Professor Kate Reynolds' career is nothing short of illustrious. As well as being Professor of Education Policy and Executive Dean of the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University, she's a member of the Global Learning Network, Global Scholars Network and the Administrative Council for the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE).
Nicole Ponsford has worked in various roles within education over the last 15 years, from early years to post-16 settings. Since 2010 she has been an educational coach, writer and digital content producer. She is currently studying for a Doctorate whilst working for Achievement for All, and in 2018 co-founded The Gender Equality Charter (the GEC), a platform that aims to make gender equality accessible to all.
This month, we caught up with Conrad Kheng Hwa Chua, Executive Director of the Cambridge MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School to find out, among other things, how to create a rich intellectual environment whilst equipping students with the skills they need to be a successful entrepreneur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.