27 septembre 2015

How an art history class became more engaging with Twitter

The ConversationBy . When I was a college student, art history courses revolved around a 1960s-era carousel slide projector. Its monotonous humming and clicking in the darkened lecture hall often put my classmates to sleep. More...

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Here’s the score for Obama’s college scorecard: more minuses than pluses

The ConversationBy . This past Saturday, September 12, following an announcement in President Obama’s weekly address, the US Department of Education released its College Scorecard. More...

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An innovative form of cheating emerges in MOOCs

The ConversationBy . What if Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) aren’t actually courses at all?
Our research teams at Harvard and MIT have shown over and over again that MOOC students look and act nothing like conventional students of either residential universities or online programs. More...

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To cut costs, college students are buying less food and even going hungry

The ConversationBy  and . Studies have long shown that a college student’s odds of achieving financial security and a better quality of life improve when he or she earns a degree. More...

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Sustainability science is a new academic discipline. But is it sustainable?

The ConversationBy . In 2007, the American Association for the Advancement of Science counted 32 sustainability science programs at colleges and universities in the United States. Today, there are 118. More...

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Should students from state schools be given priority access to university?

The ConversationBy  and . Higher education is seen by some as a passport to social mobility, a leveller which can help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds catch up with their more fortunate peers by offering them a springboard from which to enter the world of employment. More...

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We should be grateful that Universities UK has taken a stand against Brexit

The ConversationBy . Universities UK has long been accused of not fighting strongly enough for the interests of universities. Beset by internal differences and having to please all factions, it has rather let the so-called university mission groups – not least the Russell Group – lobby loudly instead. Yet when it does put its head above the parapet, as it has with a forceful campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union ahead of an upcoming referendum on membership, it gets its head shot off. More...

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Getting students into uni is one thing, but how to keep them there?

The ConversationBy and . Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has revealed Labor’s policy platform for higher education, saying the focus would be on retaining students in higher education and curbing the numbers dropping out. More...

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What a difference a portfolio makes: early learning is not babysitting

The ConversationBy . The reorganisation of federal ministerial portfolios this week moved early childhood education and care (ECEC) from social services to education, with Simon Birmingham assuming ministerial responsibility. More...

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Australia’s VET system needs fundamental change – here’s how it can be fixed

The ConversationBy  and . Stories about abuses in Australian vocational education and training (VET) continue to appear some six months after the federal government announced reforms that were meant to clean up the sector. More...

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