TNE in HE is about collaboration, not neo-colonialism

July 15, 2018

By Robert Coelen – in University World News.

A recent University World News article paints a picture of transnational education (TNE) as neoliberal, neo-colonialist and motivated by a rankings obsession. This does not echo my experience. Transnational education in higher education works best when it is about cooperation among equals.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018070612240068

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

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Ministry ends hundreds of Sino-foreign HE partnerships

July 14, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

China’s education ministry has closed down a fifth of partnerships between Chinese and foreign institutions, including five jointly managed institutions, without mentioning when the terminations occurred, in a drive to raise quality, according to a list of terminations issued last week.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180706154106269

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

The digital revolution in cheating has already begun

July 13, 2018

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The fourth industrial revolution may bring a host of new forms of academic corruption and new ways of tackling them, but the internet and its internationalising effect have already transformed the way some people cheat and some of the methods used to catch them.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Engaging and retaining students through video capture

July 12, 2018

By Linda Storey – in University World News.

Supporting a diverse student body remains high on the agenda for higher education. Lecture-capture technology can supplement learning, help to engage students, enable them to catch up if they can’t attend lectures in person and join in post-lecture discussions online.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180705085202110

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Has teaching in higher education become redundant?

July 12, 2018

By Wafa Singh – in University World News.

The internet is transforming how students learn and by comparison students find traditional lectures boring. To compete, universities need to rethink teaching, from the way it is structured and what it offers to what value-addition it can provide to students.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180626151321816

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

EUA Board welcomes outcomes of Ministerial Conference and challenges members to take Bologna Process forward

July 12, 2018

From EUA Newsletter 11 – 2018

… The Paris Communiqué refers to a whole set of vital and highly relevant priorities for higher education, including university values, innovation in learning and teaching, the social dimension and sustainable development. This time, however, they are addressed in a more assertive and detailed fashion. For example, regarding implementation, a mechanism will support individual countries in improving in the three key-commitment areas: recognition, quality assurance, and the three-cycle system.

A long section of the Communiqué is on learning and teaching, including the impact of digitalization …

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http://eua.eu/activities-services/news/newsitem/2018/06/19/eua-board-welcomes-outcomes-of-ministerial-conference-and-challenges-members-to-take-bologna-process-forward?utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=4c63a50dd7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_05_09_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-4c63a50dd7-59047689

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Learning to reward risk-takers, imaginative thinkers

July 8, 2018

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Diversity, creativity and innovation are critical to any society’s future. Education should not be about constraining creative potential, but encouraging young people to follow their imagination, respond creatively to problems and develop their innovative and adaptive ability.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180626111604893

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Urgent need to address ethics of artificial intelligence

July 7, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Students and researchers must be better prepared to deal with ethical issues in the use of big data, robotics and artificial intelligence so that research and applications are not used for nefarious purposes, including weapons of war, a conference of Pacific Rim university presidents was told last week.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180703090452302

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Universities ‘key to bridging global digital divide’

July 6, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Universities will be key in bridging new emerging ‘digital divides’ within countries and globally in the era of innovation driven by artificial intelligence and other new technologies, a conference organised by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities in Taipei heard last week

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201806281451045

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Strong universities are central to regional development

July 5, 2018

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Strong regional universities play a ‘pivotal’ role in driving regional development and are central to increasing regional prosperity – they drive innovation and change, connect well-informed people and develop local leadership and human capital, according to a new Australian House of Representatives report.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180630055245126

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018