Banking Simulation

Global Bank to Challenge over 600 Graduates

Hertfordshire (UK), May 2017 - Business Smart International, a leading business-simulation company, will deliver an engaging and innovative live-simulation event for a global banking client. In a prestigious London hotel, over 600 high-calibre graduates will take control of a virtual bank and navigate it through a simulated four years of business in a challenging marketplace. 

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Hate Crimes

British Universities Must Play Their Part in Preventing Racist Attacks

London (UK), April 2017 - Marshall E-Learning, a London eLearning consultancy, points out that since the UK’s EU referendum vote in 2016, the number of hate crimes has risen dramatically, including attacks based on disability, racial, religious, and homophobic motives. The number of victims of religious and racist hate crime alone has risen almost twenty per cent in the last year, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is calling on British police to prepare for a new wave of hate crime following the formal triggering of "Article 50".

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For Universities and Colleges

New Consumer Protection in Higher Education Course

London (UK), February 2017 - A new online course has been released as a response to the need for universities to better serve their students, or face penalties such as students having their course fees fully refunded.

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Most at Risk

Fight to Cyber Criminals with Symposium for SMEs

Dr Simon ParkinsonHuddersfield (UK), January 2017 - Most firms will come under some form of cyber attack, risking loss of data and serious damage to their finances. Now, the University of Huddersfield is using its expertise in computer science to help ensure that companies in the region can thwart online crime.

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Staying Private and Safe

Over-sharing Online Can Lead to Cyberbullying

Panama City (PA), November 2016 - Brianna Wu is an American female game developer who was driven out of her home two years ago by death threats and abuse on Twitter from members of GamerGate community. The last straw, the one that made Ms. Wu leave her home, was a tweet showing that her home address had been detected by bullies.

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Avallain and Pearson

Next-Generation Content for Game-Based Poptropica English

New York, NY (USA), October 2016 - Launched this year in China and other key markets, Poptropica English features an all-new range of stunning digital content, including varied interactions, quests, games, songs, and other media. The resources are fully blended with a groundbreaking, six-level primary course based on the children’s gaming phenomenon Poptropica.

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ifs University College

The London Institute of Banking & Finance

London (UK), September 2016 - Leading financial education provider ifs University College is to change its name to The London Institute of Banking & Finance. The new name will come into effect in September 2016, coinciding with the start of the new academic year.

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Learning Impact Awards

The UOC's Mobile Apps Ecosystem

UOCBarcelona (E), July 2016 - The Learning Impact Awards recognize the most outstanding and influential learning-technology applications from around the world. They were created in 2007 to showcase excellent technological applications that tackle the most important challenges in education on a worldwide scale. "Explica!, Assess and Submissions" make up the ecosystem of UOC mobile apps to support continuous assessment and are being piloted this semester by the Technology department.

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UOC Experts’ Findings

Open-Source Projects Don’t Always Operate Democratically

Barcelona (E), May 2016 – (by Jordi Rovira) The purpose of the open-source software movement is to advocate open (the code is public), collaborative (the community participates in the development process) software development. However, neither this goal nor the theoretically democratic functioning that one would expect is always met.  This is the main conclusion reached by the SOM Research Lab at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).

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For Refugees

Kiron Open Higher Education Uses tt knowledge force

Heidelberg (GER), May 2016 - Refugees have a hard time getting access to higher education. They have to wait for their right of residence to be determined, and their documents often go missing during flight. Berlin’s Kiron Open Higher Education wants to provide a remedy to this situation and is enabling displaced people from around the world to pursue a course of study right through to a recognized degree qualification - free of cost. Participants complete online foundation courses over two years while learning German. 

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Case Study

Video Assignments that Assess More than Knowledge

New York, NY (USA), April 2016 - Today's students are expected to know more than just facts; being able to communicate that information is just as important. How can their instructors evaluate both knowledge and skills simultaneously without increasing their own workloads?

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All Online

Students Invent First Device to Monitor Wine Maturation

Paris (F), April 2016 - The first portable device to monitor wine as it matures has been developed by a team of students from Université Paris-Saclay. The students adapted blood-analysis technology invented by biotech start-up Archimej Technology into a unique device allowing real-time control of wine quality, eliminating the huge financial costs and vast quantities of wine that are lost from biological phenomena.

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Royal Marsden School

Free eLearning to Support Cancer Care in the Community

Plymouth (UK), March 2016 - A free eLearning programme is being launched to help health and social care workers broaden their knowledge of cancer care in the community. The Royal Marsden School, which has a national and international reputation for excellence in cancer education, has commissioned eLearning provider Sponge UK to create the new healthcare training. 

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EMMA

A Great Variety of MOOCs

Brussels (BE), March 2016 - EMMA is a thirty-month pilot action supported by the European Union. EMMA offers free, open, online courses in multiple languages (e.g. English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Estonian, Dutch, French, and Portuguese) from various European universities to help preserve Europe's rich cultural, educational, and linguistic heritage and to promote cross-cultural and multi-lingual learning. Becoming an EMMA student is easy: Once you've registered, find the MOOC that interests you, click on the "enrol" button, and start learning! » MORE

Video Plattform

University of Edinburgh Puts Video at the Heart of Learning

London (UK) / New York, NY (USA), November 2015 - Kaltura, a leading video-technology provider, has announced that the University of Edinburgh, which is consistently ranked in the top fifty universities worldwide, has selected the Kaltura video platform for a new Media Asset Management service. Edinburgh is currently piloting the centralized platform with plans to go live University wide by the start of the 2016 academic year. » MORE