30 juin 2018

Woolf University: the Airbnb of higher education or a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . You are going to hear a lot about Woolf University over the next year or so and possibly much longer. This is in some ways a highly innovative proposal for a new type of university, but in other ways, it is a terribly conservative proposal, an extension of the Platonic dialogue to modern times. More...

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A new survey of online learning in Canadian universities and colleges for 2018

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Following the success of the 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education, an invitation to participate in the 2018 version of the survey will go out to all Canadian universities and colleges in the next few days. More...

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What do online college students want and like?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . There are relatively few comprehensive studies of online students and their needs, and this report is a valuable addition. As online students move from being a small minority to a substantial proportion of post-secondary enrolments (at least one third of students in the USA take at least one online course and in Canada around 15% of all course enrolments are now online) institutions will need to pay more attention to the specific needs of students who study primarily off-campus. More...

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A Manifesto for Access

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"HEPI’s recent report Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director of Fair Access and Participation (HEPI Report 106) is a valuable reminder of how much still has to be done to make participation fairer. The report, produced in association with the charity Brightside, has some valuable perceptions about the obstacles to more balanced participation, and some interesting ideas about removing them. But it takes too little account of the context in which schools and colleges and universities now have to operate. This means, unfortunately, that much of this effort will prove to be nugatory. This note explains why. More...

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Would differential fees make a difference?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"In the context of the current review of post-18 education, one of the ideas considered to have some political support was that of ‘differential fees’, or the setting of different fee levels on the basis of discipline, or institution, or some other basis. More...

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New research highlights the gap between parent and student perceptions regarding ‘The Leap’ to university

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Unite Students has launched a new campaign, The Leap, inspired by the findings of research into applicant expectations that we conducted last year in partnership with HEPI. The Leap focuses on the transition from home to university. Moving away to university is a huge life moment, comparable to getting married, or buying your first house, but in the media and popular culture it receives far less attention. More...

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Manifesto idea #31: Robert Halfon MP (@halfon4harlowMP)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"This country’s obsession with full academic degrees has led to the creation of a higher education system that favours academic routes, while intermediate and higher technical offerings are tiny by comparison. More...

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Manifesto idea #32: Justin Madders MP (@justinmadders)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The Class Ceiling report by the Social Mobility APPG on access to the leading professions advocates increasing the use of contextual recruitment, and the Office for Students should encourage exactly the same in higher education. More...

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Manifesto idea #33: Harry Anderson (@harrycanderson)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The UK has made welcome progress on opening up access to university in recent years. The number of disadvantaged 18-year olds on full-time undergraduate courses reached record levels in 2017, increasing by 52 per cent in a decade. More...

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Manifesto idea #34: Gary Attle (@GaryAttle)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"There are many Latin phrases which one had to learn as a Law student. One of the more popular phrases is a principle of responsibility in certain types of legal claim: ‘res ipsa loquitur’, meaning ‘the thing speaks for itself ’. More...

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