20 octobre 2014

Will education technology be the next growth sector?

The Boston GlobeBy Eileen Rudden. Massachusetts’ innovation economy is a well-recognized engine for economic growth in the Commonwealth. Its higher ed sector is world renowned, and its K-12 school system leads the United States in student outcomes. Education curriculum and program developers have long thrived here.
Now the education technology ecosystem is growing from the convergence of these unique Massachusetts’ strengths. It has the potential to provide major growth in jobs to the Commonwealth, and new time-saving or quality-enhancing products and services for learners. More...

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New Models of Higher Education

By Steven Mintz. In recent years, a succession of new educational models have been held up as the future of higher education.
The next-generation university, we are told, will be built around flipped classrooms.  Or competency-based education. Or, perhaps, clicks will replace bricks, with instruction moving online.
Team-based learning, mentored research, collaborative education emphasizing peer-to-peer instruction, or problem-based learning – these, too, have been called the future of a post-secondary education. More...

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19 octobre 2014

Reclaiming History for the Future

By . If you’re consistently in bad meetings, it’s time to look in the mirror.No one would accept consistently terrible classes. No one would continually repeat research procedures that didn’t yield interesting data. But there’s this weird assumption that meetings are just inherently bad and unimprovable. Read more...

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Reforming Shared Governance?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I won’t spend the whole week recapitulating Rice’s De Lange conference on “Teaching in the University of Tomorrow” (see yesterday’s post on “Seeding Social Media”) but I did want to draw folks’ attention to one more thing: William Bowen’s talk on technology and changing American priorities related to higher education. Read more...

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High Schools’ Average Incomes Predict College Enrollment, Study Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates”
Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Summary: Students who graduate from high schools with low average income levels remain less likely to enroll in college than do their counterparts from schools with higher average incomes. More...

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Stakeholders discuss university funding futures

More than 200 representatives from universities, national ministries, funding agencies, EU institutions and student bodies from more than 30 countries across Europe met late last week to consider university funding issues.
Held at the University of Bergamo in Italy, this was the second funding forum for the European University Association, the organisation representing universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. Read more...

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15 octobre 2014

The Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History

By Brandon Busteed. A few months after Gallup released findings from the largest representative study of U.S. college graduates, there is much to ponder. The Gallup-Purdue Index surveyed more than 30,000 graduates to find out whether they are engaged in their work and thriving in their overall well-being. In simple terms, did they end up with great jobs and great lives?
We learned some stunning things. But one of the most important is that where you went to college matters less to your work life and well-being after graduation than how you went to college. More...

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08 octobre 2014

Creating jobs, brighter future for youth

Like a colourful, graph-packed version of the Ivany report, the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia’s new publication on the state of the province’s young people is not a happy read.
The report, its statistics and the conclusions that can be drawn tie into how our economy is doing, which is not great.
The report has limited commentary and is presented mainly as statistics, which sometimes call out for more explanation or a broader context. For example, it compares suicidal thoughts and attempts among high schoolers across Canada, but omits the actual suicide rate. More...

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05 octobre 2014

Demain : évolution... révolution ?

http://www.focusrh.com/squelettes/images/logo_footer.jpg2014 aura été une année intéressante puisque j’ais eu l’occasion de fêter mes 60 ans d’âge et mes 30 ans de carrière de consultant RH. La nostalgie n’est pas de mise mais un focus sur la période passée peut permettre de se poser des questions sur les 30 ans à venir.
Les années 1980 auront vu une crise économique s’installer et les chocs pétroliers mettre à mal l’univers immuable des Trente Glorieuses et la notion d’ascenseur social qui en résultait. Suite de l'article...

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Minerva, le futur de l’Université ?

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Bulletins-electroniques.com : veille technologique internationale. Projet Minerva : le futur de l’Université ? Merci à Samuel Bliman pour ce signalement. Minerva, Small is beautiful alors que, pour Jean-Yves Mérindol, Big is always beautiful. Suite...

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