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About The Observatory

About The Observatory | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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Yet another language policy agent at international level: a think-tank specialised in university policy transfer

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Home | OERu

Home | OERu | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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OERu experiments with free online university education combined with either formal academic assessment and credit (for a fee), or just a certificate of achievement. Micro Online Open Courses are also on offer. The number of partner universities is large, cf http://oeru.org/oeru-partners/

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Government does about-turn on HE quality assurance – University World News

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In Sweden, high fee paying international students put increasing pressure on academics

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Universities across continents explore Glocal Classroom - University World News

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Glocal classrooms, a global tendency in academia

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MOOC Explorer

MOOC Explorer | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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A French researcher's experiment in MOOCs from various angles: course-writing, learning and observing

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Getting more UK students to study abroad! | De la Cour Communications

A Anne-Marie Graham, head of the UK's new initiative to get more UK students to study abroad, talks to Nic Mitchell from De la Cour Communications.

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A communication agency to encourage UK students to study abroad

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Universities recruit more foreigners as places for British students plummet - Telegraph

Universities recruit more foreigners as places for British students plummet  - Telegraph | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
Universities are placing a new emphasis on recruiting students from overseas as the number of British youngsters who will miss out on places is poised to reach record levels.
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Balancing internationalisation of HEI with social inclusion of the local population

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Douglas Todd: Policy gap as immigrant students excel in universities

Douglas Todd: Policy gap as immigrant students excel in universities | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
Most people who have attended Grade 12 graduation ceremonies or spent time on university campuses in Vancouver or Toronto have seen the signs. But some may still be surprised by a study by Statistics Canada, Garnett Picot and Feng Hou that verifies that young Canadians with immigrant backgrounds are almost twice as likely to go to university as students whose parents were born in Canada.
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In Canada, international students more successful at university than domestic students

 

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Does English have to be used in transnational HE? - University World News

Does English have to be used in transnational HE? - University World News | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it

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Languages other than English used in international universities: what languages, where and what are the trends?

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Massive open online forces

Massive open online forces | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITIES have not changed much since students first gathered in Oxford and Bologna in the 11th century. Teaching has been constrained by technology. Until...
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What CLIL models for MOOCs in order to boost social inclusion?

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Mass movement of the world’s students - University World News

Mass movement of the world’s students - University World News | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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"(...) one of humanity’s great mass movements", according to article

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Congrès 2014 de la société des anglicistes de l'enseignement supérieur (SAES) - Atelier 21 : Anglais de Spécialité (GERAS) - Appel à communications

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Learned society of the French version of ESP to explore university language policy transfer

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Politicians target student mobility imbalances

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Massive rise in foreign students numbers at Nordic universities now a concern
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Our Services » i-graduate

Our Services » i-graduate | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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Another language policy agent: a consulting firm specialised in surveying student opinion for university management

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Report: Understanding India | British Council

Report: Understanding India | British Council | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it

n This ground-breaking new study reveals the huge opportunities and challenges for UK education providers in India over the next ten years.

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Demographic changes urges Indian universities to expand international cooperation agreements, as confirmed at ACA conference yesterday.

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Experts from Canada involved in ECML activities

Experts from Canada involved in ECML activities | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML), Centre européen pour les langues vivantes (CELV)
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The transatlantic dialogue over European language policy instruments continues. A number of experts from Canada are currently involved in ECML activities.
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SUMMARY and RECORDINGS » CEFR Web Conference 28/29 March 2014

SUMMARY and RECORDINGS » CEFR Web Conference 28/29 March 2014 | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it

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Council of Europe CEFR webconference proceedings of March 28-29 available

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Competency-based degrees – The quiet revolution? - University World News

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The competency-based degrees approach, a US alternative to Europass-Diploma supplement

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Universities Try a Cultural Bridge to Lure Foreign Students

Universities Try a Cultural Bridge to Lure Foreign Students | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
Oregon State University is among a growing number of academic institutions that are teaming up with private companies to lure foreign students with yearlong transitional programs.
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Transitional programmes at US universities come at a cost for international students

 

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CEFR Web Conference 28/29 March 2014

CEFR Web Conference 28/29 March 2014 | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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The conference is to address the globalisation of language policy and the ELP

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France Culture - (ré)écouter - France Culture

France Culture - (ré)écouter - France Culture | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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Will peer validation of language levels through MOOCs take on? 11'11 to 13'14 (in French)

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Internationalising the campus one student at a time - University World News

Internationalising the campus one student at a time - University World News | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
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A US university engaged in an Erasmus-like programme

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Cambridge test supports internationalisation of Italian medical schools

Cambridge test supports internationalisation of Italian medical schools | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
A test from a department of Cambridge University is making it possible for more Italian medical schools to attract international students with the skills and knowledge they need for success in thei...
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New Cambridge medical English test to screen prospective students in Italy

 

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Higher Education Gets Another Online Challenger, as WEF Launches Its Own Web Courses

Higher Education Gets Another Online Challenger, as WEF Launches Its Own Web Courses | European University Language Policy | Scoop.it
While apprenticeships are one alternative to traditional schooling, online courses are potentially transformative for the higher education industry. In fact, the arrival of free online courses has already forced universities to re-evaluate their own ...
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WEF enters the MOOC movement with a low-cost platform

 

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All public universities to offer Chinese language course - University World News

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Pakistani universities to offer basic Chinese courses through videoconferencing

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