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de Andrés, Chelo –, 2019
The drive to embed employability in Higher Education (HE) offers a growth opportunity for languages provision. The employability potential of language learning for the global graduate has been analysed by the "Born Global" project on languages and employability (British Academy, 2016). Employers have consistently identified communication…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Huc-Hepher, Saskia; Barros, Elsa Huertas –, 2016
This paper presents an e-collaboration project involving real-time videoconferencing exchanges between students from the University of Westminster and the Université Catholique de Lille. Students drew on diverse resources, including written quantitative data and first-hand qualitative data in French/English to complete weekly tasks. Follow-up work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, College Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Rossiter, J. A. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
It is known that assessment drives learning and hence a good assessment design is key to effective student development. This paper gives some case studies in effective assessment strategies within engineering. The main contribution is to demonstrate how one can simultaneously meet a number of requirements with individual assessments and therefore…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Evaluation, Engineering Education, Efficiency
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Waring, Teresa; Skoumpopoulou, Dimitra – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Over the past 20 years, universities in the United Kingdom have been undergoing a dramatic period of transformation and change which can be attributed to the expansion of the higher education sector, the growth in student numbers and the development of an ideological approach to public service management referred to as "new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Organizational Change, Educational Change
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Baxter, Jacqueline – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Student retention and progression has exercised the HE sector for some time now, and there has been much research into the reasons why students drop out of Higher Education courses. (Allen, 2006; Buglear, 2009;). More recently the Higher Education Academy Grants Programme Briefing (HEFCE, 2010), outlined a number of areas that emergent project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Open Universities
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Macintyre-Beon, Catriona; Mitchell, Kate; Gallagher, Ian; Cockburn, Debbie; Dutton, Gordon N.; Bowman, Richard – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2012
This longitudinal case study presents John's journey through childhood and adolescence, living with visual difficulties associated with a cerebral visual impairment. It highlights the day-to-day problems that John encountered, giving practical solutions and strategies that have enabled his dream of going to a university to be realized. John and…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Males, College Students, Access to Education
Julian, June; Crooks, Julian – Online Submission, 2011
Demonstrating the multiple features of the Cerulean Gallery in Second Life, this research report showcases several exemplar exhibits created by students, artists, and museums. Located in The Educational Media Center, a Second Life teaching and social space, the Cerulean Gallery exhibits functioned as case studies that tested its effectiveness as…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet, Art Products
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Middleton, Andrew – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2009
This paper discusses a university-wide pilot designed to encourage academics to creatively explore learner-centred applications for digital audio. Participation in the pilot was diverse in terms of technical competence, confidence and contextual requirements and there was little prior experience of working with digital audio. Many innovative…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Case Studies, Interviews, Higher Education
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Ward, Rod; Moule, Pam; Lockyer, Lesley – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2009
This paper describes the findings about the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the education of health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK). The work is part of a wider study scoping the use of e-learning. Its objectives were to: (1) Explore issues influencing implementation and use by both early and late adopters; (2) Identify barriers to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Walker, Melanie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2008
This paper proposes a human capabilities approach for evaluating student learning and the social and pedagogical arrangements that support equality in capabilities for all students. It outlines the focus on valuable beings and doings in the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen, and Martha Nussbaum's capabilities focus on human flourishing.…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Learning Processes, Student Evaluation, Social Influences
Fiehn, Terry – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
In post-16 education and training, a variety of ways of delivering citizenship have been developed according to the needs of the learners and the settings to which they belong--school, college, work based learning or youth and community groups. Qualifications or certification often feature in these approaches because organisations want to find…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Case Studies, Social Development
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Ison, Ray; Blackmore, Chris; Armson, Rosalind – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2007
Learning participation only makes sense if it is purposeful. From our perspective its primary purpose is to achieve more effective managing in situations of complexity and change. We describe our evolving understandings and practices (a praxeology) for Systems Practice for managing complexity, built on 30 years of developing supported open…
Descriptors: Open Education, Open Universities, Systems Approach, Teaching Methods
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Barnes, Lynne – Deafness and Education International, 2006
There is clear evidence that increasing numbers of deaf students are now beginning to enter higher education ( However, it is also evident that many of these students enter university presenting at below national norms in terms of their literacy. In short, many pre-lingual deaf students face an incredible language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Deafness, National Norms
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Sales, Anthony; Evans, Shirley; Musgrove, Nick; Homfray, Richard – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2006
Potentially, computers can balance some of the effects of visual impairment and provide equality of opportunity (Gerber, 2003). Students' individual needs entail that they and their teachers have access to a range of assistive technologies that may vary according to the task as well as to the learner. A dual output graphics card with a twin…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Assistive Technology, Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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Cotton, Deborah; Gresty, Karen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
E-learning is increasingly being used in higher education settings, yet research examining how students use e-resources is frequently limited. Some previous studies have used the think-aloud method (an approach with origins in cognitive psychology) as an alternative to the more usual questionnaire or focus groups, but there is little discussion in…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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