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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego...
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Times Higher Education - Think global or stay local? Finnish sector weighs its options

Times Higher Education - Think global or stay local? Finnish sector weighs its options | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Across the Nordic countries, academics are under pressure to publish in English to give their research greater international impact. While some believe this is a necessary step towards improving university standards and attracting international students and scholars, there is a growing backlash against Anglicisation, amid fears for the future of the Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish languages if they cease to be used in academia for critical analysis and the exploration of complex concepts.

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What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education

What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

How will college life be different in five years than it is today? In its recently released 2012 NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education, New Media Consortium predicts there may be more gesture-based computing, and lots of inter-connected (and Internet-connected) objects packed with useful information.

Video games will become more commonplace in classrooms, and Big Data will drive big decisions on the part of students, faculty, and the foundations and companies in the education sphere.

The Horizon Report crystallizes a lot of what we’re witnessing in education. But one notable category isn’t addressed in this otherwise comprehensive report: how open education resources — mostly free, customizable, content — is disrupting higher ed, allowing teachers to create their own textbooks, and changing state policy on using print books. (mindshift.kqed.org)

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Internet-based education has a long way to go - The National

Internet-based education has a long way to go - The National | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Although it is possible to acquire any number of useful skills online, including learning a language, it has been hard to acquire reliable qualifications offered by universities purely over the internet. So far, the internet has realised little of its potential to enable anyone, anywhere to educate themselves to any level they desire.

But there is, however, growing evidence that professionals anxious to further their careers by educating themselves are now starting to sign up for online degrees.

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Internationalisation - Resources Centre The Higher Education Academy

Internationalisation - Resources Centre The Higher Education Academy | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Internationalisation takes many different forms in the context of UK higher education.  Over the next year we are focussing on: teaching international students; internationalisation of the curriculum; and students’ academic mobility with a view to improving their employability

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Ref2014: what should researchers be concentrating on?

Ref2014: what should researchers be concentrating on? | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Professor Andy Miah looks to the RAE2008 results for insights into where academics should be publishing – and wonders what the future looks like...
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Key Trends in Globalisation: The central date for China's GDP to overtake the US at market exchange rates is 2019 - a study of growth assumptions and analyses

Key Trends in Globalisation: The central date for China's GDP to overtake the US at market exchange rates is 2019 - a study of growth assumptions and analyses | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Summary The question of when China’s GDP will overtake the US, to become the world’s largest national economy, is self-evidently significant.1 It has become much discussed among Western economic commentators (Rachman, 2011).
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Colleges Should Teach Intellectual Virtues - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges Should Teach Intellectual Virtues - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Look at what colleges state as their aims, and you'll find a predictable list: Teach students how to think critically and analytically; teach them how to write and calculate; teach them the skills of their discipline. As important as such goals are, another fundamental goal is largely being neglected—developing the intellectual virtues they need to be good students, and good citizens.

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International student mobility – questioning future scenarios « Hedda – Higher Education Development Association

International student mobility – questioning future scenarios « Hedda – Higher Education Development Association | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

In the context where an increasing amount of higher education institutions in USA and UK are increasingly dependent on fees and having to become “self-sufficient”, the question of international student mobility is becoming increasingly important for these institutions.

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Brain drain warning after more leave HK than settle

Brain drain warning after more leave HK than settle | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the second time in three years, more people left Hong Kong last year than settled in the city, prompting warnings of a new brain drain.
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Controversy over compulsory research publishing for all students - University World News

Controversy over compulsory research publishing for all students - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture has made a bold but controversial decision to boost the number of research papers produced by the country by requiring all university students to publish papers in academic journals as a condition for graduation.

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Bridging the cultural divide in international higher education - University World News

Bridging the cultural divide in international higher education - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Universities talk about internationalisation and diversity, but often students voluntarily self-segregate on campus. Instead, institutions should be looking at how to encourage students to be more resilient and open to change and different ways of thinking.

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Amazon.com: Assessing Quality in European Higher Education Institutions: Dissemination, Methods and Procedures

European higher education institutions are facing in these last years a number of relevant political and social changes that have asked for more transparency, accountability, comparability and legitimacy of degrees. In light of these new challenges, the great majority of universities have responded by implementing quality assurance processes, either through evaluation or through accreditation. This book collects the evaluation and accreditation experiences gathered by higher education institutions in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and Sweden. It provides a synthetic picture of the present state of quality assurance practices in Europe and offers a few lessons for a future European dimension of quality assurance.

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Transnational education: what is the real impact on institutions and host countries? | Internationalising Higher Education

Transnational education: what is the real impact on institutions and host countries? | Internationalising Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Transnational education: what is the real impact on institutions and host countries?

