Technology and new media

Technology in higher education

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?

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

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Axelle Lemaire says democracies are ‘suffering’ because of ‘broken links’ between academics and policymakers

Satirical scholars hit overdrive in the era of The Donald

Online education

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

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Survey of students across 10 countries suggests handwriting and printed books have advantages over digital materials

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Website provides vital documentation for studying Palestinian political history and its place within wider anti-colonial struggles

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Jisc report for Hepi says technology is a ‘key tool’ in responding to challenges laid down by TEF

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Institutions displaced by war in the country’s east have relocated campuses and adopted distance learning techniques to continue teaching. Hilary Lamb reports

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Microsoft vice-president of worldwide education says technology can help universities’ mandate to aid students’ employability

Trump supporters

Social science must return to qualitative research to understand social and political shifts, say Pamela Prickett and Elaine Howard Ecklund

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Contributors hope resource will encourage students to avoid ‘assimilationist’ mindset

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As with Moocs, virtual reality will not replace the physical university

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International project to change curriculum helps UCL students avoid ‘sophomore slump’

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Will virtual reality help students on campus and online learn better and more cheaply? David Matthews reports

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Chances are you’ll get at least a bit of ‘spam dressed as lamb’ this Christmas

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Copyright and intellectual property policy on lecture capture ‘evolving’, says report, but institutions should provide supportive advice to academics

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Overleaf’s John Hammersley on what drove his doctorate and transition from universities to industry

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Key finding of annual study into future pedagogical trends would mean students 'struggle' but gain deeper understanding