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May, 2019, Part 2


May, 2019 Part 2

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Towards a cultural shift in learning and teaching- Learning & Teaching Paper #6

Universities across Europe are calling for a more student-centred, inclusive university environment bringing together all actors of the university community, while also implementing measures to achieve such a cultural shift. Members of the EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups are advocating for such a shift because it is seen as a necessity. This paper highlights common and overarching conclusions and considerations present in the work and reports of these Thematic Peer Groups, while also drawing on other studies and reports concerned with learning and teaching.

The Complexity of Transnational Distance Students: A Review of the Literature

Transnational education is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field. The Internet has enabled virtually global access to distance education opportunities, however transnational distance students in particular have often been miscategorized, oversimplified, or overlooked in prior research. This literature review by William H. Stewart synthesizes research and publications over a ten-year period focusing on the emerging phenomenon of transnational distance students.


“I find the whole enterprise daunting”: Staff understanding of Open Education initiatives within a UK university

"“Open” initiatives, which focus on increasing access to education, resources, and research, are often practised by individuals rather than universities. However, universities must now produce openly accessible research to comply with research funding and assessment requirements. To encourage staff participation, universities need to understand what participation barriers their staff face." Read the article by Sinead Harold and Vivien Rolfe.


International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning: Competency Profile of the Digital and Online Teacher in Future Education

As education progresses in the digital era and in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, learning will be adaptive and individualized to meet the needs of individual learners. This is possible because of emerging technology, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. This study is making significant contribution to future education by identifying forces that are shaping education and developing a competency profile for the digital teacher of the future. An article by Mohamed Ally.


ET2020 indicators - The EU is reaching (some of) its targets

Eurostat indicates that now 40% of Europeans aged 30 to 34 have tertiary education. Read more on what targets Europe has reached, and where it is lagging behind!


Be a GDPR Hero!

It's been nearly a year since the GDPR D-day. How are you doing with your lawful basis for processing, delivery of individual rights, safeguards for international transfers and data breach reporting? Play this Game to test your knowledge of all aspects of the GDPR.


The Seventh IBA GEI Annual Global Report

In its seventh Annual Global Report, the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) highlights general international trends in human resources (HR) law.


Global recognition convention set for adoption this year

"Work on setting up a global recognition convention has been under way for some years, and it is now clear that the first Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications will be adopted at the 40th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November 2019." Read the article by Stig Arne Skjerven and Einar Meier.


Measuring success in European internationalisation

"An impressive 81% of 2,300 Europeans working in higher education internationalisation are positive about the future of the field, including 22% who are ‘very positive’, a survey by the European Association for International Education or EAIE reveals. The vast majority also report achieving at least some progress in all of 16 internationalisation priority activities." An article by Karen MacGregor.


Universities team up to create digital credentials system

Nine leading universities have announced the formation of a Digital Credentials collaboration to create a trusted, distributed and shared infrastructure standard for issuing, storing, displaying and verifying academic credentials, writes Suzanne Day for MIT News. Read the full report on MIT News site.


Higher education is about transformation

"We hear a lot about crisis in higher education: crises of funding, crises of access, the student debt crises... but these crises are not very often linked to the education that is offered by universities. When they are, it tends to be about universities failing to produce employable graduates or students failing to develop generic skills." Read the article by Paul Ashwin.


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