27 février 2015

How to Make the Most of Your Exchange Program

By Guest Writer. Exchange programs are a wonderful way of enhancing a student's learning experience. Through these programs, students get an opportunity to study at a partner institution. Often, exchange programs involve international travel; however, it is not a requirement that the student should study outside his/her home country. More...

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How to Apply for a Masters Degree in the UK

By Riti Rishi Sandhu. Studying a master’s degree at a UK university is a fantastic opportunity, both for your academic and personal life. Not only will you have a huge choice of world-renowned institutions at which to study, but you’ll be able to immerse yourself in Britain’s rich culture while doing so. Unfortunately, applying to any master’s degree takes time and effort, and it’s all too easy to procrastinate until it’s too late. To help take away some of the stress and confusion, we’ve written a guide on how to apply to your chosen course while making sure you meet key university application dates and deadlines. More...

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How to Choose a Masters Degree

By Riti Rishi Sandhu. There are lots of things you’ll want to look out for when choosing a master’s degree. The university itself is very important, as is the town or city where you’ll be living. You’ll also want to pay close attention to the course content, career outcomes and entry requirements. Here are some of the key elements to consider when choosing a master’s degree. More...

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What Can You Do With an English Literature Degree?

By Laura Tucker. While there’s more to an English literature degree than reading hefty tomes until your eyes go square, it’s fair to say that reading and analyzing written works is likely to be pretty central to your studies. During an English literature degree, students scrutinize and debate a variety of texts, as well as acquiring knowledge of literary movements, periods and critical approaches that have shaped the way we view literature today. More...

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What Can You Do With a Fashion Degree?

By Laura Tucker. If you’ve got a fashion crush on Vivienne Westwood, a penchant for Alexander Wang handbags, or you just enjoy the feel of chiffon against your skin, you’re probably following fashion week as it arrives in Milan, New York, London and Paris with a mixture of awe and jealousy. If that’s the case, you might also be considering undertaking a fashion degree. From photography to PR and design to merchandising, whichever area of the fashion industry you choose to specialize in, a fashion degree could be the key to a huge array of exciting career options. More...

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What Can You Do With a Mathematics Degree?

By Laura Tucker. Whether you call it ‘math’ or ‘maths’, or prefer the traditional ‘mathematics’, if you study numbers at university, your career opportunities are not only numerous, they’re also fairly lucrative. Thanks to the growing importance placed on technology, big data and economic efficiency by all kinds of organizations, expert number crunchers are increasingly in demand. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2012 and 2022, the job market for mathematicians is expected to grow by a whopping 23%, with a predicted median salary of US$110,000. More...

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Big data trend now being applied to managing human resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Big data trend now being applied to managing human resources
Dianne Buckner, CBC News, 2015/02/26
Intesresting story in CBC rthis morning on the use of data analytics by employers to manage staffing. "A growing number of human resources executives are starting to dig deep into computerized statistical data on employees, to make decisions regarding salaries, promotions, and even benefit programs. It's a trend that excites some and worries others." More...

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What’s Wrong with the Internet?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What’s Wrong with the Internet?
Edward H. Baker, Strategy+Business, 2015/02/26
Review of Andrew Keenm's The Internet is not the Answer. "Keen argues that 'rather than democracy and diversity…all we’ve got from the digital revolution so far is fewer jobs, an overabundance of content, an infestation of piracy, a coterie of Internet monopolists, and a radical narrowing of our economic and cultural elite.'" My perspective of course is very different. More...

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National Adjunct Walkout Day

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. National Adjunct Walkout Day
Various authors, NAWD | Tumblr, 2015/02/25
As Gawker reports, "Today is "National Adjunct Walkout Day" [in the U.S. and elsewhere] when the overworked, disrespected, and underpaid adjunct professors of the world (the US, mostly) go on strike to raise awareness of the fact that, while colleges keeping getting more and more expensive, adjunct professors keep getting screwed." More...

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6 Best Practices for Developing Competency-based Job Profiles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 6 Best Practices for Developing Competency-based Job Profiles
Unattributed, HRSG, 2015/02/25
This is advertorial content supporting marketing for HRSG’s CompetencyCore's profile builder, but it's also a good snapshot of where learning management is heading in the corporate space (and probably in the institutional space as well). More...

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