22 novembre 2015

Black colleges might be struggling, but their alums are thriving

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Anyone who has spoken with alums of a historically black college or university (HBCU) can attest, they really love their schools. More...

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Edtech’s next big disruption is the college degree

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. For centuries, the college degree has been the global gold standard for assessing an individual entering the workforce. But after cornering the credentials market for nearly a millennium, the degree’s days alone at the top are most definitely numbered. More...

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A global community’s college

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Marieth Siku recalls having one big fear while traveling from Luanda, the capital of Angola, to study at a community college in Houston. What if she was the only one there from her country. More...

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Shooting at Winston-Salem State leaves one dead, one wounded

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, the school said early Sunday. More...

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Education leaders seek to make Hartford a college town

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Hartford's higher education leaders want to make the city a college town, and hope this will drive cultural and economic growth in the state’s capitol. More...

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Blackboard brings virtual collaboration to learners with disabilities

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Blackboard Inc. ("Blackboard") today announced two accessibility milestones for the latest version of its online virtual collaboration tool Blackboard Collaborate. Today's announcement marks the company's latest steps toward providing industry-leading inclusive technology for teaching and learning. More...

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Students, borrowers win as education department expands protections

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. College students will be shielded from some fees when accessing federal student aid funds, while borrowers with older student loans will be eligible for slightly more generous repayment plans under new rules the U.S. Department of Education finalized Tuesday. More...

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Migration will be win-win for world, finds World Bank report

HomeThis Global Monitoring Report is in partnership between the IMF and the World Bank, with contributions from OECD and multilateral development banks. The topic arose in the research department, partly because over the last 30 years we haven’t had a World Bank report on demography. Since then, demographic trends have changed dramatically. Global population used to grow a few decades ago at 2%, now it’s 1%, and by 2050 it will be 0.5%. The world population is ageing a record speeds, never seen before. Global working age population as a share of the total population has reached a maximum of 66% in 2012 and is now declining. And the total number of children around the world is stabilising at around 2 billion. More...

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The shape of classrooms to come

Résultat de recherche d'images pour . These days, education is swinging from intimate in-person seminars to massive online open courses. Georgetown University’s come up with something in between.
The school’s master of science in finance (MSF) program, which launched at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in 2014, uses what faculty call a “blended classroom” to teach students either in-person and online — or both. More...

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The global education community adopts and launches Education 2030 Framework for Action

The Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA) was adopted and launched at a high-level meeting, held alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference at the Organization’s Headquarters on 4 November.
"Today, with the Education 2030 Framework for Action, Governments from across the world have agreed on how to translate a promise on paper to change on the ground,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the launch event.
The Education 2030 Framework for Action was adopted by more than 70 Ministers, representatives of Member States, the United Nations, multilateral and bi-lateral agencies, civil society, regional organizations, the teaching profession, academia, youth and the private sector. More...

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