14 March 2012 - 16:45


Transnational education (TNE) plays an important role in the future landscape of higher education globally, by extending access to wider populations seeking the knowledge and skills to thrive in new knowledge economies. This session features case studies from a range of perspectives - focusing in particular on the impact on host countries, with different perspectives on how TNE has contributed to internationalisation.

 

I am at table 3 talking about Greece. See you there. 

Vangelis

 

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OECD educationtoday: Increasing higher education access: one goal, many approaches

OECD educationtoday: Increasing higher education access: one goal, many approaches | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Few would dispute that having a higher education is more important than ever to help people build positive economic futures and strengthen the knowledge economies of countries. Yet as the second issue of the OECD’s new brief series Education Indicators in Focus explains, OECD countries have adopted dramatically different strategies for increasing higher education access – both in terms of how higher education is financed, and in the level of financial support they provide to individuals seeking a degree.

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Education gap between wealthy and poor widens

Education gap between wealthy and poor widens | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
During the 1950s and 1960s, race was seen as the largest factor in determining educational success among youth. Today, much less variance is seen between youth of different races. Instead, educational endeavors have been linked more closely to family income.
Education has the potential to be an equalizer in society, an outlet in which all students are presented with opportunities to improve their futures. As the achievement gap widens between those from affluent families and those from origins of poverty, the aspect of the equalizer diminishes.
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International student mobility highlights in the OECD's Education at a Glance 2011 | Inside Higher Ed

International student mobility highlights in the OECD's Education at a Glance 2011 | Inside Higher Ed | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Transnational Cooperation Chart Signed By Greek and Belgian Education Ministries

Transnational Cooperation Chart Signed By Greek and Belgian Education Ministries | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Greek Deputy Minister, Evi Christofilopoulou, and the Belgian Minister of Education of the French community, Marie-Dominique Simonet, signed a Transnational Cooperation Chart on February 7, according to which the teaching of the Greek language will become part of the Belgian school curriculum.With this new agreement both Greek students and those with other ethnic backgrounds in Belgian schools will have the opportunity to choose the course of Modern Greek or Greek Culture, which will be taught up to three hours per week. The programme will be in force for the next five years and will provide the students with a Greek Language Proficiency.
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Vietnam campus outnumbers world universities’ overseas branches   - Vietnam news

Vietnam campus outnumbers world universities’ overseas branches   - Vietnam news | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
An Australian-owned university in Vietnam has been ranked first among 200 international branch campuses in terms of student numbers in a report recently released by a British organization.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) International University Vietnam topped the list with more than 5,000 students recorded at the time of the survey, the university said in a press release on Friday, noting that the figure now has now surpassed 6,000.
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Times Higher Education - Promote a benign state of mind, peacekeeper urges global academy

Universities must foster in their students the “benevolent and amiable temper of mind” defined by the novelist Henry Fielding, a leading international peacekeeper told the Association of International Education Administrators’ annual conference, this year held in Washington DC.

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Will MITx Change How We Think About Higher Education? : NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Will MITx Change How We Think About Higher Education? : NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

While many colleges and universities are trying to adapt to the forces affecting higher education today, a recent move by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology is about to cause a seismic shift.

The prototype version of MITx is scheduled for launch in spring 2012. MITx is an outgrowth of MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), which began in 2002. Building upon the inventory of nearly 2,100 MIT courses, MITx will offer the online teaching of MIT courses worldwide and the opportunity for able learners to gain certification of mastery of MIT material.

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Worldwide student numbers forecast to double by 2025 - University World News

Worldwide student numbers forecast to double by 2025 - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The number of students around the globe enrolled in higher education is forecast to more than double to 262 million by 2025. Nearly all of this growth will be in the developing world, with more than half in China and India alone. The number of students seeking study abroad could rise to eight million – nearly three times more than today.

In a new book, higher education consultant Bob Goddard writes that the worldwide increase is being fuelled by greater numbers of young people entering the peak education ages along with sharply rising participation rates, especially in the non-compulsory education years.

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South Africa: Social transformation through higher education

South Africa: Social transformation through higher education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
HIGHER education and knowledge production in Africa has not had the same kind of achievements over the last 50 years or so compared to other parts of the world.
African higher education grew significantly in the 1960s and '70s. However, from the '70s there were huge reversals due to a combination of economic crisis, structural adjustment programmes and particular policy impositions.
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QS Best Student Cities in the World 2012

QS is proud to announce the first ever QS Best Student Cities ranking.

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Which universities will be thriving in 20 years time?

Which universities will be thriving in 20 years time? | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Which universities will emerge as the winners and the losers from all the turmoil in higher education policy and funding? How many institutions will disappear, and what will happen to those in the "squeezed middle"?
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