16 mai 2015

In Jordan, Those With Special Needs Face a Difficult Plight

By Ezzedine Al Natour. After spending years to get her postgraduate degree at Jordanian universities and working at Saudi institutions, Helena Hamad, a professor of educational psychology who uses a wheelchair, is left without a job. More...

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Asia tops biggest global school rankings

http://static.bbci.co.uk/frameworks/barlesque/2.5.10/desktop/3.5/img/blq-blocks_grey_alpha.pngBy Sean Coughlan. The biggest ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at the bottom.
Singapore heads the table, followed by Hong Kong, with Ghana at the bottom.
The UK is in 20th place, among higher achieving European countries, with the US in 28th. More...

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Holland Alumni network events in the US and Canada

EP-Nuffic is organising three alumni events in Northern America this May. The events in New York, Boston and Toronto aim to establish and strengthen ties with alumni of Dutch higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. The Holland Alumni Association Canada will also be officially launched. More...

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Studenten sollen enger mit Firmen zusammenarbeiten

SPIEGEL ONLINEKooperationen zwischen Unis und Wirtschaft, längere Praxisphasen im Studium: Bachelor-Studenten sollen mehr Erfahrungen in Unternehmen sammeln, haben die europäischen Bildungsminister beschlossen.
Bachelor-Absolventen seien nicht fit genug für den Arbeitsmarkt, monieren Unternehmen immer wieder. Das soll sich nun ändern: Hochschulen sollen stärker mit Unternehmen zusammenarbeiten. Zudem sollen sie Studiengänge anbieten, die praxisnaher sind. Darauf haben sich die europäischen Bildungsminister auf ihrer zweitägigen Konferenz im armenischen Eriwan geeinigt. Mehr...

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#emoocs2015 Self-Directed Learning in trial #FutureLearn courses #SDL

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Sharing latest paper on self-directed learning. This paper will be presented on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 at the eMOOCs2015 conference in Mons, Belgium at 11.00 o'clock in auditorium 3. The full programme can be found here.
Full paper is available here (Academia).

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About Those D2L Claims of LMS Usage Increasing Retention Rates

By Phil Hill. In my post last week on the IMS Global Consortium conference #LILI15, I suggested that LMS usage in aggregate has not improved academic performance and noted that John Baker from D2L disagreed. More...

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Miami U disability discrimination lawsuit could have major effect

By Phil Hill. This week the US Department of Justice, citing Title II of ADA, decided to intervene in a private lawsuit filed against Miami University of Ohio regarding disability discrimination based on ed tech usage. Call this a major escalation and just ask the for-profit industry how big an effect DOJ intervention can be. More...

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Collaboration Critical for System-Level Online Aggregators

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Colleges, universities and systems across the United States are looking to online education as a way of attracting a wider audience of students. Some systems have even launched online aggregators as a way of leveraging the content produced by their constituent campuses, but these projects don’t always go to plan. More...

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Next-Gen Institutional Management Systems: Empowering the Front Line and Evolving IT’s Role

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Colleges invest heavily in institutional management systems. Many of the aging institutional management systemsareoverly complex and expensive to maintain. Meanwhile, the higher education environment has changed markedly. Institutions are being forced to do more with fewer resources. More...

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Making Enrollment and Student Success Everyone’s Job

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Changing demographics, increasing price competition, rising student debt, shrinking state funding and questions related both to graduates’ job prospects and the market relevance of certain degree programs are fundamentally changing the nature of enrollment operations at many colleges and universities. More...

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