Report: US Department of Education – Evaluation of Evidence Based Practices in On-Line Education

The US Department of Education have recently published a report which analysed the findings of over 1000 empirical studies of online learning published between 1996 and July 2008.  The report has concluded that In recent experimental and quasi-experimental studies contrasting blends of online and face-to-face instruction with conventional face-to-face classes, blended instruction has been more […]

NUS Scotland: Still in the Red Report – Student Finance in 2010

NUS Scotland have published a report researching the student financial support system.  The Still in the Red report surveyed over 7,400 Scottish further and higher education students exploring the effectiveness and impact of student finances. Headline findings from the report include: 61% of students worry frequently or all of the time about finances 62% said […]

SFC: Learning for All: Fourth Update Report

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the National Union of Students (Scotland) held the 2010 Learning for All conference on the 23rd March 2010 in Glasgow, launching the Learning for All: Fourth update report on measures of success March 2010. When it was first published in September 2005, Learning for All proposed that our progress […]

JISC Celebrates 15 years of Open Access

As part of International Open Access Week (October 19 – 23, 2009) JISC is today launching a definitive guide to its 15 years of work in Open Access, tracking the changes in UK policy, opinions and what the future will look like. The guide has been created to showcase the work JISC has achieved for […]

The future of higher education in the edgeless university

[flickr]photo:144373335[/flickr]I’ve finally got around to reading a couple of reports which have been sitting on my desktop (just got a monitor big enough to read document online – the trees will be happy!). Both of them are around the theme of  working out the direction of education in a digital ‘edgeless’ age. The reports were […]

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 […]

Report: Using Social Networking (Web 2.0) in HE

Web2.0 – extended mindcloudmap Originally uploaded by 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 […]

Digital Student – More than Web 2.0

[flickr]photo:2521622677[/flickr] Yesterday (Tue. 2nd Dec ’08) saw the publication of the JISC sponsored Guardian Supplement – Digital Student highlighting the experiences and expectations of students in and entering higher education. This particular area has received a lot of recent interest with a number of projects funded by the JISC Learner experiences of e-learning: phase 2, […]

Mobile Internet, Mobile Life, Mobile Learning

[flickr]photo:118654762[/flickr] Last month I commented on the growth in the Mobile Internet. More evidence of this was revealed on Monday (24th Nov ’08) when Neilson Online published the first results from Mobile Media View (full press release available here). They are reporting a 25% growth in the use of mobile Internet from 5.8 to 7.3 […]

Open Educational Resources – CETIS Briefing Paper

Previously on NewsFeed we’ve announced the £5.7 million Academy/JISC project which will pilot the opening up of educational resources. Invitation to tender for this funding strand will be announced in December. To get the gray cells ticking over CETIS have published a Open Educational Resources Briefing Paper. The paper includes: Discussion on the conceptual and […]

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