16 juin 2019

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 3 – Some strategies for survival

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I have argued in earlier posts that universities and colleges (everywhere, not just Canada) need to move more quickly into digital learning for two separate but linked reasons:
  • to develop the knowledge and skills needed in a digital age
  • to enable students to know how better to manage and control the digitalization of their lives.
Although Canadian institutions are moving in the direction of more digital learning, it is still a relatively marginalised movement. We need to move to the point where almost all courses include a mix of digital and face-to-face learning, or are fully online, within the next five years. More...

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The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 2 – The Canadian context

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . This is the second in a series of posts on this topic. The first post looked at external developments that will influence Canadian post-secondary education in the future. In this post, I focus particularly on the Canadian context. More...

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The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 1 – External Developments

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . MOOCs are an interesting and useful development, but they have settled into a niche for continuing education and corporate training rather than disrupting the current system. More...

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The Conservatoire Crisis: suggestions from Oxbridge

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Access and participation amongst state schooled students in UK conservatoires throughout the past years have remained at an all-time low despite major efforts to increase participation. Recent data issued by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) highlights that only 12% of the most deprived state schools have an orchestra, compared to 85% in private schools. Likewise, there has also been a 21% decrease in music provision amongst state schools in the past 5 years whilst the private sector has witnessed a 7% increase. More...

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12 juin 2019

'Brave New Work' and the Crisis of Higher Ed Careers

By Joshua Kim. Brave New Work starts with the observation that two out of three people feel disengaged from their jobs.  The book seeks to answer the question of why work has become so miserable for so many people. More...

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23 mai 2019

The ‘Crisis’ in Higher Ed Financing

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Doug Lederman: The ‘Crisis’ in Higher Ed Financing, Inside Higher Ed November 4, 2005

Summary of discussions surrounding the increasingly difficult funding issues faced by American universities, this set amid declining performance levels. This prompts some to tout private education service and others to point to the increasing disparity in society. As budgets continue to shrink - a trend accelerated by the observation that universities are increasingly serving only the wealthy - the crisis will worsen. Related: this article (via University Business) in the Times Argus: "It is not a question of 'if,' but rather 'when,' the middle class will be priced out of access to higher education". More...

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16 mai 2019

La crise bancaire et la régulation financière

Logo CESE - Conseil économique, social et environnementalDans cet avis, le CESE en propose une analyse pédagogique et y soutient certaines mesures aux niveaux national, européen et mondial destinées à restaurer la confiance indispensable dans les secteur financier. Le Conseil appelle à inverser la logique actuelle pour revenir à des valeurs de profitabilité à long terme, de service aux clientèles, de sens de l'intérêt général et à une plus grande maîtrise des risques. Plus...

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06 mai 2019

Before Every Child is Left Behind: How Epistemic Games Can Solve the Coming Crisis in Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Moviemaker
Before Every Child is Left Behind: How Epistemic Games Can Solve the Coming Crisis in Education
According to the authors, "Epistemic games of all kinds make it possible for students of all ages to learn by working as innovators. In playing epistemic games, students learn basic skills, to be sure. They learn the 'facts' and 'content' that we currently reward". More...

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05 mai 2019

Crisis for Another For-Profit

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. National American University will close campuses and focus on online programs in response to declining enrollments. But the for-profit chain's finances have drawn scrutiny from regulators. More...

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Scholarly Society in ‘Crisis’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Want to know how to handle a Me Too-related incident and related public relations snafu? Don't ask the Society for American Archaeology. More...

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