03 novembre 2013

Coursera to Improve Access Abroad With Physical 'Learning Hubs'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgMassive open online course provider Coursera will provide physical spaces in which to use its digital content, the company announced on Thursday. Along with five partner organizations, including the U.S. State Department, Coursera will establish "Learning Hubs" at more than 20 locations around the world, including at campuses and U.S. embassies. The hubs will provide free access to the Internet and Coursera's MOOCs, but the company is also promising a more traditional learning experience. Some courses will feature in-person sessions, which can range from tutoring to discussions, moderated by a "local facilitator who has familiarity with the subject." Read more...

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Humanities Jobs Decline

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Colleen Flaherty. After two years of slight growth, hiring for faculty positions and other full-time jobs in English and foreign languages was down year-over-year, according to a new report from the Modern Language Association. The annual report on the MLA's Job Information List is published each fall and includes all jobs advertised with the organization for this academic year (reflecting ads posted during the most recent hiring season). Although not every job is advertised with the MLA, the vast majority of full-time, tenure-track positions are, making the list a trusted indicator of the job market. Read more...

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Duncan's Timeline on Ratings Plan

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration expects to have a first draft of its college rating system by this spring, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday. After soliciting public input at town hall discussions and hearings at college campuses across the country this fall, the department will convene a “technical symposium” early next year to discuss ratings methodology before releasing a preliminary version for public comment at some point in the spring, Duncan said. Read more...

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Cheating in Dubai

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy David Matthews for Times Higher Education. Almost one in eight students at part of a British branch campus in Dubai have been found guilty of cheating, it has emerged, with low entry standards being blamed for the figures.  One hundred and twenty-five students out of 1,045 in total were found guilty of academic misconduct at Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus’ School of Management and Languages in 2011-12. Read more...

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China’s 10 new and surprising school reform rules

http://dizqy8916g7hx.cloudfront.net/moneta/widgets/wp_personal_post/v1/img/logo.pngBy Valerie Strauss. Earlier this year China began a major education reform initiative designed to increase student engagement and end student boredom and anxiety. Curbing standardized testing was one aim. Scholar Yong Zhao wrote about it first in this post, and, now, below, gives us the latest developments.  Yong Zhao is the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. This is an updated version of a piece that appeared on his blog. Read more...

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International school students: rootless and without a home?

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What makes a student disadvantaged?

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High prices leave students homeless: can you afford to live at uni?

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Part-time students: six ways to better support them

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Is Britain closing its doors to overseas academics?

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