30 mars 2014

Concern as big business goes into the classroom to tackle recruitment crisis

The Guardian homeBy . Since the coalition axed the Connexions careers advice service, big firms such as BAE Systems have stepped in to encourage children to take up engineering and science jobs. The chatter is rising as more than 100 girls wait for the show to begin. The 11- and 12-year-old pupils of St Marylebone CE School for girls in London are about to get a rather unusual physics lesson. Read more...

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19 mars 2014

19 leaders emerge in new degree programs

eCampus NewsBy . The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) has selected 19 colleges and universities to address shared challenges to designing and developing competency-based degree programs and related business models.
This initial cohort of institutions either offer degree programs with well-defined learning outcomes and rigorous assessment, or are on their way to creating them. The network was established to support institutions that have an interest in accelerating progress on their models and contributing lessons to the field through structured collaboration involving rapid-cycle testing of practices, processes, and concepts. More...

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10 février 2014

Education M&A Activity in 2013: Still growing, but changing

By Phil Hill. Like it or not, education is an industry, and much of the change we see affecting higher ed and K-12 institutions is driven by investment from the private sector. It can be useful to get a high-level view of the trends in private investments to help understand where private companies (edtech vendors, publishers, for-profit institutions, etc) are likely to move in the future. More...

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31 août 2013

See The Future - A Brave New World For Business Education

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/see_future_2013.jpgA new survey on the future of business education suggests demand from students and employers is growing for a more sustainable, international and technological future.
A Brave New World For Business Education - Money Or Fulfillment, China Or Chicago, Sustainable or Shareholder Value, on Campus or Online?
A new survey on the future of business education suggests demand from students and employers is growing for a more sustainable, international and technological future.
With much uncertainty in business education during the global financial crisis, CarringtonCrisp, supported by EFMD and ABS, launched the See the Future research study to better understand some of the key issues in business education over the next few years. Read more...

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EFMD Launches New Career Services Network

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/2013-EFMD-Career-Services-Conference.jpgEFMD is launching a new networking group focused on Career Services. The first conference will be hosted by IE Business School, Madrid, Spain on the 20 - 22 November.
For the launch of the 2013 EFMD Career Services Network the steering committee has designed an excellent programme that will be attractive to all the persons in charge and responsible for taking strategic decisions in the field of career services. Under the conference theme 'Developing a Successful Career Services Strategy in your School', participants will investigate, discuss and explore a broad range of issues related to career services such as:

  • An overall picture of career services by Universum that will explore students trends in career services, but also the students and employers perspective on career centres
  • The strategic importance of career services for a business school
  • Job mobility
  • Internationalisation

...and much more. The conference programme is available here.
Please register now and make sure your institution is represented at this first EFMD Career Services Conference to discover and discuss the latest trends in career services. Numerous networking opportunities will be available throughout the event so you can develop you own community of career service professionals.

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09 février 2013

EFMD Annual Conference 2013

EFMD - European foundation for management developmentEFMD Annual Conference 2013, Brussels, Belgium (9-11 June 2013)
The Management Development Network (EFMD) is holding its Annual Conference in Brussels from 9 to 11 June under the theme “Does management education create impact?”.
The conference aims at all those interested in management education and development. It is intended to bring together EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations, to offer various perspectives and discussions on the conference theme.
To view the programme or to register for a reduced fee by 28 February, please visit the event website.

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07 novembre 2012

Business as Usual


HomeBy Steve Kolowich. DENVER -- The idea that colleges should be more data-driven has some traction in executive circles. But few campus technology officers think their institutions are making smart investments in technology tools that would realize the promise of “Big Data,” according to a new survey from the Campus Computing Project. Only 23 percent of technology officials in the project’s annual survey rated their institution’s investment in technology resources aimed at “data analysis and managerial analytics” as “very effective.”
That is a cold water bath for proponents of Big Data in academe, many of whom occupy other leadership positions. Presidents and provosts, in separate surveys conducted earlier this year by the organization (in collaboration with Inside Higher Ed), assessed the effectiveness of data-related technology investments more favorably. The technology officials also gave low ratings to their I.T. infrastructures for “data warehousing” and “digital dashboards/ERP analytics.” (Most, though, gave “networks and data communication” good marks.) More...

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