CoSector Blog

Upcoming EdTech Events: attending UCISA annual conference

The HE landscape in the digital age is changing. Many organisations and institutions have already embarked on system change initiatives from new learning technologies to facilities and infrastructures and organisational transformation. The way we...

Oct 07, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, CoSector News, Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital, Repositories

Event round-up: ALT Conference 2017 and the meaning of openness in learning spaces

From the three day ALT conference 2017, a number of ideas, discussions and research findings were shared to explore and promote the intelligent use of Learning Technology.  

Sep 15, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Blended learning, flipped learning... a glossary of important edtech terms

EdTech brings with it an array of terms that we may not all be familiar with. Here we aim to define clearly what several commonly used terms actually mean. 

Aug 14, 2017

Topic: Higher Education, IT and Digital

What is the GDPR? An explanation of the changes to data protection law

The thriller series ‘24’ punctuates its episodes with an insistent ticking clock counting down to the final showdown. If the data protection people in your organisation are walking round with the same angst ridden expression as Kiefer Sutherland,...

Aug 02, 2017

Topic: News, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Conference on web-archiving, part 3: Albany and web-archives as Institutional Records

In my last in this series of blog posts about IIPC 2017, I'll look at the work of Gregory Wiedeman at Albany SUNY.

Jul 14, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Conference on web-archiving, part 2: Ian Milligan and his derived datasets

Web-archiving is a relatively young side of digital archiving, yet it has already established a formidable body of content across the world, a large corpus of materials that could be mined by researchers and historians to uncover interesting...

Jul 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

The future is hybrid: the hybrid archivist

The term ‘hybrid’ is most often used to describe a library or archive collection that is a mix of digital and analogue content. Originally, ‘hybrid’ seemed to be a transition stage, with the assumption being that one day, all content would be...

Jul 05, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

The future of online digital preservation training

Working in the Moodle platform has persuaded us that there are many more opportunities for using that technology to deliver more content, and more effectively. We also have ideas for the direction in which we want to take our digital preservation...

Jun 29, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Why great marketers need to understand digital preservation

It's the 50th anniversary of your business. You want to share a photograph of the founders on their first day of work in the internal newsletter. You ask the CEO whether she can fish through her loft to find the original. She only has a copy of...

Jun 23, 2017

Topic: Marketing, Advertising and PR, Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Our experience with digital transformation in higher education

At the University of London, a lot of us are going through our very own digital transformation, so I thought I would share with you the processes and changes needed to implement such a huge scale project. 

Jun 02, 2017

Topic: Higher Education, IT and Digital