Monthly Archives: December 2016

HE policy update

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and Research Excellence Framework (REF) The Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Vinney, has a new blog on the HEPI (the Higher Education policy Institute) website on research and teaching and how REF and the TEF work together, with some proposals for change in how the REF is implemented in 2021, and views on… Read more »

Volume 10(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at jil.lboro.ac.uk

Apologies for cross posting Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to announce that volume 10(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at jil.lboro.ac.uk. Please find the table of contents below: a selection box of information literacy goodies for your festive enjoyment!   With every good wish, Emma. Articles   School libraries, political information and… Read more »

UoA25 call for internal projects (3 x £3000)

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice invite new applications for funding (up to £3000) to develop research outputs and impact and to enhance the research environment in relation to the Research Excellence Framework Unit of Assessment: Education. Up to three proposals will be funded in this round…. Read more »

Global Open Education Policy report – please do read!

Apologies for cross posting, but amazing work…Debbie ==== Greetings Open Education Friends: Please see the recently published: “Global Open Policy Report.”  This is a must read… I’m sharing on these OER lists because many of the open policies are about open education. Congratulations to the entire Open Policy Network team who created this incredible report!… Read more »

Use this online resource to learn about blended learning

Bournemouth University have invested in a learning and teaching resource that encourages and supports tutors developing and delivering discipline based pedagogies enhanced by the use of technology. The welcome screen The highlights of the module include: Practical advice on how you can incorporate digital learning practices, regardless of your previous experience An overview, provided by… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, Jane Forster continue to provide us with valuable policy updates. Please see below the recent edition, touching on Brexit, Graduate outcomes, Schools,  Nursing degree apprenticeships,  Government grant standards and the Teaching Excellence Framework: ………………….. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Vinney, has a new blog on the HEPI (the Higher Education policy Institute) website on research and teaching and how Stern and… Read more »

UK Data Service will be running the Dissertation Prize for the academic year 2016/17

Colleagues, please do direct any data-savvy students to this award, Debbie Building on from the success of the 2016 Dissertation Prize, the UK Data Service will be running the Dissertation Prize for the academic year 2016/17. So, if you are you an undergraduate student using secondary analysis for your dissertation and would you like to… Read more »

issue 10 of the JLDHE (Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education) is now live online

We are delighted to announce that issue 10 of the JLDHE (Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education) is now live online at: http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk/ojs/index.php?journal=jldhe&page=issue&op=current We welcome feedback, comment and, of course, contributions for future editions on any aspect of LD. Best wishes from the editorial team: Lucy Gray; Amanda French; Andy Hagyard; John Hilsdon; Christina… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Information, NSS boycott, HE and Research Bill, Maintenance Grants and Loans, Education and Social Mobility, Autumn Statment and more: Last week was all about the HE Bill (which meant it was also about TEF, fees, student loans, immigration and Brexit) – and the… Read more »

Exploring and Evaluating Evidence Online Unit

This October saw the launch of the online Exploring and Evaluating Evidence (EEE) unit in FHSS.  Initial indications from the unit evaluations are that many students appreciated this approach to learning and the flexibility that it offered them. This was especially true for students who would otherwise have had to travel long distances to attend… Read more »