When the Hewlett Foundation introduced its deeper learning grantmaking in 2010, the goal was to spread a concrete set of skills that American students should be learning. The strategy anticipated that high schoolers who gain academic knowledge alongside inter and intra-personal skills in school will be better prepared as college students, workers and citizens. At…
At a time when issues related to refugees and the integration of immigrants are becoming key policy questions across different countries and regions, the international community needs to focus on establishing guidelines and support for refugee and immigrant education.
Today, BCcampus not only houses over 170 open textbooks, it connects users with other resources, including tool kits for faculty and students, adaptation and adoption guides, access to the online publishing platform Pressbooks, a professional group for librarians and a research program. BCcampus has also exported its expertise, partnering with Campus Manitoba in an open textbook initiative called OpenEd Manitoba.
More and more years in colleges and universities make us understand truth and reality better, and help us in building a better, just and unified society as members of the society can take better decisions by applying better judgment.
Ubiquitous and easily accessible information make us understand the truth or reality better, and thereby help us in making better decisions, individually as well as in a collective manner.
More education and more information for more or all of us can make us, in general, more confused, according to anecdotal evidence. Access to higher education and information may act against our ability to make better decisions and apply judgment, or even make it harder to identify and accept experts’ views.
Higher education is in an epoch of rapid change as it is under pressure all around the world from cuts in funding, the clamour for relevance and rankings, for greater articulation with socio-economic projects of many kinds and the need to track deep and vast labour market transformations.
Education systems are simply not performing as needed; not as economies demand, and not as parents desire. Yet it’s important to celebrate and recognize the success of counties that have made significant advances.
The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Smart Learning Institute (SLI) of Beijing Normal University are releasing the 2017 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese Higher Education at the 2nd US-China Smart Education Conference. This China-focused report describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.
The returns to education are high in most countries. An additional year of schooling increases earnings by 10 percent a year. At the same time, education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality, as well as for laying the…
Every cost associated with higher learning has steadily increased over the past decade, but none more so than college textbooks. While tuition increased by 63% between 2006 and 2016, and housing costs increased by 50%, the cost of textbooks went up by 88%, according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.theatlas.com/charts/H13g02mCl Initiatives i
A tipping point is being reached in post-secondary education, particularly for traditional colleges and universities. This tipping point is taking place over an extended period of time and has been precipitated by the perceived need of gaining qualifications to gain employment, backed up by historic data of graduate earnings. The capacity to meet this expectation exists in developed countries, but is lacking in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Have we oversold the value of national qualifications frameworks?
In the past 10 years, the international community has developed qualifications frameworks at a feverish pace. Despite the rapid growth of national and regional frameworks throughout Asia and the Pacific, there is still limited evidence to suggest they improve learning and recognition outcomes or support the mobility of students.
'The Human Development Report 2016 ‘identifies recognizes that in every society certain groups are far more likely to suffer disadvantages than others and identifies deep-rooted, and often unmeasured, barriers to development.’
‘The report also looks to what societies should do to advance human development for everyone. It sets forward policy recommendations at the national level and also looks at ways in which the global development landscape could be made more effective in the fight to leave no one behind and achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).’
"What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? Which trends and technology developments will drive transformation? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions?"
Universities can sign on to the platform to feature their opportunities for refugees and learn more about the initiative. Universities from the United States, United Kingdom, continental Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and China have already joined the platform.
Technology rapidly changes the workplace and the skills demanded, making current workers less employable. One approach is to think about the kind of work that technology cannot replace. (Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank) Depending on to whom you listen, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will either solve all our problems or end the human race. Sometime in the near future, machine intelligence is predicted to surpass human intelligence, a point in time known as “the singularity.” Whether the rise of the machines is an existential threat to mankind or not, I believe that there is a more mundane issue: robots are currently being used to automate production.
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