Tresham College of Further and Higher Education has introduced learning resources loan data into the main College reporting system, which has allowed all staff to see the information. This has encouraged the closer integration of learning resources with the curriculum. As one of a series of innovations this has helped almost double the amount of resources borrowed by learners.
In this guide, you’ll find summaries of the key legal considerations of using Facebook in an FE and HE context from JISC Legal.
The General Teaching Council heard 336 cases of ‘unacceptable professional conduct’ last year and 43 of these involved the use of online chatrooms and email. Consequences may vary from internal disciplinary action, to the involvement of outside agencies such as the police. Examples of communications ‘outside the boundaries of the professional teacher/student relationship’ or ‘a breach of the standards expected’ are included in the article. Staff in FE and HE should be very wary of potential risks when considering befriending students and consult any institutional policy on the matter. Having a separate professional account may prevent confusion. Institutions are reminded to update acceptable use policies to include the use of social media. More information on this issue can be accessed on the JISC Legal website. jiscleg.al/FacinguptoFacebook
"When I was a copyright adviser I looked in vain for a recording of the late Sydney Carter's 'Man with a microphone' to liven up my copyright awareness presentations. It describes the dreadful fate which befalls an innocent young girl who has not received copyright awareness training. However it is now on Youtube."
This paper examines the impact of an online information literacy tutorial on source selection, evaluation, and use in essays written by English Composition students. More than 250 students participated in this research, and the essays written by a sample of 60 students are examined.
Architect John Locke is converting phone booths in New York City into pop-up libraries complete with custom bookshelves and small selections of books. Locke explains the project in this interview with The Atlantic Cities.