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One of Jisc’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

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Jisc has been providing expert, trusted advice on digital technology in the education sector for more than 30 years. We know that technology and data have the ability to transform the student experience. But, as a membership organisation owned by research and educational institutions, we must ensure our advice and guidance are responsible and safe for students, staff and institutions.

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If Education 4.0 is about preparing students for the workplace of the future, that's going to be a dynamically changing workplace. Even in my working life I've gone from VT100s to laptops and video-conferences. The mobile phone in my pocket is much more powerful than the first university mainframe I encountered.

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A fascinating Digifest talk by Westminster City Council suggested that students may have a key role in ensuring that smart city and intelligent campus projects deliver real benefits. Westminster have a partnership with two of their local universities – KCL and UCL – that gives Masters students access to the council's extensive datasets about use of the city.

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[A second post arising out of excellent discussions at the DALTAí project seminar in Dublin this week]

We're all familiar, perhaps too familiar, with how data flows typically work online. We give commercial companies access to data about ourselves; they extract some benefit from it, for example by selling profiled advertising space; they share some of that benefit back to us, for example in the form of services we don't have to pay money for.

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Talking to new audiences, who may not share your preconceptions, is a great way to learn new things. So I was delighted to be invited to Dublin to talk about learning analytics as part of their DALTAí project (an English backronym creating the Irish for student: bilingualism creates opportunities!). The audience - and my fellow panellists - came from a particularly wide range: students, tutors, ethics, regulatory, administrative, etc. all around one table.

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