CoSector Blog

How Bloom VLE makes this long distance course a unique experience

The course was launched in 2014, and they've grown from nothing to over 150 active students within two years. 

Mar 27, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Two-factor authentication for Instagram and a clash with Google - your weekly cyber news round-up

This week it appears that security firm Symantec have done something to upset Google, and Instagram have finally adopted a more secure strategy, 

Mar 24, 2017

Topic: Cyber Security, IT and Digital

Themes and key points from UCISA17

This year's UCISA meeting, UCISA17, was held in Wales. Some 513 delegates from higher education attended and over 80 exhibitors. The key message around this year's event was around digital transformation and how it needs to derive value to...

Mar 22, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, IT and Digital

NCSC & NCA report, high profile twitter accounts hacked - weekly cyber round up

The NCSC and NCA published a report this week, The Cyber Threat to UK Business 2016/17. It outlined current trends, key incidents, future threats and how UK businesses can protect themselves. 

Mar 17, 2017

Topic: Cyber Security, IT and Digital

How to capture and preserve electronic newsletters in HE and beyond

This blog post is based on a real-world case study. It happens to have come from a UK Higher Education institute, but the lessons here could feasibly apply to anyone wishing to capture and preserve electronic newsletters.

Mar 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, Higher Education, IT and Digital

How to make class more interactive with edtech for higher education

It is estimated that $252 billion (£200 billion) will be spent by colleges and universities on campus edtech by 2020. It is estimated that on average, a student has 5 digital devices, so to keep up with students’ expectations, there needs to be a...

Feb 24, 2017

Topic: Higher Education, IT and Digital

Dynamic links – what do they mean for digital preservation?

Today I’d like to think about the subject of dynamic links. I’m hoping to start off in a document management context, but it also opens up questions from a digital preservation point of view. 

Feb 22, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Digital Preservation Coalition Student Conference 2017

Last month we hosted DPC's Student Conference, aptly titled: "What I wish I knew before I started." We asked some of the attendees how they found the conference and how important they believed digital preservation would be in their future.

Feb 15, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Biggest challenges facing technology enhanced learning in higher education

How important is technology enhanced learning to higher education? In my experience of talking to and working with many academics and institutions, technology to enhance or engage students is very important. However, having been asked this...

Feb 08, 2017

Topic: Higher Education, IT and Digital

What role will human interaction play in the future of higher education?

As technology advances, people’s interactions with organisations have changed dramatically. This is true in commerce and e-commerce, where many businesses have removed the need for consumers to engage with people as part of the buying process...

Jan 30, 2017

Topic: Higher Education, IT and Digital