HE Strategy news for early Feb.


*HEFCE announced today (2 February 2011) the main decisions made by the Board at its meeting on 28 January on the provisional distribution of funding to universities and colleges in 2011-12… [The grants to individual institutions will be decided by the Board at its meeting on 3 March, and the full grant announcement will be published on 17 March]…The Board has also had to make reductions in funding for the academic year 2010-11

*Online learning needs a strategy:
Universities and Colleges need to make online learning a central part of their strategies if they are to stay competitive globally, says a new report from JISC

And again, this time from HEFCE
*A strategic approach to online learning is essential for higher education that meets student needs

*The UCAS website shows the figures on this year’s student numbers:  by region it looks as though the Northwest has the biggest increase in applications. Interesting to see which subject areas have increased applications too… though perhaps not surprising, given the current funding plans. 

*Slipping this one in under strategy as well as events:
The Future for Widening Participation & Fair Access: Responding to the new Higher Education landscape 
A conference.  May 10th in London.

*The potential of new technology within a world class career system Lifelong Learning UK Policy Response

  *LLUK again – results of their investigation into how technology is changing teaching and learning 


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