http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTL34Z8VGZ59odiJSaF-K2sZ0O5_C-l6WpEDInat7p3bMiGnqtOJ-SEjwThe Higher Education Academy (HEA) today, 23 July 2013, publishes a review of credit accumulation and transfer policy and practice in UK higher education. Launched at a two-day conference focusing on flexible learning organised jointly by the HEA and SEEC, the publication reviews the current situation in relation to credit transfer in the four UK nations, within a European context.
Carried out on behalf of the HEA by Manuel Souto-Otero from the University of Bath, the review includes findings which look at the European context of credit accumulation and transfer, along with UK policy and practice. It found that while systems are in place to ensure credit transfer and accumulation, they are not producing the expected levels of impact. The review therefore highlights the challenges that many UK institutions may face in the future to meet the needs of students seeking increasingly flexible learning opportunities.
The publication is linked to the HEA’s ongoing flexible learning projects which focus on student choice in the place, pace and mode of delivery for learning. Its findings will also feed into the HEA’s ‘Flexible pedagogies: preparing for the future' project, initially concentrating on five main strands embedded within the theme of flexible learning:
•transfer of credit;
•e-learning or technology enhanced learning;
•employer engagement;
•new pedagogical ideas;
•part-time learning and learners.
The review of credit accumulation and transfer policy and practice in UK higher education can be read here.