04 mai 2014

Challenges to Competition: Changing to Compete for International Enrollments

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why are American institutions so highly regarded by international students?
The United States accounts for 137 of the top 400 institutions worldwide and eight of the top 10, as ranked by ARWU [the Academic Ranking of World Universities]. No other higher education “destination country” compares. In fact, the United States has more institutions in the global top 400 than the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada combined. If students have successful experiences and outcomes at American institutions, their degrees will effectively act as a piece of global currency that will enable them to differentiate themselves, particularly in their home countries, and gain access to better career opportunities. Additionally, the prospect of participating in the OPT program, which will give them experience working within the United States, is extremely attractive and will bolster their resumes and experience. More...

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The Next Billion Learners: Disrupting English-Language Education Program

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. For the next billion English-language learners, free mobile apps will teach vocabulary, grammar, listening and reading. Meanwhile, domestic-based teachers will improve their speaking and writing skills thanks to emerging-country startups. More...

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Learning Without Pressure: English Writing MOOCs for an International Audience

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. In my cozy writing class at the University of California, Berkeley, 13 international students pursuing their undergraduate degrees — between the ages of 17 and 20 — read, write, discuss and puzzle over the challenges of academic writing. We spend six hours a week together, reviewing thesis statements, talking about citation practices and working on developing arguments. It’s hard work for everyone. More...

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Putting the E into MOOC: Open Courses and English Language Education

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have entered the English language education environment and are already making waves. Late last year, we launched a Massive Open Online English Course (MOOEC) and quickly established a global user base in the thousands. We are also about to launch a series of Australia-wide workshops (in partnership with English Australia) to professionally develop English as a Second Language (ESL) staff in the use of online ESL tools. This will help to expand the number of education professionals able to provide English language education over the web. More...

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The Business Case for English Language Programs in Continuing Education

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. At a recent Languages Canada conference, my industry colleagues established that teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) was the second oldest profession in the world (motherhood, of course, being the first).[1] As we all know, English is the current lingua franca of international business, education, science, technology, aviation, diplomacy and even entertainment. More...

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Content Marketing, MOOCs and Pathways: Three Innovations in International Student Recruitment

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The Internet has changed marketing forever. This change can be traced back to the early days of email (May, 1999) when Seth Godin first detailed the concept of “Permission Marketing” in his classic book by the same title. According to Godin, permission marketing is a response to a consumer shift away from traditional marketing, when an organization gains the privilege of sending “anticipated, personal and relevant messages to people who actually want to get them.” More...

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The Importance of Reputation and Name Recognition

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution.
1. Why did you decide not to enroll in a higher education institution in your home country?
I’ve lived in four different countries; America is actually my fourth. I’ve done schooling in all these countries. Why I preferred coming to America over these other countries was not because of any influence of education. It was purely because the chance presented itself to me. Before I got into MSU [Michigan State University], I was part of MSU Dubai, which was a branch started in Dubai. At first I was planning to join one of the American universities in Dubai, but then when I heard Michigan State started a branch, I took the opportunity to enroll. More...

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Teaching Abroad? Here’s How to Find Your Footing

By Dan Royles - Chronicle Vitae. Last month I shared some tips on how to get ready for a teaching position abroad. Now it’s time to talk about how to get settled once you arrive.
At first you'll probably go through a honeymoon period: Everything about your new home will feel lovely and charming. After some time, however, you'll likely experience what the French call dépaysement, the feeling of not being in one's own country. Going abroad—especially if you go by yourself—means being away from the networks of support that family and friends provide. A language barrier and new culture can heighten feelings of isolation, so it's important to look after your own emotional well-being. See more...

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Are You Reading Enough Academic Women?

By Kelly J. Baker - Chronicle Vitae. In January, writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh created a collection of bookmarks, each of them featuring one of her favorite female novelists or nonfiction writers, and she mailed them out to friends. The bookmarks encouraged people to make 2014 “The Year of Reading Women.”
Women read more than men, yet male authors still dominate literary journals. In an annual count, VIDA draws attention to gender inequality in publishing with pie charts demonstrating how major literary magazines are often dominated by male bylines, reviewers, and authors reviewed. See more...

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Fees drive rise in UK students who want to study abroad

The ConversationAuthor: Gemma Ware. Interviewed: Colin Riordan and Jo Beall. A growing number of UK students are considering going abroad to study with a majority of them motivated in some part by the rise in university fees at home, according to new research on student mobility. At the same time, there has been a decline in the number of US students wanting to travel for their education. The US remains the top destination for British students, while the UK is the first choice for US students. The most popular subjects for students from the UK to study abroad were business and administrative studies, while for US students it was medicine and dentistry. The research, carried out by the British Council, found that 37% of the 2,630 18-24 year-olds UK students surveyed were considering studying overseas, an increase of 17% from a similar study in 2013. More...

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