Le 1er réseau social professionnel aux 300 millions de membres, dont plus de 7 millions en France, LinkedIn lance un portail entièrement dédié aux étudiants.
« LinkedIn est l'endroit idéal pour te mettre sur la voie de la réussite », telle est l’accroche que cette plateforme professionnelle a choisi de mettre en avant pour séduire les 39 millions d’étudiants déjà inscrits et le million à venir, afin de « dépoussiérer » son image vieillissante de plateforme pour cadres dynamiques. Voir l'article...
La société de conseil en réputation en ligne, Digital Insighters a étudié pendant un an le comportement des jeunes sur les réseaux sociaux face à leur recherche de stage et d’emploi. C’est sur Twitter que les mentions « recherche de stage » et « premier emploi » sont les plus fréquentes chez les étudiants et jeunes diplômés. Le réseau social prend la première place devant les forums, les blogs ou les plateformes vidéos.
Twitter pour trouver un stage
Pour les étudiants, l’étude révèle que plus de 60 % de leurs « tags » sur Twitter portent sur la recherche d’un stage. Twitter est également un moyen pour eux d’activer leur réseau professionnel en se faisant recommander ou en suivant des entreprises. Voir l'article...
By Timothy Pratt. Original Article. As colleges feel pressure to graduate more students for less money, professors worry that the value of an education may be diminished. Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate. More...
By Adjunt Nate Silver. Original Article. The triumphant return of Adjunct Nate Silver! Anytime anyone, ever, says “the market’s always been bad”–send them here. I would like to drive a stake through the heart of the myth that the academic job market in German has always been bad. More...
By Tyler Kingkade. Public colleges in much of the country are in better financial health this year, but overall, appropriations are still 4 percent below where it they were at the beginning of the Great Recession. More...
By Benoit Millot. International university rankings have become a familiar feature on the higher education scene. As their impact has grown, reactions have followed, running from enthusiastic adherence to passive resistance to outright criticism. More...
By Takehiko Kariya. Before we start on any discussion of Japanese universities in the context of international competitiveness, we first need to address the question of why international competitiveness is an important issue.
Particularly if we are to compare universities in Japan with those in Britain, it is essential to understand the substantial differences of context that exist between the two countries and the different kinds of international competition they face. Unless we are clear on this point, it will be extremely difficult to make any meaningful comparisons between the two systems. More...
The Economics of Higher Education is the topic of the Eighth World Universities Forum in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Savannah, Georgia 5-6 February 2015
Countries around the world have established extensive higher education systems within their countries to support the development of an educated populace. Some countries have systems that are predominantly publically funded and some countries have a mix of both public and privately funded higher educated systems. Regardless, the reality exists that Higher Education is a very expensive national effort. For instance, the US spends 2.6% of its GDP, Sweden spends 1.8% of its GDP, Canada spends 2.5% of its GDP, Japan spends 1.5% of its GDP, and India spends 1.35% of its GDP on Higher Education in their respective countries. The reason that countries around the world invest in Higher Education is that they have understood that Higher Education is a critical system and driver of social and economic mobility for the individual citizen and for the nation-state as well. With shifting national and global realities, there are growing concerns about how to fund higher education considering cost and affordability.
Under this context, the World Universities Forum announces that the special focus for the 2015 Annual Conference will be The Economics of Higher Education. Interested participants are encouraged to present and engage in discussion on such matters as:
• What are countries doing as it relates to national, regional, local investment into higher education?
• The relationship between tuition and the general operating budget for institutional operation?
• Budget reductions and its impact on institutional operations?
• National and state level funding formulas for higher education - how are countries handling this?
• Access for students as it relates to socioeconomic status?
• Student debt and tuition costs?
• Higher Education and Fund Development?
• Creative ways of program development in times of fiscal restraint?
• University and business partnerships?
• And other matters as it relates to the Economics of Higher Education.
Additionally the conference will try to address the above questions with an interdisciplinary approach, through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops and parallel sessions.
Visit the Call for Papers for more information or click the button below to submit your proposal. More...
7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
The 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education.
Faculty are, on a daily basis and in very unassuming ways, demonstrating a renewed energy and focus toward the scholarship of teaching and learning. This is further evidenced by our attention to academic assessment, the integration of technology and learning, and even in the change in our teaching lexicon as we incorporate active engagement and reflective practices into instruction to encourage authentic learning. More...