The latest MIS Development Network event was held at the Scottish Enterprise offices in Edinburgh; attended by college MIS representatives from around the country, we welcomed a range of presentations covering current topics of interest.
Brexit Issues for Colleges
Sarah Kirkpatrick, SFC Assistant Director, EU Exit
Sarah’s presentation covered the options open to colleges once the UK leaves the European Union. As the details of Brexit negotiations have yet to be agreed upon, a range of possible exit scenarios were discussed, with a focus on the implications for those with MIS responsibilities.
Online Application and Enrolment
Linda Grant, Edinburgh College
Linda delivered an overview of the College’s online application and enrolment process, raising the question of which questions should be front-loaded at the application stage. The slides described the current online process.
Chatbots & AI at Bolton College (VC Presentation)
Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Leader, and Dean Baggaley, Lead Systems Developer, Bolton College
Aftab and Dean deliver a presentation on Ada, their Beacon award-winning digital assistant service at Bolton College.
Cybersecurity as an MIS Issue
Jordan M. Schroeder, COO & Managing CISO, HEFESTIS Ltd.
Kenny Wilson, SFC
Kenny provided a brief oral update from SFC; no presentation material was delivered.
Course Management Application
Richard Simson, Ayrshire College
Richard provided an overview of the curriculum development planning process at Ayrshire College utilising their in-house web-based platform.