01 septembre 2013

Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education


 The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education conducts and disseminates research and policy analysis to encourage policymakers, educators, and the public to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students. The Pell Institute is the first research institute to specifically address the issues impacting educational opportunity for this growing population. To examine these issues, the Pell Institute conducts independent research in three areas: access, success, and innovation. The link address is: http://www.pellinstitute.org/clearinghouses_opp.html

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Ray Henderson and Blackboard

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Sometimes we are reminded about how small our edtech community really is. Ray Henderson's announcement that he is stepping way from is executive operational role as Blackboard's President of Learning Platforms and into a strategic role on the company's Board of Directors was much noticed in our little edtech universe.
To his credit, Ray wrote a really thoughtful post about this move in his blog, which was followed-up by some excellent analysisby the indomitable Michael Feldstein. Read more...

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Learning Inclusively Network + Know-how (LINK)


 LINK is a network of organisations, educational institutions, disability professionals, academics, students and interested individuals who all share the same ultimate goal, the full inclusion of students with disabilities in higher education. LINK is co-funded by the EU lifelong learning programme, works in the area of disability and higher education and was established in 2008. It is managed by six contracted partners, but has members from all over Europe & beyond. The link address is: http://www.thelinknetwork.eu/.

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Admitting Our Agendas

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian for Public Services at Stanford University Libraries,  recently wrote an interesting blog post about her agenda for libraries. It's a queer and feminist agenda, which might startle some librarians - but she points out that everyone has agendas. They just aren't always acknowledged. This is the kind of thing you rarely hear from librarians. We have strategic plans, visions, goals, and values, but we generally shy away from agendas and often try quite hard not to have opinions, or at least we keep our opinions to ourselves, quite separate from our professional lives. Read more...

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European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)


 This association disseminates information, experiences and good practices in the field of quality assurance (QA) in higher education to European QA agencies, public authorities and higher education institutions. The link address is: http://www.enqa.eu/

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MOOC Makes Oxford Dictionaries

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Ry Rivard. While some observers say academe is already moving to a post-MOOC era or one dominated by MOOC-like offerings that aren't really massive open online courses, the MOOC itself has a new symbol of recognition. Oxford Dictionaries, published by Oxford University Press, has now added MOOC as an official word.
Definition: "a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people." Read more...

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International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)


 The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is a world-wide association of over 200 organisations active in the theory and practice of quality assurance in higher education. The great majority of its members are quality assurance agencies that operate in many different ways, although the Network also welcomes (as associate members) other organisations that have an interest in QA in HE. The link address is: http://www.inqaahe.org/

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Obamas' Own Student Debt Topped $40,000 Each

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgIn unveiling his ambitious higher education plan last week, President Obama once again framed his desire to make college more affordable as a personal mission, reminding the audience at the State University of New York at Buffalo of his own experience with a hefty load of student loan debt. 
Obama took out $42,753 in loans to pay his tuition at Harvard Law School, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. First Lady Michelle Obama went $40,762 in debt to finance her Harvard Law education. Read more...

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Révolution Educative


 This French think tank questions the habits of thought in educational policy. To overcome the traditional settings in which educational questions are still confined, Révolution Educative works around three main themes: the valuation of knowledge, innovation and the promotion of equal opportunities. The link address is: http://www.revolutioneducative.com/

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Leaner and Meaner

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Paul Fain. Round two of the battle over gainful employment regulations has begun.
One week after President Obama announced a sweeping plan to rate colleges on value, the U.S. Department of Education released draft standards for the employment outcomes of academic programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges. A group of department-selected negotiators will begin a rulemaking discussion on the standards on Sept. 9. Read more...

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