Higher Education

UK Universities Respond to the GDPR Challenge

GDPR for higher educationLondon (UK), May 2018 - GDPR is the biggest change in data protection legislation for twenty years, coming into effect on 25 May 2018. Despite this, analyst firm Gartner showed that around half of those affected by the legislation - whether in the EU or outside - will not be in full compliance when the regulations take effect. Schools, colleges, and universities across the UK have responded to the GDPR challenge by designing their own sector-specific GDPR for Higher Education training course.

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New Study

Inspiring Higher Education for Future Directions

Oslo (NO), April 2018 - On the occasion of the opening of the new offices of the Permanent Secretariat of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Gard Titlestad, the Council’s Secretary General, announced that the study "Online, Open, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced (OOFAT) Models for Education" is developing very well. ICDE commissioned the Berlin-based FiBS Research Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting to undertake the study after an open call in 2016.

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Collaboration

New French Push for AI Research

Paris (F), April 2018 - École Polytechnique and Google France announce the creation of an International Academic and Research Chair in the field of artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing Chair is part of President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make France a global leader in AI research.

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Educational Technology

IMS Global Learning Announces Caliper Analytics v1.1

Lake Mary, FL (USA), February 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative that advances edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced the availability of Caliper Analytics®v1.1, a substantial upgrade to the leading interoperability standard for learning data.

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Everyone Needs to Be Aware

Virtual College Helping in Fight against Cyber Crime

Ilkley (UK), February 2018 - Virtually all UK businesses are exposed to cyber security risks according to a recent government survey. Virtual College’s new online course has been created to help organisations mitigate these risks.

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Student Pathways Program

ELS Partners with California Lutheran University

Princeton, NJ (USA), January 2018 - In December 2017, California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA) and ELS Educational Services, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) signed a new agreement to develop a graduate pathways program aiming to enhance the University’s international student educational experience and extend its global reach.

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POLETHIS

AI Causes New Challenges for Research Ethics at Universities

Paris (F), January 2018 - The acceleration of knowledge and the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have provoked new ethical questions, requiring universities to approach research ethics differently, says Professor Sylvie Pommier, Director of Doctoral Research at Université Paris-Saclay.

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Vaddio's Fourth Generation

Tracking System for Lecture Capture Applications

Weert (NL), December 2017 - With RoboTRAK™, Vaddio, a premier provider of conferencing, camera, and production audio-visual solutions, introduces its next generation enterprise-class presenter camera tracking. RoboTRAK delivers an intelligent IR tracking tool that’s optimized for large venues and lecture capture applications - and is effortless and affordable.

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Learning Experience

Peergade Introduces Feedback Rubrics to Help Teach Feedback

Copenhagen (DK), December 2017 - Peergrade recently released their guide to Feedback Rubrics, a way to scaffold the feedback process for students. With feedback rubrics, students are empowered to evaluate and reflect on their peers’ work, while providing feedback.

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Explosive Learning Solutions

A Three-Module Programme for NHS Improvement Staff

Marc WatermanOxfordshire (UK), November 2017 - Learning and development specialist Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is working with the NHS Improvement to deliver training to 400 people across England. The programme aims to provide these students with the skills to enable them to train their NHS colleagues in the operation and implementation of Demand and Capacity (D&C) models. 

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Globalisation

WHSmith Launches New "Global Challenges" Business Course

Edinburgh (UK), October 2017 - Stephen Clarke, CEO of WHSmith, recently launched the new "Global Challenges" course at the University of Edinburgh Business School. In celebration of the retailer’s 225 year anniversary, Clarke delivered a lecture about the changing nature of business in an uncertain and globalised world on 06 October.

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Explosive Learning Solutions

Defence Specialists Explore Contract Liability

Cath ConveryOxfordshire (UK), October 2017 - The learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is conducting a contract liability course as one of the The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s range of business skills offerings. Covering contractors’ liability and risk transfer issues, it is intended for Commercial Officers or their equivalents who are in posts that require the ability to review, analyse, negotiate, or accept requests to limit a contractor’s liability on contracts.

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Special Education 801

360-Degree Videos in Online Courses

University Park, PA (USA), September 2017 — (by Mike Dawson) Penn State World Campus is using 360-degree videos and virtual reality for the first time with the goal of improving the educational experience for online learners. The technology was implemented in the curriculum of a graduate-level special-education course in Penn State’s summer semester. Students can use a VR headset to watch 360-degree videos on a device such as a smartphone.

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