Category : report

UCISA – Digital capabilities survey – Executive summary

The UCISA-DSDG User Skills Group the 2014 Digital capabilities survey of the UK HE sector, focusing on what can also been referred to as digital capabilities, digital literacies or digital competencies. The survey tried to establish how institutions are developing staff and students to perform efficiently and effectively in a digital environment. It complements the Technology enhanced learning (TEL) survey that the UCISA-DSDG Academic Skills Group carries out, but looks at broader digital capabilities rather than TEL software and approaches.

An Executive Summary has been published and the full report will be issued in January 2015. The work will also be supplemented by a set of case studies which will explore themes, issues and good practice.

EUNIS 2014 Congress Awards

The Awards ceremony was held during the Gala Dinner at EUNIS 2014 Congress in Umea:

2014 EUNIS Elite Award for excellence in implementing Information Systems for Higher Education winner is:

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK): Transforming the Student Experience: Manchester Metropolitan University’s EQAL Projectby Mark Stubbs

Among the nominated papers there were:

EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award is given for the outstanding and innovative application of information technology (IT) in an educational setting.

2014 Award winner is:

The Best Paper Award is chosen by the program committee of the EUNIS Annual Congress. For 2014 the winner is:

Report on eMOOCs 2014 by Prof Y. Epelboin

Report on eMOOCs 2014 by Prof Yves Epelboin

EPFL, Lausanne 10-12 February 2014

eMOOCs 2014is the first European Conference on MOOCs organized by EPFL  (Lausanne,Switzerland), one of the European leaders.

More than 450 people attended. The conference was organized with some keynote lectures and four parallel tracks: policy, experience, research and business.The policy track was on invitation only, for the others there was a call for papers.

Representatives from the main operators were present: Coursera and EdX of course but also MiriadaX (Spain), Futurelearn (UK), FUN (France), Iversity (Germany), Orange (France), Google.

The proceeding of the Research track as well as slides from the four tracks and videos of the main lectures are available on the conference site: http://www.emoocs2014.eu