Between 9th-10th March JISC held their Digital Festival in Birmingham. It was an opportunity to explore and discuss all things digital in relation to education in FE and HE institutions. Although I didn’t manage to attend the festival I always make sure to check out the tweets and presentation slides for valuable insight into sector trends, case studies and good practice. This summary video of the JISC Digital Festival 2015 is worth watching to get a flavour for what happens at this event and to hear from some of the attendees. The Association of Learning Technology review of DigitalFest15 is also worth a read. Alternatively listen to The Times Higher Education podcast about the digital festival.
There were many presentations during the festival (see full list of programme and slides), these are just some of the presentations that caught my eye:
Simon Nelson, CEO of Futurelearn
Keynote: “Moocs, online learning and virtual environments.”
Carole Goble, Professor in the school of computer science at the University of Manchester
Keynote: “Insights into research data management and data centres.”
To watch the live streaming recordings featuring the keynote speakers you will need to register first at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/jisc-digital-festival-2015-09-mar-2015/live-coverage