28 février 2015

A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

NPRBy Brenda Iasevoli. This week marked National Adjunct Walkout Day, a protest to gain better working conditions for part-time college instructors. Why are college professors from San Jose State University to the City University of New York taking to the streets like fast-food workers?
They say they have something in common. More...

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UCAS to include European universities

VarsityBy Sarah Baxter. UCAS has announced that it will now allow UK students to apply to universities in the rest of Europe, in a major shake-up of its admissions system.
Currently, students from the UK wishing to take a course at a European institution have to apply directly to that university, rather than through the UCAS administration process.
These universities would also participate in the clearing system, which offers students vacant places remaining after the release of A-level results. More...

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Colleges vote on industrial action over merger plan

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "irishexaminer logo"Academic staff have welcomed decisions of two institutes of technology not to speed up a planned merger but will still vote on possible industrial action over the move.
The governing bodies of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) are sticking to the timeframe to formalise their merger sometime in the second half of 2016 after discussing the issue at special meetings on Wednesday. More...

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Japan looks to instill global mindset in grads

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "sciencemag logo"By Dennis Normile. Fewer and fewer Japanese students are going abroad for study. The number of foreign students in Japan is trending downward. And non-Japanese professors are uncommon. To address these deficits, Japan's education ministry has just launched the Top Global University Project. Under the program, 13 research universities deemed by the ministry capable of attaining top-100 status worldwide will each receive $3.5 million a year for 10 years. More...

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Can big data lead to transparency in higher ed?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "tribtalk"By Elaine Mendoza. It is encouraging to see higher education became a priority as we move into the 2015 legislative session. The 2011 funding cuts were perplexing. After all, 2010 was a very good year for Higher Education in Texas. Against the backdrop of diversification of the state’s economy requiring a more post-secondary educated workforce, enrollments in higher education institutions were up. In particular, Texas saw the state’s highest enrollment of Hispanics ever. Significant progress and success at last. More...

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China’s Parents Think West Is Best For Schools

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "barrons.com"By . If you’re wealthy in China, one of your biggest concerns is making sure your children get a good education and are accepted at a top university.
Increasingly you might make a choice like Ms. Tang (who didn’t want her first name used). Ms. Tang’s eldest daughter Michelle, is a sophomore in her second year at The Berkshire School , a 400-student boarding school in Sheffield, Mass., 7,300 miles from her home in Shanghai. More...

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A woeful approach to language education continues

THE last time she was recruiting for her export-sales team, Sarah Grain hired a Lithuanian who speaks Russian, Polish and German. Her two previous hires for Eriez Magnetics, which makes industrial equipment in South Wales, were an Italian who also speaks French, and a Venezuelan who speaks Spanish and Portuguese. All of them speak fluent English. “There were no British applicants who had the requisite language skills,” she says. Ms Grain’s conclusion is not unusual for a British company. In 2012 a European Commission survey tested the foreign-language proficiency of 54,000 students aged 14 and 15, in 14 nations. More...

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Diseño instruccional de cursos abiertos on-line

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "open education europa"El curso "Diseño instruccional de cursos abiertos on-line" está destinado a profesores y diseñadores de estudios abiertos online Se trata de un curso abierto, personalizado, y de acceso escalable en la metodología docente y en la ayuda pedagógica. Es decir no es un MOOC al uso, tiene unos rasgos propios, los de un nuevo tipo de cursos. Para obtener más información vea el vídeo de presentación corto o el ví­deo completo de presentación. También puede obtener la información que se va produciendo sobre el curso en el blog "Cursos abiertos". More...

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Open Educational Practices and Digital Skills for a Digital European Union

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "open education europa"Commissioner Oettinger called for a true European Digital Union through the creation of a Digital Single Market to harness the potential of the ongoing digital revolution. Other speakers stressed the importance of the reported skills shortage of IT experts in Europe. At the same time, the Digital Single Market survey by Digital Europe highlighted the improvement the quality of digital skills as the factor with the highest impact towards a Europe that can generate jobs and prosperity through innovation in digital technologies. More...

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Top apps, tools and tips to be effective when studying

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "open education europa"You can take a look on the list below or access the interactive version here to discover more tools to study effectively. Pick up the tools that will help you in those areas of learning where you have more difficulties. More...

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