Posts tagged Student Success
Ethical and Legal Issues of Learning Analytics: Do we need a global framework?

Ethical and Legal Issues of Learning Analytics: Do we need a global framework?

Data analytics is the 21st Century Orwellian “Big Brother”1 . Every single one of us, to a greater or lesser extent, is living what I would like to call an “e-life” - a life that is shaped and influenced by the digitised world in which we live and move and have our being.

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The UOC's mobile apps ecosystem for continuous assessment receives an honourable mention at the Learning Impact Awards

The UOC's mobile apps ecosystem for continuous assessment receives an honourable mention at the Learning Impact Awards

The UOC's mobile apps ecosystem for continuous assessment – Explica!, Assess and Submissions – received an honourable mention at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards, where they had been named among the finalists.

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European open and distance teaching Universities decide on certified short learning programmes

European open and distance teaching Universities decide on certified short learning programmes

European open and distance teaching universities decide on the large scale delivery of certified short learning programmes during the EADTU-EU Summit by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. 

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UNESCO presents new finance model that could triple the availability of textbooks

UNESCO presents new finance model that could triple the availability of textbooks

A study by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM)* proposes an economic model that would help reduce the cost of textbooks and increase their availability to students in schools around the world.

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ICDE Member UoC To Lead Major EU Project TeSLA, ICDE Connected Through The Advisory Board

ICDE Member UoC To Lead Major EU Project TeSLA, ICDE Connected Through The Advisory Board

The project is led by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and funded by the European Commission within the European framework programme Horizon 2020.

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26th ICDE World Conference news - The ethical quandary over student learning analytics

26th ICDE World Conference news - The ethical quandary over student learning analytics

Educators have no doubt over the efficacy and need for learning analytics, but the invasion of privacy that it entails makes it an ethically grey area – because more often than not, the data is collected without students’ knowledge or consent. This is overlooked supposedly because it is done in the interest of better education.

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Does the growth of distance learning mean that Open Universities risk becoming "the University of Last Resort"?

Does the growth of distance learning mean that Open Universities risk becoming "the University of Last Resort"?

This was the question asked by Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa), Mandla Makhanya, on the release of the Department for Higher Education and Training White Paper on Post-School Education and Training.

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