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Practical teaching with technology – free MOOC

On May 1st 2017, the Bloomsbury Learning Environment is launching a free, new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Get Interactive: Practice Teaching with Technology.

Digital is not the future – hacking the institution from the inside

Efficiency Exchange has joined a sector-wide hack at the London School of Economics, which will explore changing the discourse about the potential of technology and changes in teaching practice. The aim is to finding a solution to putting digital at the heart of the conversation.
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How is the sector engaging students?

The sector is supporting student engagement and enhancing students’ learning experiences in a number of ways. Hefce's Ellie Clewlow describes some of the latest innovations.

Data-driven approaches to teaching excellence

Jisc is developing a service allowing universities that don’t routinely collect and analyse learning data to begin to do so. Jisc's Phil Richards writes in Universities Business how learning analytics already offer a practical way to demonstrate student engagement and could bring more benefits in the future.
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Technology is redefining learning but ‘one size will not fit all’

Technology has the potential to radically reshape teaching and learning, but this post on HEFCE's blog argues that the different circumstances of each institution, discipline, and student must be recognised.
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UUK report: what do students want from their university?

To help inform the development of the OfS at this critical stage, Universities UK has carried out research with students to understand what they want, and most value, from their relationship with their university. This report sets out recommendations for how universities and the OfS can work together to address students' priorities in the new landscape.
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How technology is making HE teaching more effective

Has 2014 been a good year for technological innovation in higher education teaching and learning? Seven higher education technology experts, including Jisc futurist Martin Hamilton, discuss developments in University Business.
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Five ways video will change universities in 2016

How video is transforming the way tutors interact with students and empowering students to create their own personal curriculum. This article in University Business highlights some of the trends on the educational technological landscape for 2016.

I-MAP project, November 2012

The i-MAP project set out to review the new programme development and launch processes within universities and to determine if there was any scope for improved efficiency. It recommends early financial and market scrutiny during the development of programmes to increase the proportion that achieve strong and sustained market appeal.

i-MAP study, September 2015

The follow up to the original i-MAP project finds that a significant number of higher education institutions that adopted i-MAP's market-led approach to academic programme development saw increased levels of efficiency in their processes.