Department for Business, Innovation and Skills The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). Ministers The BIS Ministers are as follows: Responsibilities The department is responsible for UK Government policy in the following areas: Some policies apply to England alone due to devolution, while others are not devolved and therefore apply to other nations of the United Kingdom.
Efair14: E Learning Tools for Functional English and Maths E Learning Tools for Functional English and Maths 04 Jun 2014 Overview The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Skip to main navigation Skip to content Accessibility | Text size: A A A | Display: Default / High contrast | Text only Newsroom FAQs Contact us Vacancies Scotland Wales Northern Ireland International safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education Home School Matters - Information for Teachers This site has been designed for use as a cross-curricular ICT tool for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Through a series of fun, interactive games and activities, children will learn about different food-related issues: food safety, diet and nutrition, farm to fork and food technology. Activities can be used on individual PCs or interactive whiteboard in a variety of lessons, including science, geography, PSHE and citizenship and design technology. There are also a number of tried-and-tested lesson plans, as well as activity sheets, ideal for homework or extension work.
Peer to peer companies Home > Companies There are now many companies that offer peer-to-peer, or peer-to-business, lending and borrowing services in the UK. Zopa was the pioneer in this field, but now there are growing number of players. Below is a summary of the attributes of all P2P companies within the UK, listed in chronological order. Business Model There are a wide range of loan terms available. Capitalism and the University: collection of articles Edited by Des Freedman and Michael Bailey The University as a centre of inquiry, research, teaching and publishing is one of the defining institutions of society. It helps to produce the knowledge on which elites depend as well as the capacity to challenge elite power. The University has long had a contested relationship to power and authority, providing both a legitimation of the status quo and independence from it, capable of both instrumental thought and critical debate. While sometimes profoundly conservative, the autonomy and independence of the University within the existing power structures is an essential part of the development of an effective challenge to them.
Effective use of virtual learning environments (VLEs) This infoKit was first published in 2004 and is currently being updated. Back in 2004 when we wrote this infoKit, we defined a VLE as – ‘A Virtual Learning Environment is a collection of integrated tools enabling the management of online learning, providing a delivery mechanism, student tracking, assessment and access to resources’. These integrated tools may be one product (eg BlackBoard, Moodle) or an integrated set of individual, perhaps open-source, tools. This definition still holds true with most education providers using a ‘product’ for example Blackboard or Moodle with Web2.0 tools being used to supplement the functionality offered by these systems, but these are often not truly integrated.
Enterprise Finance Guarantee Issue Many people feel that starting a business is not for them. They are either worried about finding funding and making money, or because they don’t think they have the skills or experience needed. Also, research shows that existing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be put off growing their business because of:
Jisc Digital Student The FE and Skills Study will conduct desk research and consultation with students and other stakeholders, in order to extend the previous HE investigations to further education. The project will build on the findings and methods of the HE study in order to assess the extent to which those findings are relevant and applicable to the FE and skills sector. The two main investigation questions are: What do learners WANT (expectations)? What do learners NEED to succeed (experiences)? The project will run from 1 June 2014 to 31 March 2015.
Equality and Diversity The University of Glasgow's Equality Statement: The University of Glasgow is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide a work, learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment. This section provides links to a number of resources relating to the different diversity strands - disability, race equality, sexual orientation - and how these relate to learning, teaching and assessment. Information about University of Glasgow policies and action plans can be found through the Equality and Diversity Unit. They also provide information about the UK Single Equality Act, as information is released.