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Jolly, Liz; White, Sue – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article uses the case study of developing a collaborative "out-of-hours" virtual enquiry service by members of the Northern Collaboration Group of academic libraries in the north of England to explore the importance of communication and collaboration between academic library services in enhancing student learning. Set within the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Library Services, Library Development, Case Studies
Universities UK, 2014
This factsheet, the first in a series on innovation and growth, provides an overview of the benefits of innovation vouchers, and gives some examples of how universities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are including them in their European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) strategies. [For the second factsheet in the series,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
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Levy, Philippa – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
A number of universities in the United Kingdom (UK) have launched institution-wide initiatives recently to embed inquiry and research more firmly into the student experience. Among these, the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS) led a five-year development program at The University of Sheffield (TUOS) between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Russell, Lisa; Simmons, Robin; Thompson, Ron – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This paper discusses the findings from a one-year ethnographic study of young people attending Entry to Employment (E2E) programmes in two local authorities in the north of England. The paper locates E2E within the broader context of provision for low-achieving young people and of UK government policy on reducing the proportion of young people who…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Dearnley, Christine; Taylor, Jill; Hennessy, Scott; Parks, Maria; Coates, Catherine; Haigh, Jackie; Fairhall, John; Riley, Kevin; Dransfield, Mark – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article presents the outcomes of the Mobile Technologies Pilot Project for the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). ALPS is a partnership of five Higher Education Institutions (HEI) that aims to develop and improve assessment, and thereby learning, in practice settings for…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Pilot Projects
Nutt, Diane, Ed.; Calderon, Denis, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2009
Students around the globe have unique first-year experiences but struggle with many of the same challenges. This monograph focuses on their journeys and provides insights for educators interested in learning about how institutions across the globe provide supports to students dealing with first-year transition issues. Based on the successful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Program Attitudes, College Freshmen
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2008
Many adults in OECD countries have low language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. The consequences of these low foundation skills span the economic, health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. Investment in this sector of adult education is therefore crucial. This study looks specifically inside the programmes for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
National Literacy Trust, 2007
Kick into Reading (KiR) aims to support literacy work among families and professionals such as teachers, librarians and other community workers by using male role models from football clubs to nurture an interest in reading and storytelling. The main planned outcomes are to deliver 18 KiR projects based at football clubs, bringing high-quality…
Descriptors: Males, Role Models, Athletes, Team Sports
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Warren, Simon; Apostolov, Apostol; Broughton, Kevin; Evans, Ruth; MacNab, Natasha; Smith, Penny – Child Care in Practice, 2006
What might family support services look like in the reconfigured children and family services after the Children Act? This is the question this article attempts to explore by drawing on evidence from the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund in England. The article describes common features in two case-study sites that might indicate the…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Prevention
Halsey, Karen; Gulliver, Caroline; Johnson, Annie; Martin, Kerry Martin; Kinder, Kay – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2005
Behaviour and Education Support Teams (BESTs) are multi-agency teams, which bring together a range of professionals, working to support schools, families and children (aged 5 to 18) who present or are at risk of developing emotional, behavioural and/or attendance problems. Teams include professionals from the fields of education, social care,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Bracher, Maggie; Collier, Richard; Ottewill, Roger; Shephard, Kerry – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2005
Video streaming has the potential to offer tutors a more flexible and accessible means of incorporating moving images into learning resources for their students than conventional video. Consideration is given to this assertion by drawing upon the experiences of staff and evidence from students at the University of Southampton in the use of a…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Internet, Video Technology, Educational Technology
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McCracken, Wendy; Young, Alys; Tattersall, Helen; Uus, Kai; Bamford, John – Deafness and Education International, 2005
This article presents results related to the impact on educational support services of the introduction of the first phase of the national Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) in England. This study was funded by the Department of Health and undertaken as one element of a national evaluation of NHSP across a range of domains. It presents…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Hearing (Physiology)
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Riley, Kathryn; Jordan, Jill – Improving Schools, 2004
This article describes a change initiative which began in 2002: "Woolwich Reach and Plumstead Pathfinder Action Zones" (WRaPP). WRaPP has involved 17 primary, secondary and nursery schools in a deprived part of Greenwich, South London, and although nationally funded (through the UK Government's Education Action Zones), it has been…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Primary Education