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Davies, Sarah; Mullan, Joel; Feldman, Paul – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
Learning and teaching practices within higher education have changed surprisingly little over the last 20 years. Other sectors, such as banking, music and publishing, have been turned upside down by digital technology, but the UK's research and education sector has yet to fully exploit the potential of new technologies. Pockets of innovation are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
In this HEPI paper, two authors with considerable expertise in evaluating higher education systems around the world assess higher education institutions that are not funded directly by taxpayers--known in the UK as alternative providers. Since the start of the century, alternative providers have been growing rapidly. This raises a number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Education, Institutional Characteristics, Access to Education
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
The dramatic rise in the number of university students holding BTECs [Business and Technology Education Councils] raises important questions about the purpose of the qualification and whether it should be treated by policymakers as part of an academic or vocational pathway. Scott Kelly discusses these issues and makes a number of recommendations…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Academic Standards, Student Characteristics, Enrollment Rate
Darian, Louisa – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2016
The Government is committed to introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to assess the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. Designing the right solution is challenging. There is no off-the-shelf solution from other countries that we can lift. But we can learn lessons from other sectors. This pamphlet explores rating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Benchmarking
Hillman, Nick; Robinson, Nicholas – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2016
Young men are significantly less likely to enter higher education than young women, and they are also more likely to drop out and less likely to achieve a highly-graded degree. There are many causes and the disparity in educational achievement starts long before higher education. Yet, while this issue is better understood than it was, there has…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Underachievement, Gender Differences
Higher Education Policy Institute, 2015
The results of a survey commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) shows students believe they benefit in many ways from studying alongside people from other countries--however, benefits are clearer to international students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2015
England and Wales lag behind competitor nations in the proportion of people with higher technical skills. In this pamphlet, Scott Kelly proposes three overarching reforms to ensure employers have access to the skills they need: (1) There should be a well-defined set of institutions where the core mission is to deliver technical and professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Educational Improvement, Higher Education