Today, March 5th, is University Mental Health Day in the UK. Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, it’s an annual event that helps raise awareness of mental health in higher education.
Each year the VitalSourceⓇ Digital Discovery Day brings contrasting voices from across the UK to explore the opportunities and challenges of technology in education. They have different backgrounds and perspectives, but all are looking to technology as a way to improve the experience and outcomes for their increasingly diverse students.
In Back to the future? Part I, I looked at the motivations of ‘returners’; mature students who, having spent some time in the workplace, have decided to step back into the classroom in order to progress their careers.
Sometimes it feels as though you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards. An idea that can be particularly daunting when it’s your career that you’re stepping away from.
The piece originally appeared in Tech and Learning UK on July 7, 2017
Today’s university students are digital and mobile. The smartphones they carry around in their pocketsare more powerful than the desktop computers available five years ago. We know that students are using technology to stay connected to each other, but also to help with their studies.