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Massive open online courses: Higher Education's digital moment?

report from Universities Uk - The report explores MOOCs’ surge in popularity and discusses whether this signals the beginning of a significant transformation in higher education, similar to those seen in other sectors, such as the newspaper industry

 

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Too Good To Fail - The Financial Sustainability of Higher Education in England

Too Good To Fail - The Financial Sustainability of Higher Education in England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Report from the Higher Education Commission considers future funding.

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Skills beyond school - OECD

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Report from OECD on post secondary vocational training current situation and future needs.

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Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education (USA)

Congressional report service prepared for members of US congress full text at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf  covers incidence and regulations.

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▶ Josie Fraser - Digital Literacy in Practice: Making Change Happen - YouTube

 official YouTube channel of Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 36 minute recording of event held in October 2014 covering the DigiLit Leicester project, a partnership between the Council, De Montfort University, and 23 secondary schools.  Over the last two years, the project has developed a shared definition of what digital literacy looks like situated in professional practice, identified strengths and gaps across the city, and been instrumental in  developing confidence across Leicester’s secondary and specialist education schools workforce.

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Study of Students and Information Technology, 2014

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EDUCAUSE Publishes “Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014″

For the 2014 student technology use study, ECAR also collaborated with 213 institutions to collect responses from 75,306 undergraduate students about their technology experiences. These are from usa, Canada and some EU nations but not the UK.

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Overview of information literacy resources worldwide 2nd edition

Overview of information literacy resources worldwide 2nd edition | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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UNESCO publication. http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/information-literacy/publications/unesco_composite_document_-_final_-_2.pdf

This collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world is divided into 42 language lists and includes selected resources – from websites, books, journals and other kinds of publications – that were provided by contributors from different countries and institutions and compiled by Dr Forest Woody Horton Jr.

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Sutton Trust - What makes great teaching?

Sutton Trust - What makes great teaching? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Reviews teaching methods and advice on giving praise.

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Levy on graduate earnings should replace state funding of universities

Levy on graduate earnings should replace state funding of universities | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Universities challenged: funding higher education through a free-market ‘graduate tax’, Peter Ainsworth calls for tuition fees to be replaced with a payment method by which universities receive an agreed proportion of a graduate’s future earnings Published by Institute for Economic Affairs

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UniverCities: The Knowledge to Power UK Metros

RSA report recommendations for universities to enhance their economic impact on UK metros 

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Campaign for science and Engineering - policy briefing on education

Campaign for science and Engineering - policy briefing on education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

briefing s on education and skills needed for top class science

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Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education

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Machin, S. and Murphy, R. (2014).

Paying Out and Crowding Out? The Globalisation of Higher Education

(CEP Discussion Paper No 1299). London: London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic

Performance

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Cracking the code: how schools can improve social mobility

Cracking the code: how schools can improve social mobility | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report by Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission

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The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor and Its Discontents: Reading list on controversies and shortcomings of the Journal Impact Factor. | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Useful blog posting with links to discussion on Journal Citation Impact factors from LSE Impact of the Social sciences blog

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Pre-tertiary engagement with online learning : Exploring uses of online learning environments and digital technology for progression into and through Higher Education

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Institute of Education report relatign to International Baccalaureate students considered the the role of technology in preparing students for University study

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Annual report from the OU what are the top 10 innovations

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LinkedIn University Rankings - Based on career outcomes

LinkedIn University Rankings - Based on career outcomes | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
From university to career, see which schools are launching graduates into desirable jobs.
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LInkedIn provides analysis from its members of career outcomes from universities in professions. The conversation has some discussion of this type of university ranking. http://theconversation.com/why-linkedins-university-rankings-matter-33771


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WGDE01

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Deprivation in education research report

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The interaction between deprivation and education is a critical relationship with profound implications for a country’s economic prosperity and the social mobility of its citizens. This is highlighted by the Welsh Government which states that: ‘A good education is critical to better life chances and a commitment to achieving this has been an important part of the culture of modern Wales since devolution’. Because of this the Welsh Government commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to carry out a research study to replicate research undertaken for a report on deprivation and education published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009).

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Responsible research and innovation - European Commission

Responsible research and innovation - European Commission | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Sets out EU research policy. After 10 years of action at EU level to develop and promote the role of science in society, at least one thing is very clear: we can only find the right answers to the challanges we face by involving as many stakeholders as possible in the research and innovation process. Research and innovation must respond to the needs and ambitions of society, reflects its values, and be responsible

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Heterogeneity in graduate earnings by socio-economic background - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

Heterogeneity in graduate earnings by socio-economic background - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Reports show that Privately educated graduates earn more.

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Reaching higher: Reforming student loans to broaden access to postgraduate study

Reaching higher: Reforming student loans to broaden access to postgraduate study | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Report from IPPR demonstrates that a subsidised student loans system could be established for postgraduate study at relatively low risk to the public purse

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Education Savings Plans - CPS

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Centre for Policy studies report recommending different ways of funding student education

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Advancing Ambitions: the role of Career guidance in supporting social mobility

Advancing Ambitions: the role of Career guidance in supporting social mobility | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Sutton Trust report good careers services do have an impact.

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Erasmus Impact Study International students

Erasmus Impact Study International students | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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European Commission (2014).

The Erasmus Impact Study: Effects of Mobility on the Skills and Employability of Students

and the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions

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About the size of Google Scholar: playing the numbers

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x.arciv working paper which tries to calculate the size of google scholar. how big is itnwhat does it contain.authored by

Orduña-Malea, Enrique; Ayllón, Juan Manuel; Martín-Martín, Alberto; Delgado López-Cózar, Emilio

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Here Be Dragons: 2014 Higher education report

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Here be dragons: how universities are navigating the unchartered waters of higher education

The report of the sixth annual survey of university vice-chancellors by PA Consulting.

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