Our pick of Cetis posts 2014

It’s that time of year again, so as an antidote to post Christmas blues here is our pick of posts from 2014. Each member of Cetis has picked out a post from last year that they liked the best along with a brief explanation of why. 2014 was a busy year for Cetis, and the posts we’ve picked illustrate the variety of projects we’ve been working on. Enjoy!  

Cetis14 Day2

A few tweets from the second day of the Cetis conference in Storify. I’ve added a couple of additional tweets at the end with were no longer available on Storify.

#cetis14 day1 storify

The Cetis Conference is over for another year. Being the conference organiser means I don’t get to focus on one session for long. I’ve captured my favourite tweets in a storify, I hope they give an impression of the event.

Audrey Watters – 60 second interview ahead of #cetis14

For this year’s Cetis conference Building the Digital Institution we are delighted to welcome Audrey Watters, technology and education journalist to give our closing keynote. Audrey has written extensively about open education, technology myths, disruptive innovation and MOOCs on her own blog Hack Education but also for Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, O’Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post.  As a taster of Audrey’s talk here is a short interview about how she became a technology journalist, her thoughts on open education, and thinking more broadly about innovation.


#Cetis14 – Building the Digital Institution: Technological Innovation in Universities and Colleges

We are very pleased to announce that the annual Cetis conference #cetis14 will take place on the 17th and 18th June at our host institution the University of Bolton. This is the tenth year of the Cetis conference (prizes for anyone who has attended all ten). The theme this year focuses on the digital institution and how technology can and is being used in every aspect of university and college life. As in previous years the conference will consist of a combination of parallel sessions and keynote presentations. Sessions are being planned on learning analytics, MOOCs, e-assessment (QTI), Open Educational Resources policy, and systems integration to name a few.

Our pick of posts from 2013

For the last few years we’ve started January with a quick look back at our posts from the previous year. 2013 saw a lot of changes for Cetis, with the ending of Jisc Core funding and subsequent loss of some key staff members. But there were some highlights too. So here’s our picks of the posts we liked the best and why.


New Cetis, New website

You might have noticed that Cetis has a new web site www.cetis.org.uk. For the last six months I’ve been working with my colleagues, Mark Power, David Sherlock, Phil Parker, Sheila MacNeill and Martin Hawksey to update our web presence to reflect the new organisation. I thought I’d share some of the thinking behind the new site.