13 mai 2016

Enduring Challenges for Latin America

By Andrés Bernasconi and Marcelo Knobel. In March, 2016, during one weekend in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia, a group of 25 experts of Higher Education in Latin America met in an informal setting to discuss the main challenges of higher education in the region. The group had attendees from many Latin American countries and the US, including academics from Universities, consultants, funding agencies, among others. Read more...

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Consultancy

By Ana García de Fanelli. In “Thoughts on International Research Collaboration” Marcelo Knobel questions what Brazil could do to further strengthen the collaboration between Brazilian and American scientists. Read more...

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Memo to the Candidates

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Notwithstanding different platforms and personalities that distinguish your campaigns, you all seem to be missing a critical component: The Internet. Allow me to make the case. Read more...

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Introducing TACC!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. It is with pleasure that I introduce a unique, new information management and cybersecurity program hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst: Trust, Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate Program. Read more...

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Differentiated Instruction in the College Classroom

By Steven Mintz. One concept that higher education should borrow from K-12 educators is differentiated instruction. This is the notion – rooted in the one-room schoolhouse – that multiple forms of learning can take place simultaneously in a single classroom. Read more...

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Craving the Next Big Thing

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. That was the sub-head for an article in Times Higher Education (THE) last month that asked the question "Is Snapchat the new Twitter on campus?" As you might expect, the piece generated a lot of social media traffic...on Twitter. However, it's important to read through the entire piece with a critically aware attitude. Read more...

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Is Your Content Creation Achieving Anything?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. You may have noticed this already, but there's a lot of content on the web these days. Posts, tweets, videos, snaps, blogs, updates, photos, and stories. There's so much happening on so many channels that it's difficult at times to parse the lot of it. Read more...

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When You Really Need a Translation App

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Last week, I frequently found myself wishing that I was fluent in Arabic. Being fluent only in English and conversational in Spanish, most of my communication while volunteering at refugee camps in northern Greece was a mix of hand gestures, a few random English-based conversations, and a lot of digital translation aided by two apps on my aging iPhone 5. Read more...

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Student Experience, Customer Service, and the “Gig Economy”

By Yves Salomon-Fernandez. In the academy, we shun the term “customer service.” It belittles what we do, the impact that we have on students and on society. It makes it appear as if education were a commodity. More...

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The Millennial Learners

By Sophia Sanchez. My young niece, all of 10 years old, has her own iPad and is quite a pro at using it. She has a DSLR too because she is interested in shooting birds. And she used to help her journo mum with her blog. In fact, she uses them with the same ease with which I used to play with clay and blocks as a child. She is a Millennial child. More...

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