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Further education (often abbreviated "FE", called continuing education in U.S. English) is a term mainly used in connection with education in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It is post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school), that is distinct from the education offered in universities (higher education). It may be at any level above compulsory education, from basic training to Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree. A distinction is usually made between FE and higher education ("HE") which is education at a higher level than secondary school, usually provided in distinct institutions such as universities. FE in the United Kingdom therefore includes education for people over 16, usually excluding universities. It is primarily taught in FE colleges (which are similar in concept to United States community colleges, and sometimes use "community college" in their title), work-based learning, and adult and community learning institutions. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Further education)

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Metadata related to 'further education' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'further education': 156 (9.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'further education' across all Ariadne articles: 266
  • Average number of references to 'further education' per Ariadne article: 1.71
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'further education': 1996-09
  • Trending factor of 'further education': 0.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'further education':

  1. roddy macleod (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. mark williams (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. shirley keane (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. donald mackay (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Engaging Researchers with Social Media Tools: 25 Research Things@Huddersfield

Graham Stone and Ellen Collins investigate whether 25 Research Things, an innovative online learning programme, could help researchers understand the value of Web 2.0 tools.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

The ARK Project: Analysing Raptor at Kent

Leo Lyons describes how University of Kent librarians are benefitting from Raptor's ability to produce e-resource usage statistics and charts.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

Seb Schmoller Replies

Stepping down from his pivotal role as CEO at ALT, Seb Schmoller kindly answers a few questions from Ariadne on his perspective on online learning.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

21st-century Scholarship and Wikipedia

Amber Thomas explores the ways in which emerging research practices and Wikipedia illustrate the changing boundaries of academic work.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

Launching a New Community-owned Content Service

Caren Milloy describes some of the challenges overcome and lessons learned by JISC Collections during the development of JISC eCollections.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

Wikipedia: Reflections on Use and Acceptance in Academic Environments

In the light of a workshop run by the Geological Society of London and Wikimedia UK, Brian Whalley reflects on the attitudes and practice of academia in respect of present-day Wikipedia content.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

Moving Ariadne: Migrating and Enriching Content with Drupal

Thom Bunting explains some of the technology behind the migration of Ariadne (including more than 1600 articles from its back issues archive) onto a Drupal content management platform.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

Book Review: Implementing Technology in Libraries

Elizabeth McHugh reviews a first published work that she feels is a straightforward, jargon-free guide on how to implement technology solutions in libraries.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: Information Need - A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation

Brian Whalley reviews a book about a new theory of ‘information need’ that builds upon the ideas of Allen and Taylor from the 1960s to provide a basis for information searching.

July 2012, issue69, review

Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey

Alyson Tyler outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

March 2012, issue68, review

Piloting Web Conferencing Software: Experiences and Challenges

Julian Prior and Marie Salter report on their experiences piloting Elluminate Live! at the University of Bath.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

10 Years of Zetoc

Jane Ronson looks at how Zetoc has developed and what the future holds for the service.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Why UK Further and Higher Education Needs Local Software Developers

Mahendra Mahey and Paul Walk discuss the work of the Developer Community Supporting Innovation (DevCSI) Project which focuses on building capacity for software developers in UK Further and Higher Education to support innovation in the sector.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2010, issue63, news and events

A Research Revolution: The Impact of Digital Technologies

Dicky Maidment-Otlet and Judy Redfearn describe a new JISC activity to highlight how digital technologies are changing research.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2010, issue62, news and events

What Happens If I Click on This?': Experiences of the Archives Hub

Jane Stevenson describes the results of usability testing for the Archives Hub Web site.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2008, issue56, news and events

Metadata for Learning Resources: An Update on Standards Activity for 2008

Sarah Currier gives an overview of current initiatives in standards for educational metadata.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Intute Integration

Angela Joyce, Jackie Wickham, Phil Cross and Chris Stephens describe Intute's ongoing Integration Project, which is promoting and developing integration of Intute content in the UK academic library community.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2008, issue55, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 53: Unlocking Our Televisual Past

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 53.

October 2007, issue53, editorial

The Second Life of UK Academics

John Kirriemuir introduces a series of studies investigating how the Second Life environment is being used in UK Higher and Further Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

Book Review: Principles of Data Management

Pete Cliff takes a look at a new book from the British Computer Society that aims to help readers understand the importance, issues and benefits of data management across an enterprise.

October 2007, issue53, review

24 Hour Museum: From Past to Future

As 24 Hour Museum rebuilds and looks outwards to new partnerships, Jon Pratty looks at challenges faced over the last seven years.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

IWMW 2007: Next Steps for the Web Management Community

Shirley Keane reports on the wide range of presentations given at this year's Institutional Web Management Workshop.

July 2007, issue52, event report

The JISC Annual Conference 2007

Philip Pothen and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2007, issue51, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 49: Technology Is Only Part of the Story

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 49.

October 2006, issue49, editorial

Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care?

Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Wiki Or Won't He? A Tale of Public Sector Wikis

Marieke Guy revisits a topic receiving considerable attention these days and reflects on wiki use by public organisations.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

ShibboLEAP: Seven Libraries and a LEAP of Faith

Martin Moyle introduces the ShibboLEAP Project, a multi-institution Shibboleth adoption in London, and hopes that later adopters will benefit from its findings.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

IWMW 2006: Quality Matters

Adrian Stevenson reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

Retrospective on the RDN

Debra Hiom, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Digital Policy Management Workshop

Neil Beagrie and Mark Bide report on a one-day invitational workshop on Digital Policy Management sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on 24 April 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

C21st Curation Summer 2005 Public Lecture Series

Neil Beagrie and Helen Forde report on the public lecture series 'C21st Curation: working with digital assets in the new Millennium - challenges and opportunities' held at University College London over May and June 2005, and on plans for a second series in 2006.

February 2006, issue46, event report

Looking for More Than Text?

Balviar Notay and Catherine Grout give an overview of developments in digitisation programmes, on-line delivery services and specialised search engines which cater for searching and locating still images and time-based media and consider the issues that surround their use, focusing particularly on JISC developments.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

Online Repositories for Learning Materials: The User Perspective

Amber Thomas and Andrew Rothery explore how online repositories are being used to store and share e-learning content, and show how taking the user perspective might challenge the emerging approaches to repository development.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

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