First look at Day Two sessions from Talis Insight 2015

Day Two at Talis Insight UK 2015 will focus on the latest developments at Talis and our user community. If you have not done so already, register now to reserve your spot! Thank you to everyone from the Talis Aspire User Group UK who submitted some excellent proposals for sessions. We are working on finalising the timings and running order. In the meantime, here is a snapshot of the accepted sessions and a brief synopsis of each: Collections change and more »

We are happy to confirm three more sessions from Day Two of Talis Insight UK 2015. Here is a brief snapshot of the sessions: Star or supporting act? impacts of technology on teacher roles in Higher Education Sue Greener, Principal Lecturer University of Brighton The loneliness of the long-distance doctorate is hardly the best preparation for today’s university  teachers. They still need to develop scholarship, learn their craft, hone their subject consciousness;   but faced with the new guy on more »


Niall has been working closely with JISC as a consultant leading their activities around Learning Analytics. Previously he was also the Director of Learning and Teaching at the Open University. So when we were thinking about the Learning Analytics theme at Talis Insight 2015, we reached out to Niall. Here is a title and synopsis from Niall for his session: Developing a national support infrastructure for learning analytics Learning analytics has been identified by the Jisc community as a priority more »

How can any conference around Teaching and Learning be complete without a student’s perspective in the mix? So we were really excited when Matthew East accepted our invitation to speak at Talis Insight 2015. Here is a title and a short synopsis from Matt to give you a flavour a what to expect from him: The changing approaches to learning in the digital domain As we all know, the learning landscape is changing dramatically, as is the way our students more »

Sheila wears several hats. In no particular order: Learning Technologist, Academic, trustee for ALT, Blogger, owner of several pairs of shoes… and the list goes on. We were delighted when she accepted our invitation to speak at Talis Insight 2015, and bring her perspective on Learning Analytics. As I have with all other speakers, I requested Sheila to share a title and synopsis for her session. So here it is: Let’s start at the very beginning: making sense of the more »


David White will be kicking things off for us on Day One at Talis Insight 2015. In addition to his role as Head of Teachnology Enhanced Learning at the University of the Arts London, he is also widely known for “visitors and residents“. I recently requested David, if we would share a title and synopsis for his session at Talis Insight 2015. He is what he shared: Learning and teaching in the Post-digital era The digital has ‘disappeared into use’, more »

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I am really excited to welcome University Business as our Official Media Partner for Talis Insight UK 2015. Here is a brief overview of University Business in their own words: University Business is the only magazine covering the entire higher education sector, and remains at the heart of the university commercial and management arena. Reaching more than 23,000 total monthly readers, UB covers everything from campus services, catering and hospitality, finance, legal and technology, and brings the latest news, event more »

Simon Thomson joins us for Day One at Talis Insight 2015. He holds the role of Head of E-Learning at Leeds Beckett University. When we approached Simon, we asked if he could bring an institution’s perspective on the Digital Strategies that are impacting Higher Education. More recently, I asked Simon if he could provide a title and brief synopsis for his session at Talis Insight. So here it is: Defining, Developing & Embedding Digital Literacy as a Graduate Attribute Leeds more »


Over the last couple of years Talis has been talking to universities in New Zealand about reading lists and digitisation. There are synergies with the UK, Australia and New Zealand, especially when it comes to copyright management, for which Talis has been working to provide good automated processes. The University of Auckland was looking for a way to streamline the integration of library collection metadata, digitisation processes, and copyright clearance while at the same time providing a tool that would encourage academics to build reading lists and manage their own copyright compliance. Janet Copsey, University Librarian, said, “The University of Auckland, New Zealand’s more »

We are really excited to have wrapped up our speaker line up for Day One at Talis Insight UK 2015. So, this felt like a good time to reflect on the running order and who is who on the first day of the conference. If you have not reserved your place yet, you can still book your place! You can also find the exact timings of the running order on the website. Morning sessions In the morning, David White will be more »