16 avril 2017

Le poisson d’avril hilarant d’un prof de maths à ses élèves

Pendant ce cours un peu spécial, Matthew Weathers, enseignant de maths à l’université, commente un exercice projeté sur un tableau blanc lorsqu’il salit « accidentellement » ce tableau avec un marqueur indélébile. C’est le point de départ de ce poisson d’avril dans lequel le professeur finira avec un sabre laser entre les mains. Voir l'article...

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New study on how Norwegian students make decisions about outward mobility

By Hedda. A new report from NIFU has examined in more detail why Norwegian students choose to go abroad and how they find information about countries and  institutions they would want to study in. More...

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The Hungarian Parliament has passed the bill targeting Central European University

By Hedda. As brief background, the Central European University is graduate level university in Hungary, founded in 1991 by George Soros. The vision of the university has been to contribute to democratisation in the region, and it is now generally recognized as one of the leading institutions in Central and Eastern Europe when it comes to social sciences, with good results also at the European Research Council. The institution operates as a private institution that is accredited in the US and later also through the Hungarian accreditation system. It has about 1500 students from about 100 countries and its faculty comes from over 30 countries. More...

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Article 50: Triggering a future full of ‘Bregrets’ for UK students?

Today – the day that the UK Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 and begin the UK’s two-year journey towards exiting the European Union (EU) – UK students remain concerned about Brexit. As the generation that will have the longest to live with the consequences of the UK’s departure from the EU, it is important to acknowledge the attitudes of today’s student population and attempt to understand their dissatisfaction with the Government’s decision to pursue a so-called ‘hard’ Brexit. More...

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Ontario funds research and innovation in online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . A few days ago, eCampus Ontario officially announced nearly $2.5 million of grants for research and innovation in online learning for Ontario universities and colleges. This is a separate fund from their grants for developing online courses. More...

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One reason we are not getting enough engineers in Canada: the professional associations

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . From nearly 2,500 posts over nine years, none has generated so many comments as Can you teach ‘real’ engineering at a distance?
What you will see from the comments from readers is a deep and widespread frustration at the lack of recognition by Canadian professional engineering associations of any courses or programs taken by distance. This is now getting to the point where it is becoming a national scandal. Rather than your having to read through the 120 comments or so on this post, I will summarise them for you. More...

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Getting bang-for-buck from university communications

On Thursday, 30th March, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) publishes a new report by Richard Garner, the UK’s longest-serving education correspondent, entitled Return on investment? How universities communicate with the outside world (Occasional Paper 16). More...

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Why we must protect university autonomy

This freedom has displayed itself in numerous ways, but particularly:

  • through Buckingham’s innovative two-year degree model;
  • in the provision of an unrivalled student experience; and
  • by giving a congenial home to academics whose work has benefited from the freer air on offer here. More...

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Should students be free to register with different doctors for home and away?

In a recent report for HEPI, The invisible Problem? Improving Students’ Mental Health, Poppy Brown makes several recommendations, the first of which is ‘dual registration’ in general practice: ‘Allowing students to be simultaneously registered with a general practitioner (GP) at home and at university.’ More...

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Posters in Parliament: Lessons for the sector?

It’s been a week since I had the pleasure of serving on the judging panel for this year’s Posters in Parliament competition organised by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). More...

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