04 juin 2017

Free digital learning opportunities for migrants and refugees

European Commission logoThe European Commission's Joint Research Centre has released a report on Free Digital Learning Opportunities for Migrants and Refugees: An Analysis of Current Initiatives and Recommendations for their Further Use. This report, drawing on case studies and expert interviews, can be of interest to educators, providers of learning initiatives, individuals or organisations supporting refugees, and policymakers. More...

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30 mai 2017

University preparatory programmes may no longer be free

For the first time, students in Australia may have to pay up to AU$3,271 (US$2,430) for ‘enabling’ courses, designed to prepare students for university study. The change was announced as part of the government’s recent higher education reform package, write Anna Bennett, Andrew Harvey and Seamus Fagan for The Conversation. More...

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27 mai 2017

Free Tuition, Sea of Japan Edition

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. To Tokyo, where the ruling Liberal Democrats are considering adopting a proposal from a small right-wing party (Nippon Ishin no Kai – roughly, Japan Restoration Party) to enshrine a constitutional right to free tuition.  This is not, it is safe to say, because of any principled attachment to accessible education – the party opposed free secondary education (which the Democratic Party implemented during its brief, mostly hapless, stint in government which ended five years ago) as recently as a couple of years ago, calling it “an unprincipled policy to buy votes”. More...

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25 mai 2017

College offers free-tuition ‘test drive’

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Students can now “test-drive” the college with free tuition their first semester to see how the school provides a unique educational setting. More...

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24 mai 2017

Can we talk about free speech on campus?

The ConversationFrom our different perspectives, we see two closely connected questions arise: What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And what principles and educational values should guide university actions concerning free speech. More...

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Programs that prepare students for university study may no longer be free

The ConversationFor the first time, students may have to pay up to A$3271 for “enabling” courses, designed to prepare students for university study.
The change was announced as part of the government’s recent higher education reform package. More...

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Why we need an international freedom movement

The ConversationFrance’s election of a centrist pro-Europe president has offered us all some respite, but, in many respects, the world still seems headed for dark times.
There’s bloodshed in Syria with no end in sight, massacres in Yemen, South Sudan and Myanmar and a recent resumption of intense fighting in Ukraine. More...

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22 mai 2017

Not Exactly Free

HomeJohn M. Burdick provides an insider’s view as to why he thinks the New York State Excelsior Scholarship isn’t actually giving students free college. More...

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21 mai 2017

A Student Paper Under Fire

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. Hutchinson Community College student journalists say they are being squelched. The journalism professor who advises the paper has been suspended. More...

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20 mai 2017

Setting a Limit on Academic Freedom

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Court says Marquette was justified in punishing a professor for using his blog to criticize a graduate student by name. More...

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