16 janvier 2014

Brazil’s Home-Grown MOOC

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Holly Else for Times Higher Education. An online education platform in Brazil could become a major player in the competition for massive open online course students by tapping into a key emerging market. Veduca was launched in March 2012 and provides online courses aimed at Portuguese speakers. The platform features video lectures from universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Princeton Universities in the United States and Oxford University in Britain, translated into Portuguese. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:00 - - Permalien [#]

Pledges for Low-Income Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations aimed at helping more low-income students attend and complete college. The lengthy list of new promises doubles as the guest list to Thursday’s higher education summit hosted by the White House. In order to attend the daylong event, which will include remarks by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as well as discussions with top administration officials, college presidents were required to make new pledges, financial or otherwise, to helping low-income students. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:59 - - Permalien [#]

Students Just Want to Be Happy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Scott Jaschik. The Obama administration wants to produce new ratings that will allow prospective college students to identify institutions with high graduation rates, solid job placement records and generous student aid. But what if students just want to be happy?.
A study being released today documents the statistically significant impact of several Princeton Review rankings of colleges on quality-of-life issues. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:57 - - Permalien [#]

Five myths about Moocs

Times Higher EducationBy Diana Laurillard. Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer.
In last week’s Times Higher Education, University of Greenwich vice-chancellor David Maguire called massive open online courses the most-hyped new idea in higher education in 2013. He predicted that a “trough of disillusionment” would open up in 2014. Well he might. Free online courses that require no prior qualifications or fee are a wonderful idea but are not viable. Mooc students spend the majority of their study time watching videos and reading. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:51 - - Permalien [#]

Overseas student total falls ‘for first time’ as Indian numbers collapse

Times Higher EducationBy John Morgan. The number of non-EU students at UK universities fell by 1 per cent last year, the first such decline ever recorded.
The fall in the number of students from outside the EU in 2012-13, revealed in Higher Education Statistics Agency figures published today, will heighten concerns among universities over the impact of the coalition government’s drive to cut immigration. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:48 - - Permalien [#]

Becoming a student entrepreneur

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Graham Cooper. You don’t have to study business to be a successful entrepreneur, according to Graham Cooper, it can all start at university.
 You’re a student at university and you think you have a great business idea, but you have no idea where to go next to progress the idea. Where do you start?
For many students, a lack of business knowledge can overwhelm your ideas, proving a barrier that prevents many from moving beyond the ideas phase. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:44 - - Permalien [#]

Student finance: how to apply for funding

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Nichola Malton. As Ucas deadlines arrive today, if you're planning to start university in September, it’s time to turn your attention to university funding, says Nichola Malton.
Whether you’re planning to start university for the first time this year, are returning to your studies or have a son or daughter at university, it’s time to turn your attention to university funding for the year. Student finance is essential for most people attending university or college, to assist with everyday living costs. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:43 - - Permalien [#]

Universities need to deliver value for money for students

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Sonia Sodha. The OFT need to look at how to promote more competition in the market and protect students from poor standards, says Sonia Sodha.
With university fees now almost triple what they were two years ago, and the cap on student numbers to be lifted next year, it’s more important than ever that universities are providing undergraduates with a quality academic experience. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:41 - - Permalien [#]

Universities attracting top students with free flights, laptops and cinema tickets

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Graeme Paton and Joe Kavanagh. As the deadline to apply to universities through UCAS approaches, research finds that institutions are promising a range of cash incentives and benefits to attract students.
Universities have been accused of a “deplorable” waste of money after promising students free flights, laptops, gym membership, cinema tickets and up to £10,000 in cash to fill places. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:39 - - Permalien [#]

Four-in-10 graduate jobs 'reserved for student interns'

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Graeme Paton. Research finds that the number of graduate jobs will rise to a seven-year high... but almost four-in-10 of the posts will only be open to applicants with previous internship experience.
Record numbers of graduate jobs will be reserved for students who have already enjoyed placements at Britain’s top companies despite concerns that internships are being dominated by those with well-connected parents. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 13:37 - - Permalien [#]