undertaken by C-SAP (Higher Education Academy Subject Centre f...
- Using open source narrative media to support the learning of qualitative data analysis approaches at University Centre Doncaster
University Centre Doncaster (UCD) is part of Doncaster College. This is a mixed economy FE college which provides a substantial amount of HE, situated within UCD. The student population comprises of s...
- Podcasting ‘Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre’ at the University of Oxford
A course of lectures, intended in direct support of a core literature course in the English Faculty, were offered as podcasts. Each lecture took a single play by a lesser-known author – including Dekk...
- Access Permitted: Developing Open Access Journals for Early Career Researchers and Staff Development
This case study focuses on the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the shape of an open access journal in a staff development context in UK higher education. At the University of Centra...
- Active engagement: a case study of the development and impact of OER on inclusive teaching and academic engagement at the University of Wolverhampton
This case study describes the journey and adventures of a relatively new team of Open Educational Resources (OER) creators as they embarked on a project to build a corpus of OER videos and an OER onli...