19 avril 2014

EGirls conference pulls back the curtain on teen selfies, sexting and social media practices

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Tara Siebarth. EGirls conference pulls back the curtain on teen selfies, sexting and social media practices
Girls’ online experiences likened to “sitting on a powder keg.”
“Oh my God, Jason just texted me. Should I go home with him? I guess I took a good selfie.”
While these lyrics, from the dance song “#Selfie”, may seem ridiculous to those of us over 30, the lyrics describe how teens and tweens communicate in their social media/hashtag world. More...

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Newfoundland pledges to eliminate student loans

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Rosanna Tamburri. Province’s per-student funding among the highest in the country. The governments of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia announced changes recently to their student financial aid programs, with Newfoundland becoming the first province pledging to eliminate loans entirely in favour of non-repayable grants by next year. Nova Scotia is eliminating its interest on student loans but at the same time is revoking a tax rebate for graduates who live and work in the province. More...

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Desire2Learn, U of Guelph will try to measure learning outcomes

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Rosanna Tamburri. The University of Guelph is teaming up with four other postsecondary institutions and Desire2Learn (D2L), a provider of learning management systems, to develop a way to track and assess student learning outcomes across programs. More...

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Opinion: Quebec’s universities need stronger private support

By Randall Kelly. We are accustomed, in Quebec, to thinking about our universities as public trusts: they receive both their charters and the lion’s share of their annual budget from the provincial government. In some fundamental respects, they are instruments of the public — educating our youth, advancing the aspirations of our society, creating knowledge and bringing that thinking into the wider world. More...

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Sweet tuition deal for Quebec university students

By Karen Seidman. More value on education than other jurisdictions, research shows. Quebec students’ hard-fought battle to keep tuition fees low means that the province’s university students have to work significantly fewer hours at minimum wage jobs than their counterparts across the country to pay for their education, according to new interactive research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). More...

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Brain drain challenges First Nation communities across Canada

By Ally Quinney, Elizabeth Hames, CBC News. Young people are leaving aboriginal communities in large numbers, and most have no plans to return.
John Gladstone perches in his captain's chair above a gaggle of tourists as they board his ferry to downtown Vancouver. He casually steers the boat through the kayakers, and cormorants that crowd the narrow channel. He can make this trip with his eyes closed. More...

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University students work twice as long to earn tuition as 1972 counterparts

SavetomystarBy . New figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows students must work two to seven times as many hours as their parents to pay for tuition. The average university student in Ontario has to work almost 18 weeks at minimum wage to pay for one year of the average tuition of $7,259 — about twice as long as their parents would have had to work in 1972, say new figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). A stark interactive map of Canada released Tuesday by the CCPA shows the number of weeks, months and — in deregulated professional programs like dentistry and medicine — years that students have to work to afford higher learning across Canada, which has the highest tuition in the country. More...

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Joint university entrance exam to commence in 2017

MACAU DAILY TIMESBy João Pedro Lau. Four local universities and colleges yesterday voiced their support for the launch of the joint entrance examination in 2017. Rectors and school heads stressed that exam results are not the only criteria that universities will adopt when considering the admission of students. They also claimed that the new measure could ensure the diversity of Macau’s education sector.
The joint entrance exam, which will be held once a year, will cover Chinese, English, Mathematics and Portuguese. More...

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Slow start for Indonesia-Croatia university cooperation

SciDevA recent agreement between Croatian and Indonesian universities to enhance cooperation has seen a slow start, with only a handful of student exchanges taking place so far.
In June 2013, the University of Zagreb, Croatia, hosted a meeting to identify avenues for cooperation. The forum was attended by representatives from six Croatian public universities and 21 universities in Indonesia, and was supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb. More...

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Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

http://campustechnology.com/~/media/EDU/CampusTechnology/Digital_Edition/2013/1013cam_cover_cropped_165.jpgBy Dian Schaffhauser. Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement. Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, an hour north of Detroit, is working with developers at education technology company Desire2Learn to develop the games. The program is expected to be introduced to students in fall 2014.
The college has about 3,600 full-time students and 6,500 part-time students. It offers two-year and three-year diplomas, as well as certificates, advanced diplomas and applied degrees. More...

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