11 mai 2015

India overtakes China in outbound student growth

By Yojana Sharma. The growth rate in the number of students from India heading to universities abroad has outpaced China for the first time, according to a new report on Indian student mobility trends to the main English-speaking countries – the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Read more...

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Cameron victory raises European Union exit risk for universities

By Brendan O’Malley. Labour’s pledge to reduce the cap on tuition fees in universities in England from £9,000 to £6,000 (US$13,900 to US$9,300) was the only higher education issue given a high profile in the UK general election. Read more...

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A new model for higher education?

By Margaret Andrews. Last month I mentioned that business schools, through their graduate degrees and executive education programmes, might be the first to feel the heat of the changing market for higher education. Turns out that may not be true – it might be the undergraduate market, quickly followed by the rest of higher education. Globally. Read more...

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Modi’s visit to Canada: a missed opportunity?

By Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Amira El Masri, Sheila Embleton, Zainab Kizilbash and Neville Panthaki. During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada last month, he thanked Prime Minister Stephen Harper for “returning a precious piece of our heritage”. He was referring to the return of a 900-year-old Khajuraho sculpture. Read more...

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Bologna needs renewed focus

By Tibor Navracsics. Over the past 15 years, the Bologna Process has turned into the most far-reaching reform the education community has ever experienced – creating a European space of university cooperation based on quality, openness and mutual trust: the European Higher Education Area. Read more...

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LinkedIn: the future of global university rankings?

By Rahul Choudaha. Much has been debated and researched about the uses and abuses of university rankings. Ellen Hazelkorn, author of Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education, says that: “Rankings serve some good, but they create a lot of perverse incentives.” Read more...

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Could LinkedIn provide a better alternative to existing rankings?

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Features this week, Rahul Choudaha considers whether LinkedIn, with its focus on career outcomes rather than research citations, might be a game changer among university ranking systems.
From South Africa Munyaradzi Makoni reports on the ‘violation of the values’ of the leading University of the Witwatersrand by student representative council president Mcebo Dlamini, who professed to love Adolf Hitler and who lost his post, though for earlier charges of misconduct.
In World Blog, Margaret Andrews wonders if Arizona State University’s initiative to offer the entire first year of an undergraduate programme online marks the start of a changing market for higher education.
In Commentary, European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics reviews the successes of the Bologna Process and hopes for renewed focus at an imminent Bologna policy conference in Armenia.
Jon Gluyas explains why the fossil fuel divestment campaign at universities against multinational oil companies is misdirected – it is governments that really have the power to deliver lower carbon societies. And Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Amira El Masri, Sheila Embleton, Zainab Kizilbash and Neville Panthaki say that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Canada was a missed opportunity to strengthen higher education collaboration. Read more...

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Visualising feedback: students’ interpretation of learning analytics dashboards

The University of Melbourne logoVisualising feedback: students’ interpretation of learning analytics dashboards

Wednesday 13 May 2015 1-2pm
Barbara Falk Room, Melbourne CSHE. Level 1, 715 Swanston St, Carlton (Melbourne)

Dr Linda Corrin & Paula de Barba
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
University of Melbourne

Learning analytics offer the new ways to be able to provide feedback to students on their performance and engagement with learning. One such method is through dashboards within learning management systems, yet little is currently known about how students may interpret and respond to feedback delivered in this format. In this seminar we will present the results of a recent research study which explored students’ interpretation of feedback visualised through a dashboard in two subjects at the University of Melbourne. Issues and recommendations for teachers considering delivering feedback to students in this way will also be discussed.

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Parité H/F par-ci, pas par-là

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. 24 avril 2015, Conseil constitutionnel, décision n° 2015-465 QPC (Question Prioritaire de Constitutionnalité) concernant la composition de la formation restreinte du conseil académique pour les questions individuelles relatives au recrutement, à l’affectation et à la carrière des enseignants-chercheurs.
Par cette décision, le Conseil a rejeté deux QPC, celle de la CPU, celle de la SPC.
Le Code de l’éducation (version post-loi ESR) n’est donc pas modifié car les articles incriminés par les QPC ne portent pas atteinte au principe d’égalité devant la loi. La parité H/F demeure exigée quand les questions individuelles concernent des enseignants-chercheurs autres que les professeurs des universités. Elle n’est pas exigée quand ces questions concernent des professeurs. Suite...

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CNESER, sabotage d’une élection

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Les arrêtés organisant les élections étudiantes au CNESER ont été publiés le 5 mai 2015 (ci-dessous les articles clés). Ils ne font pas à ce jour l’objet d’un communiqué de presse de Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. Et pourtant celle-ci n’est pas en voyage ; à la différence de 5 ministres importantes, elle n’accompagne pas François Hollande aux Antilles et à Cuba. Suite...

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