Higher Education-International Education
32 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by The Student Centre from TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Scoop.it!

4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face

4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

Many prospective international graduate students – even if they have obtained a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college – do not know what to expect from U.S.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Cross Border Higher Education
Scoop.it!

The educational space of global online higher education

Abstract

This article explores how standards and codes for collaboration in international higher education influence the educational space of global online education and the way it functions within the context of international development aid. Firstly the article discusses the educational space of higher education and the geography of education whereby the aim is to situate global online education within the on-going discourse on standards in higher education, international development aid, and the knowledge economy. The article then examines a qualitative case study of an Internet-based masters programme attended by students from Europe and Africa. A main focus of the empirical analysis is the students’ experience of being geographically immobile while collaborating online internationally, including how this circumstance affected their motivation and participation and the benefits of the programme. In the concluding discussion it is argued that even though online collaboration among students and educational institutions is not entirely equal, common standards created a space in which positions were challenged and practices were changed over the course of online participation.


Via Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Education Reports
Scoop.it!

A New Agenda for Education in Fragile States

A New Agenda for Education in Fragile States | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Rebecca Winthrop and Elena Matsui discuss the role of education in fragile states and chart a new agenda for maximizing education's contribution to the development and well-being of people living in these contexts.

Via Cunningham Library
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Cross Border Higher Education
Scoop.it!

Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality (Hardback) - Routledge

Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality (Hardback) - Routledge | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality addresses the global transformation of higher education in relation to changes in the labour market.

Via Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Higher education news for libraries and librarians
Scoop.it!

Graduate Market Trends

Graduate Market Trends | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

Free access to latest Graduate market trends journal from the Higher Education careers Service Unit. Includes some data on employment and wages of recent graduates.


Via heather dawson
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Valuing A Liberal Arts Education In A Jobs-Focused World - Hartford Courant

Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderValuing A Liberal Arts Education In A Jobs-Focused WorldHartford CourantBut as life grows more complicated and higher education too often remains rooted in 19th and early 20th century ideals, along come disruptive thinkers...


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Student Centre
Scoop.it!

Chidambaram unveils scheme for skill development - Economic Times

Chidambaram unveils scheme for skill development - Economic Times | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Economic Times Chidambaram unveils scheme for skill development Economic Times Speaking on the occasion, minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh said the government will provide skills training to at least one youth from each family that had...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from International Education
Scoop.it!

Making the right choices |Spotlight |chinadaily.com.cn

Making the right choices |Spotlight |chinadaily.com.cn | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
China should strengthen its investment in vocational education to tackle the challenge of skills mismatch in its urbanization process, says Charles Cao Quin, vice-principal of Warwickshire College.

Via CBERZHSA
The Student Centre's insight:

This type of thinking and strategy should resonate in the Caribbean as well. There are strong links between economic development, education and the labour market.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from International Education
Scoop.it!

International students support 300,000 US jobs

International students support 300,000 US jobs | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education

Via CBERZHSA
The Student Centre's insight:

It is time the Caribbean realises that education is a business. It's a social based business but one nonetheless. This is a value and lucrative industry that if constructed and marketed correctly could also bring great revenues and jobs to the region.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from International Education
Scoop.it!

Higher education watchdog issues warning over cheating - Telegraph

Higher education watchdog issues warning over cheating - Telegraph | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Many private colleges are failing to crackdown on cheating among students despite growing concerns over the so-called “cut and paste culture”, it has emerged.

Via CBERZHSA
more...
The Student Centre's comment, August 13, 2013 12:26 AM
This is a problem in both private and public institutions. The cut and paste culture is an endemic. It also follows students into the work place. Quite unfortunate.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Metaglossia: The Translation World
Scoop.it!

New article on interculturality for international and exchange students – Fred Dervin / Multicultural Education

New article on interculturality for international and exchange students – Fred Dervin / Multicultural Education | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

Fred Dervin & Heidi Layne (2013): A guide to interculturality for international and exchange students: an example of Hostipitality?, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 1-19, DOI:10.1080/17447143.2012.753896

 


Via Charles Tiayon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Student Centre
Scoop.it!

The Globalization Of Higher Education

The Globalization Of Higher Education | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Like economies and businesses, universities are competing, expanding abroad and striking cross-border deals.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Dual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university
Scoop.it!

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers; Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers; Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

Comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.

Local, state, and national economies are facing unprecedented levels of international competition. The current fiscal crisis has hampered the ability of many governments in the developed world to directly facilitate economic growth. At the same time, many governments in the developing world are investing significant new resources into local infrastructure and industry development initiatives. At the heart of the current economic transformation lie our colleges and universities. Through their roles in education, innovation, knowledge transfer, and community engagement, these institutions are working toward spurring economic growth and prosperity.

 

This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to assess how universities and colleges exert impact on economic growth. The contributors consider various methodologies, metrics, and data sources that may be used to gauge the performance of diverse higher education institutions in improving economic outcomes in the United States and around the world. Also presented are new typologies of economic development activities and related state policies that are designed to improve understanding of such initiatives and generate new energy and focus for an international community of scholars and practitioners working to formulate new models for how public universities and colleges may lead economic development in their states and communities while still performing their traditional educational functions.

 

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers is meant to cultivate greater understanding among elected officials, business representatives, policymakers, and other concerned parties about the central roles universities and colleges play in national, state, and local economies.

