16 février 2015

What happened in Australia when they went for different fees for different subjects?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"Last week, we featured six questions that need to be addressed by those joining the chorus calling for lower tuition fees for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) students in England.
Differential fees by discipline would be novel for the UK, but (as we explained in a 2014 pamphlet) they have existed for a long time in Australia, which has three different fee caps. More...

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Supporting informed choice in higher education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"Next month the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is due to publish their final guidance setting out how consumer law applies to the higher education market. As well as helping to ensure that providers’ terms and complaints processes are fair and transparent, we believe that there is potential for the CMA’s guidance to deliver real gains for students by ensuring that providers fill a significant information gap; but also for providers by recognising where really good practice is being delivered. More...

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New HEPI book: ‘What Do I Get?’: Ten essays on student fees, student engagement and student choice

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"On Thursday, 5th February 2015, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is publishing its first book. ‘What do I get?': Ten essays on student fees, student engagement and student choice includes contributions from:

  • older universities – the University of Leicester, the University of Sheffield and the University of East Anglia;
  • newer universities – the University of Hertfordshire, the University of the Arts London and the University of the West of Scotland;
  • alternative providers – BPP University and the New College of the Humanities; and
  • new low-cost higher education providers – Coventry University College and Peter Symonds College. More...

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The 3 Most Important Reasons Why Higher Education Should Change #FuturesEd

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. This week a journalist asked me to list three principles that underlie and motivate my interest in institutional transformation for higher education.  It's always an interesting exercise when someone asks for a finite number--it's never representative or complete but pushes one to a certain prioritizing and synthesizing, however provisional. 
This week, here are my three.   What are yours?
1.  The way we learn in school is not natural.
2.  Higher education is voluntary.
3.  Testing should value what we count--and count what we value. Read more...

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Why Do Research? Or, Why ‘The CUNY Map of NYC” Matters #FuturesEd

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. In  his “The CUNY Sociodemographics Map of New York City: Part I – Race and Ethnicity” , Michael Dorsch  compares the ethnicity of each of the communities surrounding each of CUNY’s campuses to the ethnicity of the students attending.  He has also published detailed racial and ethnic demographics for each campus, so you can gain a quite intriguing and complex picture of both the individual colleges and CUNY as a whole from this excellent research. Read more...

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Flat World and CBE: Self-paced does not imply isolation

By . Several weeks ago Flat World announced their latest round of funding, raising $5 million of debt financing, raising their total to $40.7 million. The company started out by offering full e-textbooks (and was previously named FlatWorld Knowledge), developing 110 titles that included 25 of the 50 most-used lecture courses. More...

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California Community College OEI Selects LMS Vendor

By . The Online Education Initiative (OEI) for California’s Community College System has just announced its vendor selection for a Common Course Management System (CCMS)[1]. For various reasons I cannot provide any commentary on this process, so I would prefer to simply direct people to the OEI blog site. More...

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A Sneak Preview of e-Literate TV at ELI

By Michael Feldstein. Phil and I will be chatting with Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz about our upcoming e-Literate TV series on personalized learning in a featured session at ELI tomorrow. We’ll be previewing short segments of video case studies that we’ve done on an elite New England liberal arts college, an urban community college, and large public university. More...

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e-Literate TV Case Study Preview: Middlebury College

By Michael Feldstein. As we get closer to the release of the new e-Literate TV series on personalized learning, Phil and I will be posting previews highlighting some of the more interesting segments from the series. Both our preview posts and the series itself start with Middlebury College. When we first talked about the series with its sponsors, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they agreed to give us the editorial independence to report what we find, whether it is good, bad, or indifferent. More...

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Wanted – A Theory of Change

By Michael FeldsteinPhil and I went to the ELI conference this week. It was my first time attending, which is odd given that it is one of the best conferences that I’ve attended in quite a while. How did I not know this? 
We went, in part, to do a session on our upcoming e-Literate TV series, which was filmed for use in the series. More...

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