07 juillet 2017

New cluster to implement continent-wide education strategy

By Damtew Teferra. A new multi-stakeholder Higher Education Cluster has been created in order to realise the implementation of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa, or CESA, approved in 2016 by African heads of states. More...

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Standards and guidelines – A step towards harmonisation

By Sharon Dell and Ard Jongsma. The guidelines – available in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic – are a key outcome of the Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation – or HAQAA – project and are the direct product of a working group made up of quality assurance experts representative of the major regions in Africa. More...

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‘Proactive policy’ fuels rise in foreign African students

By Jalal Bounouar. Morocco is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for African students seeking to study abroad, and is now their second most popular destination on the continent after South Africa, a trend attributed largely to proactive government policy. More...

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A collective way for faculty to transform education

By Patrick Blessinger, Barbara Cozza and Milton Cox. A faculty learning community, or FLC, is a group of faculty members who share a common desire to improve teaching and learning outcomes. To this end, faculty meet on a regular basis (say once or twice a month) to collaborate and share their knowledge and practices on how to become better teachers and how to produce better learning outcomes for students. More...

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Transformation of higher education must defeat the quality trap

By Ayenachew A Woldegiyorgis. The Ethiopian higher education sector has been undergoing rapid expansion in the past 15 years. Over this period, the number of public universities has grown from just two to 35 (among which two are universities of science and technology), compared to three private ones, and the number of undergraduate students has surged from a little over 30,000 to 729,028 (in the 2014-15 academic year), putting the gross enrolment ratio at 10.2 %. More...

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Are MOOCs deepening divisions in higher education?

By David Santandreu Calonge. Massive open online courses or MOOCs have experienced remarkable growth and momentum since their launch and are seen by many as being at the forefront of a 21st century tech revolution in learning. More...

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A model for teaching innovation in higher education worldwide?

By Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić and Sir John Daniel. University World News reported in March that China was stepping up its drive to lure overseas talent in its bid to become an innovation economy. An example of drawing on such talent is the Shanghai-based DeTao Masters Academy or DTMA, which was launched in 2010 with the aim of fostering leading-edge developments by having aspiring Chinese innovators work with top experts in the creative industries from all over the world. More...

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Can UK universities stay open?

By Simon Marginson. Britain’s relationship with the European Union has been a fruitful one when it comes to higher education. By operating within a larger European network, UK universities have become increasingly competitive in world terms. More...

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How do globalisation forces affect higher education systems?

By Marijk van der Wende. Growing scepticism of internationalisation can be heard in public and political debates on trade, open borders, migration and refugees and also on higher education. More...

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How the right twists faculty views into national news

By Chris Quintana and Brock Read, The Chronicle of Higher Education. In an era of deeply partisan media and social-media sharing, news travels fast, and outrage has no trouble keeping pace. More...

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