16 février 2015

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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#Fun testing boundaries of #DeepFace

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Since the announcement of DeepFace and its consecutive reasonance in the media, the facial recognition algorithm from Facebook, it aroused both interest and critique. There are many arguments to consider privacy issues before sending out these types of identity related software's out there ... into the public world. But no matter what the status of the philosophical decisions is, DeepFace is now ready to be fully deployed after a successful pilot. Read more...

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Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The 46 page research report on 'Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers' is a practical and informative report. The report was written by experts (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue) in the field that combine a strong theoretical background with experienced practical projects, this combination clearly adds to the relevance of the report. Read more...

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Widespread opposition to cuts in EU research budget

Europe has been struggling with financial crisis in recent years. One of the latest initiatives has been the introduction of EFSI – European Fund for Strategic Investments. After being put forward in late November, the principal plan received political backing in the December meeting of the European Council. The funding available would have its aim to target projects that would boost European economy, as outlined in the press release “to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work“. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commissions president stated that “If Europe invests more, Europe will be more prosperous and create more jobs – it’s as simple as that. The Investment Plan we are putting forward today in close partnership with the European Investment Bank is an ambitious and new way of boosting investment without creating new debt.” More...

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University of Tokyo, top school in China to form strategic partnership

Japan and China’s top universities will expand their collaboration to open the door for more academic and student exchanges, a move encouraged by the first meeting last year between the two countries’ current leaders, university officials said.
The University of Tokyo and Peking University struck a basic deal on the establishment of a “strategic partnership” in mid-January that will pave the way for them to bring their relationship beyond existing exchange agreements and carry out various joint programs more flexibly, the officials said Saturday. More...

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Western Business Schools Pump Investment Into Asian Campuses

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "businessbecause"By Seb Murray. Top western business schools are in a rush to establish campuses in fast-growing Asian economies, with Chinese locations the most popular. More...

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U-Multirank: French HEIs top internationalisation league table

By Beckie Smith. French institutions have performed particularly well in the second annual internationalisation rankings from user-driven global higher education U-Multirank rankings, while all 27 of 237 institutions analysed which achieved the top scores available are in Europe. More...

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Vivienne Stern, UK Higher Education International Unit

By Katie Duncan. We have a particular focus on creating opportunities for international staff in universities to get together to learn from each other – through our Communities of Practice; expert-led seminars and programmes like Go International, which encourages UK students to study abroad and HE Global, which supports transnational education. More...

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In Tunisia, a Strange Case of Switched Scores

By Khaoula Sliti. When a student’s whole academic career depends on a single national test, the student’s life can take sudden ups and downs. More...

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Learning software gets major update for visually impaired students

eCampus NewsKurzweil Education, Inc., a division of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its award-winning text-to-speech software that makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired. More...

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