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A Positive Environment of Engagement and Retention in the Online Learning Environment  

Faculty Focus

The online learning environment consists of a web-based learning atmosphere where student and faculty experiences and positions are located in separate geographical locations. Through the use of engaging techniques, it is possible (and essential) to create a positive learning environment across the distance!

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A pragmatic approach to people, culture and environment measures in the next REF

Wonkhe

With consultation ongoing over an increased emphasis on research culture in the next REF, Christina Boswell offers reassurance that it can be done rigorously and effectively The post A pragmatic approach to people, culture and environment measures in the next REF appeared first on Wonkhe.

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A Positive Environment of Engagement and Retention in the Online Learning Environment  

Faculty Focus

The online learning environment consists of a web-based learning atmosphere where student and faculty experiences and positions are located in separate geographical locations. Through the use of engaging techniques, it is possible (and essential) to create a positive learning environment across the distance!

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How college students feel about active learning environments

Inside Higher Ed

Image: While hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have concluded that students taught in an active learning environment are significantly more likely to outperform peers who are in classes taught more traditionally, full adoption of active learning practices remains far from the norm. Is this diversity newsletter?:

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Excellent outputs demand excellent people, cultures and environments

HEPI

Research England have invited responses on their proposals relating to the People, Culture and Environment element of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), with a deadline of 1 December. The current REF proposals mark an evolutionary step in that direction. The journey may well take time, but it also requires leadership.

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Empowering educators and students in hybrid learning environments

Kortext University Leaders' Blog

Despite online learning during Covid, they may lack experience in digital environments, and with unfamiliar tech.” We need to build this confidence and capability in such a way as to foster an environment where staff and students can adapt to new technologies and identify ways in which they can support their pedagogic approaches.”

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2 ways universities are mitigating cybersecurity risks in a complex environment

University Business

Off-premise environments are more physically secure in terms of physical access, server maintenance, and the ability to survive natural disasters. In higher education, the mix of academic freedom, complex IT environments, and valuable data are dry tinder to probing sparks thrown by bad actors. Going to the cloud Then comes technology.