22 juin 2019

Reuters European Rankings

The latest table from Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities shows little change from last year. The top university is the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in the Flanders region of Belgium. Overall, the most innovative European universities are found in France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. More...

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15 juin 2019

Forget Oxford. Let’s hear it for St Andrews

The GuardianThe front-page headline “Oxford falls to third place in university rankings” (8 June) could just as easily– and more positively – have read: “St Andrews rises to second place in university rankings.” Is this an example of favouring negative news over positive, or is it simply anti-Scottish prejudice? Congratulations to St Andrews. More...

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St Andrews beats Oxford to take second place in Guardian university rankings

The GuardianThe Scottish university positions itself to challenge Cambridge for the top spot in the league tables

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14 juin 2019

Science Journals Artfully Try To Boost Their Rankings

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sharon Begley[Edit][Delete]: Science Journals Artfully Try To Boost Their Rankings, Wall Street Journal [Edit][Delete] June 6, 2006
Interesting item looking at the use (and abuse) of impact factors in academic journals (impact factors measure the importance of a journal through metrics such as citations and are used when making purchasing decisions). As Marc Meola notes, some practices are underhanded, such as "blatantly asking authors to cite more studies the journal has already published to limiting citations to outside journals. More...

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12 juin 2019

Problems with PISA: Why Canadians should be skeptical of the global test

The ConversationThe Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) — the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) global standardized test of student achievement — is frequently used by commentators to compare and rank national or provincial education systems. More...

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09 juin 2019

Upwork releases latest Skills Index, ranking the 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers

Techno-News Blog75% of the top 20 fastest-growing skills were new to the index in Q1 2019.  The 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in Q1 2019 experienced more than 170 percent year-over-year growth, while demand for the top 10 skills grew more than 370 percent year-over-year. More...

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28 mai 2019

Value-Added Measures (VAM)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Value-Added Measures (VAM)
Scott Mcleod, Dangerously Irrelevant, April 22, 2013
There's a whole industry based on evaluating teachers - and yet, it seems to me the statistics it relies upon would be dismissed outright if used to evaluate professional baseball players or other athletes. The current measures are quite coarse, like ranking a ballplayer based on wins and losses in the month of April. Nobody would rely on this, and because many variables relate to wins (including the strength of one's opponents, the contributions of teammates, health, and other intangibles) much more fine-grained measures are used. More...

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19 mai 2019

IREG Conference on Challenges before University Rankings

A major trend over the last few years has been the growing awareness of rankings in countries and regions that previously had shown little interest. This was addressed during the second day of IREG 2019 Conference in Bologna. More...

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Leiden Ranking Introduces Open Access and Gender Indicators

The Leiden Ranking, published by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, has included data about scientific publications for several years. This year’s ranking contains lists relating to scientific impact, collaboration, gender and open access publication. The last two are new additions. More...

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7th Russian University Ranking by RAEX

The RAEX Rating Agency presented its the 7th annual ranking of the Russian results on the Global Competitiveness Forum in Moscow. The RAEX ranking is based on 45 indicators and survey results among 30,000 respondents: academics, students, alumni, and employers. More...

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