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Lifelong learning and partnerships: rethinking the boundaries of the university in the digital age
Cannell, Pete

PublishedFebruary 2016
Type of workSpecial Edition
JournalWidening Participation and Lifelong Learning
Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 61 - 73
RegionNorth America

ABSTRACT
Higher education (HE) in Scotland has some very specific characteristics: a relatively small number of HE institutions (HEIs), nineteen at the time of writing; a strong college sector, which makes a significant contribution to the provision of HE; an all through credit and qualifications framework, designed to support transitions between different parts of the education system and through the lifecourse; no fees for full-time HE and more than fifteen years of policy initiatives aimed at (WP). Despite all this, unequal access between different socio-economic groups has remained stubbornly persistent. Moreover, the numbers of mature and part-time students in both the university and college sectors have declined. This paper looks at some of the evidence from the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project, which is exploring the interface between open education and WP. In the context of the widespread availability of digital devices and the rapid increase in free, open online resources, are there new strategies to promote WP and lifelong learning?

Keywords collaboration · free online resources · higher education · Lifelong Learning · non-traditional learners · OEPs · OERs · open educational practices · Open Educational Resources · widening participation

ISSN14666529
RefereedYes
DOI10.5456/WPLL.18.1.61
Other informationWide Particip Lifelong Learn
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