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?


Higher Education

Fully Customisable and Adaptive Online Platforms

Hampshire (UK), April 2016 - Addressing higher education institutions and faculty concerns around student outcomes, feedback, and engagement has meant publishing products have evolved swiftly to supply learning resources in an array of formats – from traditional print to fully customisable and adaptive online platforms. In the following, Dr Andrew Ashwin, Head of Higher & Vocational Education Publishing for the EMEA region at global education company Cengage Learning, shares his thoughts on the many benefits this brings to students and lecturers alike.


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.


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. 



Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education

Barcelona (E), March 2016 - The publication formerly known as “Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del conocimiento” (RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal) has been renamed the “International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education” (ETHE). On 31 August 2015, the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), editors of the journal, entered into an agreement with the prestigious Springer publishing group for RUSC’s publication. 


300,000 Learners

Virtual College's Online Patient-Safety Training

Pictured from left to right Dr Tom Gallacher (Head of Postgraduate Medical Education), Sarah Barwick (Account Manager, Virtual College), prize winner Dr. Jessica Patel (FY1 Acute IM Critical care) and Dr Shyam Madathil, (Clinical Tutor)Ilkley (UK), March 2016 - A doctor from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has become the 300,000th National Patient Safety Suite learner. Developed by Virtual College in partnership with NHS England, the National Patient Safety Suite is comprised currently of sixteen patient-safety eLearning courses, including Safe Use of Insulin. Ninety-six per cent of learners would recommend these courses to a colleague. » MORE


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 Accessibilty

Kaltura's Efficient Solution

New York, NY (USA), February 2016 - As video increasingly plays a critical role in education, accessibility has become a major concern. Adding captions on request is no longer a sustainable practice. How are educational institutions today approaching video accessibility strategically? » MORE

eLearning Link

London School of Economics and Cylix

Bath (UK), February 2016 - When the London School of Economics (LSE) was looking for an eLearning course that could boost equality and diversity, it turned to Cylix. Three months after roll-out, the initial results are in… » MORE


A New Analysis Tool

Barcelona (E), February 2016 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Library has developed an internal management and consultation database of bibliometric information called bibliometrics. This tool stores the UOC's scientific articles (originals, reviews, proceedings papers, editorial materials, book reviews, letters) and enables users to analyse quality based on international and national bibliometric indicators. » MORE


New Prevent Duty eLearning Course for Universities

Bath (UK), February 2016 - Cylix's new eLearning course will provide HE staff with a practical guide to implementing the UK government's Prevent duty sensitively and effectively. All universities now have a legal duty to implement robust policies and procedures for countering the threat posed by radicalisation, and a key part of this is the provision of appropriate training, so that everyone knows what's expected of them and what they need to do if they have any concerns. » MORE

Universities United

International Centre for Research into Social Entrepreneurship

UOCBarcelona (E), February 2016 - (by Guida Fullana) Together with six Catalan universities and business schools, the UOC has met with the management of the Yunus Centre, led by the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, to create a Social Business Centre in Barcelona, an academic space that will foster social entrepreneurship and innovation to fight youth unemployment in the capital. The meeting was held on 26 January as part of the Social Business City Barcelona conference. » MORE

Three Years

Extended deadline for the UOC Doctoral Programmes

Barcelona (E), February 2016 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is offering grants for three doctoral programmes for the 2016/2017 academic year. The extended deadline for applications for the doctoral programmes is 15 February 2016. The call for grant applications for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme, the Education and ICT (eLearning) Doctoral Programme, and the Network and Information Technologies Doctoral Programme is open. » MORE