Award Winning Peer Assessment: WebPA

Over on ‘True or False’ there is a post highlighting that the JISC funded project WebPA Wins International Learning Impact Award. Having been involved with the SFC funded REAP project, which was looking at how all forms of assessment can be used enhance teaching and learning in higher education, I am very aware that peer […]

HE in FE

In the last week I’ve hit a rich vein of reports and resources on ‘HE in FE’. Here’s a summary of what I’ve come across so far: The first one has catchy title ‘Further education and the delivery of higher-level qualifications: understanding the contribution of further education to the delivery of Level 4 (higher) and […]

The Sunday Times: Scots universities skew policy to aid poor

Exam Results Day 2001 – Stephen’s Results Originally uploaded by Krypto The Sunday Times reported recently that they had evidence that some Scottish universities had changed their admission procedures to ‘positively discriminate’ in favour of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In particular the article highlights admission policies for the University of Edinburgh and St. Andrews University […]

The beginning

mash and gravy Originally uploaded by chotda Welcome to the latest blog from the RSC Scotland North & East, “MASHe”! This blog aims to highlight news, events, resources and all manner of other delights related to Higher Education. You maybe asking what does the ‘MASHe’ acronym stand for? The simple answer is ‘I don’t know’. […]

How Environmentally Sustainable is your ICT?

This is the focus of the JISC-funded SusteIT project which recently featured in the Education Guardian (8th May 2008) and is due to publish interim findings this June. The project has been conducting a scoping study to establish the impact of current and projected ICT usage. It plans to identify cost-effective methods for reducing energy […]

Learning Space Design: Build it and they will come, get it Right and more will Follow

A recent article in The Independent highlighted that campus new build projects are not only an opportunity to create environments which support new approaches to teaching and learning, but are also ‘magnets’ for attracting more students.: Newcastle College’s new ‘ Lifestyle Academy’ has seen a 71% increase in enrolments for mature students in two years since opening […]

Emerging Technologies for Learning

‘Emerging Technologies for Learning’ has recently been published by Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) and is available for download. The report “aims to help readers consider how emerging technologies may impact on education in the medium term”. While it doesn’t actually define ‘medium term’, the majority of technologies discussed are available now […]

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