31 mars 2018

As the NUS conference gets ready to kick off, where next for the student voice?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"Let me start with the less contentious parts. Of course students should help set the priorities of their universities. For instance, the complaints that students with black and minority ethnic backgrounds are being let down by traditional curricula and a lack of diversity among academic staff are too loud and persuasive to ignore. More...

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New HEPI report reveals 300,000 more higher education places will be needed in England by 2030 to keep up with demand

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has published a major new piece of research looking at future demand for higher education places in England over the next decade. More...

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Short eLiterate Course on Analytics and Adaptive Learning

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . We now have a new set of six explainer videos that represent a short introductory course to the concepts behind adaptive learning and learning analytics, which are tools that are useful for personalized learning pedagogical approaches. More...

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Empirical Educator Project: A Quick Update

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . We had our summit at Stanford about 2 weeks ago with 50 participants from a pretty wide range of institutions and roles. (You can see the attendee list on the project web page.) We're still processing everything that we're learning from that gathering and the follow-up, but here are two big lessons that I'm taking away from it personally. More...

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM: Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . Two weeks into March, this has already been a busy month already for the transformation of for-profits and MOOCs. For-profit universities are in a race to become nonprofit by separating academic programs from behind-the-scenes services, and MOOCs are focused primarily on monetization and moving beyond free and open courses. More...

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Courseware Without A Silver Bullet: Focusing on faculty enablement

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . One problem, of course, is that many advocates end up presenting adaptive learning as a silver bullet, focusing on supposed magical tutoring capabilities and ignoring the messy but valuable work of enabling faculty to improve their own courses. As we will see, it is not a safe assumption that all vendors like this label or set of assumptions. More...

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Rising Fees Make Students Quit Master’s Degrees in Egypt

Al Fanar

I had planned to spend 25,000 Egyptian pounds (worth about $2,700 before November 2016, now about $1,400), but after the flotation of the currency, I found that my expenses were going to double, so I decided not to continue. More...

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Kenya’s Changes in Refugee Schools Lead to Boycotts

Al Fanar

Kenya—Thousands of refugee students here have been boycotting their classes to protest against the Kenyan government’s move to replace refugee teachers with state-registered native educators. More...

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An Influential Arab Scholar Focuses on the Health of Mothers and Newborns

Al Fanar

Recently, and for the third year in a row, Al-Qaoud ranked first in  listings of the most-cited researchers in Jordan by Scopus and Google Scholar, two databases that track how often scholarly articles about a particular topic or by a particular author are cited in papers published by other researchers. More...

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Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Al Fanar

Development and child-protection advocates say the persistence of early marriage in the Middle East harms the educational prospects and emotional well-being of girls. But in some countries, conservative lawmakers are actively working to roll back legal restrictions on the practice. More...

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