Archive for August, 2014

African Virtual University to launch 29 e-learning centres

August 31, 2014

By Wagdy Sawahel – in University World News.

In an effort to provide African learners with greater access to higher education opportunities, the African Virtual University, in partnership with the African Development Bank, is launching 29 new open, distance and e-learning centres in 21 African countries.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140815124144866

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

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Consolidating the African open access agenda

August 27, 2014

#scholarAfrica – Consolidating the African open agenda

By Michelle Willmers – in University World News.

Open Access has officially gone mainstream.

It is now embraced by governments, funders and researchers, and is widely acknowledged as an enabler of knowledge societies.

Recent months have seen an increasing tide of national and funder-driven initiatives aimed at consolidating delivery mechanisms for greater and more equitable access to research, and the current revolution in internet-driven scholarly communication has been underpinned by a radical change in the way in which academics conduct and share their work.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140822082156503

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

Journal allows authors to update their research

August 26, 2014

From Times Higher Education – in University World News.

The open access journal eLife has launched a new type of article that will allow authors to report significant additions to their original research, writes Núria Radó-Trilla for Times Higher Education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140822094721688

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/journal-allows-authors-to-update-their-research/2015194.article

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

The knowledge revolution

August 25, 2014

(Imagine a library with only Penguin books)

By Martin Cohen – in University World News.

The internet has killed university libraries and may do the same to academic authors.

In the past academics did have at least the ‘potential’ to spread ideas, but now what students find online is centrally controlled and equivalent to a bookshop where only Penguin books are displayed and the rest are kept in a vast basement.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140820110708346

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

Becoming a High Impact Leader

August 22, 2014

By Martin Gargiulo, INSEAD Professor – in INSEAD Knowledge.

To change organisations, leaders need to better understand their environment, distribute leadership to their teams and improve their self-awareness.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-management/becoming-a-high-impact-leader-3522#wRU0YIB4VfgJYfT6.99

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

Pilot global quality platform for ‘non-traditional’ HE

August 21, 2014

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

A global quality platform to review non-institutional education providers is to be piloted by America’s Council for Higher Education Accreditation and its International Quality Group.

The platform is aimed at protecting students and is a response to the explosion of non-traditional provision – including MOOCs – and increasingly international higher education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140815132413563

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

Heated debate over the value of masters degrees

August 20, 2014

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

In the past year there has been intense debate about masters degrees in Norway.

The debate was launched by Professor Linda Lai at the BI Norwegian Business School, who introduced the concept of mastersyke – which in Norwegian means ‘masters degree illness’, with criticism of the degree supported by major surveys by Lai and Norwegian business.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140814163519142

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

Eurozone Growth: Stagnation or Recovery?

August 19, 2014

By Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor – in INSEAD Knowledge.

A battle between pessimism and optimism is being waged about whether Europe is stuck in a quagmire or marching back to growth. Both sides have strong arguments but they also agree on what has to be done.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/eurozone-growth-stagnation-or-recovery-3512

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

Three ways ordinary Chinese companies are driving innovation

August 18, 2014

By IMD Professor Howard Yu, Xue Feng, and Hunter Shen.

Small and medium-sized enterprises are helping China become a knowledge-driven economy

All over China, a growing number of small and medium enterprises, experimenting in entrepreneurship sponsored by the government, are blazing a uniquely Chinese growth path.

Not content with the management systems espoused by western business schools, they are determined to blend the latest thinking with traditional Chinese values to not only catch up with, but race ahead of western multinationals.

Check:

http://www.imd.org/research/challenges/TC049-14-three-ways-chinese-companies-driving-innovation-howard-yu.cfm

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014

First Know Yourself, Then Your Team

August 17, 2014

By Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Professor – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Understanding how an organisation works is not enough. To be truly effective, a leader must understand the unconscious motivations of people around them.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-management/first-know-yourself-then-your-team-3510

Povl Tiedemann
August 2014