Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Future of Higher Education and ICT - Research 3.0

[By popular demand I have started a new e-mail list to continue deliver information on subjects that I remain passionate about, especially related to R&E networks, green IT etc. In particular I will be expanding upon the subject of the Future of Higher Education and ICT in the coming weeks as I believe that clouds, content distribution networks and cyber-infrastructure are not only transforming education but will have a major impact on innovation in general and continue to drive the Internet revolution. Green IT and new wireless Internet will play a big part. I think R&E networks, once again can play an important leadership role especially in those later two areas (yes wireless). These 2 papers: the first a collaborative effort by Educause, JISC, CAUDIT and the SURF foundation and the second by JISC point to an exciting future for Higher Education, Research and ICT. Thanks to Donald Clark and Richard Ackerman for these pointers. Please see instructions below if you want to subscribe or unsubscribe to this list. It is also available on Twitter and my blog – BSA]

The Future of Higher Education and ICT – Research 3.0

Information technology supports virtually every aspect of higher education, including finances, learning, research, security, and sustainability, and IT professionals need to understand the range of problems their institutions face so they apply IT where it brings greatest value. Creating this future will require collaboration across organizational and national boundaries, bringing together the collective intelligence of people from backgrounds including education, corporations and government.

Research 3.0: driving the knowledge economy

Digital technologies are rapidly changing the type of research we can tackle and the way researchers work. How will research be in future? As the key provider of the digital infrastructure for UK higher education and research, JISC is seeking answers to this question during the Research 3.0 campaign.

See our Research 3.0 video3 for more about the issues we’re addressing, go to our blog4 to give your views and say what are the important issues for you, or see what others are saying.

You can also find out what JISC is doing for research and researchers by going to our research lifecycle diagram5 and watch videos showing how researchers from different disciplines use digital technologies6 in their research.



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