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1 The Importance of Engagement for Teaching about Standardization. Newell Hampson-Jones, Education Sector Representative, BSI Tuesday, 29 June 2011

2 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).

3 The Story so Far… NUS National Conference Fringe Event: Standardisation Empowering Students & Unions? 1 to 1 meetings Academics Student representatives Administrative Staff Policy Groups Lectures & seminars Middlesex University University of Leeds University of Bradford Social Network Engagement Twitter Academia.edu LinkedIn Policy group activities CEN/CENELEC Joint Working Group – Education about Standardisation The Bridge Group

4 The physical and opportunity costs of involvement in committees makes the idea unattractive to academics in the current funding climate Students can benefit from BSI. Teaching standardisation could improve graduate employability and standards can be used by universities to improve the student experience. Reaction from the Sector Teaching standardisation looks very interesting and relevant to discussions universities are currently having. Some academics are not confident teaching standardisation as there is little reference material

5 There is still a lot more work to do…

6 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

7 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…

8 Research Source: Blind, K.., Gauche, S., (2007). Standardization Benefits Researchers. Wissenschaftsmanagement Special, 2007 (2), pp. 16-17

9 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

10 Working Together Begin creation of an Education Partners Network, similar to BSIs Consumer & Public Interest Network Key to all is engagement and collaboration

11 Thank You Name: Newell Hampson-Jones Title: Education Sector Representative Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8996 7227 Email: newell.hampson-jones@bsigroup.com Twitter: @theNHJ Linkedin: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/nhampsonjones Academia.edu http://grenoble-em.academia.edu/nhj Skype newell.hampsonjones Links http://about.me/nhj www.bsieducation.org


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