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.
Report from Pearson and Economist Intelligence unit draws on international case studies of learning and skills such as › the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) › the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) › the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) › the initial output from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), which looks at cognitive skill levels across the population. to consider and compare learning and education systems in different countries worldwide.
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.”
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.
This report outlines what teachers, schools, local and national government and other education providers can do to close the education attainment gap associated with poverty in Scotland. It looks at what attempts have been made to tackle the issue, and which have proved successful. It also makes recommendations for educators and policy-makers.
Report from CentreForum This report by former Liverpool John Moores University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Brown, recommends that higher education policy in the UK should be redirected towards "output" measures of social mobility.
HEPI Report (66) provides a comparison of the English and Australian higher education funding systems, specifically the student loan arrangements. The report focuses on four themes: entitlement; default rates; the balance between public and private contributions; and repayment. Alongside this report, HEPI has published a more detailed piece on the same topic – A comparison of higher education funding in England and Australia: what can we learn? – by Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance.
In early 2014 we sent Freedom of Information Act requests to UK higher education institutions asking for the minutes of the remuneration committees responsible for the setting of vice-chancellor and principal salaries. These are the responses.