18 janvier 2015

The Global Future of Education at 5.5 Inches

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The population of Africa today is a bit over a 1.1 billion. The media age of Africans' is 18, and over 435 million Africans are less than 15 years old. By 2100 the African population could grow to 4 billion, during which time Africa will enjoy a demographic dividend of rapidly lowering mortality, declining fertility, longer life spans, and a growing and productive workforce. Hundreds of millions of people in Africa will follow the same trajectory of rising expectations, urbanization, and educational attainment that we have seen in East Asia. Read more...

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Closing In on $2 Billion In EdTech Investments

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. In Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education, the NYTimes reports that venture firms invested $1.87 billion in 2014 in edtech companies. This figure is up 55% from the previous year, and is the highest since the sector started to be tracked in 2009. Read more...

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Reviewing Sony’s Digital Paper Device

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Before we discuss the Sony DPTS1 let’s talk about paper.   Paper comes from wood.  Wood comes from trees.  To get clear on this process go ahead and watch this one minute and 37 second video on YouTube on how paper is made.  If you are particularly ambitious, or just really geeky, you can join me in watching this 13:21 video The Paper Making Process Or you could watch the How Its Made segment on copy paper, starting at the 1:24 mark and going to 6:03. Read more...

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Ibero-America Still Lags

By Jamil Salmi. Seen from an international perspective, the higher education systems of the Ibero-American countries present fascinating contrasts.  They can take pride in the very rapid enrollment increases in recent years and significant efforts to improve the quality of learning and research in a growing number of universities.  Several countries, especially in Latin America, demonstrate a high degree of institutional differentiation with a wide range of public and private universities and non-university tertiary institutions—from technical institutes to technology-focused universities, from small professional schools to large research universities. More...

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A Random Encounter

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. Once, when my daughter first came across the word “chaos” in her readings, she asked me what it meant. I am not quite sure why she knew that I would be able to explain that word, but she must have sensed that there was a mathematical meaning to this new word she had encountered. I explained that in that context, it meant things happening that could not be predicted. Read more...

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Career Choices

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. A few years ago I left a rewarding, but highly demanding and stressful supervisory position to take a higher-pay, lower-impact direct service job in a different area of psychology. I felt burned out by the need to be constantly on call for emergencies, and by worrying about our high risk patients in the lulls between emergencies. Read more...

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First-Year-Writing Experiment: Jokes

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Some of the experiments are small because the room to experiment is limited. We are increasingly constrained by top-down assessment, and while my beliefs about the purpose of first-year-writing – to help student writers become confident contributors to the academic conversation – are in line with the overall goals of the department and the college, knowing there is a detailed rubric waiting for my students’ writing at the end of the line requires some deference to that criteria, even as I believe that process is far more important than product when it comes to teaching writing[1]Read more...

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Accreditor Grants Extension to CCSF

HomeCity College of San Francisco's regional accreditor has granted the college a two-year restoration of its accreditation status. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in 2013 moved to revoke the community college's accreditation, citing financial mismanagement and a wide range of other problems. Read more...

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'The Atlantic' Revises Article on CUNY

HomeThe Atlantic has issued a more than 300-word correction to an article on admissions to four-year institutions in the City University of New York (CUNY). The piece, which the magazine published earlier this week, asserts that five of the system's colleges have gotten more selective during the last 15 years, and now admit fewer freshmen from New York City than was previously the case. Read more...

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Perceptions of Brilliance and Gender Gaps in Academe

HomeA new study in the journal Science offers a new theory for gender gaps in academe. Researchers at Princeton University surveyed faculty members, postdocs and graduate students on whether they believed raw brilliance (as opposed to just hard work) was needed to get ahead in their discipline. Read more...

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