Author Archives: James Clay

Strategic approaches to the intelligent campus

The opening paragraph in the Jisc publication Strategic approaches to learning analytics in UK higher education says: Learning analytics cannot yet be considered a mature field in UK higher education. However, the use of data about learners and their learning to address areas such as attrition and curriculum enhancement is increasingly being investigated through projects … Read more

Intelligent Campus Data Requirements

We’re working on ways to improve the student experience by capturing and analysing the many kinds of data that can be collected across university and college campuses. This research is developing alongside our effective learning analytics project and our work to build a learning analytics service. At the core of the learning analytics service is … Read more

Smart Campus: a route using 4G and 5G to serve the Smart City

Jisc in partnership with GSA have published a new report by Esmat Mirzamany (Jisc) and Joe Barrett (GSA) on how universities and cities could work together to build a smart city taking advantage of the connectivity and computing capacity unleashed by the next generation (5G) mobile networks. “Smart City” has become a hot topic in … Read more

Reflections on the Intelligent Campus Community Event in Sheffield

Sheffield was the setting for our first Intelligent Campus Community Event for our new community of practice. The community of practice gives people an opportunity to network, share practice, hear what various institutions are doing and what Jisc is doing in this space. The event proved popular with Jisc members and over 70 people had booked onto … Read more

Reflections on the Intelligent Campus Community Event in Glasgow

Travelling up to Glasgow I was reminded how airports are using a range of technologies to track and cater for passengers as they travel by air. We know big airports are using technologies such as wayfinding to help travellers quickly access the right gate when boarding their plane for example. These technologies are easily transferable … Read more

CANCELLED – Intelligent Campus Community Event 21st June 2018 – Plymouth Marjon University

CANCELLED We are sorry to notify you that we’ve had a limited number of bookings for the Intelligent Campus Community Event at Plymouth on 21st June and we have therefore decided to cancel the event. We will be running a future community event later on in the year so please do look for any updates on our … Read more

The Intelligent Campus Community – a lightning talk at Digifest

At Jisc’s Digifest 2018 in Birmingham I gave a ten minute lightning talk on the Intelligent Campus Community we are building to support the Intelligent Campus project. The community of practice gives people an opportunity to network, share practice, hear what various institutions are doing and what Jisc is doing in the intelligent campus space. … Read more

Chat Bot Ready

Kate Nicolson, a Graduate Education Technologist at Jisc at the end of January attended the Social Software Development Meetup in Manchester. Here she discusses some of the presentations and thinking from the various presentations. The talk ‘the future of chat-bots’ by Gary Pretty in Manchester was not what I expected. Anticipating a social hypothetical discussion … Read more

Sherif Keynote

There has been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Is it time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can take advantage of these emerging technologies to improve the student experience and build an intelligent library? This was the opening … Read more