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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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By Judith BurnsEducation reporter – Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41165927 Extracts below: The report also found many (young people) were frustrated with an education system they saw as overly focused on grades rather than life skills like money management, healthy eating, mental health and relationships. About half felt their education had failed to properly prepare them...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/university-students-set-own-fees-cooperative-college The Co-operative College is looking into creating a university where students could help set fees and academics’ pay. What if students helped decide how much they should pay? What if they were involved in determining academic salaries too? This happens at Mondragon University, a non-profit co-operative in northern Spain, and...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/23/what-next-for-englands-troubled-universities-tuition-fees-vice-chancellors-pay Over the last 30 years, our universities have engaged in a radical experiment in growth. In 1990 there were 46 universities in the UK educating about 350,000 students. Now there are at least 130, accommodating more than two million. Each era has generated a different answer to the old question...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-41240063 Students are taking out payday loans to live in luxury flats in a bid to avoid poor standard accommodation, it has been claimed. The National Union of Students (NUS) said many were struggling to pay high rents in a bid not to live in substandard house shares. A spokesman for...
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Despite the overwhelming focus of HE being on Universities, degrees and masters qualifications, the HE sector has an alternative provision that is increasingly supported and promoted by many influential and powerful individuals and organisations. Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/sep/20/power-list-the-50-people-with-most-influence-over-uk-universities Published by Wonkhe – a thinktank for higher education policy “wonks” – the list includes the...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s party manages to secure vote on proposal to increase cap on annual fees to £9,250 Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/labour-to-force-vote-on-plan-to-increase-tuition-fees Labour is to force a parliamentary vote to scrap the government’s latest rise in university tuition fees on Wednesday in what it believes is a binding motion. Under the government’s plan, the annual...
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Inventor was speaking at opening of his technology institute, where his firm will pay students £15,000 a year and their fees Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/13/james-dyson-tuition-fees-students-loan-debt Extracts: Sir James Dyson has said tuition fees and student loans are saddling young people with huge debts at the “worst time” in their careers, holding them back from...
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Details to be announced in Autumn Budget – Full article here – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-reduce-tuition-fees-7500-autumn-budget-philip-hammond-a7951081.html Extracts here: Cuts to tuition fees that would save students at least £5,000 over a three-year course are being considered by the Chancellor, it has been reported. Philip Hammond is looking at capping annual charges at £7,500 instead of the current level...
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The full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/09/08/tutor-future-scientists-develop-algorithm-match-pupils-tutors/ University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education has partnered with the online tutoring platform MyTutor to harness technology to create the “tutor of the future”. James Grant, the founder of MyTutor, said that building a “strong rapport” between a tutor and student is crucial for academic success. He said...
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