01 février 2015

What Progress is Being Made to Arab “Knowledge Economies”?

By Benjamin Plackett. The term “knowledge economy” is a buzzword often thrown around by governments and IT companies in the Arab world.
It’s popular because knowledge is infinite, but oil isn’t. The idea is that many Arab nations will eventually extract enough money from research and development to continue their social and economic development after the oil fields have run dry—an idea that is even more appealing given the plunging prices for oil. More...

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Qatar’s Private Universities Are the Most Expensive in the Region

By David Wheeler. Qatar has the most expensive private universities in the Arab region. Yemen, the least.
Average country private higher-education costs range from a stunning $50,000 a year to a slender $1,000 a year, in a region where much of the public tends to think of education as a government responsibility that should be free. More...

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Saudis with Ph.D.’s Face Difficulty Finding Jobs

By Ahmad Sabri. Saudi Arabia’s economy is flourishing. Many Saudis aspire to have a “knowledge economy” producing new technology, medicine and other products generated by research. But like other Gulf countries, the economy is still largely dependent on oil, which constituted 92 percent of total Saudi revenues in 2012, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. That limits the amount of jobs that require Ph.D.s, Youssef says. More...

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Calculating the Cost of a “Free” Education

By . Costs associated with attending Egypt’s “free” public universities often make higher education a financial burden for the nation’s poor, restricting opportunities for equality in higher learning, a study found. More...

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Why “aggressive enrollment” may be the future

eCampus NewsWhen it comes to communicating with prospective students, nonprofit higher education institutions outperform nonprofits on key inquiry response benchmarks, according to “Comparing Inquiry Response Strategies at Nonprofit and For-Profit Higher Education Institutions,” a two-part secret shopper study on responsiveness to student inquiries. More...

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Online courses: Are we learning yet?

eCampus NewsThe benefits of online learning are undeniable. Barriers inherent in traditional learning such as time, space, location, and access are eliminated with asynchronous internet courses. But all that glitters is not gold. More...

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Unpacking the claims about MOOCs

eCampus NewsClaims about increasing access to higher education are at the heart of arguments for MOOCs, and rightly so; expanded access and greater equity in educational opportunity must be at the heart of any discussion about the future of higher education. More...

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Top 6 higher-ed digital policy issues in 2015

eCampus NewsBy . As technology continues to change, policy issues slowly come into play to govern them. This year, education technology policy watchers see at least six major policy issues that university administrators should keep an eye on in 2015. More...

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Op-ed: What comes first: The mission or the technology?

eCampus NewsBy . Sound familiar? If not, it should. With the current pace of technology, if your technology strategy does not wholly mesh with your institutional strategy and mission, now is the time to proactively put on the brakes and map that out before continuing down any path. More...

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Is this the online learning model of the future?

eCampus NewsBy . In 2013, over 7.1 million college students enrolled in an online course, contributing to the steady 260 percent increase in online enrollment over the last decade. As current and future student populations—made up of Millennials and Gen Zs, a generation collectively now referred to as Generation C—become even more digitally reliant, we’ll see more students flock in record breaking numbers to flexible learning environments. More...

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