03 juin 2018

Sustainably financing pensions and healthcare in Thailand

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgBy . Thailand has made remarkable socio-economic progress over the past several decades. Poverty has plummeted and access to education and health services has become near universal. As is commonly the case, improved health outcomes and expanded opportunities – particularly for women – have led to higher life expectancy, a declining fertility rate and ultimately an ageing population. More...

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29 mai 2018

Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to eLearning

Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to eLearning
This special issue of JIME features chapter summaries and commentary directed toward the recently published book "Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to eLearning" edited by Allison Littlejohn. More...

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28 mai 2018

Sustainable seafood at spotlight of Dartmouth dinner

University Business Magazine logoDartmouth College students can breathe easy knowing they’re eating haddock sourced in an environmentally responsible way from fishermen who care about seafood for future generations. This is part of Dartmouth University Dining Services’ seafood dinner offered last night to students across campus to draw attention to sustainable fisheries and responsible seafood. On the menu is MSC certified haddock from the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway. More...

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Honeywell helps university achieve sustainability goals

University Business Magazine logoCarleton University released its latest Energy Master Plan today, part of an ambitious sustainability strategy that reduces current energy and water consumption and ensures the highest possible conservation levels are maintained as the campus evolves. More...

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20 avril 2018

Sustainable Development Goals – A challenge to the way we teach students

By Sharon Dell – Africa editor. In Africa Analysis, Willem Fourie describes a masters degree in South Africa that aims to teach the skills needed to operate in a new SDG – Sustainable Development Goal – development landscape, while Ayenachew A Woldegiyorgis looks at what a new, pro-education prime minister might mean for higher education in Ethiopia.
   In Africa Features, Alex Abutu highlights concern over the impact of plagiarism on the quality of education in Nigeria, while Reuben Kyama reflects on discussions about graduate employability at a recent forum hosted by the Goethe-Institut in Kenya.
   In News from the continent, Francis Kokutse reports on the recent Vice Chancellors Ghana meeting where a call was made for a rethink of higher education funding, and Kudzai Mashininga reports on a recent agreement between Zimbabwe and China intended to facilitate infrastructural development in Zimbabwe’s higher education sector.
   In a Special Report this week on the 2018 Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering hosted by Rwanda, Gilbert Nakweya reflects on debates about how to develop a strong ‘culture of science’ in Africa, while Munyaradzi Makoni highlights key points of a discussion on the qualities and skills needed by science leaders.
   In another Special Report this week, on the 2018 Centre for Global Higher Education conference, Michael Ignatieff, vice-chancellor of the embattled Central European University, argues that as many countries turn towards authoritarian rule, it is crucial for universities to speak up for truth, even at the risk of opposition; and Karen MacGregor looks at why efforts to tackle inequality in higher education have been largely ineffectual. More...

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17 avril 2018

Padlet’s Price Update Riles Teachers, Raises Questions About Sustainability of Freemium Models

Padlet’s Price Update Riles Teachers, Raises Questions About Sustainability of Freemium Models
Tony Wan, EdSurge, 2018/04/05
I have long argued inside government circles that we should be setting up and offering services like this as part of our overall support to education. This is the approach that has been undertaken with success elsewhere and the approach that underlies support for things like BC Campus and Campus Ontario. In this article, we see clearly why. More...

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15 mars 2018

UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Advocate 25 01)

The General Assembly brings together ministers and ambassadors from all UN member states and is responsible for fixing key elements of UNESCO’s worldwide work plan and priorities. EI was one of only two non-State actors (the other being the Global Campaign for Education – a key EI partner) to be given speaking rights for the duration of the General Assembly meeting. Ministers were given time limits of three minutes for their contributions and EI was given a two minute limit. More...

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Developing a sustainable academic workforce in paramedicine (AUR 60 01)

Paramedics are an integral part of the Australian healthcare system and are increasingly requested to provide a growing array of services in support of improved community health. Currently there are over 6,000 undergraduate paramedic students. A pressing challenge is the development and sustainability of a dedicated group of university paramedic academics. More...

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31 décembre 2017

GAML: Monitoring data for SDG 4.6.1

The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) is an initiative to support national strategies for measuring learning. Led by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), it provides stakeholders, researchers, UN agencies and NGOs with a platform for discussion to facilitate data collection on a global scale.
As part of the GAML, a thematic task force was established to address Target 4.6 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which calls on UN Member States to ‘ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy’ by 2030. More...

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30 décembre 2017

Piecing together a strong partnership for sustainability

With a theme of ‘The Sustainability Development Goals’ for the Winter edition of Forum, this issue is simultaneously intimidating and inspiring. The current state of our society, our consumption and our climate are all at risk. At the same time, much is already being done to improve the wellbeing of humankind as well as earth’s resources. As Forum Editor Laura Rumbley shared on yesterday’s blog, partnerships from all over Europe – and beyond – shared their initiatives for creating a more sustainable future. Today’s post highlights one of those mentioned: the U4 network. More...

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