HEA: Tackling plagiarism Through Policy and Practice Resources

On the 19th March 2010 the Higher Education Academy and Universities Scotland held a one-day workshop titled ‘Tackling plagiarism through policy and practice’. The aim of the event was to “help enhance understanding of the issues relating to plagiarism; stimulate debate in this area; share good practice and policies; and facilitate change in practice.” If […]

Scottish Universities See Rise in Applications

Success! – Undergrad Graduation by m00by BBC News Scotland reported on recent UCAS figures showing that there has been rises in applications to Scottish universities. The biggest rise was reported in the over 25s with a 108% increase in applications. There were also rises in the 21-24 age group which was up by 58% and […]

OU Signs up for Google Apps – 200k Students join the Coud

The Open University are one of the latest institutions to move their student email services to the cloud after signing up to Google Apps. As well as email, OUs 200k students will automatically receive access to Googles other services which include contacts, calendar, instant messaging and website creation. In making the announcement Niall Sclater, Director […]

Event: 7th Enhancement Themes Conference (Bookings open)

7th Enhancement Themes Conference Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 March 2010 Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University Booking is now open for the 7th annual Enhancement Theme conference on ‘Graduates for the 21st Century: Integrating the Enhancement Themes’. The conference, which is free for those in involved in Scottish higher education, takes place at the Edinburgh […]

Virtual Paramedic Training Honoured by JISC Times Higher Education Award

A project which trains paramedic students online through real-life scenarios has won JISC’s outstanding ICT initiative award at the Times Higher Awards, owing to its potential implications for other universities. Emily Conradi, project manager at St George’s University London and award winner said: “The online environment evolved from issues that St George’s tutors were having […]

International University of the People

The Guardian recently published an article (An online university – with no fees) on the creation of the International University of the People (UoPeople). This is a virtual institution established to give students who wouldn’t traditional contemplate university study, because of financial, geographic or personal reasons, the opportunity to gain a higher education. UoPeople has […]

MASHe 100th post: Electronic Voting & Interactive Lectures using Twitter (TwEVS)

TwEVS (Original image ‘disk bird’ by r8r) Originally uploaded by m.hawksey The Higher Education blog for Scotland North and East recently hit it’s 100th post. Since its first post in May last year a wide variety of topics have been covered from the analysis of research publications, interviews with noted academics and tips on how […]

HE in a Web 2.0 World Report

The Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience (CLEX) have published their final report exploring the global impact of Web 2.0 on Higher Education. The report finds that universities and colleges are “generally falling behind their students in the use of these technologies” and challenges institutions to re-examine how they engage with a generation […]

HEFCE’s framework for enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technology

HEFCE has published ‘Enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technology – a revised approach to its strategy for e-learning’. This document replaces HEFCE’s 2005 e-Learning strategy. The notable change in this document is a move away from the narrow definition of ‘e-learning’ towards a wider notion of technology-enhanced learning. Contained within the new […]

Report: Using Social Networking (Web 2.0) in HE

Web2.0 – extended mindcloudmap Originally uploaded by kosmar.ipernity.com In the last edition of NewsFeed we highlighted the JISC Podcast: Listening to Students-Changing the Learner Experience, which contained an interview with Sir David Melville, chair of The Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience. The Committee have recently published a commissioned report on “A review […]

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