Below are details of two events that may be of interest to UVAC members and those interested in the higher level vocational learning agenda. Please direct any queries to the contacts provided.
New Code, Old Challenges, Novel Practices: Exploring the implications for flexible learning practices of the new sections of the Quality Code
New sections of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education are due to be published at the end of October 2013. These include Part A setting and maintaining threshold standards and B6 Assessment of Students and the Accreditation of Prior Learning. This Conference will provide an opportunity to hear from the QAA about important changes signalled by the new sections and to consider the implications for institutions. The focus for the Conference will be particularly, but not exclusively, around credit, standard setting, flexible learning and assessment. There will be an opportunity to engage with other practitioners and explore current developments in credit and its use. For more information go to http://www.nuc.ac.uk/annual-conference-2013/.
MOOCs: Implications for Lifelong Learning
The seminar will be considering the impact of the surge in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course). What are the implications for the lifelong learning community – providers and students? How do we utilise MOOCs to benefit our adult students and provide a proper interactive learning experience?
The keynote speakers are Simon Nelson, Chief Executive of FutureLearn and Jeff Haywood, Vice Principal Knowledge Management at the University of Edinburgh.
Booking forms should be returned to Kate Thomas by Friday, 1st November 2013 at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Lucy Bate at: 01661 822 185. If you have any problems or questions while completing this form, please contact Lucy.