21 décembre 2014

The Next Big Thing In Business Education

By Matt Symonds. Everyone is looking to start-ups in Silicon Valley to find the next big thing in the business world, but what if the next big thing in business education isn’t coming from a start-up or even a big name school in the US, but from established institutions in Europe.
I was fortunate to run a session at the latest EFMD conference in Grenoble on how business schools are facing global challenges. The session, and the conference itself, gave me the chance to talk with business school directors and administrators about what is keeping them awake at night and where the future of the sector lies. More...

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Not a Full Picture: Evaluating Tribal College Success Using Mainstream Measures

By . On November 26, 2014, an article by Sarah Butrymowicz titled "Tribal colleges give poor return on more than $100 million a year in federal money" appeared in The Hechinger Report. From our perspective, the title should have been "Tribal Colleges give remarkable return on a meager $100 million a year in federal funding." In spite of a dire need for funding, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are preserving and building upon Indigenous culture and educating Native people. More...

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Is technology actually making higher education less efficient?

The Hechinger ReportBy . Professors grow weary of idea that technology can salvage higher education. After a full day of teaching at Boston College, Karen Arnold had to find time to read her students’ contributions to an online discussion board. Each was required to write at least one post, and, as usual, they seemed to have waited to do it until the night before the deadline. More...

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What Are MOOCs Good For?

By Justin Pope. Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways. A few years ago, the most enthusiastic advocates of MOOCs believed that these “massive open online courses” stood poised to overturn the century-old model of higher education. Their interactive technology promised to deliver top-tier teaching from institutions like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, not just to a few hundred students in a lecture hall on ivy-draped campuses, but free via the Internet to thousands or even millions around the world. At long last, there appeared to be a solution to the problem of “scaling up” higher education: if it were delivered more efficiently, the relentless cost increases might finally be rolled back. Some wondered whether MOOCs would merely transform the existing system or blow it up entirely. Computer scientist Sebastian Thrun, cofounder of the MOOC provider Udacity, predicted that in 50 years, 10 institutions would be responsible for delivering higher education. More...

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Top educators consider 'game changers' for college graduation

Deseret NewsBy . Utah college students are taking longer to graduate from four-year institutions than their peers nationwide. For many students, this translates into more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to families and communities. Higher education leaders are looking for ways to enable more students to graduate on time, and a Utah Foundation research report released Tuesday offers some suggestions. More...

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'College Ready' Is Just the Beginning

By . The right resources and more support will lead students to make better college decisions.
Nationwide, an estimated 18 percent of high school freshmen will earn four-year college degrees by age 25. This figure surprises most, but it is a state of affairs we’ve been confronting in Chicago for nearly a decade. In 2006, the Consortium on Chicago School Research calculated the Chicago Public Schools “Degree Attainment Index” for its high school freshmen to be just 8 percent. More...

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The State of Higher Education in the Middle East

By . Documenting change, challenges and an undeniable opportunity. The Middle East represents a diverse geographic spread of 18 countries, each with their own economies, political frameworks and social needs. However, collectively, underlying trends in higher education across the whole region point to one clear reality: Thanks to a population heavily skewed towards youth and a growing middle-class affluence in many of the markets, the higher education sector in the Middle East is now a viable target for many international institutions’ global expansion plans. More...

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Outlook on teaching: Academic return-on-investment

University Business LogoBy Ioanna Opidee. Much of this talk concerns dollars and cents—namely, cost and payoff. As a result, 2015 may be a year in which many institutions do a gut-check of their own value propositions, as pressure to increase affordability—and return on investment—pervades all of higher education. College graduates’ debt and unemployment rates also will continue to garner close attention. More...

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Survey finds students worry more about book costs than tuition

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. National concern about the high cost of higher education typically focuses on higher tuition costs. However, in a recent national survey of college students, Nebraska Book Company|Neebo (OTC Pink: NEEB), a leading operator of more than 200 college bookstores nationwide and one of the largest distributors in the textbook wholesale industry supporting more than 2,000 college related stores, found that more students (55 percent) worry about textbook costs than worry about the cost of tuition (50 percent). More...

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California and Public Education: View From Abroad

By Simon Marginson. California has been at the crest of modernity since the end of the second world war. The tendencies and tensions of the times often show up in California before anywhere else. More...

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