22 avril 2019

Academics behaving badly? Universities and online reputations

The ConversationTrying to control your reputation online is a bit like trying to clean up wee in a toddler pool. You are much more likely to get your hands dirty than achieve any kind of meaningful damage control. More...

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Limited numbers: what university rankings can (and can’t) tell us

The ConversationThe release of The Times Higher Education World University Rankings will be welcomed by many people in the Australian university sector. More...

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‘Brain-Training’ … or learning, as we like to call it

The ConversationArrowsmith is one of a number of “brain-training” programs currently on the market. Along with others such as Brain Gym and the DORE program, they claim to stimulate or re-organise a child’s brain to make it better, faster, and more efficient, helping to alleviate the symptoms of any specific learning difficulty. More...

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Online opportunities: digital innovation or death through regulation?

The ConversationThe steady measured progress of innovation in higher education has been replaced with an explosion of new ideas. The change is both exhilarating and frightening. Each day there are new innovations, as more and more experts explain where these changes might take us. More...

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Experiencing the landscape: essential training for environmental scientists

The ConversationScience disciplines - physics, biology, geology and so on - are often treated as discrete from one another. But when it comes to environmental science, students - and the scientists that they become - have to be able to synthesise material from a range of different disciplines to try and make sense of the ecology of ecosystems and, ultimately, conservation priorities. More...

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How Australian universities can play in the MOOCs market

The ConversationUniversities with global reputations have been the first to establish themselves as big name players in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) market. Their ventures, including Coursera, Udacity and edX, are all dominating this space with large numbers of students enrolled. More...

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MOOC and you’re out of a job: uni business models in danger

The ConversationAt the moment, academics already use technology to create and host courses, usually through a Learning Management Systems (LMS). Unlike a MOOC which is offered by brand name universities for free online, the LMS is only accessible by university staff and students. Job promotions and university income depend on this course development, particularly through book publications later on. More...

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A thesis in three minutes: making research accessible

The ConversationThe Three Minute Thesis competition started at The University of Queensland in 2008 and was founded on the well-worn business trope of the “elevator pitch” – a way to simply and quickly propose a new business idea in the time it takes to get from the ground floor to the top level boardrooms. More...

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The university experience — then and now

The ConversationFrom the late 1950s that changed. With a growing movement towards gender equality, a progressively larger number of people attended university. More...

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Yes, we Khan: pioneering education for anyone, anywhere

The ConversationSalman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, is a quiet revolutionary whose book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined released last week, offers an inspiring vision for restructuring education. More...

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