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Why Student Evaluation is Broken: Using Cookies and Science

Learning Experience Lead, Tom Whitford, reminds us why student evaluation survey results shouldn’t be taken at face value. This article highlights key variables which can distort student feedback findings and results, one being supplying sweet treats during the survey! Have a read to find out more.

The importance of high-quality online facilitators

With the rise of online learning, the demand for expert online facilitators has become significant. Curio Academy understands what it takes to be an expert in online facilitation and encourages aspiring and experienced online facilitators to refine their skills to stay current within the innovating education sector.

“Now, it’s a lot harder” : Unpacking the student perspective on the recent lockdown of UK campuses

In 2020, we interviewed UK students to find out their perspectives on the changes to their educational offerings in response to COVID-19 and discuss what institutions need to do to going forward. From listening to these students and reflecting on their views, we have put together some key takeaways and suggestions universities should take on board as they start to prepare for Semester 2.

Building a university homepage using an iterative UX design process

Our Digital Director Michael Frantzis discusses a past project of his, redesigning University College London’s homepage with Independent Design Director, Will Kruger and UX Consultant Marcos Villasenor. The project involved extensive user testing to iteratively improve the page design and refine content. The result was a beautiful, user-friendly landing homepage that saw some impressive results.