University champions new world of degrees
The University of the Highlands and Islands has the potential to change the face of university education in Scotland and beyond by the use of new technology.
James Fraser, principal and vice-chancellor of Scotland’s newest university, said traditional Scottish degrees were becoming outdated in the face of modern technology.
He plans to offer degrees tailored to students using videoconferencing and online learning – which could deliver an honours degree within three years and an ordinary degree in two, studying for the full 12 months instead of sticking to shorter academic years.
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