Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) just hype, or is it really the promised paradigm shift in how we construct and use technology as a society? How is it being used in education already? And how can you prepare for how it will affect the role of teachers, MIS managers and institution executives in the coming years? Our new AI in education series is a must read, whether your institution is planning to dip its toe into tested AI waters, or jump in at the proverbial deep end!
Since the publication of the September FE Week article surrounding the ESFA’s oversight of financial management, FE colleges may have found themselves questioning the integrity of sector financial information. As a result, Dame Mary Ney will be carrying out a full review into the way the government monitors college finances.
The theme of the recent 2019 TAFE Directors Association Convention was ‘The Power of TAFE’ - a celebration of the distinct role TAFE (Technical and Further Education) plays in vocational education, across schooling and in higher education, for the benefit of citizens and supporting economic well-being and building communities.
Improving student outcomes is at the heart of most educational institutions – and the ‘lifeblood’ or ‘data’ that flows through the institution, is now providing an intelligent way for progressive educators to pinpoint gaps in learning and identify at-risk students that would otherwise get left behind. Read on to find out how.
On 11th June 2019 the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) published the snappily titled “Common findings from funding assurance work on post-16 providers and institutions” guidance document. It summarises the findings from the agency’s annual programme of assurance visits (in other words, audits) of providers delivering:
Following on from last week’s blog on the eight themes of engagement that could underpin your institution’s app technology deployment and adoption strategy – today we’re talking ‘ground rules’. Check out these five basic principles that need to be addressed in order for your digital student engagement plan to be effective.
Apart from exciting your students with a flashy new app – have you thought about your endgame? Understanding what you want to achieve by introducing your app will keep your decision-makers focussed on what’s important in your digital student engagement strategy. Here we talk about the eight themes of engagement that are most likely to be of genuine benefit to your students and/or your institution.
Do you collect student feedback from your support desk only to wonder what to do with it? Do you celebrate the good statistics and tend to shy away from the bad?
Let’s talk about feedback for a moment.
The UK higher education sector is one of the most international in the world; however in some cases payment processes can cause stress and confusion for EU students, and also problems and inefficiencies for the university.
An essential component of any institution’s digital strategy is a modern student information system (SIS). Whilst the current generation of solutions have served colleges and universities well for many years, growing student and institutional expectations require a transformational change.