09 février 2014

Six trends that will accelerate the adoption of technology in higher education

By Chris Parr. We take a look at the six “key trends” picked out in the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition.
The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, officially launched on 3 February 2014, aims to examine emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching and learning within higher education settings. More...

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Students on Glyndwr-LSBF course to undergo immigration checks

By David Matthews. ‘Future teaching’ to take place at Welsh university’s London campus. Students on a university accountancy course that were being taught by a private college are to study on the institution’s own campus and screened to check that they are compliant with immigration requirements. More...

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Scottish fees plan ‘not legal’, says Willetts

By David Matthews. Independence would also leave Scotland off international ‘top table’ for research.
The Scottish government’s plan to charge English students tuition fees in the event of independence would “not be legal”, according to the universities and science minister. More...

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Access strategies postponed due to grant letter delay

By John Morgan. Suggestion that wrangle over Access to Learning Fund is now delaying letter.
The “unexpected delay” in the government sending its grant letter on funding for higher education in England has forced a new student access strategy to be postponed. More...

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Hefce calls emergency meeting amid further grant letter wrangling

By John Morgan. England’s funding council has been forced to abandon plans to examine a draft of the grant letter due to continued budget battles within government. The Higher Education Funding Council for England had expected to examine a draft of the letter - which sets out university funding for the next year - at its board meeting yesterday. More...

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UCU accuses Uclan of ‘speculative gambles’ overseas

By John Morgan. University has ‘risked assets’ built up with public money, union claims in report. The University of Central Lancashire has been accused of taking “speculative gambles” on its overseas campuses, “risking assets and revenue built up with public contributions”.
The University and College Union published a report today urging Uclan “open up the books on their group companies and make the flow of funds between their enterprises transparent”. More...

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UK science to benefit from long-term capital plan

By Paul Jump. A commitment by government to consult over a long-term plan for science capital investment has been welcomed by the Lords Science and Technology Committee. The pledge is made in the government’s response to the committee’s report on scientific infrastructure, which was published in November 2013. More...

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Publishers launch free journal access for libraries

By Paul Jump. Academic publishers have launched their scheme to allow free access to research journals at public libraries.
The proposal was developed during the deliberations of the so-called Finch Group of publishers, libraries, universities and learned societies, which was commissioned by the UK government to thrash out a consensus on how to move to full open access in the UK. More...

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Joint HEA project wins Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation in Education and Training Merit Award

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngA pilot workplace-based mentoring scheme, The Learner Voice, launched in February 2013 by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) North-West Regional Committee in partnership with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has won the Merit award in the CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards 2013, in the Innovation in Education and Training Award category. More...

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Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) seminar series 2014

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngFollowing on from last year’s successful CLL programme, the HEA will be running a new series of one-day CPD workshops which begin on 7 March.
Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) aims to bring about changes in approaches to technology in learning and teaching within higher education institutions.
As part of CLL, the HEA is running a number of one-day workshops to provide a practical introduction to the use of learning technologies for staff working in higher education.
This year’s programme of events will look at the impact of online learning on learning and teaching in HE and be presented by expert speakers. Topics covered will include:

  • Bring your own device and mobile learning;
  • Using social media with students; linked to;
  • Open Educational Practice and MOOCs;
  • Flexible and seamless learning;
  • Digital literacy;
  • Simulations, virtual worlds and augmented reality;
  • Challenges of ‘residency’ on the web

The potential impacts of CLL will be on individual teaching practices and students’ learning, on institutional and systemic practice, and on collaboration and partnership across and between universities and colleges.
CLL is a Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) funded project being run collaboratively between Jisc, the National Union of Students (NUS), the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the HEA.
For further information and to book please visit: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/cll. More...

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