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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

Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

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.

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Bristol Ideas in Mobile Learning Symposium 2014 proceedings

Papers on the use of mobile technology in teaching and learning

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The economic impact of Russell Group universities

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. this report considers their capital investment plans  (eg building projects) and how they will add value to the UK economy.



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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality - beSpacific

MOOCs: Expectations and Reality Full Report, May 2014. Fiona M. Hollands, Ph.D.; Devayani Tirthali, Ed.D. Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University report investigates the actual goals of institutions creating MOOCs or integrating them into their programs, and reviews the current evidence regarding whether and how these goals are being achieved, and at what cost.”

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Complete University guide Top UK University League Tables and Rankings 2015

Complete University guide Top UK University League Tables and Rankings 2015 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
League tables of the best universities, 2015. Compare universities, courses, prospects and career options.
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SMIRK

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 from Glasgow Caledonian University  an information literacy and communication skills resource developed especially for use with tablets and smartphones. It is developed from SMILE, but has simplified content and structure. SMIRK is completely free for everyone to use and has no login.

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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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How do we ensure quality in an expanding HE system?

Report from the University Alliance. focuses on Quality Assurance.

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The HEPI / HEA 2014 Student Academic Experience Survey - HEPI

Higher Education Policy Institute / Higher Education Academy 2014 Student Academic Experience Survey  on the overall wellbeing of students, as well as on the experience of students at English institutions paying £9,000 fees. do students think courses are worth it.

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Closing the Gap: unlocking opportunity through higher education

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University Alliance report on social mobility and universities. Argues debate has been too narrowly focussed on a small set of institutions.

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Impacts of transnational education on host British Council

Impacts of transnational education on host British Council | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
This study is the first in-depth look at the impact of transnational education (TNE) on countries where it is delivered, from their own perspective.
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