12 juillet 2018

The market is dead: long live the market

The market is dead: long live the market
Adam Wright, Wonkhe, 2018/07/03
Adam Wright says it all in the first paragraph: "There is no evidence that greater competition between higher education providers will improve the quality of provision. This is the conclusion of the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) recent (21 page PDF well worth reading in its own right - SD) report into the higher education market. More...

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11 juillet 2018

To Each According to its Degree: The Meritocracy and Topocracy of Embedded Markets

To Each According to its Degree: The Meritocracy and Topocracy of Embedded Markets
J. Borondo, F. Borondo, C. Rodriguez-Sickert, C. A. Hidalgo, Nature.com, January 22, 2014
Interesting paper. "A system is said to be meritocratic if the compensation and power available to individuals is determined by their abilities and merits. A system is topocratic if the compensation and power available to an individual is determined primarily by her position in a network." Different structures create networks that are either meritocratic or topocratic. More...

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26 juin 2018

How the Great Recession changed the job market for grads

University Business Magazine logoAs this year’s college graduates transition from school to career, they are entering one of the healthiest job markets in decades for those with newly minted degrees. Compared with their counterparts from the Class of 2010 — who left college in the depths of the Great Recession, when the unemployment rate was 9.5 percent — this year’s graduates face unemployment of under 4 percent. More...

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World Education Market

World Education Market
I'm off to Portugal this weekend to speak at the World Education Market (WEM) exposition in Lisbon. Because of time zones and the usual complexitities of internet access, OLDaily may publish at odd hours. More...

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University Labs introduces Brand Health & Equity Assessment market research

University Business Magazine logoUniversity Labs announced today the launch of industry-leading Brand Health and Equity Assessment audience perception market research, designed exclusively for colleges and universities of any size. More...

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25 juin 2018

Triseum, Tencent bring calculus video game to Chinese gaming market

University Business Magazine logoA new partnership between Triseum, a U.S. game-based learning innovator, and Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, is opening doors for Chinese learners and gamers. The two organizations are expanding access to Triseum's Variant: Limits, an academic calculus game that rivals popular entertainment video games in imagination, interactivity, sophistication and suspense. More...

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19 juin 2018

Job Market Memorandum

I got a job. Next fall, I’ll join the faculty at a university writing program. If you’ve read my past posts, you know how much I love teaching and talking about writing, so I couldn’t be more thrilled. More...

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17 juin 2018

Market Changes, Missteps and Marylhurst's Closure

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Marylhurst University's closure resulted from:
(a) Enrollment declines attributable mainly to changes in the job market.
(b) Increased competition from bigger, more visible players in the online and adult-serving markets.
(c) Poor decisions by university leaders, including bets on unlikely projects.
(d) All of the above.
Marylhurst, an independent institution near Portland, Ore., announced this month that it would close after 125 years, with its leaders saying they preferred it to die with dignity than limp on. More...

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03 juin 2018

Marchés publics : oui aux critères sociaux, non à la RSE

Peut-on faire de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises (RSE) un critère d'attribution de marché public ? Le Conseil d'Etat a répondu par la négative, estimant qu'un tel critère était trop général. Plus...

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01 juin 2018

New Education Marketplace Development Funded by Crypto Coins

New Education Marketplace Development Funded by Crypto Coins
Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, 2018/04/18
The script for the On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM) reads like it came straight from the Christensen playbook: "The platform reduces costs and improves access to premium education by directly connecting educators with students and eliminating inefficient and costly intermediaries." The idea is that you have to buy cryptocurrency to do this. More...

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