Reflecting on Yesterday, Understanding Today, Planning for Tomorrow

Title: Reflecting on Yesterday, Understanding Today, Planning for Tomorrow

Authors: Kelly, B. and Hollins, P.

Conference:  Umbrella 2013

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Reflecting on Yesterday, Understanding Today, Planning for Tomorrow, Kelly, B. and Hollins, P. Umbrella 2013, Manchester, 2-3 July 2013

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Abstract:

The JISC Observatory provides horizon-scanning of technological developments which may be of relevant for the UK’s higher and further education sectors. The JISC Observatory team has developed systematic processes for the scanning, sense-making and synthesis activities for the work. This paper summarises the JISC Observatory work and related activities carried out by the authors. The paper outlines how the processes can be applied in a local context to ensure that institutions are able to gather evidence in a systematic way and understand and address the limitations of evidence-gathering processes. The paper describes use of open processes for interpreting the evidence and suggests possible implications of the horizon-scanning activities for policy-making and informing operational practices. The paper concludes by encouraging take-up of open approaches in gathering and interpretation of evidence used to inform policy-making in an institutional context.

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