21 avril 2018

No Deal on Business Major

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Facing opposition from some students and fellow professors, architects of a proposed undergraduate business major at the University of Chicago have withdrawn their plan from consideration by faculty peers. More...

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20 avril 2018

Foreign students’ economic contribution soars by 22%

By Geoff Maslen. Selling education to nearly 600,000 foreign students generated a record AU$32 billion (US$24.7 billion) for the Australian economy last year, according to the latest trade figures. More...

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Campus Labs to Buy Chalk & Wire

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The assessment software firm Campus Labs plans to buy Chalk & Wire, a student learning assessment company that focuses on electronic portfolios and badging, the two companies announced. More...

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RedShelf, McGraw-Hill Collaborate on 'Inclusive Access'

HomeBy Doug Lederman. RedShelf and McGraw-Hill Education have expanded their partnership to integrate McGraw-Hill's Connect courseware and content into the learning management systems of colleges that use RedShelf's inclusive access platform, the two companies announced. More...

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A Glimpse Inside the Purdue-Kaplan Deal

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Purdue's president and the head of the company that owns Kaplan's services provider offer a peek behind the scenes of a highly unusual arrangement. More...

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11 avril 2018

Columbia's Internet Concern Will Soon Go Out of Business

Columbia's Internet Concern Will Soon Go Out of Business

Fathom.com, the commercial company created by Columbia University to provide courses and other material over the Internet, will be folded in April. More...

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Turning Schools Into Profit Centers

Turning Schools Into Profit Centers
This article highlights some of the dangers of the 'pay for performance' model being adopted in the U.S. education system. In a nutshell, "schools operating in such 'corporatized' environments have, in due course, adopted some of the tricks of the Enrons and WorldComs, fudging the numbers and hiding the losses to inflate their performance." The article is also critical of short-term indicators of success, such as high stakes exams, suggesting instead that schools should be perhaps evaluated on the number of graduates who go on to college. More...

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Fast Forward: 25 Trends That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Fast Forward: 25 Trends That Will Change the Way You Do Business
Maish dredged up this list of 25 predictions of changes in the workplace. This is an excellent list, and while some of the trends (such as the corporate management of kindergarten) are uniquely American, the bulk of then may be applied more widely. More...

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09 avril 2018

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad
Jin-Soo Huh, EdSurge, 2018/03/29
Apple chose to launch its new education-specific iPad at an exclusive private school, Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago. That should tell you all you need to know about its approach to education. The pitch is that students can be more creative with a iPad than with (say) a Chromebook. At three times the price (plus a $90 pen) I'm not surprised. More...

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03 avril 2018

Grenoble EM fête les 10 ans de son Festival de géopolitique

http://orientation.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2011/08/Edhec-Olivier-Rollot-208x300.jpgBlog "Il y a une vie après le bac" d'Olivier Rollot. Grenoble EM fête du 14 au 17 mars les 10 ans de son Festival de Géopolitique de Grenoble sur le thème « Un XXIème siècle américain ? ». « C’est un pari réussi avec chaque année plus d’inscriptions de visiteurs, plus de 10 000 cette année, qui cherchent à se faire une opinion sur la conduite du monde », se réjouit le directeur adjoint de l’école, Jean-François Fiorina, qui y investit plusieurs centaines de milliers d’euros chaque année. Plus...

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