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Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Following on from the lists of academic tweeters published earlier this month, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available...
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.

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Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s comment, July 8, 2013 3:13 PM
Critical thinking and problem-solving
Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
Agility and adaptability
Initiative and entrepreneurialism
Effective oral and written communication
Accessing and analyzing information
Curiosity and imagination
Charise Adams's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:12 PM

Heck, we need these now, not just in the future.

Bill Paxton, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 10, 2013 8:38 AM

Critical thinking and problem-solving 
Collaboration across networks and leading by influence 
Agility and adaptability 
Initiative and entrepreneurialism 
Effective oral and written communication 
Accessing and analyzing information 
Curiosity and imagination

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MOOCs and the battle to open up higher education

Foundation essay: This article on the rise of massive open online courses by Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation…...

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Labor under pressure to scrap cap on self-education expenses - BRW (subscription)

Labor under pressure to scrap cap on self-education expenses - BRW (subscription) | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Labor under pressure to scrap cap on self-education expenses BRW (subscription) Universities, doctors, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, architects, engineers, accountants, and lawyers have joined forces to fight the $2000 cap on...
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How technology will change entry-level higher education

How technology will change entry-level higher education | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it

"For years, “invest in education” has been a mantra consistently repeated to students and parents worldwide. It is now a phrase that VCs and entrepreneurs know, as technological solutions to some of education’s greatest challenges are gaining attention.

 

As anyone in higher education is aware, the industry faces some intimidating issues, including affordability, accessibility, quality, and the momentum necessary to create system-wide change."


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On a mission to pursue a degree of excellence - Scotsman

On a mission to pursue a degree of excellence - Scotsman | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Scotsman On a mission to pursue a degree of excellence Scotsman In order to present itself as a knowledge-intensive country, Scotland needs to see its universities not as a set of institutions divided into groups pursuing different objectives, but...
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Simon Marginson: Higher Education and Public Good | Facebook

Simon Marginson: Higher Education and Public Good | Facebook | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
What is the Future of the University? Centre for Global Studies in #Education Seminar tonight @waikato http://t.co/vh5t8PC8ty #waievents
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What influences the transition to knowledge-based economy? - Capital FM Kenya (blog)

What influences the transition to knowledge-based economy? - Capital FM Kenya (blog) | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
What influences the transition to knowledge-based economy?
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Broadly, a knowledge-based economy is one which is exemplified by the rampant creation, diffusion and use of knowledge.
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Confessions of a Blue-Collar Prof

Confessions of a Blue-Collar Prof | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Respect for both intellectual and physical labor is essential for us to prosper and advance as a society. (In moving our economy forward, there is lots of room for diversity of knowledge and skill. Interesting piece from...
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The Daily — Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2011/2012

Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2011/2012 http://t.co/xH8TJxGUcg
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Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?

Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment? | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Rising tuition fees and an ailing job market continue to perpetuate a cycle of spiralling student debt and lost opportunities. Has post-secondary education become a bad investment? (“Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?
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Social Media and Higher Education - Tips for Success and Who's doing It Right

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The New Knowledge Economy

The New Knowledge Economy | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
A degree beyond high school is essential for young people to succeed in the global economy and pursue their dreams. Unfortunately, too many postsecondary programs don't deliver the value that students and families want and need.
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Wealthy American Universities Start to Invest in Africa

Wealthy American Universities Start to Invest in Africa | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Some of the wealthiest American universities are starting to invest in Africa, seeing the potential for large gains, Reuters reported. Northwestern University, with holdings in companies in Kenya and Nigeria, recently doubled its African investments.

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One MOOC professor won't let students know the right answers

One MOOC professor won't let students know the right answers | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it

MOOCs are supposed to democratize education, but some students may never learn the right answers to questions on assignments that they get wrong.


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House, knowledge economy needs immigrants - CNN

House, knowledge economy needs immigrants - CNN | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
House, knowledge economy needs immigrants
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America's greatest asset has always been its people, drawn here from all over the world. In the 21st century, our economic future depends on immigrants more than ever.
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Make Way For MOOCs: How Free, Online Courses Could Revolutionize Education - Payvand

Make Way For MOOCs: How Free, Online Courses Could Revolutionize Education - Payvand | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Make Way For MOOCs: How Free, Online Courses Could Revolutionize Education
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Raza is one of the several million learners worldwide to have discovered "massive open online courses," or MOOCs.

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MOOC is indeed a revolution in Education. It helps educators a lot and it gives all the chance to have flexible learning. It is a super tool for all. Thank you MOOC.

 

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Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy - The Atlantic Cities

Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy - The Atlantic Cities | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy The Atlantic Cities What happens, for instance, when workers move to the fringe of cities to follow manufacturing work, only to find that tomorrow's knowledge-economy jobs...
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Hong Kong has the tools to be a leading knowledge economy - South China Morning Post

Hong Kong has the tools to be a leading knowledge economy - South China Morning Post | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Hong Kong has the tools to be a leading knowledge economy
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development acknowledges the link between a knowledge-based economy and the creation of high-wage and high-quality jobs.
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New book debunks myth of knowledge economy - EurekAlert (press release)

New book debunks myth of knowledge economy
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Ever wondered why there are so many 'Vice Presidents' at your workplace? Or how everyone can have a complex-sounding degree, when there are university courses on Star Trek?
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House, knowledge economy needs immigrants

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Green: As immigration vote goes to the House, remember why we need immigrants, risk-takers who define America and feed its entrepreneurial ethos (RT @dreamthemovie: #House, knowledge economy needs #immigrants http://t.co/u1GSkkJshI...
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Higher student loan rates are only part of the higher education crisis — MSNBC

Higher student loan rates are only part of the higher education crisis  — MSNBC | Higher Education Australia | Scoop.it
Student loan rates doubled, but Congress has yet to act to give college students any relief. What's the next step? (Student loan rates doubled, but Congress has yet to act to give college students any relief.
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