25 avril 2014

More parents opt for boarding schools despite rise in fees

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By . Independent Schools Council census finds increase in British parents enrolling their children in boarding schools, despite annual fees rising to almost £29,000.
Rising numbers of British children are being enrolled in boarding schools as parents work longer hours to make ends meet, research has found.
Figures show more than 67,000 pupils are in private boarding schools this year – an increase of one per cent in the last 12 months. More...

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IFS: rise in student fees 'will not save taxpayer money'

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By . Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies casts fresh doubt over new student finance regime, warning that a near tripling of fees will save 'little' money for the taxpayer.
A sharp rise in student tuition fees will fail to save the taxpayer any money because almost half of Government-backed loans will never be repaid, major research as found.
Figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies show that around 43p in the pound may never be recouped under the new system – far higher than original estimates. More...

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British students 'being driven overseas by fees hike'

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By . Rising numbers of students are considering taking courses overseas, driven by an increase in tuition fees in the UK and the need for "travel and adventure", study by the British Council finds.
Britain could be facing a 21st century brain drain as figures show a surge in the number of students considering studying at foreign universities.
A report from the British Council found more than a third of young adults were preparing to take courses overseas – a near doubling in just 12 months. More...

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Les chiffres de l’apprentissage chutent. Décryptage

Agefa PME - BlogCe sont des chiffres qui tombent mal. Et qui font mal. Alors que le gouvernement a fait de l’emploi, en particulier des jeunes, sa priorité, l’apprentissage est en perte de vitesse. L’année dernière, 273.000 jeunes sont entrés en apprentissage, soit 8,1% de moins qu’en 2012. Un recul inédit depuis 2005, le nombre d’apprentis s’inscrivant toujours en hausse depuis cette date, à l’exception de 2009.
La rigueur n’épargne pas l’apprentissage
Plusieurs explications à ce déclin de l’apprentissage, qui s’est accéléré lors de la rentrée 2013, peuvent être avancées. Citons notamment la réduction en 2014 de 20 % du budget de l’apprentissage, via la suppression de la prime à l’embauche de 1000 euros, dans les sociétés de plus de dix salariés et le rabotage du crédit d’impôt lié à la présence d’apprentis. La diminution de la prime accordée aux employeurs qui ont recruté un apprenti en 2013 au cours des deux prochaines années de formation est également un élément perturbateur qu’il ne faut pas négliger. En période de faible croissance économique, les entreprises n’ont pas toujours les moyens de recruter de nouveaux collaborateurs ; qu’il s’agisse de salariés ou d’apprentis. Suite...

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MOOCs: What’s a great college class worth when it’s free?

eCampus NewsRead more news from . “Take Ivy League classes while snuggled cozily in bed … for free? Sign me up,” writes Annalisa Kraft-Linder. “Thanks to the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses, many elite institutions worldwide are offering some of their popular classes gratis. There is a hitch, however, to getting the knowledge without paying the college: Few of these MOOCs actual qualify you for college credit. More...

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Controversial MOOC nearly costs professor his job

eCampus NewsRead more news from . Teaching a massive open online course is seen as a feather in the cap for many academics: an opportunity to reach thousands of students, increase personal notoriety and boost the reputation of one’s university. More...

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Libraries go high-tech

eCampus NewsRead more news from . The idea of humans being served by robots is no longer confined to the realms of Science Fiction, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) staff and students will soon start accessing books from a new library retrieval system (LRS), a state-of-the-art underground facility that uses robotic cranes to retrieve books. More...

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Online education, MOOCs to aid UNL’s push for growth

eCampus NewsRead more news from . Online and distance education is growing quickly at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and administrators expect it to be a key piece of the enrollment puzzle. More...

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Creating an open source textbook

eCampus NewsRead more news from . FSU Associate Professor Oskar Vafek along with some of his graduate students created what they call a wiki physics textbook, that allows anyone to learn all about graduate-level quantum mechanics simply by going on the Internet and looking at the online textbook. More...

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Technology is making ‘just-in-time’ education possible—and the economy is making it necessary

eCampus NewsRead more news from . College enrollment fell nationwide in 2013, for the second year in a row, as the pool of 18-year-old high school graduates continues to shrink and fewer adults are returning to campuses to earn credentials. It seems everyone is concerned about the numbers for different reasons. More...

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