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Massive Open Online Courses - MERLOT journal

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special open acess articles all covering moocs from

MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Vol. 9, No. 2, March 2013
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Measuring the broader impact of research: The potential of altmetrics

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articles accessible via xarciv.from L.Bornmann.

"Altmetrics is a term to describe web-based metrics for the impact of publications and other scholarly material by using data from social media platforms (e.g. Twitter or Mendeley). This overview of studies explores the potential of altmetrics for measuring societal impact. It deals with the definition and classification of altmetrics. Furthermore, their benefits and disadvantages for measuring impact are discussed."

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UK review of the provision of information about higher education: National Student Survey results and trends analysis 2005-2013

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HEFCE report. This document presents the results and trends from an analysis of the first nine years of data from the National Student Survey (NSS).

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Regional challenges: a collaborative approach to improving education

Regional challenges: a collaborative approach to improving education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

CentreForum report. Considers why London schools have more educational success. How can these improvements be transfered to other regions of the UK.

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Student use of social media: when should the university intervene?

Student use of social media: when should the university intervene? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
(2014). Student use of social media: when should the university intervene? Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management: Vol. 36, The Practitioner Edition, pp. 241-256. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2014.899054
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Article based on policy in Australia when should universities intervene to monitor control what students post on facebook. Free access from journal website.

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The link between secondary school characteristics and university participation and outcomes

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The link between secondary school characteristics and university participation and outcomes

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Dept for Education. his report uses linked individual-level administrative data from schools and universities to document the relationships between a variety of secondary school characteristics of interest and higher education (HE) participation rates and university outcomes. The school characteristics we consider are: school type and selectivity; whether the school has an attached sixth form; the proportion of pupils in the school who are eligible for free school meals; and school value added.

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One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science

One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Green paper from the Labour Party posted on Liam Byrne website sets out Labour's vision for science policy

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Outstanding student loan balances to peak at £330billion

Outstanding student loan balances to peak at £330billion | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

New figures revealed on Critical education blog from Andrew McGettigan

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Information Literacy in the Workplace Literature review

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Review by Dr Charles Inskip commissioned by CILIP

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Information literacy is not just for school, it's for life! 

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Understanding how people choose to purse postgraduate study- HEFCE

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Hefce research paper. covers information needs and seeking behaviours of prospective students.

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Office of the Independent Adjudicator - Annual Reports 2013

Office of the Independent Adjudicator - Annual Reports 2013 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

annual report on level and nature of student complaints.

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Winning the global race? Jobs, skills and the importance of vocational education

Winning the global race? Jobs, skills and the importance of vocational education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Institute for Public Policy Research report.


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New Race Equality Charter Mark for universities. Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)

Thirty higher education institutions sign up to tackling racial inequalities in HE se list and charter.

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What do students deserve? Concerns mount over quality of expanding higher education

What do students deserve? Concerns mount over quality of expanding higher education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Useful article from the Conversation by James Williams Birmingham City University, discusses and summarises reports on HE quality.

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Employers want education system to better prepare young people for life outside school gates – CBI/Pearson survey

Employers want education system to better prepare young people for life outside school gates – CBI/Pearson survey | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Businesses want the education system to better prepare young people with the attitudes and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work, according to this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skil
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Open Access: An independent evaluation

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Children who attend private school will earn £193,700 more on average in their early careers than their state educated peers, analysis of open access programme (sutton Trust) by Social Market Foundation)

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At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries

At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

oclc report explores page 4 We are tipping from the age of students as directed learners
to an era of students as empowered education consumers and eager education evaluators

covers expectations of online learning, libraries and higher education.


• Findings compiled from a survey of 3,700 U.S. online information consumers of all ages about their
perceptions and attitudes on college, the cost of education, online learning and libraries;

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Evidence review of the economic contribution of libraries Arts Council

Evidence review of the economic contribution of libraries Arts Council | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Arts council report.

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New student loan design would enable universal access for first time

New student loan design would enable universal access for first time | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report from Universities alliance describes HELP scheme.

, H.E.L.P. UK, A new higher education loan programme: adding to the debate on funding.

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Poor pupils in London do better- IFS report

Poor pupils in London do better- IFS report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Lessons from London schools for attainment gaps and social mobility IFS report shows poorer pupils doing better in the capital

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House of Commons - Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children - Education Committee

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latest issue Journal of Information Literacy now published

latest issue Journal of Information Literacy now published | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
open access journal of information literacy
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favourite article. The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition Lisa Anderson, Stephen Bull shows how teachers also need training in IL. gives details of outreach for transitional students.
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National Institute of Adult Continuing Education publishes its skills for prosperity manifesto

National Institute of Adult Continuing Education publishes its skills for prosperity manifesto | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This manifesto urges all of the political parties to forge a new skills strategy for all which reflects the challenges we face and makes the most of the opportunities we have as people live longer.
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Higher Education in Asia Expanding out Expanding up

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UNESCO report charts the rise of university education and graduate research in Asia.

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Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure

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EDUCAUSE Review Online Great case study form National Library of Wales on strategy of a digital library


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Gender and Higher Education Leadership: Researching the careers of TMP alumni - Publications

Gender and Higher Education Leadership: Researching the careers of TMP alumni - Publications | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Why are only 17% of universities run by women read this interesting research and associated article from the Conversation.

http://theconversation.com/only-17-of-uk-universities-are-run-by-women-why-27474?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+3+June+2014&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+3+June+2014+CID_68ffae2e7279e45f35df148bbbc8f5d1&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Only%2017%20of%20UK%20universities%20are%20run%20by%20women%20%20why

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