Teaching and learning

It may be five years since Moocs went mainstream, but Diana Laurillard and Eileen Kennedy believe they still have the potential to reach the hard-to-reach

Private club

Rapid technological change means that higher education leavers will need to return during their career, says Tec Monterrey president

teaching, teacher, lecturer, lecturing, students

Mark Jones looks at what happens to the league tables if you isolate the World University Rankings’ teaching metrics

Many languages pinned to board

As Brexit nears, Dublin plans to upgrade the country's language skills

Female advantage in education dubbed the ‘Martha Effect’ in Stellenbosch study

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Phil Baty asked his Twitter followers what they thought of government plans for two-year undergraduate degrees, and they did not hold back

Robot with an idea

Minerva uses test scores to argue that its programmes give students lead in cognitive skills

bags, mis-selling, fraud, fake

John Gill on today’s NAO report, which claims that students are, in effect, victims of ‘mis-selling’ by higher education institutions

Brain profile

Researchers develop assessment that can be completed by students in little over 20 minutes

Trump supporters

Open University report looks at key trends in teaching and learning

Academics are not always most sympathetic to effortlessly successful ‘super-smart’ students

Ang Davies looks at the pros and cons of the University of Manchester’s recent clinical bioinformatics Mooc

House of Lords

With part-time student numbers through the floor, the time has come for reform, says David Latchman

Marcus Butt illustration (23 November 2017)

If the Office for Students ever intervenes over freedom of speech, it will only be to widen it, says Michael Barber

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Research suggests that students learn better in their native tongue, and English fails to prepare international students for a job after graduation, says Michele Gazzola

Stephanie Marshall looks at the common features exhibited by universities that successfully achieved a TEF rating upgrade

Students leaving library

Amount of time spent learning in and out of class declines, HEA survey says

Chinese pride

Interviews with students and graduates in China ‘raise serious doubts’ about role of higher education in achieving cohesion

James Fryer illustration (16 November 2017)

Traditions, success and lack of self-reflection limit higher education's role in thought revolutions, says Geoff Mulgan

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Academic warns universities need to take impact of accent on credibility seriously as it has ‘demotivated’ overseas lecturers