The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition marks the coming together of people from across the further education sector to exchange ideas, share best practice and stimulate debate.
Universities UK (UUK), in partnership with Civitas Learning and Jisc, recently released a report on learning analytics in UK higher education, which recognises it as being a powerful set of tools for helping institutions to support learner retention and progression.
Earlier this year we spoke to Dr Nick Moore, director of IT services at the University of Gloucestershire, about the university’s interest in learning analytics and involvement in our effective learning analytics pilot.
University of Glasgow school of mathematics and statistics shares its award-winning approach to feedback
Earlier this year the University of Glasgow school of mathematics and statistics won The Herald Higher Education Awards category for Innovation Technology Excellence. These awards celebrate the best and brightest in higher education in Scotland, with the school commended for its innovative digital approach to providing students with continuous feedback.
Safety is in numbers when it comes to creating robust security measures.
What makes a successful online learner? Online learning is potentially a great leveller, enabling people from all backgrounds to access learning and valuable knowledge. Technically, all you need to learn online is an internet connection and curiosity about a particular subject or topic area.
For some further education providers, forging more collaborative links or merging with other organisations presents the most viable option of balancing cost-cutting against quality learning, teaching and assessment. In this podcast our head of change - further education and skills, Sue Attewell, talks through the learnings of colleges that have already gone through mergers and transformation. Read the original blog.
One of the ways that Jisc supports its members is by offering training and consultancy that empowers them to embed best practice across their organisation. Aberystwyth University is an example of an organisation that has received our advice and guidance, and been able to disseminate their learnings further, to excellent effect.
This year's four-day-long design sprint from the Summer of Student Innovation was a huge success. We hear from winners past and present at the design sprint, and Justin Haylock tells us about this year's winning ideas, and what the teams have been up to at the event (including playing with Lego).
Jisc’s effective learning analytics project aims to help colleges and universities better analyse and understand their data, and use this to improve retention and attainment. This includes building a national learning analytics service for the sector and a student app that puts the power in their hands, by tracking their learning activity and allowing them to maximise their learning potential.