28 février 2014

Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders

. Berevan Omer graduated on a Friday in February with an associate's degree from Nashville State Community College and started work the following Monday as a computer-networking engineer at a local television station, making about $50,000 a year.
That's 15% higher than the average starting salary for graduates -- not only from community colleges, but for bachelor's degree holders from four-year universities. More...

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Many Business Leaders Doubt U.S. Colleges Prepare Students

By Preety Sidhu and Valerie J. Calderon. Few leaders believe U.S. colleges and universities are the best. Business leaders have doubts that higher education institutions in the U.S. are graduating students who meet their particular businesses' needs. More than one-third of business leaders agree with the statement "higher education institutions in this country are graduating students with the skills and competences that my business needs." About a third disagree with this statement -- including 17% who strongly disagree -- while another third is neutral. More...

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The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

The New York TimesBy . Marc Jerome, the executive vice president of Monroe College, says his business is being unfairly targeted as corrupt. The graduation rate at Monroe’s two New York campuses, in the Bronx and New Rochelle, is much higher than those at nearby community colleges. More than nine out of 10 of recent graduates tracked by the school in its latest survey either continued their education or found jobs; the survey was responded to by about 70 percent of graduating students, most of whom are low-income blacks and Latinos. And Monroe students have a lower default rate on student loans than the national average for public schools. More...

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Laufen Deutschland die klügsten Köpfe weg?

Zu viele Spitzenforscher verlassen Deutschland, heißt es im neuen Gutachten, das die Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation vorgelegt hat. In der Forscher-Szene sorgte das für Unmut und Unverständnis.
Es ist kein Geheimnis, dass Länder wie die USA, Kanada oder Großbritannien für Forscher attraktiv sind. Nicht nur für Deutsche. Die Perspektiven und Karrieremöglichkeiten sind ausgezeichnet, die Bezahlung gut und auch das Drumherum passt: Wenig Bürokratie, viel Flexibilität und Kreativität. Mehr...

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No consensus amongst principals on joint university entrance exam

MACAU DAILY TIMESBy Catarina Pinto. As the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) plans a joint-entrance admission exam for students enrolling in one or more of the four Macau universities, the education sector still does not hold a consensual view on the matter.
Heard by GAES, several secondary schools have already provided their opinions on the standardized exam. Zélia Mieiro, vice-president of the Portuguese School of Macau (EPM) told the Times that the school is in favor of the joint entrance exam. More...

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Arts degrees still important

http://www.therecord.com/Portals/15/Images/logo.pngBy Luisa D'Amato.  If you're studying history, English, anthropology or other arts subjects in university, chances are you're under a lot of pressure.
Parents, anxious about the precarious economy, are pushing their children to go into something that they think will lead to a meaningful job, and drama or medieval studies isn't what they had in mind.
This has serious consequences for universities across North America. Some departments are hemorrhaging students. At Wilfrid Laurier University, there were more than 1,000 English majors at Laurier in 2007. Now there are 445. Read more...

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Returns from university degree unequal, study finds

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy James Bradshaw. Most university graduates earn hundreds of thousands of dollars more over their careers than those with college or high-school credentials, according to a groundbreaking new study from Statistics Canada that tracked thousands of graduates for 20 years.
It also found top-earning men can make millions more than the best-paid women from age 35 to 54. The study – titled The Investment of a Lifetime? – tracks employment outcomes of a single cohort from 1991 to 2010 and shows that, for most, a university degree is a lucrative investment. Men with a bachelor’s degree earned $732,000 more than high-school graduates on average, while women with degrees made $448,000 more. Read more...

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Panorama des plateformes de crowdfunding françaises

01BusinessPar Marie Jung. Selon bpifrance, une soixantaine de plateformes de crowdfunding existent en France. Elles donnent la possibilité aux internautes de réaliser des dons, des prêts ou des investissement dans des projets ou des entreprises. 01Business fait le point sur une vingtaine d'entre elles.
Apparues au début des années 2000, les plateformes de crowdfunding (ou financement participatif) aident des porteurs de projet à réaliser celui-ci en récoltant de l’argent auprès d’internautes. Ces plateformes sont orientées soit don d’argent, soit prêt, soit fonds propres (investissement dans le capital de l’entreprise). Selon Forbes le marché mondial du crowdfunding en 2013 s’élevait à 5,1 milliards de dollars dont 55,2% pour le don, 41,6% pour le prêt et 3,2% pour l’equity. Suite...

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Twitter pour décloisonner la recherche scientifique

Plusieurs blogueurs et journalistes s’accordent sur un même constat : les scientifiques français accusent un certain retard en matière de communication numérique. Notamment, la plupart désertent Twitter, média social plébiscité par de nombreux scientifiques aux Etats-Unis, et qui permet une véritable ouverture sur l’extérieur. Pour « sortir du labo », rencontrer des collaborateurs partageant les mêmes centres d’intérêts, et accroître la visibilité des recherches en ligne. Suite...

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Orange France announces Solerni MOOC platform

http://www.telecompaper.com/images/sprite.pngOrange France has launched Solerni, a platform to create and host Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Orangeinfo.fr reports. The operator has will start its first MOOC, "Digital, lets live it together", on 31 March, with sessions on different themes running weekly for 10 weeks. Solerni is aimed at businesses of all sizes that want to design and publish MOOCs or any other type of online collaboration, notably for a francophone public. It is inspired by social networks and the latest e-learning research. More...

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