21 avril 2017

Houston school allows students to make rules

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Houston school allows students to make rules
Tera Roberson, Click2Houston, 2017/03/17
I'm not sure whether this is an experiment that will spread (because its successes won't be measured in any traditional metric) but I'm still happy to see it taking place. More...

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18 avril 2017

NAFSA CEO calls for bridge building in ‘worst of times’

By Sara Custer. International educators must “build bridges across professional and political lines to keep the United States an open and welcoming society”, Esther Brimmer, executive director of NAFSA, urged in a keynote address to the Association of International Education Administrators conference this week. More...

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US educators reevaluate global education in Trump era

By Sara Custer. International educators in the US are taking another look at how they promote and prioritise a global education in an ever more nationalistic political environment. At the 35th annual Association of International Education Administrators conference in Washington DC this week, concerns were high as stakeholders reevaluated student mobility and international partnerships. More...

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Interest in US ELT expected to stagnate in Latin America, agents say

By Natalie Marsh. Latin American agents report they are beginning to see repercussions of the US’s change in politics, predicting interest among students to study in the country will stagnate with students seeking alternative English language destinations. More...

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Relying on women, not rewarding them

Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also “taking care of the academic family” via disproportionate service loads? A new study says yes and adds to a growing body of research suggesting the same, writes Colleen Flaherty for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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Where every tertiary student is a potential data point

By Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education. It’s a little strange to hear students being referred to as "potential test subjects" by a college president. But when the college in question is online-only and enrols 80,000 students worldwide, it makes more sense: The possibilities for institutional researchers are just about endless. More...

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Trump’s denial triggers 500 marches for science globally

By Brendan O’Malley. The world’s first March for Science will be held on Saturday 22 April, led by a flagship event in Washington DC in the United States, and satellite events in 514 locations across the world. More...

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16 avril 2017

Bravo, New Brunswick

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Readers may remember that about this time last year, I was giving the Government of New Brunswick a bit of stick for a botched student aid roll-out. Today I am pleased to give credit where it is due, and congratulate the folks in Fredericton for fixing the problem and developing a much better student aid system. More...

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The “Not Enough Engineers” Canard

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Yesterday I suggested that Ottawa might be as much of the problem in innovation policy as it is the solution.  Today I want to make a much stronger policy claim: that Canada has a uniquely stupid policy discourse on innovation.   And as Exhibit A in this argument I want to present a piece posted over at Policy Options last week. More...

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Effort provides promise for the future of our youth

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. In February 2016, on behalf of our community, Gateway Technical College became the 100th college in America to launch a “College Promise” program. More...

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