Entries tagged: Higher education

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Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

Teaching free courses in the arts as MOOCs had bee tried before via Coursera, but it did not work out well, so its authors frustrated by limitations of the Coursera platform,  just left  it –[…]

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Technology and Higher Education: challenges and opportunities for coming years

Last month the New Media Consortium (NMC) released its annual Horizon Report which identifies six key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education and six challenges hindering its adoption. The NMC is a not-for-profit organization[…]


New University Ranking “U-Multirank” raises doubts among experts

U-Multirank is a brand-new international university ranking supported by the European Commission. It formally aims to provide greater transparency within the Higher Education system, as well as it allows users to construct their own comparative[…]

Education Worldwide

US Universities Lose Money on Research

January 13, 2014 Most universities lose money on research, according to an analysis published in the journal Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors. The study notes that universities seek (and[…]

Education Worldwide

University expansion in a changing global economy. Triumph of the BRICs?

Carnoy, Martin, et al. University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013. The four largest developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) are[…]

OpenEd & OER

VI International Seminar on Open Social Learning (VIII): UOC Session

VI International Seminar of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning Notes from the Open Social Learning, organized by UOC UNESCO Chair in E-Learning and held in Barcelona, Spain, on November 30th and December 1st 2009.[…]