By David Kernohan, Acting Editor of Wonkhe. Ministers are demanding a return to normal, while universities are using an ever-greater range of technologies to support students – but what do those doing the teaching make of it all? David Kernohan has data from a new survey.
Could empowering students be the key to success?
Last week, Wonkhe hosted The Secret Life of Students event, focused on analysing and improving the student experience with the valuable input of sector leaders, education professionals, student leaders and student union managers. As the title of the event suggests, university students can be somewhat of an enigma, which is why the student feedback loop
A future for learning resources that supports learners and librarians
The shift to emergency online learning threw outdated assumptions about learning resources and student engagement into sharp relief. Libby Hormer, Ramy Badrie, and Michelle Morgan sketch out a collaborative and sustainable future. On 29 April Wonkhe, with the support of Kortext, hosted a half-day “micro-commission” event exploring the future of learning resources. Following the Covid-19
Digital delivers borderless opportunities
The recent announcement that the University of Cambridge is to offer online courses aimed at professionals worldwide wanting to upskill illustrates the opportunities that are opening up for universities and students who have embraced the digital teaching and learning revolution. This development was foreseen by former Vice Chancellor University of Edinburgh and digital innovator, Sir Tim O’Shea, who stated: After
The road ahead is not the same as the road travelled down – insights from the Kortext Spring 2021 Webinar
On March 18th, we were joined by over 150 librarians from higher education institutions across the UK for our spring webinar, titled ‘The Road Ahead Is Not The Same As The Road Travelled Down’; inspired by a quote from the UK’s international education champion, Sir Steve Smith, during the GOLA Conference held in February this year. During this