11 mai 2015

Study provides foundation for the future of digital higher education

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DWkk7wQtafc/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAKI/jAO229hCsXk/photo.jpg?sz=104A new, comprehensive metastudy of the role technology plays in higher education urges universities of tomorrow to capitalize on technologies that effectively support student learning, to embrace blended learning environments, and to customize degree programs to serve the needs of students in a digital age. More...

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University Hebdo event to go ahead

Belfast TelegraphA Northern Ireland university criticised for cancelling a conference on the Charlie Hebdo murders has announced that the event will now go ahead. More...

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New framework aims to usher in a new era of higher education across region

The NationTHAILAND'S Office of National Education Standards and Quality Assessment has announced a framework containing four principles that now apply to all institutes of higher education within the 10 Asean member countries - a move that aims to create equivalent education standards throughout the region. More...

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A first guide to study abroad aimed at parents

The New York-based Institute of International Education, or IIE, has published a first guide to study abroad for parents, containing critical information needed to inform and support their children as they embark upon the study abroad experience.
The guide’s three authors – Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, Allan E Goodman and William Gertz – stress the importance of parental involvement in study abroad decisions in A Parent Guide to Study Abroad, which was published last week. Read more...

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New initiatives to boost higher education and research

By Wagdy Sawahel. Mauritania is to set up a national council for higher education and research and will develop a monitoring and evaluation system and performance indicators as part of efforts to promote a knowledge-based economy. Read more...

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‘Humanities useless’ debate sparks science teacher boost

By Esther Nakkazi. Makerere University in Uganda is reintroducing a postgraduate diploma in education to train scientists to become science teachers. The move comes in the wake of President Yoweri Museveni slating the humanities as ‘useless’ and asking universities to focus on sciences. Read more...

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One year less research for a PhD than in UK and Sweden

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A new study comparing Danish doctoral students with those at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that Danish candidates spend considerably less time on research. The findings have sparked a national debate on how doctoral training should be structured. Read more...

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State cuts university funding by 6% as enrolment soars

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s public universities will have to tighten their belts following a decision by the Treasury to cut funding by 6% in the coming financial year, which begins in July – despite 28% expansion in student numbers. Read more...

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Illinois pioneers low-cost MBA via MOOCs

By Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a low-cost online MBA programme in partnership with Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based MOOC – massive open online course – provider, hoping to meet its land-grant mission of improving access and also to create a new stream of revenue at a time of shrinking state support for higher education. Read more...

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Student mobility held up by delays to credit system

By Suchitra Behal. Attempts to ensure that universities adopt a Choice Based Credit System, or CBCS, by September are meeting stiff resistance from universities. The system would make it easier for students to move between universities in India or study abroad. Read more...

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