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Creating a collaborative, integrated learning analytics service fit for the sector

Universities and colleges wishing to maximise student success and raise achievement of all students – including those from non-traditional backgrounds – should consider adopting learning analytics, as recommended by the Higher Education Commission in its recent report ‘From Bricks to Clicks’. >>

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The art of collaboration to provide a better service for UK higher education

As the UK higher education system goes through its biggest overhaul in 20 years, together with cost cutting targets becoming the norm, partnerships and collaborations are more important than ever before. >>

Paul Clark, chief executive of HESA, Paul Feldman, chief executive of Jisc and Douglas Blackstock, QAA chief executive
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Questions you need to ask when developing a digital strategy

Mention the word strategy, and some people will switch off straight away. When we talk about digital strategies you might lose even more of your audience if they’ve decided they’re not technically-minded. But with digital coming to play such a crucial role in further education (FE) and skills - being recommended as a core skill in all college programmes in the Sainsbury review of technical education and part of Government's post-16 skills plan - it’s not something that can be ignored.  >>

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Enhancing the efficiency of library support services

This week’s Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) summer conference and AGM is based around the theme of 'library transformation'. >>

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