Time and Money - Key Challenges to Creating Educational Media

By Tom Bartlett

Nearly three quarters (73%) of graduates* believe time is the main challenge to higher education teaching staff when it comes to producing educational media, with two thirds (66%) citing money as a significant challenge. The research** is published by The CADARN Learning Portal https://www.cadarn.ac.uk , which supports and stimulates the production of online and open educational resources.

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Student collaboration could close gap between expectation and experience of educational media

By Tom Bartlett
Educational media survey infographic

Nearly two thirds (60%) of graduates* in the UK said that lecturers or tutors had used educational media during their degrees. However, less than a quarter (22%) of them had taken part in the production of educational media themselves. The research** is published by The CADARN Learning Portal, which supports and stimulates the production of online and open educational resources.

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Project Progress Update

By Geoff Constable

The CADARN Learning Portal project is progressing on a number of fronts, here is a brief update and progress report on the project: what is going on, what we have achieved and what is happening next. This post has an update on equipment purchased and deployed at partners, the Multimedia Production Team, Website development and partner projects...

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HEA Offers Funding

By Geoff Constable
HEA

The Higher Education Academy has recently announced two funding streams that might be of interest to CADARN partners. The Teaching Development Grants - Departmental Scheme and the Workshop and Seminar Series

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Open University Joins ERA Licensing Scheme

By Geoff Constable
The Open University in Wales

CADARN partners all have ERA licencing and either have, or may be getting, a centralised service for making off-air recordings (Free-to-air TV and radio). One issue until now, was that it was necessary to have another specific licence with the OU in order to record programmes that had been broadcast that were produced by the OU. Not any more.

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New Policy statement on higher education in Wales

By Geoff Constable
Welsh Government

On 11 June the Welsh Government released a policy statement setting out a vision for Higher Education in Wales to 2020. This text comes from the Welsh Government website: The policy statement seeks to set a new vision for higher education in Wales as we approach 2020. Building on the successes of recent years and the strengths of Welsh higher education, it establishes a clear set of priorities for the years ahead.

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