12 juin 2013

Chinese graduates in job dilemma

http://res.heraldm.com/kh_201209/images/default/logo_top.gif?pp=002Almost 7 million ­― this will be the number of college graduates in China in 2013, a year which promises to be the toughest job-hunting season in Chinese history. Never before has the nation had so many graduates competing for jobs, particularly when so few are available. The number of vacant positions offered by employers has shrunk by 15 percent. Without a doubt, the job market is white-hot.
As of April 19, less than 30 percent of graduating seniors in Beijing had signed contracts with employers. Shanghai faces a similar situation.
The title of “college student,” once a shining halo for Chinese people in the 1980s and 1990s, is now virtually synonymous with “soon-to-be unemployed.”
“In the late 1990s, the number of college graduates just exceeded 1 million. Now we have almost 7 million,” said Xiong Bingqi, vice president of the Beijing-based 21st Century Education Research Center. Read more...

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Berlin’s iversity wants to play ‘evangelist’ for MOOCs in Europe

http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/9479595221139380048By . As interest in massive open online courses (MOOCs) expands around the world, overseas startups like Berlin-based iversity want to take on American MOOC providers Coursera, edX and Udacity.
Silicon Valley startups Coursera and Udacity — as well as the Harvard and MIT-backed non-profit edX — may be driving the momentum behind massive open online courses (MOOCs) for now. But that doesn’t mean organizations around the world aren’t trying to get in on the action as well. Earlier this year, two-year-old Berlin-based education startup iversity announced that it was pivoting to become a MOOC platform for Europe. On Monday, the organization took its next big step in that direction with the announcement of its first 10 classes, which were selected through an open competition. Read more...

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