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The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit: a SCHOMS, AUDE and UCISA collaboration

This toolkit has been produced by three higher education organisations to help their members share best practice and work more effectively when creating learning spaces. It is intended to serve both as a practical guide and as a source of inspiration in the design of spaces that delight and motivate students, as well as meet their functional needs.

Share your views on process improvement capability in higher education

Two authors collaborating on a Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) guide to Establishing Process Improvement Capability in Higher Education have launched a survey to gather data for the project. Rachel McAssey and Steve Yorkstone, who are producing the guide as part of the UCISA Project and Change Management Group's work, are inviting colleagues to take part and will be seeking more contributions later in the project.
Peter Tinson

Lessons from a large scale outsourcing contract

A local council in the south west of England recently published a report setting out the lessons it learned after entering an all-encompassing outsourcing deal with a supplier. In his blog, the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association's executive secretary, Peter Tinson, advises that the higher education sector would do well to heed these lessons.

Looking to other sectors where technology is delivering efficiency

The final day of the UCISA2013 Conference featured presentations by representatives from two Government offices with inspiring stories to tell of initiatives resulting in...

MOOCs – is a business case emerging?

Some interesting observations here from Peter Tinson, Executive Secretary of UCISA, following the recent Guardian Future of Higher Education Summit. Views at the event...

UCISA13: Vice-Chancellors Question Time

The UCISA 2013 conference in Liverpool last week featured a lively Question Time session with vice-chancellors Sir Howard Newby - University of Liverpool, Professor...