23 août 2014

Research is ‘no panacea’ for development, finds DFID

Research is “not a panacea” for development in low-income countries despite making “important and significant contributions to socioeconomic development”, according to an impact review of public research by the UK Department for International Development.
Evidence does not back commonly held assumptions about how research leads to change, for example by directly benefiting economic growth and the quality of higher education, the report says. More...

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ASEAN’s economic integration: how science can help

As South-East Asia gears up to form a tighter economic community, states have much to gain from scientific input.
Plans for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to achieve economic integration by 2015 have had its ten member countries in a state of confusion, excitement and fear for several months. More...

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University figures out how to keep STEM undergrads in STEM

eCampus NewsBy . To improve students’ chances of completing introductory biology courses and decrease poor grades, the University of Houston (UH) implemented a comprehensive student success program, employing various interventions for students at risk for failure. More...

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Taking research from the lab to the marketplace

eCampus NewsBy . Learn more about the support services and funding structures needed to go a step beyond traditional research. After seeing an increase in arsenic contamination in developing countries, a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington created a solution that he hopes will be used in the field someday soon. More...

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Trust in online education on the rise

eCampus NewsBy Ron Bethke. A growing trust in digital institutions is occurring with online learning. According to a new Gallup poll, more U.S. adults (out of a random sample of about 1,000) agree or strongly agree that online colleges and universities offer high-quality education. More...

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Hot technology trends in higher education

eCampus NewsBy . Enterprise-level technology continues to evolve at a furious pace, and with the growing operational and technological complexity of our higher education institutions, school administrators and executives charged with IT responsibilities can be left scratching their heads trying to understand and navigate their options. More...

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Why ‘teacherpreneurs’ should not feel guilty

eCampus NewsBy Michael Keathley. Two of the reasons educators often give for why they became teachers are “helping students” and “learning new things” (Vaux. R. 1999-2013). In fact, research has shown that professors really do care about students having a successful edventure. These two desires go hand in hand as dedicated faculty work hard to learn more ways to meet students’ needs as well as pursuing their own passion for learning. More...

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5 important higher-ed conversations on Twitter

eCampus NewsBy . How will colleges and universities find a more sustainable business model in higher ed? Whether discussing the latest trends in online learning, cybersecurity, or tuition costs, there are plenty of ed-tech conversations to follow on Twitter. More...

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What Google can teach colleges about servers

eCampus NewsBy . Campus IT departments, especially as officials face near-constant budget challenges, have largely turned away from what was once a common and straightforward way to keep server rooms at a reasonable temperature: Blast air conditioning into those rooms at all hours of the day. More...

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Should students avoid buying tablets on campus?

eCampus NewsBy . Nearly every college student owns a laptop, while just one in five have a tablet computer of some kind, but for those looking to make the investment in a mobile tool like an iPad, purchasing one online or at a retail store could save upwards of 35 percent when compared to tablet prices at campus book stores, according to an August report released by DealNews. More...

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