Jisc infoNet monthly round-up: February 2014

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The February round-up from Jisc infoNet explains how projects can benefit from the wisdom of the crowd, gives the results of the 2013 Information Legislation and Management survey, and announces that registration for the Summer of Student Innovation is now open.

Crowdsourcing: the wiki way of working

Our latest infoKit explains an approach to organising work that is in some ways the opposite of traditional planning and management, instead it focuses on the wisdom of the crowd. It pulls out and builds upon lessons from the most visibly successful crowdsourcing projects that support education and research, suggesting ways in which projects can benefit from working with Wikipedia and the wider Wikimedia community.

The infoKit is written by Martin Poulter who is the Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador and works for the University of Bristol.  Martin has written a blog post about the infoKit and some of the topics it highlights.

Information Legislation and Management Survey Results
The results from the 2013 information legislation and management survey are now available. This year the number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received by UK Universities has risen by 43% in just one year and by 147% in the last five years. See the survey results on our website.

Summer of Student Innovation

Jisc have recently opened registration for this year’s Summer of Student Innovation. The competition will offer digitally savvy further and higher education (FE and HE) students the chance to create technology solutions that could change the education landscape. More information available on the Jisc website.

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