17 août 2015

Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Penn State’s One Button Studio has changed the meaning of “video literacy,” giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance. More...

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Learning to cope with work in future

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn,” wrote Alvin Toffler. His predictions are coming true as the very nature of work is changing before our eyes. More...

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Higher education department to look at how ‘missing middle’ students can benefit from NSFAS

By Bekezela Phakathi. THE Higher Education Department is looking at ways in which it can provide funding to students who come from families that earn too much to qualify for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) but not enough to finance tertiary studies. More...

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Smartphones, social media helping students cheat in exams: University of Sydney report

ABC NewsBy Cassandra Bedwell. The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found.
The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university. More...

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UK universities struggling in Nobel quest

VarsityBy Keir Baker. New data shows overall British success in earning Nobel Prizes, but also reveals UK institutions failing to compete with American rivals. More...

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University deans defend enrolling students with scant maths

afr.comBy Tim Dodd. Top educators have defended Australian universities' move away from requiring maths as a prerequisite for science, engineering and commerce degrees in which mathematical knowledge plays a key part. More...

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Drop in number of Polish academics causes concern

Chemistry WorldBy . One of Poland’s university associations is reporting that the number of academics at the country’s higher education institutions is in decline. This has been accompanied by falling student numbers at higher education institutions. Funding problems are being blamed for the drop.
The report from the KRASP university association claimed that, ‘in the past decade, the average ratio of tutors per student has significantly increased, but this improvement is entirely a consequence of the changing demographics’. Read more...

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Winds of change sweep Korean universities, student life

By Choi He-suk. Like almost everything else in Korea, universities here have seen dramatic changes over the past few decades.
In the years immediately following the 1950-1953 Korean War, universities were home to the offspring of the few who could afford higher education for their children. Read more...

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Ordinance to reduce VCs tenure raise eyebrows

By . Pakistan Today has learnt that an amendment in university rules through an ordinance is on the cards for decreasing the tenure of vice chancellors of public sector universities from four years to two years while several prominent personalities from the country’s higher education circles have vowed to move court against the “planned move”. Read more...

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More output than aviation industry! How Africa's universities can bring big change to cities - a few examples

By Samantha Spooner. South African universities employed about 50,000 permanent and temporary faculty members by 2011.
The role of universities in driving economic growth is widely known and was canvassed at the summit. But something very valuable, yet often overlooked, is the pivotal role they play at the core of the economic infrastructure and activity of Africa’s cities and towns. Read more...

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