Kate Tattersfield, December 06, 2018

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My Job in Higher Ed with Marleen Aasa, Head of University Relations at European Innovation Academy

My Job in Higher Ed with Marleen Aasa, Head of University Relations at European Innovation Academy
Earlier this month, we caught up with Marleen Aasa, Head of University Relations at European Innovation Academy to find out about how the organisation is transforming the lives of students through entrepreneurship.
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Kate Tattersfield, November 09, 2018

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My Job in Higher Ed with Dr Luke Burns - Lecturer and Deputy Director at University of Leeds

My Job in Higher Ed with Dr Luke Burns - Lecturer and Deputy Director at University of Leeds
Dr Luke Burns is a Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography in the School of Geography and Deputy Director (Education and Training) of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds.  Having worked in both industry and academia, Luke has developed expertise in several areas of quantitative spatial analysis and mixes these with his passion for high quality student education and management.
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Hugo Damásio, October 04, 2018

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My job in higher ed with Nuno Fernandes - Dean of Católica Lisbon

My job in higher ed with Nuno Fernandes - Dean of Católica Lisbon
This week we interviewed Nuno Fernandes, Dean of Católica Lisbon business school, to discuss a fresh view on how to keep education a key sector in society, in the middle of all the technological disruption.  Nuno also shares his view on other topics such as: Lisbon as top european city to study and live; the globalisation of business schools, as seen by the trends in international students; and the shift in power from lecturers, to students, as the ones who have the most up-to-date knowledge.
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Kate Tattersfield, September 06, 2018

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My job in higher ed with Francois Therin - Director of IMT Dubai

My job in higher ed with Francois Therin - Director of IMT Dubai
Recently, we caught up with Professor Francois Therin of IMT Dubai to discuss entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and how technology is shaping learning in higher education. Professor Therin is interested in the internationalisation of higher education in general and business schools in particular. He has been active in the development of online learning for the past 20 years and his main research focus has been innovation and entrepreneurship. 
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My Job in Higher Ed with Sophie Bailey, founder of the EdTech Podcast

My Job in Higher Ed with Sophie Bailey, founder of the EdTech Podcast
In the latest instalment of My Job in Higher Ed, our conversation with Sophie Bailey, founder of the EdTech Podcast, delves into the significant role the podcast has in connecting education professionals, and how the fourth industrial revolution will affect the future of higher education. Sophie also explains how she believes Soft Skills or “21st Century Skills” coupled with continual learning will be a big focus for universities.
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Reet Sen, July 04, 2018

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My Job in Higher Ed with Gaute Rasmussen, Developer and VR specialist at University of Newcastle

My Job in Higher Ed with Gaute Rasmussen, Developer and VR specialist at University of Newcastle
In the latest instalment of My Job in Higher Ed, our conversation with Gaute Rasmussen delves into the significant role virtual reality has the potential to play in the future of higher education. Gaute also explains how learning styles should be seen as situational; sometimes VR is a more appropriate method than textbooks for teaching concepts - and vice-versa. With this in mind, Gaute is a firm believer in working alongside subject matter experts to augment the teaching experience.
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My job in higher ed with João Bacelar, European Foundation University

My job in higher ed with João Bacelar, European Foundation University
Last month, I attended the Spring Forum for International Student Affairs which took place at the University of Jyvaskyla. During the event I had the opportunity to speak with João Bacelar, the Executive Director of the European University Foundation (EUF). In this interview, João explains how student mobility is a powerful catalyst to help modernise universities and how the EUF  is making digitalisation a priority for the next 5-7 years with projects such as the Erasmus Without Paper, the Online Learning Agreement and the Erasmus+ App. 
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My job in higher ed with Jeff Dieffenbach, MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili)

My job in higher ed with Jeff Dieffenbach, MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili)
This month we spoke with Jeff Dieffenbach, the Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili). Jeff  explains the role of MITili in investigating learning effectiveness, how the current traditional 60 to 90 minutes of straight learning in a classroom just doesn't fit the way we're wired as people and how universities can start adopting personalised learning on a course by course basis.
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My job in higher ed with Peggy van der Wallen, Quality Management at University of St. Gallen

My job in higher ed with Peggy van der Wallen, Quality Management at University of St. Gallen
 In order to keep her business school firmly at the forefront of business and management thinking, Peggy van der Wallen of the University of St. Gallen uses student voice to help improve processes, both academic and operational. We caught up with her recently to see how it's done
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My job in higher ed - George Yip, Imperial College London

My job in higher ed - George Yip, Imperial College London
George Yip, a professor at Imperial College London and former Dean of RSM, has had an illustrious career in academia, business and consulting. He is a champion of the ‘blended study’ teaching and learning method, and has implemented pioneering changes to the MBA programme that have resulted in higher rates of student engagement and retention.
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