24 mai 2014

Survey finds most East African graduates ‘half-baked’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gilbert Nganga. At least half of graduates produced by East African universities are ‘half-baked’ for the job market, a damning survey by the bloc’s higher education regulator shows. The study, which polled employers across the region, concluded that graduates lacked employability skills – technical mastery and basic work-related capabilities. Read more...

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Hong Kong slips as Singapore and Korea take the lead in Asia ranking

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been ousted from the top of the QS Asia rankings – the first time in the ranking’s history that a university from the city-state has failed to claim first place. Read more...

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Swiss fee debate could harm European integration – ESU

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Michael Gardner. The European Students’ Union has sharply criticised moves to drastically raise tuition fees for foreign students at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. It claims that this would run counter to creating a European Higher Education Area. The motion on “Fair Fees at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschulen”, or ETH – the Federal Institutes of Technology – was passed by the Swiss National Council in March and is now being discussed by the Council of States, the higher chamber of parliament. Read more...

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Plan to increase research at national universities

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Eugene Vorotnikov. The government is aiming to improve the position of Russian science in the global arena by accelerating research activities at national universities. Read more...

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Foreign universities drawn to first ‘knowledge park’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ameen Amjad Khan. Established in the historic city of Lahore in Punjab province, Pakistan’s first ‘knowledge park’ has attracted a number of foreign universities wanting to set up campuses there. Britain’s University of Lancaster, Noor International University of Bangladesh and Scotland’s University of Strathclyde signed agreements in Lahore on 9 May to locate offshoot campuses in the park. Read more...

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Research funders announce open access policies

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. China’s top science funding agencies – the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China – have issued new open access policies on research in a move to make research widely available. The academy said open access would “facilitate knowledge dissemination and accelerate the globalisation of science”.
The announcements came in advance of a meeting of the Global Research Council, or GRC, which brings together leaders of funding agencies from around the world. Read more...

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Outraged students protest against budget impacts

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. Tens of thousands of university students held protests across Australia last Wednesday as outrage spread at the impact the federal budget would have in sharply increasing the cost of higher education. Dozens of students were arrested in Melbourne, Sydney and other cities when they held street marches, blocked traffic and tried to enter state parliaments. Read more...

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Ein Stipendium fürs Nicht-Studieren

Von Muriel Reichl. Schonmal darüber nachgedacht, für die Selbstfindung Geld zu verlangen? Eine Privatuni spendiert Abiturienten ein ganzes Jahr Pause und zahlt dafür 700 Euro im Monat. Abiturienten lernen in zahllosen Berufsvorbereitungsveranstaltungen, dass zu geradlinig verlaufende Lebensläufe fad wirken. So dekorieren sie sich die Zeit zwischen der letzten Abiprüfung und der ersten Einführungsveranstaltung mit Auslandsaufenthalten in Südamerika oder Umweltprojekten im Schwarzwald. Horizont erweitern, ja gerne, aber bitte sinnvoll. Nur die Zeit, um sich selbst zu finden, nehmen sich die wenigsten. Mehr...

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Ubiquitous Learning Project Using Life - logging Technology in Japan

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ubiquitous Learning Project Using Life - logging Technology in Japan
Noriko Uosaki, Bin Hou, Mengmeng Li, Hiroaki Ogata, Kosuke Mouri, Songran Liu, Educational Technology & Society, May 22, 2014
You may not think that life-logging and online learning are linked, but if you think of online learning as a ubiquitous services that learns from your every move, you can see how tightly the two may be linked. This paper presents a system called SCROLL (System for Capturing and Reusing of Learning Log). More...

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The Evolution of Cooperation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Evolution of Cooperation
Robert Axelrod, May 23, 2014
From the perspective of game theory, Robert Axelrod asks, "Under what conditions will cooperation emerge in a world of egoists without central authority?" Cooperation can develop even among people with competing agendas (as in, for example, a war). More...

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