Great Video from @RealDMitchell Re: University Purpose

Think this is well put, about the need for University to be about more than being a cog in the working line: If you’re going, and worrying about the fees – check out Martin Lewis’s guidance. H/T to @sallyhitchener for sharing. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, Continue Reading →

Book Review: Higher Education in the Digital Age

This looks interesting, addressing a number of issues (MOOCs, etc) that are highly current, although the focus appears to be on maintaining elitism: What we call widening participation or access to higher education in the UK is not a central concern of this debate; rather it is about how higher education can contribute to the Continue Reading →

University Social Media Untrustworthy?

Considering that many marketing departments in Universities are still influenced by those who found their feet in old media, am not too surprised by this… social media is all about relationships/building trust…: Prospective students are keen to engage with their university through social media channels, with one fifth of students saying that universities don’t make Continue Reading →

Internal Communications

Interesting piece on the need to keep staff informed internally – always something that we’ve talked about in the age of social media – if you want people to tweet good stuff about your organisation, they’ve got to feel a sense of ownership/involvement in it (aka not just ‘nice glossy newsletters from top-down’) – and Continue Reading →

Changing Models of Higher Education

A number of changes, including increasing numbers studying, implementation of private provision, students paying their own way, new regions driving global competition, and internationalisation are impacting the way that HE works: Private institutions, such as the 308,000-student University of Phoenix’s online campus, are taking a lead in creating “hybrid” models, which offer degree programmes through Continue Reading →