SADL students might be interested to know that the annual competition known as “The Student Summer of Innovation” is now open for entries via the Elevator site. In the past a number of LSE students have entered and been shorted listed for this competition.

Jisc are awarding funding and support to students and start-ups who come up with a brilliant idea for using technology to transform learning or research in further education, universities and work-based learning. In the past, teams have been successful with ideas like bringing together researchers and participants, an app to help people learn languages, and tech to improve lectures.

Last year there were 37 entries, attracting over 8,400 votes from 160 institutions and we hope to encourage even more this year, which is why we’ve created four competitions to suit different teams including one aimed and Further Education learners and one at apprentices. Apply by uploading a short video explaining your idea to the Elevator site, where you can also find further details of each competition.

If you have any questions about the competitions, please contact Paul Bailey or speak to someone at LSE LTI.

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology