Our survey of 1,001 learners has found that 63% of Scottish students think staff need to improve their digital skills to keep up. A further 68% of respondents think that students should be taught more digital skills to help them to cope with the modern workplace - in line with concerns about a digital skills crisis, that have been heightened in the wake of Brexit.
This week (15-21 May) is Learning at Work Week, but cast your mind back a short while and ask yourself: “What did I learn at work last week?” If you find it hard to think of at least one example, then maybe it’s time to shake things up a bit.
"Keep up!" - 86% of students want higher education to keep up with mainstream tech trends by introducing activity tracking apps
It’s no secret that sales of activity tracking apps and wearables have boomed, with The Telegraph reporting that over three million fitness trackers are flying off the shelves in the UK each year. From monitoring our fitness and sleep and even our mental reflexes, self-improvement is officially the name of the game.
Data scientist and Networkshop keynote speaker Miranda Mowbray explains how finding patterns in large data sets may offer a huge step forward in tackling network attacks. In this interview she also considers the particular security challenges posed by the Internet of Things, the ethical issues around big data analysis, and argues that we should not blame users for their poor password choices.
Seamless Wi-Fi across public services could transform everything from disaster response to health and social care. As 'eduroam for the public sector' is rolled out across the country, we explore how it is working.
For world-class universities keen to make the most of finite research resources, there’s an overwhelming business case for using Assent, argues Jisc's Peter Atkins.
A transnational collaboration launches to boost support for academic research communities.
New research highlights the growing importance of higher education staff being capable of delivering technology-enhanced learning experience for students.
Startup Wildfire have been awarded investment and support to further develop their artificial intelligence (AI) answer to Wikipedia.
‘Don’t call us lazy!’ Students call for activity tracking apps to be let loose on the education sector
85% of further education (FE) students think an activity tracking app for learning and teaching would be helpful, finds our new survey.