Author Archives: Chris Thomson

About Chris Thomson

I'm a Subject Specialist at Jisc focusing on online learning and digital student experience.

Digital innovation: choosing what’s likely to fly

With such rapid development in technology and limited resources in education, it’s hard for leaders to know which innovations in technology are likely to succeed and potentially transform learning, professional practice and the effectiveness of their institution. Looking forward to this year’s Jisc Digital Leaders programme, Chris gives some simple guidance on identifying the projects that are likely to make a difference.

Incoming! Student expectations of technology

Chris has recently been discussing the expectation of new students about the use of technology in learning. Do further and higher education institutions address the fact that many schools offer quite a sophisticated digital experience which is not always easy to match in post-compulsory education? Chris reflects on his own kids’ experiences and what they might have to teach us about developing a positive digital student experience.

Summer of Student Innovation #studentideas

Since Jisc announced the 15 winners of the Student Ideas competition back in June there’s been alot of excitement over the summer in taking those ideas forward. For the last week the Subject Specialists, Chris Thomson, Rohan Slaughter, Julia Taylor and myself have been working with colleagues in Jisc to support the students through the …

#ConnectMore16 with Jisc

Over the summer Jisc held a number of Connect More events (#ConnectMore16) across the UK to update our members on all the exciting projects we have been working on and to showcase the excellent practice from across the academic community. The Student Experience sub team have been lucky enough to attend and present at many …

Jisc credentials project – the story so far

This post was originally written by Celeste McLaughlin, who recently started a new role at the University of Edinburgh. This blog post gives an update on the progress of the Jisc digital credentials project which I’ve been involved with since its inception late last year. My colleague Ruth Drysdale has previously blogged about the project. There are …