13 octobre 2014

Using data to improve student success

By Paul Prinsloo. Digital technologies and online learning environments permitting harvesting, analysis and use of student data is nothing new in higher education. They open up a number of opportunities and equally a number of perils – creating the need for higher education institutions to find ways to protect the harvested data. Read more...

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Students at the margins and the institutions that serve them

By Marybeth Gasman and Andrés Castro Samayoa. Due to unprecedented shifts in patterns of immigration and migration, the world’s demographics are rapidly changing. Countries that were once homogeneous are now much more heterogeneous in terms of race, ethnicity and religion. Read more...

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Commerce and knowledge sharing at the EAIE conference

By Janja Komljenovic. ‘Every year is the biggest’ is an illustrative phrase that can encapsulate the European Association for International Education, or EAIE 26th Annual Conference, which was held in September 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Regardless of the world economic crisis, budget cuts and similar financial hardships, the EAIE can boast one of their biggest annual conferences. The event brought together more than 5,000 participants from 94 countries with 190 exhibitors. It is parallel to the NAFSA conference and expo in the United States. Read more...

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Erasmus report fuels internationalisation debate

By Hans de Wit. The Erasmus impact study Effects of Mobility on the Skills and Employability of Students and the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions is receiving wide attention in the media and the higher education community. Read more...

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For-profit giant’s competency-based ‘Open College’

By Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education. One of the biggest for-profit college companies in the United States is creating an ‘Open College’ aimed at adults who may already have skills and experience that could qualify for college credits. Read more...

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BRICS – Partnering to build education for the future

By Wachira Kigotho. The five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have initiated a process of mobilising investment and collaboration that will provide quality higher education to around 40% of the world’s tertiary students.
According to a UNESCO report published last month, BRICS Building Education for the Future – Priorities for national development and international cooperation, while the development of mass higher education in those countries is still in its infancy – except in Russia – there has been a dramatic shift in the global distribution of students. Read more...

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Global postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024

By Karen MacGregor. India will have by far the most tertiary students in the world in 2024 – 48 million against 37 million in China – but China will still be the largest source of mobile postgraduate students, sending 338,000 abroad, according to a just-published study by the British Council. Nigeria will have the world’s strongest growth in outbound postgraduate mobility, at 8.3% a year. Read more...

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Peruvian scientists unhappy with ‘brain gain’ scheme

By Zoraida Portillo. When Maria Quintana returned from her high-tech lab in Sweden to Peru’s National University of Engineering in 2011, she was dismayed to find herself sharing a small, plywood room with three other researchers, faced with broken equipment and without the chemicals she needed for her solar power research. Read more...

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New international journal of African higher education

By Karen MacGregor. A new International Journal of African Higher Education has been launched, drawing on experts in the region and internationally to chart the development of a sector undergoing rapid expansion and massive change. Read more...

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Australia’s universities face ‘inevitable decline’

By Geoff Maslen. The peak body representing Australian public universities has called on a Senate committee to back the government’s plans to lift restrictions on vice-chancellors setting their own tuition fees, warning that unless this was done “the performance, competitiveness and reputation of higher education would be condemned to a path of inevitable decline”. Read more...

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