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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/dec/05/two-year-degrees-funding-university-student-fees Ray Brogden, COO of Qualifi Awarding Organisation commented that the two-year honours degrees have been available for some time via the Level 4 and level 5 Vocationally Related Qualification accelerated learning pathway (1 calendar year) followed by a final year honours degree top-up year. In addition to gaining an honours...
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Full article below and here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/aoc-responds-careers-strategy-announcement In response to the launch of the Government’s careers strategy, Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, said: “AoC welcomes today’s announcement as we have long called for young people to have access to informed and impartial careers advice and education, embedded into the curriculum,...
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With no open days or face-to-face meetings, how do you pick a distance learning course? Full Article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/13/heres-what-to-consider-before-choosing-an-online-degree Extracts below For most students, choosing a university is as simple as counting up UCAS points, checking a league table or two, and signing up to a few open days to whittle the list down....
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/10/08/fe-must-lead-on-the-edtech-agenda/?utm_content=buffer5683f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Extracts below The opportunity for artificial intelligence-backed virtual reality to revolutionise technical and vocational education and training is upon us, says Ali Hadawi (Principal and Chief Executive, Central Bedfordshire College). There is a distinct opportunity for the FE sector to lead the change in delivering truly inspirational learning and training...
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Human tutors will be sidelined in near future as AI takes a central role in education, suggests Sir Anthony Sheldon of Wellington College. Full article here – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/intelligent-machines-replace-teachers-classroom-10-years-ai-robots-sir-anthony-sheldon-wellington-a7939931.html Extracts here: Within 10 years a technological revolution will sweep aside old notions of education and change the world forever, Sir Anthony Sheldon, master of Wellington College...
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AELP Brief for Lords’ Debate on 7 September 2017: Digital skills in the United Kingdom Publicly-funded basic digital skills training for adults needs more support The full report can be downloaded here – https://www.aelp.org.uk/news/general/details/lords-debate-aelp-s-recommendations-on-improving-d/ Extract from the report: ‘We believe it is important for tutors, staff and assessors to have the appropriate digital skills to...
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