28 janvier 2017

Cooperation is Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say

By Aisha Elgayar. Arab countries are ranked among the lowest in the world in spending on research and development as a proportion of economic output. And the region has the fewest scholars as a percentage of total population, according to figures published last year by the Unesco Institute for Statistics. More...

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2 Egyptian Universities Start Religion-Blind Admission

By Jacob Wirtschafter. Ain Shams University administrators and others will no longer ask students about their religious affiliations on academic forms, a move that follows last year’s policy change by crosstown rival Cairo University. More...

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In Damascus, Little Water, Little Education

By Rasha Faek. Imagine not having enough water to drink, shower, wash your hands, do laundry, or cook with. Black marketers are selling water on the street, but you can’t afford it. More...

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How to Help Refugee Youth Recover From Trauma

By Benjamin Plackett. Psychologists and researchers have developed evidence-based treatments to help those who are trying to improve the mental health of traumatized young refugees. More...

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8 strategies for successful tech initiatives

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour. Great tech products are a reflection of the needs and values of the community they serve. These eight strategies can help ensure that new IT tech initiatives get real traction on campus. More...

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Colleges are turning to this industry model to boost retention

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour. A patient-care model borrowed from the healthcare sector is helping Middle Tennessee State University created a tiered student-support system designed to improve retention rates. More...

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New Partnership enables colleges and universities to create and award digital badges

eCampus NewsBy Contributor. Digital credential pioneer Credly, in partnership with Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) by Instructure, announced the launch of a new application that enables education providers to award digital badges to students as they master critical skills or competencies within courses or training programs. More...

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Chicago community college taps big data to measure ROI

eCampus NewsBy Contributor. One of the nation's largest community colleges builds data analytics capacity to support student success. More...

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After ethics review, Senate postpones vote for Betsy DeVos

eCampus NewsBy Contributor. A spokesman for Washington Sen. Patty Murray said the senator is concerned that members will not have a chance to have their questions answered before the vote. More...

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How chatbots are addressing summer melt for colleges

eCampus NewsBy Contributor. AdmitHub, an edtech startup which builds conversational artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots to guide students on the path to and through college, has raised $2.95 million in seed funding. More...

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