#PotW: IHR 2015 Winter Conference: Utopian Universities

A conference devoted to the new universities of the 1960s. Rather than duplicate the various individual jubilees which have and are taking place in the seven universities (Essex, Lancaster, Sussex, UEA, UKC, Warwick and York) themselves, our aim is to look back at this moment in the history of higher education. The conference will examine… Continue reading #PotW: IHR 2015 Winter Conference: Utopian Universities

Are MOOC’s the future or a dead end?

MOOC poster April 4, 2013 by Mathieu Plourde licensed CC-BY on Flickr

Are MOOC’s the answer to the problems facing Higher Education or are they a threat that will damage learning at degree level? In this blog post we take a quick look at some of the prevailing issues. Massive Open Online courses (MOOC’s) have major issues to overcome.  This was the view put forward by Ormond… Continue reading Are MOOC’s the future or a dead end?

Academic guide to social media and blogging

On Wednesday 9 April 2014 we will be holding our next Social Scholar seminar (in room 243, Senate House). This week we will be looking at the Guardian newspapers’ Higher Education Network through the eyes of community journalist Claire Shaw (@clurshaw). For full details of this event check out the SAS Events web page or… Continue reading Academic guide to social media and blogging