Hate Crimes

British Universities Must Play Their Part in Preventing Racist Attacks

London (UK), April 2017 - Marshall E-Learning, a London eLearning consultancy, points out that since the UK’s EU referendum vote in 2016, the number of hate crimes has risen dramatically, including attacks based on disability, racial, religious, and homophobic motives. The number of victims of religious and racist hate crime alone has risen almost twenty per cent in the last year, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is calling on British police to prepare for a new wave of hate crime following the formal triggering of "Article 50".

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Charity

Virtual College and Dreamflight Celebrate the 2.5 Millionth Learner

Ilkley (UK), April 2017 - Virtual College, a UK provider of online child-safeguarding learning, has marked reaching its 2.5 millionth learner by donating £5000 to the Dreamflight children’s charity. Dreamflight changes young lives by taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.  

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HEC Paris

Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Coursera

Paris (F), April 2017 - HEC Paris and Coursera have launched their first fully online international degree program, the online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE). The school has created this degree in collaboration with Coursera, a global online- learning platform. 

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Investment Secured

$21 Million for Secure Testing in Higher Education

Natick, MA (USA), March 2017 - Examity, a worldwide provider in proctoring and identity verification for online tests, has announced that it has secured a $21 million investment from University Ventures, an investment firm that backs entrepreneurs and institutions reimagining the future of higher education, and Inherent Group, an impact investment firm that supports companies addressing societal challenges. Examity will use the funds to expand its industry-leading online proctoring platform, which makes testing more efficient, secure, and convenient for higher-education institutions and other organizations.

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For Universities and Colleges

New Consumer Protection in Higher Education Course

London (UK), February 2017 - A new online course has been released as a response to the need for universities to better serve their students, or face penalties such as students having their course fees fully refunded.

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Focus on LearnerSuccess

Blackboard Delivers Worldwide Growth

Washington DC (USA), February 2017 - Over the past year, Blackboard Inc., a leading education-technology company for teaching, learning, and student engagement, forged new and expanded partnerships with clients around the world. Through these partnerships – spanning higher education, K-12, corporate, and government organizations – Blackboard is helping clients overcome their most pressing challenges in the evolving educational landscape.

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Development Programmes

UK’s Higher Education Academy Selects D2L

Celia Brigg, HEALondon (UK), February 2017 - The Higher Education Academy (HEA), the UK’s national body that champions teaching quality, providing value to the HE sector by focusing on the contribution of teaching as part of the wider student learning experience, has selected D2L, a global learning-technology leader, to deploy its Brightspace platform to deliver an engaging online-learning experience across its CPD courses, as well as a global discussion space for HEA subscribers and communities of practice. 

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Virtual College

Online Training for Weather Forecasters

Ilkley (UK), February 2017 - Virtual College has been chosen to create bespoke online-learning resources for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. It is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States.

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Southampton Solent University

How to Meet Diversity and Equality with Video eLearning

Southampton (UK), January 2017 - With an industry-leading approach to teaching a diverse student body and working with employees from many different backgrounds, Southampton Solent University is breaking new ground both in its research and its academic approach. Now, Southampton Solent University is the first to use new diversity video training from Marshall E-Learning, which takes into account millennials’ preferred learning style by being 90% video led.

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Most at Risk

Fight to Cyber Criminals with Symposium for SMEs

Dr Simon ParkinsonHuddersfield (UK), January 2017 - Most firms will come under some form of cyber attack, risking loss of data and serious damage to their finances. Now, the University of Huddersfield is using its expertise in computer science to help ensure that companies in the region can thwart online crime.

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Industrial Doctoral Degree

The UOC Is Offering Grants for Three Doctoral Programmes

Barcelona (E), January 2017 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has opened calls for grant applications for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme, the Education and ICT (eLearning) Doctoral Programme, and Network and Information Technologies Doctoral Programme. The deadline for applications for these programmes is 31 January 2017. The UOC is offering grants for the three doctoral programmes for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Free Online Diagnostic Tests

"Cost-Effective, Quality, Skills Education for South African Youth"

Saarbruecken (GER), December 2016 - At 26.6% (Q2/2016), unemployment levels in South Africa are extremely high. Youth unemployment in particular is often a supply-side problem because many young South Africans lack the appropriate skills and higher education qualifications, required for a high-skills economy. Many students are leaving the secondary school system underprepared. South Africa still has a post-school education-and-training system that does not offer sufficient places to the many youth and adults seeking education and training. Also, those students entering a college are usually not on the same knowledge level, and therefore many of them struggle to keep up in class.

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VR and 3D Learning Worlds

Augmented Reality: Making Interactions Tangible

Dominic FehlingWuppertal, November 2016 - Digital media make new forms of teaching and learning in vocational education possible. In the context of the project entitled "Social Augmented Learning" (SAL) funded by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), augmented reality has established itself as a valuable tool for the expansion of digital educational offerings. At the LEARNTEC congress, Dominic Fehling of Wuppertal’s Bergische University will present an analysis of his experience.

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