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Education key to finding a job and better pay

Education key to finding a job and better pay | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Better-qualified people are far less likely to be unemployed and more likely to earn higher wages when in work, according to new analysis of OECD data by UCU (university and College Union ) as part of its Knowledge Economy campaign.

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"Understanding the Research Practices of Humanities Doctoral Students a" by Denise Hersey, Sarah Calhoun et al.

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ethnographic study on Library use in Yale University

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QS World University Rankings® 2014/15

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Free aces to some overall rankings some by subject area require a subscription. check the methodology used on the website

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How to provide meaningful experience of the world in work for young people as part of 16 to 19 study programmes:

How to provide meaningful experience of the world in work for young people as part of 16 to 19 study programmes: | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Top tips for senior leaders in schools and colleges
Tami McCrone, Vicky Hopwood, Pauline Wade and Richard White
Practical Guide, April 2015. Published by NFER includes case studies.

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Internet filters and academic freedom: Librarian and stakeholder perceptions and their impact on access to information

Internet filters and academic freedom: Librarian and stakeholder perceptions and their impact on access to information | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Background. Filtering software is used in libraries to …
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Interesting article from IBRES focuses on USA "Results suggest that while librarians as a professional group stand firmly for open access and against filters, academic administrators are split on the role filters play in denying access to Internet content. While faculty and IT staff each view the necessity and value of filters with varying degree of approval."

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The London Manifesto | CILIP

The London Manifesto | CILIP | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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The London Manifesto calls for fair copyright that is fit for purpose and will benefit every European citizen. Signed by Library and archive groups

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The Open Access Advantage Considering Citation, Article Usage and Social Media Attention

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In this study, we compare the difference in the impact between open access (OA) and non-open access (non-OA) articles. 1761 Nature Communications articles published from 1 Jan. 2012 to 31 Aug. 2013 are selected as our research objects, including 587 OA articles and 1174 non-OA articles. Citation data and daily updated article-level metrics data are harvested directly from the platform of nature.com. Data is analyzed from the static versus temporal-dynamic perspectives. The OA citation advantage is confirmed, and the OA advantage is also applicable when extending the comparing from citation to article views and social media attention. More important, we find that OA papers not only have the great advantage of total downloads, but also have the feature of keeping sustained and steady downloads for a long time. For article downloads, non-OA papers only have a short period of attention, when the advantage of OA papers exists for a much longer time

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Gold open access in practice: How will universities respond to the rising total cost of publication?

Gold open access in practice: How will universities respond to the rising total cost of publication? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Are universities able to shoulder the costs of the open access transition? Stephen Pinfield presents findings on the current state of institutional costs. On thew LSE Impact blog

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Ref 2015 - new case studies

Ref 2015 - new case studies | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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HEFCE A new analysis of impact case studies from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). This latest work has produced the REF impact case study database, a searchable tool enabling analysis and automated text mining of the case studies

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Video: Election Hustings for Higher Education 2015

Video: Election Hustings for Higher Education 2015 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Watch the only pre-election debate on higher education, featuring key representatives from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties
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filmed on 2nd march by Times Higher.

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Postgraduate loans of £10K announced by George Osborne

Postgraduate loans of £10K announced by George Osborne | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The chancellor has announced that the government will introduce a postgraduate loans system offering £10,000 to young students
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A Reputation Economy: Results from an Empirical Survey on Academic Data Sharing by Benedikt Fecheret al

A Reputation Economy: Results from an Empirical Survey on Academic Data Sharing by Benedikt Fecheret al | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

SSRN paper

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We surveyed 2661 individual academic researchers across all disciplines on their dealings with data, their publication practices, and motives for sharing or withholding research data. The results for 1564 valid responses show that researchers across disciplines recognise the benefit of secondary research data for their own work and for scientific progress as a whole — still they only practice it in moderation. An explanation for this evidence could be an academic system that is not driven by monetary incentives, nor the desire for scientific progress, but by individual reputation — expressed in (high ranked journal) publications. We label this system a Reputation Economy. This special economy explains our findings that show that researchers have a nuanced idea how to provide adequate formal recognition for making data available to others — namely data citations. We conclude that data sharing will only be widely adopted among research professionals if sharing pays in form of reputation. Thus, policy measures that intend to foster research collaboration need to understand academia as a reputation economy. Successful measures must value intermediate products, such as research data, more highly than it is the case now.

