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Stellenbosch University became the first African higher education institution to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access...HE News Brief 10.12.2012 | QS Intelligence Unit

But what is also true is that Africans are doing something about it. Since October 2010, when Stellenbosch University became the first African higher education institution to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to ...

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Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it

Deservingly dubbed “The Father of Black History,” he was, simply put, a black history institution builder.

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Excerpt: Historian Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia on December 19, 1875.  During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and attended high school and college in Berea College, Kentucky—from which he earned a B.L. degree in 1903.  In the early 1900s, he taught black youth in West Virginia.  From late 1903 until early 1907, Woodson worked in the Philippines under the auspices of the U.S. War Department.  Woodson then traveled to Africa, Asia, and Europe and briefly attended the Sorbonne in Paris, France.  In 1908, he received an M.A. degree in History, Romance languages, and Literature from the University of Chicago.  In 1912, while teaching in Washington, D.C., he earned his doctorate in history from Harvard University. 

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Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it

Deservingly dubbed “The Father of Black History,” he was, simply put, a black history institution builder.

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eBlack Studies 2012

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Re-thinking Black Freedom

Mapping Black Studies

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Should African Universities be Globally Ranked?

Should African Universities be Globally Ranked? | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it
Blog: The World ViewThe 2012-2013 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings were published a couple of months ago.  There were hardly any surprises.  The usual shifting in position among the top 100 universities continues, a few...

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Can African Universities Attain World Class Standards? - AllAfrica.com

Can African Universities Attain World Class Standards? - AllAfrica.com | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it
Can African Universities Attain World Class Standards?

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Relax – Higher education won't be killed by MOOCs - University World News

Relax – Higher education won't be killed by MOOCs - University World News | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it

In a recent University World News commentary titled, “Yes, MOOC is the global higher education game changer”, Professor Simon Marginson from the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne argues that MOOCs will spell the death of higher education as we know it.

 

That may be an exciting thing to say – but there are some fundamental barriers involved that will be pretty challenging to overcome.

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University rankings and system benchmarking reach similar results

University rankings and system benchmarking reach similar results | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it
University International Rankings, or UIRs, have become a reality. And despite their shortcomings and the rise of resistance against them, they are likely to stick around.
Critics of UIRs targe ...

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The 'Best Tech-Savvy University' in Rwanda is the ... - CP-Africa

The 'Best Tech-Savvy University' in Rwanda is the ... - CP-Africa | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it
Follow @cpafrica A recent report highlighted that East African universities have embraced ICT and are competing favourably with international universities in this area. “ICT has opened up East African universities ...

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Infographic: 5 Colleges That Award International Students the Most Financial Aid

Infographic: 5 Colleges That Award International Students the Most Financial Aid | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it
Some schools offered students from abroad more than $50,000 in financial aid in 2011.

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"Some schools offered students from abroad more than $50,000 in financial aid in 2011."

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Best financial aid opportunities for international students...

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Introduction to Afro-American Studies :  A Peoples College Primer


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"Online Introduction to African-American Studies "People's Primer". This is a tremendous resource for homeschoolers, for collegiate scholars, and for the self-taught seeking a great understanding of the African Diaspora."

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Online Introduction to African-American Studies "People's Primer".  This is a tremendous resource for homeschoolers, for collegiate scholars, and for the self-taught seeking a great understanding of the African Diaspora.

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Intro Afro-American Studies

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1. What is Afro-American Studies?
2. Discuss and compare the intellectual origins of Afro-American Studies in the work of DuBois, Woodson, Frazier, and Hughes.

3. How did the movement for Black Studies develop? Describe the four stages (innovation, experimentation, crisis, and institutionalization).

4. What is the paradigm for unity in Black Studies? Explain historical periodization, aspects of society, social cohesion and social disruption.

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African American Studies Curriculum

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Syllabus, list of course videos and Introduction to Afro American Studies 100: a Course Report

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allAfrica.com: Africa: Where Have Africa's Future Builders Gone? (Page 2 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Africa: Where Have Africa's Future Builders Gone? (Page 2 of 2) | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it
College graduates in Africa may be more likely to be unemployed than informally educated youth with skills and experience. The solution? Entrepreneurship.

 

Yet, although entrepreneurship is great in itself and some progressive initiatives have been created to encourage it; will these young business builders be directed to empower Africa as a self-sustaining continent?


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African Higher Education Challenges: Economics and Research

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Blog: The World ViewMuch of Africa is at the early stage of massification of higher education. Sub-Saharan Africa, with a few exceptions, enrolls under 10 percent of a rapidly growing age cohort.

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Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed | Towards a Pan-African University | Scoop.it

It seems at present that nearly every American college and university is wrestling with the question of whether to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). There is something irresistibly seductive about the idea of simultaneously reaching thousands of students everywhere in the world, effectively seating them in an infinite virtual lecture hall.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/11/29/essay-challenges-posed-moocs-liberal-arts-colleges#ixzz2DtT5qbdz
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Online learning jumps to next level

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As millions of students have flocked to free 'massive open online courses' or MOOCs in recent months, higher education experts have focused on two big questions: whether universities will begin to ...

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African Higher Education – What Should Be On Everyone's Radar ...

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Here are the basic things you need to know about Africa as a higher education market: 1) It has a fast-growing population, with lots of young people to be educated. 2) Large bits of it – mostly the English and Portuguese bits, ...

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