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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (United Kingdom)

Owning Institution:
Discussion paper

Fulfilling our potential: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice

This consultation contains proposals to reshape the higher education landscape to have students at its heart. Its core aims are to raise teaching standards, provide greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education, and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants.

Unlocking the sharing economy: an independent review

The sharing economy allows people to share property, resources, time and skills across online platforms. This can unlock previously unused, or under-used assets – helping people make money from their empty spare room and the tools in their sheds they use once a year. It...

The maturing of the MOOC: literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning

This survey of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Online Distance Learning (ODL) literature aims to capture the state of knowledge and opinion about MOOCs and ODL, how they are evolving, and to identify issues that are important, whether consensual or controversial. Abstract:

Improving access for research and policy: the government response to the report of the Administrative Data Taskforce

This is the government’s initial response to the recommendations from The UK Administrative Data Research Network: Improving Access for Research and Policy (53), the report of the Administrative Data Taskforce (ADT). The UK government broadly supports the recommendations and will work with the research community...

Innovation and research strategy for growth

This strategy sets out the Government’s approach to boosting business investment in innovation and ensuring UK success in the global economy. Universities and research, entrepreneurship and risk taking, greater connections between people and organisations, and a more open environment will all be at the heart...