03 novembre 2015

An Open Letter to Sherry Turkle On MOOCs and Online Learning

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I am writing this open letter to you after reading your chapter on Education in your important, indispensable, and beautifully written new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Read more...

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The ENEM: A Giant Bottleneck for Brazil

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Marcelo Knobel. This time of the year is critical for millions of students all over Brazil. The entrance examinations season for higher education starts with the National High School Examination (ENEM), organized by the Ministry of Education. Read more...

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The International Classroom

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Hans de Wit. On October 19, Inside Higher Ed published an essay by Adele Barker, a professor at the University of Arizona, titled, “A professor’s experience with unprepared Chinese students.” Read more...

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We Can't Train Students for the "Real World"

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. In my “real world,” undergraduate tuition (1988-1992) at a highly regarded state university cost a little over $2k a year, and when you graduated, you could get a three-bedroom apartment in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with a couple of buddies for $1100/month (the same apartment now goes for $2800). Read more...

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Questioning the Undergraduate Creative Writing Workshop

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. In the midst of the great lecture debate of the past couple of weeks, I was intrigued by Slate columnist Rebecca Schuman’s argument that one of the reasons lecture remains popular is because academics, likely having been “ideal” students (“front row kids”) themselves, gravitate to a mode that serves that sort of student. Read more...

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Reading For Pleasure In Grad School

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Natascha Chtena. Oftentimes, grad students complain about how little time they have to read non-academic books like novels and popular non-fiction. And they’re right – finding time for pleasure reading can be a challenge in grad school. Read more...

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Battling Misconceptions

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Erin Bedford. With a Canadian election having just finished and an American election gearing up, bad science and statements that conflict with evidence have been coming from the mouths of politicians, journalists, and family and friends more often than usual. Grad students everywhere listen and cringe. Read more...

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How to Manage Irregular Expenses with Limited Cash Flow

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Emily Roberts. Irregular or non-monthly expenses can be difficult to weather for anyone, but even more so when you have a low income or little to no discretionary income. Irregular expenses are a nearly universal pain point among graduate students. Any (relatively) large expenses that crop up once or a few times per year can pose a problem, and common examples include school fees, taxes, car registration, car repairs, travel, conference expenses, entertainment, electronics, clothes, home furnishings, insurance, gifts, and medical expenses. Read more...

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What Influences International STEM Students' Decisions?

HomeA British Council survey of 1,348 international undergraduate and graduate students studying in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States asked about factors affecting their decision making in choosing a country and course of study. Read more...

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Paine College Unable to Make Payroll

HomePaine College, a historically black institution in Georgia, announced Friday that it could not make its most recent payroll. Read more...

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