HESA and Jisc collaborate with the Guardian and the Times to produce interactive higher education league table dashboards

JISC, Jan 05, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Jisc has done a lot of useful things over the years. This isn't one of them. The enterprise is to "publish interactive dashboards of rankings and measures drawn from their higher education (HE) league tables." The use of thee term 'league tables' suggests that universities are like football teams, locked in struggle against each other. And how is this for douybletalk?: "Although league table position does not drive our activities, we are nevertheless conscious that they are one of the primary ways in which potential students and other members of the public form opinions about different providers.

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