Synthesis reportsGeorge | August 29, 2011
We undertook synthesis of the programme in three cycles. All the reports are linked to from this page. A preliminary thematic report (“Cycle 0″) was published in late 2009.
All reports below are PDFs
Synthesis Cycle 0 – December 2009
Initial Synthesis Report An approach to understanding institutional innovation in higher education
Synthesis Cycle 1 – July 2010
Cycle 1 Thematic Report Strategic drivers and areas of IT concern: a taxonomy of institutional innovation
Portfolio of exemplars
JISC Dissemination Agendas: portfolio of exemplars This report takes the ten JISC thematic dissemination agendas and illustrates these with exemplars drawn from the projects.
Green ICT projects
Synthesis Cycle 2 – December 2010
Cycle 2 Thematic Report Flexible systems for responsive, effective and efficient institutions
Validation of Synthesis Cycle 2 took place through meetings and correspondence with JISC Programme Managers and two on-line Innovation Seminars Conducted through Elluminate:
Portfolio of exemplars
A collection of 9 Senior Management Briefing Papers
- Briefing 1 Mobile technologies
- Briefing 2 Podcasting and electronic lecture capture
- Briefing 3 Modernising IT provision
- Institutional Innovation and Change Overview
- Briefing 4 Innovation and institutional change
- Briefing 5 Tools supporting institutional development
- Briefing 6 Management of institutional information
- Briefing 7 Staff and course development
- Briefing 8 Students and institutions
- Briefing 9 Technologies that support retention
Synthesis Cycle 3 – March 2011
Thematic report (due 18 February)
Cycle 3 Thematic report: Institutional Innovation Issues from Three Perspectives the Learner, the Employer, the Institution
Validation of Synthesis Cycle 3 took place through an investigation of key issues conducted by means of an online questionnaire supplemented by interviews with key respondents in the field. The issues questions are set out in a document (pdf here).
Two on-line Innovation Seminars were Conducted through Elluminate. The first helped shape the key issues for investigation. The second drew on the key issues and elaborated our understandings.
Final Synthesis cycle
The final synthesis outputs are available on this website as a feed from the projects database, and attached here as a pdf.