One of Ukraine’s most highly regarded institutions has decamped to a new home 100km away to escape fighting in the war-torn region close to Russian border
Further and higher education institutions are being encouraged to shift any investment that they have in fossil fuels to renewables as part of a campaign launched recently by the National Union of Students.
Learning analytics specialist Niall Sclater has been speaking to experts about the legal and ethical issues around asking university and college students for consent to use their data for learning analytics. Hear what they had to say in our podcast.
The National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) is a week of action to get young people on the electoral register. Bite The Ballot campaign manager Michael Abiodun Olatokun tells us why students should get involved.
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Despite there not being a general election until 2020 - there are local, mayoral and assembly elections across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland coming up - as well as a referendum on the UKs membership of the EU. So, it's more important than ever that students make sure they're registered.
Today is National Voter Registration Day and despite there not being a general election until 2020, it's more important than ever that students make sure they're registered.
Have you got an idea that would improve sustainability on your campus? This is your chance to make it happen.
The entry period for the Student Publication Association’s (SPA) annual national awards is now open. Have you produced something for your student media publication over the past year which you’re particularly proud of? Whether it’s an individual or collaborate effort, why not put yourself forward?
On the 26 January 2016 we welcomed customers to our annual stakeholder forum. Hear what they think of our recent work with education and research providers and what their current concerns are for the coming year.
Iowa citizens will gather today to vote in the first caucus of the 2016 presidential run. With the world watching and international media trying to decipher debates, it is unclear who will win the primaries and ultimately the presidency.
Today we’re launching a new campaign aimed at getting students, staff, MPs and local communities talking about area reviews.
In April 2015 David Cameron said “we are the party of working people”, which is ironic given that the conservatives have decimated Further Education over the past five years, pulling the plug on opportunities for many to be able get the education and skills needed to enter or stay in the workforce.
UK Government must listen to further evidence for reintroduction of post-study work visas so that Scotland can benefit from global talent
Today we welcome the Higher Education Commission (HEC)'s report ‘From Bricks to Clicks: the potential of data and analytics in Higher Education’.
It contains the findings of the Commission’s ten-month inquiry into the potential impact of data and analytics for universities, students and the sector as a whole.
Commenting on the report, our chief executive Dr Paul Feldman, said:
“This report unambiguously sets out the transformative impact that digital technology and use of big data can have on British higher education. It highlights the powerful role learning analytics can play in enabling universities to achieve their strategic goals and in supporting students to maximise their potential. It goes as far as recommending that all universities consider introducing an appropriate learning analytics system.
Our own research shows that learning analytics can help to improve the quality of teaching, cut drop-out rates, build better relationships between students and staff and empower students to take ownership of their learning.
We are working with 50 UK universities to set up a national learning analytics service – this will be the first time learning analytics has been introduced on a national scale anywhere in the world. The framework we have established will also enable any university that has already implemented learning analytics to contribute to national efforts by following the industry standards we have developed with the sector.
We also look forward to continuing to work together with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Universities UK and other partners to make progress on the other issues raised in the report, particularly around excellent and innovative data management, and supporting digital leadership within universities.”
This month Jisc launched a call to find the 50 most influential FE & skills professionals in the UK on social media.
Tom Mitchell, group social media manager, talks about the initiative - which will recognise those individuals who are using social media in a way that benefits and adds value to teaching and learning.
In December we revealed the ten nominees longlisted for the coveted Student Volunteer of the Year Award and we can now reveal the final five, as chosen by our judges.