07 avril 2014

India suffers doubly due to lack of open access

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ranjit Goswami. Developing nations, especially India, increasingly face a challenge in prioritising their goals. One that has become increasingly relevant in this context, in the age of open knowledge, is the relevance of subscription journals in the dissemination of knowledge in a developing society. The young programmer and activist Aaron Swartz from Harvard made efforts to make knowledge more accessible and committed suicide after years of fighting federal charges. Read more...

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International students plan needs more thought

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Anita Gopal. Universities around the world engage in an intense competition as part of the knowledge economy due to globalisation. This situation has served as a catalyst for Canada to engage in immigration strategies and initiatives designed to attract and recruit international students. Read more...

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Are university rankings the tip of the iceberg?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ellen Hazelkorn. After a decade, it's clear that rankings have, controversially, fired a shot across the bow of higher education and their host governments. They may have started out being about informing student choice but, in today's highly globalised and competitive world, they have become much more about geo-political factors for nations and higher education institutions. Read more...

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A curriculum by academics for academics

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. United States tertiary institutions pursuing a teaching mission should fulfil the expectations of two primary stakeholder groups in order to sustain themselves. They are prospective and enrolled students, and employers who may subsequently hire their graduates. Read more...

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Libraries test a model for setting monographs free

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jennifer Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Librarians love to get free books into the hands of scholars and students who need them. Publishers love it when their books find readers - but they also need to cover the costs of turning an idea into a finished monograph. Now a non-profit group called Knowledge Unlatched is trying out a new open access model designed to make both librarians and publishers happy. Read more...

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Vice-chancellors explore research potential and limits

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. South African vice-chancellors called for renewal of the academy, more and better postgraduate training and greater policy coordination at their biennial research and innovation conference last week. There was a lively debate over differentiation, and a decision to meet with captains of industry and forge more productive relations with the private sector. Read more...

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Universities a battleground for capturing youth vote

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alya Mishra. Universities in India could be a frontline for political parties hoping to capture the considerable youth vote during national parliamentary elections that kick off on 7 April. Recent opinion polls and commentators agree that first-time voters could be a significant factor influencing the outcome. According to Census 2011 data, battleground 2014 will have 149.36 million first-time voters aged between 18 and 23 years. Read more...

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German-supported computer centre opens in Kandahar

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Michael Gardner. The latest of Afghanistan's five planned national research centres has been opened at Kandahar University. The centres are being set up by the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, in cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin. The computer centres are the cornerstones of a nationwide academic IT network. Funding has been provided by the German foreign office. Read more...

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Melbourne and Tsinghua establish virtual campus

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. A cloud-based 'virtual' campus will be established between Melbourne and Tsinghua universities following the signing of an agreement between the heads of the two institutions. Read more...

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First global contest over innovative pedagogy

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgThe first global competition for the "most innovative pedagogical approaches in higher education" was announced last week by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States and London-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds, which publishes the QS World University Rankings. Called "The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014 - Reimagine Education", the contest will provide all universities and enterprises around the world with opportunities to showcase innovation in e-learning, blended and classroom-based learning. Read more...

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