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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Copyright training for university lecturers: an online course

Copyright training for university lecturers: an online course | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

JISC Legal available free from Jorum. learning objectives and outcomes on website.


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Sutton Trust - Extra-curricular Inequalities

Sutton Trust - Extra-curricular Inequalities | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Evidence from Sutton Trust Children from wealthier backgrounds more likely to receive extra tuition and more spending on extra- curricular and cultural hobbies.

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Independent Commission on Fees report on access to university

Independent Commission on Fees report on access to university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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analysis of trends in higher education full report url http://www.independentcommissionfees.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ICoF-Report-Aug-2014.pdf

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Information Literacy Best Practices: Exemplary Programs Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

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Useful series of case studies from the USA.covers pedagogy, collaboration, curriculum development

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Elitist Britain?

Elitist Britain? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Detailed analysis on 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders reveals grip of private schools and Oxbridge. Social mobility and Poverty Commission 

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2014 National Student survey data

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HEFCE data on student satisfaction.

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Universities UK - Trends in undergraduate recruitment

Universities UK - Trends in undergraduate recruitment | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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latest report

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Modernisation of higher education in Europe - Education policy

Modernisation of higher education in Europe - Education policy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Access, retention and employability 2014 

European Commission report.

The report sheds light on current national and institutional policies and practices aimed at increasing and widening access, reducing student dropout, and improving the employability of higher education graduates in Europe.

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Is there still a higher education sector? By Professor Sir David Watson (HEPI Occasional Report 8) - HEPI

In the first HEPI Occasional Paper of 2014, ‘Only Connect’: Is there still a higher education sector?, Professor Sir David Watson calls for a new approach in three areas: 1. quality assurance:; 2. credit transfer: 3. the benefits of higher-level study: he urges people to “probe beneath the supermarket superficiality of the Key Information Sets” 

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Black and ethnic minority students less likely to receive offers from university

Black and ethnic minority students less likely to receive offers from university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

LSE research funded by Nuffield Foundation. full text http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/PDF/NuffieldBriefing.pdf

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Student Loans - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

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UK parliament select committee report focuses upon repayments.

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Widening participation in higher education 2014 -

Widening participation in higher education 2014 - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Annual statistics on widening participation in higher education.
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from UK government

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Pedagogic Stratification and the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education

Higher education academy report. This project examined the impact on learning and teaching of recent significant changes in UK higher education policy. The term ‘pedagogic stratification’ is used to explore and analyse how institutional type may relate to different conceptions of ‘teaching excellence’ and ‘the student experience’ adopted across the sector.

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UK skills levels: international comparisons and competitiveness -

UK skills levels: international comparisons and competitiveness - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Presents UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) projections of skills levels in the UK and OECD member states to 2020.  Also presents historical trend data from 2002-2012.ranked by gender skills and qualifications

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16-to 18-year old participation in education and training - National Audit Office (NAO)

16-to 18-year old participation in education and training - National Audit Office (NAO) | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Value for money for the £7 billion spent on 16 to 18-year-olds has increased overall, but he Department needs better information on which reforms have proven most effective.
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Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications

Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

http://www.infodocket.com/2014/08/05/new-research-article-cost-effectiveness-of-open-access-publications/

Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications

Authors

Jevin D. West
University of Washington

Ted C. Bergstrom
University of California

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NMC Horizon Report 2014 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report  2014 Library Edition | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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identifies trends and their policy and leadership implications. USA based but of value to information services worlwide. Produced by New Media Consortium

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Enhancing Presentations for the multimedia generation -

Enhancing Presentations for the multimedia generation - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Guidance from JISC Digital covers prezi slide share, designing and presenting to students.

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

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

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Unleashing student demand by ending number controls in Australia: An incomplete experiment?

At the end of 2013, George Osborne announced the end of student number caps. In future, higher education institutions will be free to recruit as many students as they want. But it remains unclear how the change will be implemented, how it will be paid for and what it will mean in practice. In this report written by Andrew Norton, Programme Director in Higher Education at the Grattan Institute in Melbourne, HEPI considers how the same policy worked when it was rolled out in Australia.
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Literature review IL and employability

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The report was prepared by Megan Wiley on behalf of SCONUL's User Experience and Success Strategy Group.


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If you ever wondered why libraries were important then read this. Learning how to find and use information properly is what employers are looking for. Librarians can help you!

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Access agreements for 2015-16: key statistics and analysis

OFFA - Office for Fair Access. Promoting and safeguarding fair access to higher education. scroll down the list of publications.direct url

http://www.offa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Access-agreements-for-2015-16-key-statistics-and-analysis.pdf


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AGR Summer Survey: Graduate job vacancies predicted to rise by 17%

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Summary of Association of Graduate Recruiters latest survey

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2014-Report reveals positive impact of HEFCE funding on student success

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Outcomes of access agreement, widening participation strategic statement and National Scholarship Programme monitoring for 2012-13’ full text report

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Annual Higher education business community survey 2014

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