All tagged “Higher education”
Brendan Walker, thrill engineer and Coast presenter, works with the latest technology on the thrill rides he creates for clients as diverse as Alton Towers and the Tate Modern, but he also draws on some of the oldest traditions of the fairground. He explains his theory of thrill and the technology he's currently working with.
Mobile learning has stalled, argues John Traxler, professor of digital learning at the University of Wolverhampton's Institute of Education. He challenges Digifest to examine what's happened and how can it get back on track.
Ever thought about using Lego in lectures or play dough in seminars? Chrissi Nerantzi, principal lecturer in academic CPD at Manchester Metropolitan University, thinks you should at least be considering it. She explains why.
The following learning spaces are not necessarily spectacular pieces of architecture destined for awards but what they represent to me are a series of spaces that interest and intrigue me, that point to thinking about learning spaces in a different way – blurring the boundaries between learning, working and living to meet the diverse needs of learners.
In these four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the "digital native" is bogus and disempowering, that pandering to student expectations can backfire, universities should be open by default, and our attitude to educational technology needs a rethink.
Digital is having a huge impact on how researchers work and the skills they need, from data analytics to data management. Tony Hey, chief data scientist of the Science and Technology Facilities Council and former vice-president of Microsoft Research, explains the challenges facing data intensive scientific discovery, from data curation to preservation, and the need for a UK e-infrastructure strategy.
It’s in the news at the moment: students struggling to find work, struggling to even afford to attend colleges or universities, universities considering refunding fees if their graduates can’t find work, questions about the value of a university education and the value for money that courses offer.
At Jisc, we want more people to access high quality services and technologies across education groups and sectors. We’re thrilled to be starting new projects which harness the unique combination of speed, reliability and security our Janet network offers.
From student recruitment to alumni relations, social media has a place at every step of the student journey, says Eric Stoller. Institutions and educators ignore it at their peril.