16 mars 2015

Australians challenged to evolve in new era of education

By Amy Baker. A bold new era of funding and evolution in modes of learning face Australia’s university sector, but the core purpose of education to elevate a nation and foster global education should not be forgotten. More...

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Canada: CAPS-I courts Latin American students

By Natalie Marsh. The Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) has taken members from 33 school districts on their first trade missions to Mexico and Brazil, for a series of seminars and meetings with Latin American agencies. More...

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US State Dept hosts first virtual study abroad fair

By Natalie Marsh. The US Department of State has hosted its first ever virtual study abroad fair with the Institute of International Education and CollegeWeekLive, an online platform which provides video conferencing facilities and resources for prospective students. More...

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Impact of rising Swiss franc on inbound market “too early to tell”

By Natalie Marsh. After The PIE News revealed last month that an uncapping of the Swiss franc from the euro is becoming financially troubling for education agencies in Switzerland sending students overseas, there is concern that the currency fluctuation could affect the inbound market – but agents and providers both say it’s too early to tell. More...

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London providers claim victory over rising travel fees

By Sara Custer. An English language school and summer centre operator has claimed a victory in a complaint about rising public transportation fees for its students while travelling around the capital. More...

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FELTOM steers toward adult market, quality assurance

By Sara Custer. Traditionally a market for short-term junior courses, Malta’s English language school sector is aiming to attract longer-term, mature students. The country’s ELT representative body, the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisation, said it expects 2014 figures to show more growth in this student cohort after strong increases in 2013. More...

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Filling skills gaps spells big profits for Udemy

By Sara Custer. Referring to itself as a “global marketplace for teaching and learning online”, non-academic MOOC platform Udemy has recently announced that its top 10 instructors have made $17 million in earnings since it launched in 2010. More...

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Malaysia develops identity verification app

By  Beckie Smith. Education Malaysia Global Services, the body tasked with marketing Malaysian education and managing student services, is developing a mobile application for law enforcement officers enabling them to verify the identity of international students, it announced this month. More...

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Canadian language providers rally in face of tough policy

By  Beckie Smith. It hasn’t been an easy year for Canadian language providers as new policies came into effect last June that abolished their rights to the study work co-op programmes, and placed more responsibility on provincial lawmakers, further fragmenting already disjointed governance of the sector. More...

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Canada, China agree on 10-year, multi-entry visa

By  Beckie Smith. Canada and China have reached a reciprocal agreement to introduce a 10-year, multiple entry visa for business, travel and tourism in a move that will boost bilateral trade ties and people-to-people exchanges. More...

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