Entries tagged: Higher education

Learning Technologies

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

Teaching free courses in the arts as MOOCs had bee tried before via Coursera, but it did not work out well, so its authors frustrated by limitations of the Coursera platform,  just left  it –[…]

Learning Technologies

Technology and Higher Education: challenges and opportunities for coming years

Last month the New Media Consortium (NMC) released its annual Horizon Report which identifies six key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education and six challenges hindering its adoption. The NMC is a not-for-profit organization[…]

Education Worldwide

New University Ranking “U-Multirank” raises doubts among experts

U-Multirank is a brand-new international university ranking supported by the European Commission. It formally aims to provide greater transparency within the Higher Education system, as well as it allows users to construct their own comparative[…]

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US Universities Lose Money on Research

January 13, 2014 Most universities lose money on research, according to an analysis published in the journal Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors. The study notes that universities seek (and[…]

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University expansion in a changing global economy. Triumph of the BRICs?

Carnoy, Martin, et al. University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013. The four largest developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) are[…]

Learning Technologies

Horizon Report 2012: Higher Ed. Edition – List of Technologies

Reading NMC’s (The New Media Consortium) information, we find out that the Horizon Report 2012: Higher Education Edition advisory board identified and narrowed to six the technologies to be in the final publication of the[…]

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The PhD’s Job Crisis in America (Infographic)

This infographic created by Online PhD discusses the availability of academic jobs for recent PhD recipients and the decline of the tenure track in America. A critical issue that lots of PhD graduates may be[…]

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OECD IMHE Conference: Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education

The biennial IMHE General Conference (Institutional Management on Higher education) attracts around 500 policy-makers, institutional leaders and academic experts active in higher education. The 2012 conference will be held on 17-19 September in Paris. In[…]

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Roundtable with Yong Zhao: Defining High-quality Education

The UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning held a Roundtable on December 13: Defining High-quality Education: A Critical Analysis of National Trends, Measurement and Outcomes The roundtable was led by an exceptional guest: Dr. Yong Zhao[…]

OpenEd & OER

VI International Seminar on Open Social Learning (VIII): UOC Session

VI International Seminar of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning Notes from the Open Social Learning, organized by UOC UNESCO Chair in E-Learning and held in Barcelona, Spain, on November 30th and December 1st 2009.[…]