Collaboration for competition in the global marketplace

Collaboration is a key attribute that employers look for in an ideal candidate. Education organisations around the world imbue students with this quality, but it is also an essential way of working for universities themselves, in order to compete in the global marketplace.   >>

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Breaking down barriers: enhancing human connections through technology

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK, we had been in talks at Weston College about developing a virtual classroom - somewhere that staff would feel comfortable to share their lessons with students in different locations. Little did we know that the world was soon to follow suit, adapting to video conferencing technology to maintain teaching and learning through lockdowns and other restrictions.   >>

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Investment in FE and skills sector is vital to UK’s recovery from pandemic

In further education (FE) eutopia, fully-embedded digital strategies would already be the norm in all colleges, supported by robust e-infrastructure, digital resources to support all courses, an assessment system that is fit for purpose and teachers with the right digital skills to support exciting and engaging blended learning models. >>

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Teaching online: the challenges and the potential

As the new academic year begins students are facing an induction like no other. With online learning expected to play an increasingly pivotal role, how can universities and colleges ensure that they’re delivering a first-class learning experience despite having to shift from the norm? >>

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Scott Hibberson

The UK Wiley read and publish agreement – nine months on

A 2018 review estimated that only 28% of all scholarly publications are open access. But the pandemic has heightened the need for full and immediate open access to research and has thrown into sharp relief the barriers that paywalls present to free and unfettered access to knowledge. >>

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