Technology and new media


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

Small robot sitting on pile of books, reading

‘Alex’, set to be rolled out at the Technical University of Berlin, is first chatbot to have benefits to students measured

Open access

Analysis of scholarly publishing’s ‘Napster’ shows that academics are not prepared to wait to access research

dogs keep watch

Increased scrutiny of US sector and distrust of academics puts traditional quality assurance models in question

robot with book

Technologist argues that artificial intelligence could make publishing decisions in milliseconds

group test virtual reality

Augmented reality and game-based learning among the innovations set to transform higher education

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

cheating online

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

Carla Brodley, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, Australia. Young Universities Summit 2017

Joint honours approach attracts more women and ethnic minorities to field, says Northeastern dean

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Academic calls on Facebook and Twitter to share more information with scholars

students use laptops

Researchers say students who use computers score half a grade lower than those who write notes

Randi Zuckerberg

Facebook pioneer discusses improving diversity in tech industry and universities

Women lying on giant book

Conference hears educators are neglecting technology because of ‘obsession’ with dated approaches

Steve Keen, Kingston University

Steve Keen laments loss of ‘time and freedom’ for universities’ ‘original thinkers’

Banana skin, pitfall, risk

Ahead of Jisc Digifest 2017, Geoff Mulgan has some words of advice for those involved in digital education

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Research shows certain online tools can help ‘avoid detection’ by plagiarism checking software

Woman falling into rock on beach

We must help students become savvy net users, so they can be savvy citizens navigating the post-truth era, says Dana Ruggiero

robot with girl

Technology identified by NMC Horizon Report as having ‘potential to enhance’ online learning

Technology in higher education

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

Visitors to the World Science Festival Street Fair peddle a square wheeled tricycle

Existing model of outreach that seeks to inform an ‘ignorant’ public is broken, say experts