Entries tagged: Education

Misc.

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

As a reference, see our post of 2013: The Nobel Peace Prize Should Be Awarded To…

Education Worldwide

Call for Demos extended

The UNESCO Chair for Education and Technology for Social Change is extending the period to present demos for its X International Seminar until October 7: Revisiting the Fundamentals of Traditional Curricula R/Evolution: what “R” would[…]

Education Worldwide

Today: International Literacy Day 2014 [UPDATED]

According to the latest OECD’s report, even in developed countries where access to higher education is widening, people are falling short of high levels of skills; other trends is that social mobility is slowing down. UK[…]

Education Worldwide

X International Seminar: Registration is Open!

The theme of this year is Revisiting the fundamentals of traditional curricula. R / Evolution: what “R” would mean for Education. You can now register here. The UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology for Social Change[…]

Education Worldwide

First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls

In a conversation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with former first lady Laura Bush, Michelle Obama shared her personal success story and the important role education played in her life. “I am an[…]

OpenEd & OER

N.Y. Public Library Plans Face-to-Face ‘Classes’ for MOOC Students

In a pilot program with Coursera, the New York Public Library plans to organize meet-ups at which people taking massive open online courses can gather and discuss the courses with help from “trained facilitators.” The[…]

Education Worldwide

The face of internationalisation in Europe: brand new EAIE study unveiled by EAIE

As internationalisation of higher education has become increasingly complex and far reaching over the past years, EAIE (European Association for International Education) unveiled a project to undertake comprehensive research to map the state of internationalisation[…]

Learning Technologies

Harvard, MIT Launch MOOC Student Visualization Tools

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two institutions behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Thursday released a set of tools that visualize the age, gender, location and level of[…]

Misc.

Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring

The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as “The Arab Spring,” promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women’s rights, the promise[…]

Learning Technologies

Horizon 2014 Report Is Out: 6 Technologies Will Change Colleges in Coming Years

The six technologies and the changes they’re expected to bring are detailed in“NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition,” a 52-page document  comprised by the 56 international experts. In a nutshell, the following trends and time horizons were[…]