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19 décembre 2015

KGIC stock hits new low as investor pulls out

By Beckie Smith. KGIC, formerly Loyalist Group, has said that unless it secures further investment by December 31, it may not be able to continue operating beyond the end of the year. However, the group’s CEO has assured The PIE News that it is optimistic it will secure further investment or a sale and has no plans to close any schools. More...

19 décembre 2015

ROI and the Post-Traditional Learner

The EvoLLLutionBy John Ebersole - EvoLLLution. Post-traditional learners are growing in numbers across the higher education space and are forcing higher education institutions to reconsider their approach to education and to student service. At the root of this change are some fundamental differences between the post-traditional student and the 18- to 22-year-old learner many institutions are more used to serving. Chief among these differences is the importance post-traditional students place in their return on investment, or ROI. More...

15 décembre 2015

What Are 'Insiders' Saying About Ed-Tech Investments?

HomeNearly two-thirds (66 percent) of education policy makers say ed-tech companies are overvalued, according to a survey of several dozen "insiders," including investors and bankers. Read more...

22 novembre 2015

The high cost of not investing in U.S. colleges

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Americans are right to be worried about the ever-rising cost of college and student debt. The U.S. Department of Education's recently-released College Scorecard is an attempt to quell this anxiety by providing accessible data on the costs and outcomes for colleges across the nation. More...

16 novembre 2015

Ten UK universities divest from fossil fuels

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Institutions with endowments worth £115m are withdrawing their investments from fossil fuels ahead of crunch UN climate talks in Paris. More...

15 novembre 2015

Mac studying its fossil fuel investments

TheSpecMcMaster University is looking at divesting itself of fossil fuel company investments made by its endowment fund.
But it's something the university wants to thoroughly study first. Read more...
11 novembre 2015

Knowledge exchange funding delivers £9.70 for every pound invested

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"The return on investment from £1 of Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF [Note 2]) is currently estimated at £9.70 in benefits for the economy and society [Note 3], and may deliver even higher returns in future. More...

10 novembre 2015

The first quarter of 2015 brings worldwide record investments in ed-tech

Résultat de recherche d'images pour The first semester of 2015 has registered a surge in ed-tech investments around the globe, which according to some reports might be over 2.51 billion dollars, compared to the record high 2.42 billion  invested in learning technology companies in all of 2014. Five years ago, investments in this sector totalled about 600 million dollars.
These promising figures are included in a report released by Ambient Insight analysing investments in learning technology companies in 118 countries. More...

6 novembre 2015

Contextualizing ROI as a Means of Market Differentiation: Going Beyond the Numbers

The EvoLLLutionBy Monica Wesley - EvoLLLution. With tuition costs continuing to rise, both cumulative and individual student loan debt becoming unsupportable, and an employment landscape that is rapidly evolving in challenging ways, it is no wonder that colleges and universities are being asked to demonstrate their tangible value. More...

31 octobre 2015

Programme d'investissements d'avenir : France Stratégie chargé d'organiser l'examen

France Stratégie - Commissariat à la stratégie et à la prospectiveFrance Stratégie a constitué un comité dont la présidence a été confiée à Philippe Maystadt, le président de l’Académie de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Le Programme d’investissements d’avenir (PIA) a été doté de 35 milliards d'euros lors de son lancement en 2010 (PIA 1), puis de 12 milliards d'euros supplémentaires avec le PIA 2 mis en place en 2013. Il se traduit par des appels à projets nationaux autour de thématiques d’avenir destinés à sélectionner des équipes d’excellence (biotechnologies, recherche fondamentale, réseaux électriques intelligents, etc.). Les projets sont évalués par un jury international ou des experts indépendants réunissant des compétences de haut niveau chargé de sélectionner les projets innovants, à fort potentiel de croissance. Voir l'article...

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