09 juin 2014

The Pulse: Copyright in Online Education

HomeBy Doug Lederman. This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Dina Leytes, who chairs the intellectual property and new media practice at Philadelphia's Griesing Law firm. In the interview with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse, Leytes discusses some of the copyright issues related to online higher education. Read more...

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The Bookstore Curriculum

HomeBy Charlie Tyson. José Ferreras was 11 when his grandfather died on Thanksgiving Day. A few weeks before, Ferreras had fallen into an argument with the older man, who was sick with Parkinson’s. He didn’t have a chance to apologize.
“This man, he was the only male figure that I truly had in my life,” Ferreras said. “My father was never around, and I was never really close with my brothers or my cousins, so I just really had my grandfather.”
Now 19, Ferreras is a creative writing major at Southern Vermont College, a 500-student liberal arts institution in Bennington that enrolls many low-income and first-generation students. Read more...

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One Down, Many to Go

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Administrators at the Georgia Institute of Technology are optimistic but “not declaring victory” after one semester of its affordable online master’s degree program in computer science. While the program has been well-received by students, administrators are still striving to solve an equation that balances cost, academic quality and support services. Read more...

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4 for the Price of 1

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many faculty members gripe about the way presidential compensation dwarfs their own -- and how high-level perks create a divide between professors and presidents. Four such faculty members have found an unusual way to attract more attention to this critique. They have applied jointly to share the job (and the $400,000 minimum salary) of the opening to lead the University of Alberta. Their application is, in part, tongue-in-cheek. Read more...

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Big data can transform learning – as long as lecturers take control

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Diana Laurillard. The collection of data on a large scale has already revolutionised our experience of online shopping. Imagine what it can do for online learning. Big data has been eagerly embraced by the business world. Now it's time to look at how it can be used in education. More...

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Are smartphones the perfect student pet?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . You can stroke it, play with it and show it to your friends - and students love them. Students love smartphones. Even more than television and sex, according to a recent survey. And with eight-out-of-ten students now owning one (40% more than the rest of the population), their devotion to their selfie-snappers is beyond question. More...

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Higher education regulator was not consulted about budget changes

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency faces funding cut of $31m over four years, representing 41% of its budget. Australia's higher education regulator – which faces a funding cut – was not consulted about the government's planned changes to the sector. More...

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King's College London to cut jobs to fund university buildings

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy  and . Staff are in dispute with the university over plans to cut up to 120 jobs in the health schools to free up funding for capital projects. Staff at King's College London (KCL) are in dispute with their university over plans to cut up to 120 jobs in the health schools to help fund buildings and equipment, amounting up to £400m. More...

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Do university prospectuses mislead students?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Inaccuracies in university prospectuses have led to concern that students aren't getting the information they need. "I challenge you to look through British prospectuses and find a picture where it's raining," says John Bradley, former principal educational psychologist for Nottinghamshire County Council. More...

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Universities urged to lower entry grades for comprehensive school pupils

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Study finds pupils from non-selective state schools have greater potential and success than grammar and private school peers. Comprehensive school pupils should be allowed into universities on the back of lower GCSE and A-level grades than students from grammars and fee-paying private schools, according to new research. More...

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