From today, the of 1st August, Cetis relaunches as the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards. The “new” Cetis will be working with public and private sector clients who need our expert advice on matters of technology strategy and innovation, and standards and interoperability. To mark the relaunch we have a new web site which highlights our work and expertise.

Our previous incarnation as a Jisc Innovation Support Centre finished at the end of July but we will still be working with Jisc as part of their continued strategic commitment to open standards for the UK post-compulsory education sectors.

Commenting on the relaunch Paul Hollins, Cetis co-director said:

This is an exciting time for Cetis we have a number of new projects in the pipeline. Although our funding is changing we will continue to provide commentary on developments in MOOCs, analytics and other technology innovation through our blogs. We will also be publishing briefing papers and running Cetis events. We will now also be offering direct consultancy to universities and colleges.

Adam Cooper (co-director), added:

UK universities and colleges are facing unprecedented financial challenges and we believe that intelligent and informed application of technology – hardware, software, and data analytics – can help improve both efficiencies and the learning experience. Open standards have a key role in making these benefits be sustainable and affordable over the long term. Our approach to achieving these improvements is a blend of commissioned work, collaborative projects, openly-licenced comment and analysis, and engagement with standards initiatives.

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can work with you, Cetis will be well represented at the ALT conference next month, or contact us directly at cetis@bolton.ac.uk. To receive Cetis updates subscribe to our news feed: www.cetis.ac.uk/feed.

 

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