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The smart home reloaded - welcome to the intelligent campus

Smart homes are impressive, there’s no denying it. More and more devices can be hooked up to your wifi in order to do various ‘smart’ things – from smart lights to smart thermostats and of course Google Home and Amazon Echo, all set to become run-of-the-mill (are listening hairbrushes and emotional cars also on the horizon?). >>

University of Washington Law School
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James Clay

As challenges for the FE sector continue, leaders acknowledge technology as a way forward

As the further education (FE) sector continues to battle through difficult and ever-changing conditions, our second survey of FE leaders gives us a clear picture of the most difficult current challenges and, more importantly, how we can assist with solutions. >>

Staff and students at Salford City College
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Paul McKean

From next generation research environments to digital apprenticeships – our five new priority areas as chosen by you

Time for an update. The last time I wrote about our co-design project, I let you know that we’re pursuing five exciting ideas, as chosen by you. Since then, we’ve been working with experts and those on the ground to gather research and draw conclusions, and generally work out where to take the projects from here. >>

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Andy McGregor

Connect with technology, connect with your audience, and Connect More

Lectures and presentations that I’ve been to have been quite predictable affairs. The teacher or presenter typically stood at the front and talked while everyone else sat quietly and listened (or nodded off). But now digital technologies are making it much easier to create engaging presentations that are more rewarding for students and teachers alike. >>

Speakers at Connect more in London, June 2016
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Jo Wheatley

A year to get your act together: how universities and colleges should be preparing for new data regulations

It’s out with the old and in with the new in May 2018 as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sweeps into effect to replace the Data Protection Act (DPA). As the world moves into an ever more digital direction, our personal data, how it is used and who has access to it has become a global concern for all of us. >>

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Andrew Cormack

Creating learning experiences, and spaces, for future students

What do the next generation of digital learning environments look like? Given the time and thought that they have already invested in developing digital learning spaces – would colleges and universities be better off making best use of the ones they have?  >>

Elizabeth Ellis, Lawrie Phipps and Ange Fitzpatrick take part in the debate 'what does a next generation learning environment look like?' at Digifest 2017
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