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UK 2014 Survey of Digital capabilities: embedding and support

UK 2014 Survey of Digital capabilities

The UCISA-DSDG User Skills Group has just launched the first biennial Digital capabilities survey of the UK HE sector, focusing on what can also been referred to as digital capabilities, digital literacies or digital competencies.

This survey, and future versions, will seek to establish how institutions are developing staff and students to perform efficiently and effectively in a digital environment. It will complement the Technology enhanced learning (TEL) survey that the UCISA-DSDG Academic Skills Group carries out, but will look at broader digital capabilities rather than TEL software and approaches.

The survey is already running in the UK and will be open till Friday 5 September 2014. Contact admin@ucisa.ac.uk for further information or follow on Twitter at #ucisadigcap. The survey is currently open to UCISA members only. But, due to the EUNIS involvement, this has a chance to be extended to more countries in the future.

Outputs from this survey will include a report detailing data and trends analysis, case studies exploring themes, issues and good practice in more detail with also recommendations on how the sector can develop and be better supported by national bodies.

The final results will be officially presented in next UCISA events, but preliminary results will be also presented during the next BencHEIT Task Force Meeting in December 2014. In that occasion, the coordinators of the UCISA Digital capabilities survey will share their national experience with the EUNIS Community and together we will explore the opportunity of scaling the project at the European level.

EUNIS is willing to promote any national activity that might be interesting and useful for the whole European community, in order to share as many information as possible among us.

More information on the survey here

EUNIS 2015 Congress website

EUNIS 2015 Congress website already running…

As announced at the presentation at the  EUNIS 2014 Gala Dinner the website for EUNIS 2015 has been launched! It is available from the main page and can be accessed through the Events tab. The website has some basic information at the moment and will be updated regularly over the next few months, as things change we will announce it on the various EUNIS social media channels.

Michael Turpie

Chair of the Organising Committee

EUNIS 2015

EUNIS 2014 Congress Awards

The Awards ceremony was held during the Gala Dinner at EUNIS 2014 Congress in Umea:

2014 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is:

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK): Transforming the Student Experience: Manchester Metropolitan University’s EQAL Projectby Mark Stubbs

Among the nominated papers there were:

EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award is given for the outstanding and innovative application of information technology (IT) in an educational setting.

2014 Award winner is:

The Best Paper Award is chosen by the program committee of the EUNIS Annual Congress. For 2014 the winner is:

Bomgar promotion for EUNIS Members

Bomgar promotion for EUNIS Members till 30th of September 2014:

Now that EUNIS 2014 is behind us, we wanted to thank everyone who took part and helped make the event a smashing success. For those who stopped by the Bomgar stand, we enjoyed speaking to each of you about the benefits of secure remote support, and we are looking forward to seeing you all next year in Scotland!

If you were not able to make it to our session about how Bomgar has enabled University for the Creative Arts to build a collaborative service culture, you can view the slides here.
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We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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EUNIS 2014 Congress and beyond…

EUNIS 2014 Congress,  dedicated for IT-professionals, teachers and researchers with an interest on how IT can be utilized for education, research and administration, was held on 11th-13th of June in Umeå, Sweden.

The theme for the Congress was “Higher education in the digital era”. The programme was divided into distinct tracks:

  • supporting teaching and learning;
  • university management – BI;
  • the CIO and IT management;
  • software development;
  • university cooperation;
  • security.

Among the internationally renowned speakers that have contributed at the event there were: Gerry Pennell (CIO Manchester University), Michiel Boreel (CTO Sogeti) and Eden Dahlstrom (Director of Research at Educause). As always, a large part of the programme was composed of contributions from the attendees themselves. In total over 100 speakers have presented their insights and experiences. There were over 250 participants attending the Congress and it was rated very high in the Congress survey:)

Congress presentations and the papers  will be available at the EUNIS website soon.

Thus, we are looking forward to see you at the 21st annual EUNIS 2015 Congress, which will be held on 10-12th of June 2015 by Abertay University (Dundee, Scotland).