01 mai 2017

Technology is key to reducing college education costs

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. In 20 years’ time, fewer school leavers will go to college. Far more study options will be available, many on the internet – and much cheaper than what is offered now. Distance learning and work-based learning, including apprenticeships, will become more available, reducing the total cost of education by allowing school leavers to live at home and “earn while they learn”. More...

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Le coût de la vie étudiante inégal en Europe

Entre Londres, Paris, Varsovie ou Budapest, le coût de vie étudiante varie énormément en Europe, que ce soit celui de la vie nocturne ou de la scolarité.
Au moment de choisir son lieu d’études, le coût de la vie est un critère fondamental. Le site de mobilité Uniplaces s’est intéressé aux cas de 15 grandes villes européennes. Dans une étude, il a compilé les prix moyens de cinq dépenses principales des étudiants : la scolarité, le logement, les transports, les repas, et la bière. Voir l'article...

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29 avril 2017

To bring costs down, dismantle the higher ed oligopoly

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With the arrival of spring, private colleges are busy recruiting students and raising prices. One should affect the other, but they probably won't. Selective, private colleges probably do not fear that higher prices will decrease demand for their services. More...

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Cost triples, delays mount for UC computer system upgrade

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The timeline for a massive upgrade to the University of California’s payroll and personnel system was extended again twice in the past two months, further delaying a project now expected to cost more than three times its original budget. More...

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Students feel overburdened by rising college costs

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Athens resident Jessica Hembree, who wants to become a doctor, began her college career last year but she took this semester off. More...

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26 avril 2017

The Hidden Costs of Active Learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Flipped and active learning truly are a better way for students to learn, but they also may be a fast track to instructor burnout. I end every publication and every talk with the catchphrase “I’ll never teach another way again,” and I mean it. More...

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21 avril 2017

My open source Instagram bot got me 2,500 real followers for $5 in server costs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. My open source Instagram bot got me 2,500 real followers for $5 in server costs
Tim Grossman, Free Code Camp, Instagram, 2017/04/04
The author's Instagram bot is described in detail in this post, with links to Github and to a lot of documentation on the various tests he ran. Stuff like this is why Facebook is in trouble and why Instagram isn't worth the effort. I don't use Instagram at all and left Facebook last August. More...

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12 avril 2017

Digital disruption lowers cost of pricey masters degrees

A round of price-cutting has broken out in the market for high-priced masters degrees with four Australian universities offering students a pathway to complete part of the degree online at a steep discount, writes Tim Dodd for the Financial Review. More...

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11 avril 2017

Turning Down Top Choices

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs. Read more...

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Four-Year Degree Costs Drop at California Systems

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Institutional costs per degree at California’s two public four-year higher education systems dropped by almost one-fifth from 1987 to 2013, according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California. Read more...

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