Award winning article from Geoff Walton and Mark Hepworth covers using a blended approach with an online discussion component in delivering information literacy to students ,. now free from Northumbria research repository.
‘Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK’ is the first in a series of NCUB reports commissioned by HEFCE on business requirements for graduate and postgraduate skills. Employers said that in some sectors the degree subject is no longer sufficient to identify the best candidates and that in a modern economy they seek agile staff who can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
full text paper comes from researchers at Stanford and Cornell. It will be presented at WWW 2014 (23rd International World Wide Web Conference) Includes a useful literature of studies on how students engage with these kind of courses. Shows that giving students incentives such as badges increases engagement. For analysis of MOOCs see this series. http://odl.mit.edu/mitx-working-papers/ MITx Working Papers from Harvard MIT and MIT which analyse the impact of the first years of the course.
In early 2014 we sent Freedom of Information Act requests to UK higher education institutions asking for the minutes of the remuneration committees responsible for the setting of vice-chancellor and principal salaries. These are the responses.
UCL hosted a live panel debate on March 10 2014 chaired by Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost, aimed at probing answers to why there are just 85 black professors out of 18,510 in the UK. Following 10-minute presentations by panelists, contributions were solicited from the audience. Download the podcast