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MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent

MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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  • MOOC critics are concerned about low overall completion rates, but these rates are typically evaluated without accounting for student intentions.
  • This study, based on survey and log data from nine HarvardX courses, investigates how completion and attrition rates differ based on students’ self-reported intentions about course participation.
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e-books in education: realising the vision

e-books in education: realising the vision | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Free online from Ubiquity press this inspiring collection of case studies edited by Hazel Woodward

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Research fronts 2014: 100 ranked specialities in the sciences and social sciences

annual report Published in 2014 by the The National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Thomson Reuters IP & Science

The Joint Research Center of Emerging Technology Analysis based on ISI web of science data

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Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions | START.umd.edu

Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions | START.umd.edu | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Erin Miller has authored a new background report, titled "Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions" using information from the Global Terrorism Database. The report describes historical patterns of terrorist attacks targeting educations institutions dating back to 1970.

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UCAS Undergraduate 2014 End of Cycle report

UCAS Undergraduate 2014 End of Cycle report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Gives data on applications and admissions

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Unique and Distinctive Collections: opportunities for research libraries

Unique and Distinctive Collections: opportunities for research libraries | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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New report from RLUK examines current trends and future possibilities.

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Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff

Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

More than half of university staff say recent policy changes have caused an increase in bullying – and that institutions aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue survey by Guardian Higher Education network.

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Framework to Enable Biosocial Research

Framework to Enable Biosocial Research | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) announces measures for social sciences to engage in biosocial research.

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The Data Harvest: How sharing research data can yield knowledge, jobs and growth

The Data Harvest: How sharing research data can yield knowledge, jobs and growth | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Research data alliance Europe report.

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Will we ever have a fair education for all?

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Fair Education Alliance report card 2014 - inequality in education

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Further education and skills sector: implementing the Simplification Plan - National Audit Office report

Further education and skills sector: implementing the Simplification Plan - National Audit Office report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A plan by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to reduce complexity and administrative burdens in the further education and skills sector, despite improving some processes, has had only limited impact on providers’ costs.
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Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators -

Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Includes data on Higher education participation in oecd countries.

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Electionwatch: a CILIP campaign | CILIP

Electionwatch: a CILIP campaign | CILIP | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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CILIP launch campaign to promote library issues during the election.

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Open Access and the Humanities : Contexts, Controversies and the Future

Open Access and the Humanities : Contexts, Controversies and the Future | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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free access to this book by Martin Paul Eve, Cambridge University Press

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Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences

Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Stephen Pinfield
University of Sheffield

PLOS One
Published December 8, 2014

 

This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments.

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Universities UK - Update from UUK’s Student Funding Panel – emerging issues

Universities UK - Update from UUK’s Student Funding Panel – emerging issues | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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The panel was established in 2014 to consider the design of the current student fees and loans system in England.

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Independent Library Report for England - Publications -

Independent Library Report for England - Publications - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Sieghart review covers workforce development and digital requirements.

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REF 201 Research excellence framework results

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assesses 154 universities in the UK

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Altmetric Top 100 - 2014

Altmetric Top 100 - 2014 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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what are the top 100 papers cited online find out via the altmetrics blog http://www.altmetric.com/about.php use the website to find out how these are generated.

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Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
A survey of Harvard Business School graduates sheds new light on what happens to women—and men—after business school.
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Universities UK - Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2014

Universities UK - Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2014 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Latest statistical reports.

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Avoiding the same old mistakes: Lessons for reform of 14–19 education in England

Avoiding the same old mistakes: Lessons for reform of 14–19 education in England | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Institute for Public policy Research


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Cost, poor advice and lack of jobs putting young people off higher education

Cost, poor advice and lack of jobs putting young people off higher education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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report from UCU Young people’s perceptions about post-18 education and training options – ComRes report for UCU,

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