26 novembre 2016

Report on SFU’s experiences of teaching with technology

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I always enjoy going to a university or college and seeing how they are using learning technologies. I am always a little surprised and I am also usually intrigued by some unexpected application, and today’s DemoFest at Simon Fraser University was no exception. More...

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Doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Western Cape

The University of Wester Cape in South Africa has announced 7 doctoral and 3 post-doctoral positions. The Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS) is an institute at the University of Western Cape (UWC), located within the Faculty of Education. Relevant research, teaching and development activities across the three domains of the IPSS contribute towards growing the knowledge base on post-schooling particularly in Africa and globally. See more...

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National systems for student fees and support systems in Europe – Eurydice report

Eurydice has published a report that looks into student fees and support systems across Europe for 2016/2017 study year. The report provides an overview of key developments in Europe in this area, as well as more detailed national case studies. See more...

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List of conferences relevant for higher education in 2017

By Hedda. 2017 coming up – what are your conference plans for the coming year? Calls for papers have been distributed and dates are confirmed. So time to start planning which conferences to attend in 2017. To make this easier for you, we are now compiling a list of relevant conferences for the fourth year now. See more...

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Free mobile learning papers from mLearn2016 conference in Sydney #mLearning #mobile

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. This is a great set of mobile learning papers (proceedings available here) written for the 15th mLearn conference that was organised in Sydney, Australia on 24-26 October 2016. The theme chosen for the conference was Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. Read more...

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BTEC: why it’s important to Universities, Employers, Students…and Pearson too

This week, we are publishing the annual data for nearly three-quarters of a million BTEC qualifications taken in the past academic year. More...

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Why the Office for Budget Responsibility is almost certainly wrong

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) makes forecasts for future student numbers because of the knock-on consequences for public expenditure.
I have pointed out the apparent pessimism in their forecasts more than once before – see here and here – and have also visited them to discuss their figures. More...

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The Australian Experiment in Cutting Red Tape

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. One thing everybody hates is red tape – especially pointless reporting requirements which take up time, money and deliver little to no value.  Of late, Canadian universities have been talking more and more about various types of reporting burden and how they’d really like being freed from some of it.  For those interested in this subject, it’s instructive to see how the issue has been handled in Australia. More...

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Who’s More International?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Back in the day, international education was mostly about graduate students; specifically, at the doctoral level. Students did their “basic” education at home and then went abroad to get research experience or simply emigrate and become part of the host country’s scientific structure. Nobody sought these students for their money; to the contrary these students were usually getting paid in some way by their host institution. More...

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Persuading High School Students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Over the years, a lot of people have surveyed incoming university students to find out why they chose a particular institution.  Most of these surveys contain a battery of questions about influencers: i.e. what were the sources of information that a student used to make their decision.  What researchers are looking for, usually, is some indication that school websites or career fairs or Maclean’s rankings or whatever are actually having some impact.  But year after year, students essentially give the same two answers for “top influencers”: namely, “family and friends”. More...

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