BIG DATA

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »

Funding opportunity available working with Understanding Society data

Professor Debbie Holley

Apologies for cross posting: ==== Our colleagues at Understanding Society, one of the largest household panel studies in the world, are accepting submissions for Policy Fellowships. The 6-12 month funding will see Fellows undertake a social science project, using Understanding Society data, which has the potential to make a substantial contribution to informing and influencing… Read more »

Online teaching resource introducing longitudinal studies and data to non-experts

An interesting set of resources- please do explore and write us a blog-post…. ============= Closer has launched a new online teaching resource introducing longitudinal studies and data to non-experts. The Learning Hub is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and those who teach them but it should be equally valuable to those working in… Read more »

Understanding Society: 6th report and highlights now available

Professor Debbie Holley

Understanding Society has published its sixth annual report highlighting new, topical, policy-relevant research which provides vital evidence for policy change. Launching at tonight’s policy event in London, this year’s Insights report covers three key policy areas: low pay and work, adult mental health and work/life balance. The report includes commentary from Kate Bell from the… Read more »

UK data service – some amazing L&T ideas and resources

Colleagues, some amazing resources from the UK Data Service – please do take a look if you use data sets with your students. ============================================= Do you want to show your students how to answer real-life questions using data available to them at the touch of a button? Then look no further… We invite you to… Read more »

Applications sought for Data Impact Fellowships (£2000 )

BU Colleagues – do you have a post-doc/PhD student engaging with datasets? If so, please cascade…many thanks Debbie Are you a post-doctoral researcher or PhD researcher based in a UK university? Do you use UK Data Service data in your research with a focus on impact? If so we are offering you the opportunity to… Read more »

free workshop: Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data”

Apolgies for cross posting – this event for social scientists as well as STEM academics… Dear LDHEN, If your Learning Development provision includes skills support in mathematics and statistics, please bring this free event to the attention of your relevant colleagues. Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data” Monday 13th March 2017,… Read more »