Technology and new media

Cracking a giant nut

Tasmanian researchers find it takes 10 hours to plan an hour’s lecture for online students, compared to eight hours for on-campus delivery

Sam Whitelock catching line out ball in RWC15 final

Canada and Finland also score highly in research assessing the effectiveness of education systems in 35 economies

man going up steps

An academic parent, a student and two researchers consider if the metrics approach is really the game changer for improving student outcomes that many claim, or if it has a dark side

Eric Mazur speaks at the World Academic Summit

Eric Mazur, father of the ‘flipped classroom’, says rethinking assessment is the next frontier

Forward flip

Advocates say that the technology will cut out degree fraud – but could it actually help to fracture universities?

Nobel prizewinner

A survey of 50 laureates is full of insight, warnings and the can-do attitudes powering ‘beautiful minds’

An angel

Academics able to link their expertise to world events can raise their personal and institutional profiles to previously unimaginable levels, says Russell Reader

Robot waiter

Digital humanities pioneer Gregory Crane argues academics are failing to fully utilise the new tools of scholarship

Priest taking photo with smartphone in church

New Durham course explores how Christians can engage with online realm

Map technology

Paul Feldman explains why the UK must be ready to embrace research collaborations on an increasingly international scale

digital downloads

Geoffrey Boulton writes the first in a series of articles from Jisc on research in the age of open science

man trying to steal a safe

Stanford professor says $15 million lawsuit victory will not engender sympathy for publishing giant

Bag of dollars

Company accused of profiting from students’ intellectual property

Teacher writing on glass wall in classroom

US university leader explains how top teachers were selected to design a new multimillion-dollar teaching centre

Classical womens heads

Victoria Leonard on bringing equality to the world's largest reference tool

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University of Glasgow research indicates students can improve communication and thinking ability by playing computer games

Social media, facebook, share,

Four experts offer their advice on getting the most out of social media as an academic

Wheel of Fortune game show

Acquisition of Publons by Clarivate Analytics sets the scene for major expansion

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan says today’s education systems are ‘not suited to tomorrow’s society’

Multiple levels

Dragan Gasevic looks at how learning analytics can be used to support the student experience as a tool for learning gain