Many of the well known JISC Services will be exhibiting at the conference which will enable delegates to find out more about the support available and ask specialists about the help they can offer.
JISC Advance is a not-for-profit company financed by grants from the UK funding councils for further and higher education. Governed by a board of directors drawn from across the sector, each of the funding councils are represented to provide their knowledge and expertise. Consisting of eight advisory and complementary services, JISC Advance will coordinate and develop upon the provision of excellence within the education and learning sectors, providing inspiration and advice to support the innovative use of technology.
The JISC Digital Media exists to help the UK's FE and HE communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media - and to achieve solutions that are innovative, practical and cost effective.
The JISC Legal Information Service provides legal resources for FE and HE, particularly for those working in Information Services. JISC Legal aims to give non-lawyers the information they need to make decisions, stay inside the law and assist with legal compliance issues. It provides up-to-date information on the law as it affects ICT users throughout the sector via its Web site, workshops and email enquiry service.
The JISC cetis, the Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, provides advice to the UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors on educational technology and standards.
The JANET network connects UK universities, FE Colleges, Research Councils, Specialist Colleges and Adult and Community Learning providers. The range of activities facilitated by JANET allows individuals and organisations to push back the traditional boundaries of teaching, learning and research methods.
The Access Grid Support Centre is a single point of contact for UK educational and research communities when they need assistance on any aspect of Access Grid. This support can be in the form of resolving technical issues, answering queries, providing unbiased procurement advice or assisting with events management.
The JISC Regional Support Centre for Scotland South & West is one of 13 RSCs covering the UK. The JISC Regional Support Centres in the UK, promote and support the use of network learning technologies and resources by supporting staff in developing eLearning capability in their organisations. It's role is to support the 20 Further Education Colleges and 3 Higher Education Institutions in South West Scotland.
EDINA is the JISC national academic data centre.
The Higher Education Academy provide support to the higher education sector by working with individual academics. Their network of discipline-based subject centres provides a range of services to subject departments. They work with UK universities and colleges, providing national leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-informed practice about enhancing the student learning experience.
SCRAN - part of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - aims to provide educational access to digital materials representing our material culture and history.