07 mars 2019

Building a Nation of Innovators

By Alex Usher. OK, so I was going to share with you some interesting research from Europe and elsewhere on Individual Learning Accounts, which everyone in Ottawa seems to think are going to be A Big Deal in the upcoming budget. More...

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The Four Logics of International Student Mobility

By Alex Usher. One of the significant challenges in analyzing policies around international student mobility is that there are multiple competing logics at work within the field. More...

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Rationing Loans

By Alex Usher. While student loans are cheaper (and hence more commonly used) than grants, they still cost money, both in terms of interest subsidies and in terms of loan losses through loan defaults. More...

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Straight Dope on Learning Accounts

By Alex Usher. So, le tout Ottawa now seems convinced, given that a) the March budget is allegedly about skills (for the middle class, you know), b) the feds mostly handed the skills portfolio over to the provinces years ago that Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs), are definitely On The Agenda. More...

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Costing Loans

By Alex Usher. One of the weirder sub-fields of student loan policy concerns how loans are accounted for in national budgets and statistics.  This sounds like an abstract consideration, but in fact it has the potential to drive student aid and access policy in some very unexpected directions. More...

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Why are there few online programs in Canada’s Far North?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . In a country as vast as Canada, ‘north’ is always relative. Sudbury (46º N) is considered to be in Northern Ontario, but by latitude it is south of Vancouver (49% N), although undeniably much colder in the winter. More...

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Is Western Canada falling behind in online learning?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The main public report on online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions was published last month and is available, in English and French, at either https://onlinelearningsurveycanada.ca/ or https://formationenlignecanada.ca/. More...

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Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and French for free download on the survey web sites:

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Journée Internationale pour les Droits des Femmes

ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frConférences, débats, projections, ateliers, expositions... de nombreuses universités et établissements sur notre territoire s'engagent pour l'égalité femmes-hommes et abordent la journée du 8 mars sous le signe de la réflexion partagée. Plus...

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