Transcript The Importance of Engagement for Teaching about
The Importance of Engagement for Teaching about Standardization.
Newell Hampson-Jones, Education Sector Representative, BSI Tuesday, 29 June 2011
Higher Education in the UK Political Economic
• Higher Education (HE) regulated via government department (BIS).
• New laws on Higher Education in UK expected…this week… • Funding controlled by independent funding councils, but answerable to BIS.
• Great changes to funding models shifting the immediate burden of funding from government to student.
• Widening participation & social mobility key socio-political issues affecting UK HE.
• Management of Online Learning Resources (OLR) and “blended learning” key to many universities. • OLRs can improve student experience and reduce hidden course costs, both encouraged by National Union of Students (NUS).
The Story so Far…
1 to 1 meetings
• Academics • Student representatives • Administrative Staff • Policy Groups
Social Network Engagement
• Twitter • Academia.edu
Lectures & seminars
• Middlesex University • University of Leeds • University of Bradford
NUS National Conference
Fringe Event: Standardisation Empowering Students & Unions?
Policy group activities
•CEN/CENELEC Joint Working Group – Education about Standardisation •The Bridge Group
Reaction from the Sector
The physical and opportunity costs of involvement in committees makes the idea unattractive to academics in the current funding climate
Some academics are not confident teaching standardisation as there is little reference material
Students can benefit from BSI. Teaching standardisation could improve graduate employability and standards can be used by universities to improve the student experience.
Teaching standardisation looks very interesting and relevant to discussions universities are currently having.
There is still a lot more work to do…
• Best examination of standardisation education is in a 2002 Henk de Vries paper • Some courses do include standards… • …but they are mostly referred to, not studied • Could increasing the breadth of standardisation education be the answer?
Source: De Vries, Henk J., Standardisation Education (22 2002, 10). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-82-ORG. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=371032
We need to…
Engage & communicate…
• That standards are crucial in the take off phase of technology • Publicly Available Specifications could be a solution for getting new research to market
Promote success stories…
• Like Moving Pictures Experts Group • Or University of Bradford funded Dementia Care Mapping PAS, PAS 800
Get researchers asking…
• Could standards or standardisation be relevant to current research?
• Blind and Gauche appear to believe so…
Source: Blind, K.., Gauche, S., (2007). “Standardization Benefits Researchers.” Wissenschaftsmanagement Special, 2007 (2), pp. 16-17
Could universities benefit from standards compliance?
• ISO 9001 • ISO 14001 • EN 16001 • ISO 50001 • ISO 26000 • ISO 31000 • BS 25999
Could universities benefit from demanding compliance to standards from suppliers?
• BS ISO 29990 • BS EN 15733 • BS EN 14434
Key to all is engagement and collaboration
Begin creation of an Education Partners Network, similar to BSI’s Consumer & Public Interest Network
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