RSC-MP3: HE Update: Interview with Andrew Comrie [Articulation/Progression]

This month for RSC-MP3 I interview Andrew Comrie, the Director of the Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Borders Regional Articulation Hub (ELRAH). ELRAH is one of the five regional hubs being funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to support and enhance opportunities for students to use there qualifications to gain direct entry into years 2 […]

How would I, as a Student, want Academic Innovation to Affect my Studies?

Developing an awareness of new and emerging technologies is essential for most graduates. If lecturers make use of new and emerging technology in their modules, and provide students with the opportunity to do the same, then students will be better prepared for careers where they need to always be on the cutting edge of technology. […]

Online Resource Gives Freshers Real Picture of University Life

A dynamic JISC-funded website is providing current students with a platform to interact with potential students to give them an accurate and honest forecast of life at university. The Alternative Guide (TAG) to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) site ensures students starting university for the first time develop realistic expectations of higher education as […]

10 Sources of Educational Science Games from Free Technology for Teachers

I’ve only recently discovered the Free Technology for Teachers blog and with over 100 posts a month, it’s a rich resource for educators looking for teaching material. Although it is aimed at primary and secondary education there are some very useful resources for colleges. A recent post which caught my eye was 10 Sources of […]

What I’ve starred this week: May 4, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Learning Technologies » Blog Archive » Using Video Conferencing to Facilitate Learning and Teaching – Dr. Simon Clarke, Lecturer in Archaeology, Shetland College – April 28, 2010 How would I, as a student, want academic innovation to affect my studies? – April 27, 2010 Automatically […]

What they were saying: Leaders debate on BBC iPlayer with twitter subtitles from parliamentary candidates

Since February my post on Twitter powered subtitles for BBC iPlayer has remained in my top 5 posts and I’ve been meaning to revisit the iPlayer platform with another twitter subtitle example. The general election ‘Leaders Debates’ seemed like an ideal event to experiment with the format. It became very apparent after the first debate […]

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