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Smith, Sally; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Bacon, Liz; Mackinnon, Lachlan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study highlighted that work experience was a factor in increased levels of graduate employment. As such, it is vital that students have equal access to such work experience. This…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Unemployment, Computer Science Education, Disadvantaged
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Smith, Sally; Smith, Colin; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Fotheringham, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning. However, there are large variations between courses and disciplines in student uptake of…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Self Concept, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship
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Alshehri, Ahmed; Rutter, M. J.; Smith, Sally – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
The rapid growth of e-learning around the globe is inspiring various academic institutions to adopt it. Uptake is motivated by convincing benefits such as flexibility, accessibility and the management of course delivery. In fact, academic institutions place great emphasis on e-learning and are investing significantly in information technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education