14 septembre 2014

What the Apple Watch Tells Us About the Future of Ed Tech

By Michael Feldstein. Nothing.
So please, if you’re thinking about writing that post or article, don’t.
I’m begging you. More...

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GAO Report: Yes, student debt is growing problem

By Phil Hill. In case anyone needed additional information to counter the Brookings-fed meme that “Americans who borrowed to finance their education are no worse off today than they were a generation ago”, theU.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report yesterday with some significant findings. As reported at Inside Higher Ed by Michael Stratford. Read more...

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Brookings Institution analysis on student debt becoming a farce

By Phil Hill. I have previously written about the deeply flawed Brookings Institution analysis on student debt with its oft-repeated lede:
These data indicate that typical borrowers are no worse off now than they were a generation ago …
Their data is based on the triennial Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) by the Federal Reserve Board, with the report based on 2010 data. Read more...

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Presentation on eLearning and #mobile influences for #ICT4D

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Sharing a presentation I gave for the Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn, Germany. It was a wonderful talk thanks to all the input and questions the attendees shared, and the wonderful facilitation provided by Holger Hank and his team.
The questions were multiple, and gladly sharing those that are posed frequently.
One of the reoccurring challenges in every type of online learning (elearning, mooc, mobile...) is... Read more...

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Deutschland, du bist Musterschüler

Ein Kommentar von . Noch mehr Studenten fordert die OECD in ihrem Bildungsbericht. Sie ist noch nicht zufrieden mit dem einstigen Problemkind. Dabei macht Deutschland vieles richtig. Mehr...

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Abstrampeln für die Forschung

Von Kathrin Fromm. Nachwuchswissenschaftler an deutschen Unis müssen sich oft jahrelang mit befristeten Arbeitsverträgen durchschlagen. Hier erzählen vier von ihnen, wie sie damit umgehen Aufgezeichnet. Mehr...

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Referendum: Wissenschaftler fürchten unabhängiges Schottland

http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v10/logo/spiegel_online_logo_460_64.pngVon Jan Friedmann. Umfragemehrheit für die Union: Ginge es allein nach Schottlands Hochschulmitarbeitern, bliebe das Land ein Teil von Großbritannien. Sie fürchten, ihre Unis könnten in einem freien Schottland Schaden nehmen.
Wenn es nach schottischen Forschern und Hochschulmitarbeitern ginge, würde Schottland beim Referendum um die Unabhängigkeit von Großbritannien mit Nein stimmen. Mehr...

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Doctoral education in Africa and the challenges for scientific growth in the Region

By Hedda. Episode 46 of our podcast series features Johann Mouton (CREST, Stellenbosch University). In the podcast he talks about doctoral production in Africa and the challenges for the scientific growth of the region, including the role of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology and opportunities for PHD positions in Higher Education in South Africa. See more...

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Educational mobility starts to slow in industrialised world, says OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentAccess to education continues to expand worldwide but the socio-economic divisions between tertiary-educated adults and the rest of society are growing. Governments must do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to a good education early in life, according to a new OECD report.
Education at a Glance 2014 says that educational mobility has started to slow down in the industrialised world. The number of people with lower qualifications than their parents is 9% among 55-64 year-olds to 12% among 35-44 year-olds and 16% among 25-34 year-olds.
At the same time, among the younger age group of 25-34 year-olds, where the tertiary attainment rate had risen to 43%, the impact of parents’ educational background was just as strong: of adults with at least one tertiary-educated parent, 65% attained a tertiary qualification, while of the adults with low-educated parents only 23% did. These data suggest that the expansion in education has not translated into a more inclusive society. More...

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UK: Universities Minister puts weight behind outbound study

By  Beckie Smith. A website designed to assist UK higher education institutions in encouraging more students to study abroad was launched this week by Universities Minister Greg Clark at Universities UK (UUK)’s national conference, where UUK leader Christopher Snowdon called on policymakers to implement more favourable immigration policy for international students. More...

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