Jason E. Lane is Director of Education Studies and Senior Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. D. Bruce Johnstone is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Higher and Comparative Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and former Chancellor of the State University of New York. Both have published several books focusing on both US and international higher education.

 

Source:

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers
Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development

Click on image to enlarge

Jason E. Lane - Editor
D. Bruce Johnstone - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by
SUNY series, Critical Issues in Higher Education
Hardcover - 338 pages
Release Date: November 2012
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4501-4

 


Via wmijnhardt
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Cross Border Higher Education
Scoop.it!

Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy online

Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy online | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy book download (Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy online: Higher Education and...)...

Via Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Online-Learning
Scoop.it!

Online Education: Making Way for a Brighter Tomorrow

Online Education: Making Way for a Brighter Tomorrow | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
In the Caribbean, the higher education options for students are limited. They either have to start working right after school or completing graduation or they can get out of the country in search o...

Via Leona Sharon
The Student Centre's insight:

What are your thoughts on this piece?

 

more...
The Student Centre's comment, August 26, 2013 8:57 AM
Online learning has provided a pathway for a number of persons in the certain parts of the Caribbean region to attain post-secondary education and in some cases, a means to upgrade existing skills. This is particularly in the case of mid-career professionals and some junior professionals. However, there have been some issues with recognition and upward mobility within the work force.
Scooped by The Student Centre
Scoop.it!

Enjoy Higher Pay Package Benefits from Part Time Courses

Enjoy Higher Pay Package Benefits from Part Time Courses | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

According to researches, the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) and the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation found that about 69% of the part-time undergraduates have acquired supreme confidence at work and have even come up with impressive job performances. Out of them, 29% of the students have received pleasant hikes in their pay packages while 28% have got promotion.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Student Centre
Scoop.it!

Technical Matters: Building a high quality technical and vocational route through the education system

Technical Matters: Building a high quality technical and vocational route through the education system | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

"Technical Matters welcomes the government’s decision to introduce the Ebacc and the DfE’s focus to drive up academic standards in every school in the country. However, it warns that many students are suffering from the lack of an alternative to traditional academic studies and that a distinct technical and vocational route through the education system may help reduce dropout and disengagement. A recent review into vocational education by Prof Alison Wolf showed that many students post-16 find themselves ‘churning’ for several years between low-grade work and poor quality educational offerings unlikely to help them find a job."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from Cross Border Higher Education
Scoop.it!

British graduates being put off high-level qualifications, report warns - Telegraph

British graduates being put off high-level qualifications, report warns - Telegraph | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Rising tuition fees and a lack of money during the recession are combining to put more British graduates off gaining high-level qualifications, a major report has warned.

Via Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from International Education
Scoop.it!

University fee rise sparks surge in demand for 'jobs-based' degrees - Telegraph

University fee rise sparks surge in demand for 'jobs-based' degrees - Telegraph | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
Rising numbers of students are shunning traditional subjects in favour of more practical university degrees amid mounting concerns over the graduate jobs market, according to research.

Via CBERZHSA
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from International Education
Scoop.it!

Stop Stigmatizing Vocational Education | RealClearPolicy


Via CBERZHSA
The Student Centre's insight:

There is a level of sophistication that comes with Technical/Vocational education. It is required for every field as it applied learning that enables persons to work better.  Every professional/worker requires an upgrade in skills and/or knowledge as they progress in their chosen career field. Given that technical/vocation education is more concentrated and the programs is developed to focus on specific technical areas within a particular field, it is hard to fathom why in this day and age this stigma still exists.  In addition to policy, it is believed that strategic marketing is also required to help build awareness and change the face of vocational education is required.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from International Education
Scoop.it!

UK launches major education exports strategy

UK launches major education exports strategy | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education

Via CBERZHSA
The Student Centre's insight:

Unless some changes are made to the new Tier 4 rules, there is a high level of doubt that this strategy will acheive the desired results. It just seems as though international students are good for the money, when it comes to UK education. It's almost like a cash cow system based on the UK's recent changes to immigration laws.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The Student Centre from TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Scoop.it!

Skills Beyond School: An International Look at American Higher Education

Skills Beyond School: An International Look at American Higher Education | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

Within the United States and abroad, Career and Technical Education (CTE) often exist in a world completely separate from that of traditional postsecondary education. This divide is exacerbated by the sometimes baffling array of options available to students upon completion of secondary school. With such a wide variety of degrees, certifications, credentials, career training, and other learning opportunities, it can be a challenge for students to discern which options provide superior quality, accurately value the benefits of their options, and determine the clearest pathway toward the career to which they aspire.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The Student Centre
Scoop.it!

Finland to Support an International Conference on Education for CARICOM Countries - Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: Current affairs

Finland to Support an International Conference on Education for CARICOM Countries - Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: Current affairs | Higher Education-International Education | Scoop.it

Finland has agreed to donate EUR 120 000 to assist with the funding of a Conference on Education.

The Ministry of Education in Jamaica is organising an international conference on education for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, along with the Commonwealth of Learning and the Caribbean Examinations Council. The conference will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica between 24th and 25th of May, 2011.
The purpose of the conference is to pass on know-how to the region’s officials and schools from Finland, and other countries, which have achieved good educational results.

more...
No comment yet.