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Investigation into potential conflicts of interest in the award of Disabled Students’ Allowance - National Audit Office (NAO)

Investigation into potential conflicts of interest in the award of Disabled Students’ Allowance - National Audit Office (NAO) | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This report examines the arrangements for disabled students at Plymouth University whose support requirements were assessed by an assessment centre based on the University’s main campus.
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LILAC 2015 papers

LILAC 2015 papers | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Now available online papers and presentations .

Key themes information literacy: under 18s, employability, outreach, new technology

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Complete University Guide league tables 2016

Complete University Guide league tables 2016 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

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Webinar on Radical Information Literacy | Research Information Network

Webinar on Radical Information Literacy | Research Information Network | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Really good discussion hosted by InformAll. Andrew Whitworth discusses topics relating to his book. He considers is information literacy institutionalised- associated with professional teachers, librarians . how and should it become more community focused

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Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015 results

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015 results | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
High scores for campus universities in our annual poll
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topics covered include facilities, staff, industry connections, community atmosphere, cheap bar.

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UK’s digital future response from CILIP and InformAll

UK’s digital future response from CILIP and InformAll | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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response to Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future – a report from the House of Lords Committee on Digital Skills response from CILIP information literacy and group and InformAll

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Analysis of REF impact - Higher Education Funding Council for England

Analysis of REF impact - Higher Education Funding Council for England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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The nature, scale and beneficiaries of research impact: An initial analysis of Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 impact case studies an initial analysis of 6,679 impact case studies
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New Roles for the way ahead: Libraries

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series of essays commissioned for ACRL 75th anniversary what role will libraries and librarians have in the future.

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Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap

Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

A new report by the World Economic Forum, written in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group and titled New Vision for Education: Unlocking the Potential of Technology, examines ways that education technology can enhance learning  The report highlights three school networks from different parts of the world that have deployed technology in innovative ways to improve student outcomes by developing twenty-first-century skills.

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Joran Le Cren's curator insight, March 30, 10:03 AM

A good analysis of the skills required for the 21st century but... we may miss the 21st century because of this:

"Delivering on the potential of technology to address skills gaps will ultimately require effective collaboration among a complex and interconnected group of policymakers, educators, education technology providers, and funders." (sic)


Anything planned for the 22nd century ? or is there any disruptor in the place ?

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Business consulting groups are paying close attention to education technology and its impact and influence on learning, and its ultimate impact on the work place. That seems significant.

Cheryl Cruz's curator insight, April 21, 8:28 AM

Companies in the US are finding out they are not getting the talents they need from Americas' education system.  So what could be the most viable solution to this situation? Could/should companies that need this talent do more to invest in education for the students going through the education system now? Could/should companies do more to provide apprenticeships, internships and OJT to curate the type of talent they want/need  from the existing labor pool? The US may not be able to keep up the pace of being in the lead in the world with the current status of the education system in the country.  We are 15 years into the 21st century, let's stop pretending it just started yesterday.  This report takes a look at what other countries are doing to keep the pipeline flowing with students and workers who can deliver the talent and skills of today.

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Marina Warner · Learning My Lesson

Marina Warner · Learning My Lesson | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Marina Warner writes in the London Review of Books on the disfiguring of higher education.

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"Preliminary Trends about Recent Graduates' Lifelong Learning Needs and Practices,

"Preliminary Trends about Recent Graduates' Lifelong Learning Needs and Practices," Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy Research Summary, February 17, 2015.
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What do prospective students think about international students?

What do prospective students think about international students? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

HEPI survey

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I believe Canadian students and post-secondary educators can agree with the findings.

 

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Subject to Background What promotes better achievement for bright but disadvantaged students?

Subject to Background What promotes better achievement for bright but disadvantaged students? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Sutton Trust report.The findings reveal that bright but disadvantaged children are considerably less likely to take the subjects most likely to get them into good universities than their more advantaged counterparts.



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