15 décembre 2013

Internet et téléphone : des disparités entre diplômés et non-diplômés

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireLes Français sont de plus en plus connectés à internet ! Une hyper connexion générale, dont le niveau est en grande partie relevé grâce à la présence massive des jeunes sur la toile. Mais cette hyper-connexion ne concerne pas tous les jeunes, révèle la dernière étude du CREDOC. 
Les Français sont bel et bien connectés ! Le CREDOC a en effet réalisé sa 11ème étude annuelle relative à la "diffusion des technologies de l'information et de la communication dans la société française". Une étude menée pour l'Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) et le Conseil général de l’économie, de l'industrie, de l'énergie et des technologies (CGE). Celle-ci révèle que 82 % des Français sont internautes, plaçant la France parmi les pays les plus connectés à internet en Europe, via l'internet fixe. More...

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Policy targets attendance at FET colleges

By Bekezela Phakathi. THE Department of Higher Education and Training has set its sights on improving the outcomes of further education and training colleges (FET) by promulgating a new policy that will compel student attendance and punctuality in the classroom. 
The department now looks set to wield the stick as it continues a drive to improve the quality of outcomes from FET colleges, whose performance in the past few years led to the perception that they are dismal, "glorified high schools". More...

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British,Chinese universities forge new links

人民网Universities in the UK and China have announced a series of new partnerships, expanding the opportunities for students to learn overseas. 
David Willetts, the Universities Minister, revealed the new initiatives during the biggest ever trade mission to China this week. 
Globally the education market is worth $4.5 trillion (£2.75 trillion) annually. The government is supporting UK universities to expand their exports through the International Education Strategy, launched earlier this year. More...

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Universities stuck without cheating software

. Universities have been forced to extend some deadlines because software used to catch plagiarism stopped working. 
It suggests how dependent on technology universities have become in their attempts to stop students copying work from the internet. The Turnitin software system, widely used in UK universities to stop students cheating, reported "service disruption" on Monday and Tuesday. The delay meant some students found they had extra time for coursework. More...

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Russian universities benefit from private funding bonanza

By . Russian big business has significantly ramped up the amount of money it is putting into national universities in recent years, according to the presidents of Russia’s top universities. This chimes with a recent Times Higher Education analysis, which placed Russian universities in 11th place, in terms of money secured from industry per academic. That survey found that the Russian academics secured $36,400 (£22,300) per researcher, up from $25,000 in 2009. 
Private investment at the Moscow State University (MSU) has doubled since 2009 and now accounts for about 25% of the university’s RUB19 billion (£352 million) budget. The same trend can be seen at the Higher School of Economics, Russia's most prestigious economics university. Currently the School of Economics’ annual private donations are in the range of RUB1–1.5 billion – around 10% of total funding – and continuing to grow. More...

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New Nobel laureate Randy Schekman hits out at academic publishers over their publication of only the 'flashiest' research

The IndependentBy Oliver Wright. For years scientists have vied to have their research published in the most renowned peer-reviewed journals – with acceptance a guarantee of prestige and a crucial factor in influencing future funding and academic support for their work. 
But now a Nobel Prize-winning biologist has accused some of the best known academic publishers of distorting the scientific process by promoting only the “flashiest” research in order to increase subscriptions. More...

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Supporting doctoral education in Africa – A sketch of what is available

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jonathan Harle. The need to increase Africa’s stock of PhD-qualified staff has featured prominently in many discussions and reports in recent years – and not solely in university circles, with national dailies picking up the story in Kenya and Nigeria. It is part of a broader concern with securing the ‘next generation’ of academics, a critical foundation for universities, and something on which their future teaching and research strength will depend. Read more...

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Emerging ideas for building PhD training capacity

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. The Southern African Regional Universities Association, SARUA, is exploring ways to build supervision capacity through collaboration and drawing on strengths of universities across the region. One emerging ‘hub and spoke’ model would connect research-intensive institutions with others that are more teaching-oriented to share resources and facilities for PhD training. Read more...

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Understanding the demands of PhD production

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. There are multiple factors holding back PhD production in Africa including low participation and graduation rates, an absence of enabling organisational conditions, lack of funding, deficient resources and infrastructure, a limited research agenda and poor productivity. The enormous challenges facing African universities were outlined in a document prepared for a recent workshop by Professor Johann Mouton, director of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) and Dr Nico Cloete, director of the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET). Read more...

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Brazil’s doctoral production lessons for Africa

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. The remarkable achievements of Brazil in PhD training – from 800 to 12,000 doctorates a year in three decades – could provide a model for African countries trying to expand doctoral production. Crucial factors in Brazil were support from the academic community, evaluation “with consequences”, funding and political commitment. This is according to Professor Renato Janine Ribeiro, a professor of ethnics and political philosophy at the University of São Paulo and former evaluation director at CAPES – the Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education. Read more...

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