The Importance of Engagement for Teaching about

Report
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
Social
Technological
• 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
NUS National
Conference
• Academics
• Student representatives
Fringe Event: Standardisation
Empowering Students & Unions?
• Administrative Staff
Lectures &
seminars
• Policy Groups
• Middlesex University
• University of Leeds
• University of Bradford
Social Network
Engagement
• Twitter
Policy group
activities
• Academia.edu
•CEN/CENELEC Joint Working Group
– Education about Standardisation
• LinkedIn
•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…
Teaching
• 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
Research
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…
Research
Source: Blind, K.., Gauche, S., (2007). “Standardization Benefits Researchers.” Wissenschaftsmanagement Special, 2007 (2), pp. 16-17
Management
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
Working Together
Key to all is
engagement and
collaboration
Begin creation of an
Education Partners
Network, similar to BSI’s
Consumer & Public Interest
Network
Name:
Newell Hampson-Jones
Title:
Education Sector Representative
Telephone:
Email:
Twitter:
Linkedin:
Academia.edu
Skype
Links
+44 (0) 20 8996 7227
[email protected]
@theNHJ
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/nhampsonjones
http://grenoble-em.academia.edu/nhj
newell.hampsonjones
http://about.me/nhj
Thank You
www.bsieducation.org

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