Online education

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‘Portfolio’ academics undertaking teaching for a range of platforms are playing an increasingly important role

Mick Marston illustration (17 August 2017)

Spreading the word on social media about research can help academics get ahead, but is it too much of a distraction, asks Brooke Erin Duffy

Providing support for learners on low-cost ‘flat-pack degrees’ is key to expanding international higher education in Australia and worldwide, says Merlin Crossley


University will establish 50 degrees over the next five years

Syrian refugees at a camp in Turkey

Research highlights concerns around quality despite medium being preferred by many Western universities

Students of the Ecole Polytechnique school march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade. France

New president keen to support Paris institution’s ‘agility’, according to its leader

Child playing in refugee camp

Figures highlight challenges faced by European universities seeking to educate refugees

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Ian Jacobs says visits by hundreds of thousands of international and lifelong learners on short courses will transform campus life

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Indiana public higher education institution eyes for-profit online provider’s technological expertise

The Duke of York’s support for London Met shows how the Royal Family can make a difference in higher education, says Jack Grove

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US researchers claim 76 per cent success rate in using video analysis to identify likely misconduct

Technology in higher education

What will hold back the use of technology in higher education over the next five years?

Online education

Expansion into ‘digitally advanced market’ confirms platform is ‘firmly on the map’, says chief executive

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Universities should be providing students with the skills to understand and handle media manipulation, say academics behind a new study

Online learning

Deakin University will deliver six postgraduate degrees via the online platform

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World's top-ranking university announces course on economic development through new collaboration with online platorm edX

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Students on courses that combine online delivery with face-to-face interaction are the least satisfied in Times Higher Education’s US student survey

Digital video camera recording lecture

Platform to ‘continue developing’ an educational role after pilot broadcast in partnership with UCL

Martin Boehm speaking in the Wow Room, IE Business School, IE University

Spanish university’s new teaching space mixes videoconferencing and online collaboration with data analysis and emotional recognition technology

Relatives and friends of International Space Station (ISS) Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gather for his farewell before a final pre-flight preparation near his hotel at the Baikonur Cosmodrome

FutureLearn's Simon Nelson says universities must go through ‘organisational pain’ of prioritising learning technology or suffer the consequences