19 février 2017

How do Instructional Designers support and add to teacher knowledge

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. As online learning becomes more known, the quality of the delivered online materials become more essential, as learners can (partly) decide which courses they will follow based on the quality of the course material. One of the challenges is to give teachers and trainers an idea of how instructional designers can help (IDs are schooled in online learning options). Read more...

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Time to act: UK Universities will be overtaken unless they embrace new technology

The report reviews best practice around the world to show how technology is benefiting universities and students through better teaching and learning, improved retention rates and lower costs. More...

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Godot arrives: The Government WILL sell off income-contingent student loans

Today’s announcement on the sale of income-contingent student loans has been a long time coming. In fact it has been a decade since the Labour government passed the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008 and there have been numerous delays in the years since. More...

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Four Mega-trends in International Higher Education – Economics

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. If there’s one word everyone can agree upon when talking about international education, it’s “expensive”. Moving across borders to go to school isn’t cheap and so it’s no surprise that international education really got big certain after large developing countries (mainly but not exclusively China and India) started getting rich in the early 2000s. More...

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How to Fund (3)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Within the group of maybe 100 people who genuinely understand this stuff, I think the scoffing over points iii) and iv) were audible as far as the Maritimes.  Transparency and accountability are nice, but you don’t need a new funding formula to get them. More...

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How to Fund (2)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Now, there is no doubt that the history of performance indicators in Canada hasn’t been great.  Those Ontario performance indicators from the 1990s?  They were cockamamie and deserved to die (student loan defaults as a performance measure?  Really. More...

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How to Fund (1)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Most of the developing world works on this system.  An institution tots up its wish list for the year, shows up at the Minister’s office, which says yea or nay to a variety of requests, and that’s that.  The government is under no obligation to treat institutions in the same manner and so “favoured” institutions often make out pretty well under this system. More...

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When Should the Education System Say “No”?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. There’s an argument going on in the UK right now about re-introducing grammar schools.  Until the 1960s, grammar schools were a selective tier of the secondary system.  Everyone took exams at the age of eleven, and the most academically able were selected to go to these schools, the purpose of which (everyone understood) was to enable people to go to university. More...

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Four Megatrends in International Higher Education – Demographics

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Last week I noted that one of the big factors in international education was the big increase in enrolments around the world, particularly in developing countries.  Part of that big increase had to do with a significant increase in the number of youth around the world who were of “normal” age for higher education – that is, between about 20 and 24. More...

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Skills and Youth

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. What with the Advisory Council on Growth’s paper on skills, and the Expert Panel on Youth Employment wrapping up, public policy is suddenly back to a focus on skills – and in particular what skills youth should have.  So, let’s talk about that. More...

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