AUSTRALIA : NEW WARNING OF OVER-RELIANCE ON FOREIGN STUDENT FEES

Australia’s universities have been warned of the dangers in their growing reliance on fee income from foreign students. Should the billions of dollars the institutions earn each year by selling higher education to foreigners dry up, many could face serious consequences, even collapse. “As China continues to build its capacity and quality to educate its

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USA : THESE STUDENTS ARE LEARNING ABOUT FAKE NEWS AND HOW TO SPOT IT

News literacy instruction is flourishing in the wake of the 2016 election as worries about fake news grow. This article is part of our latest Learning special report. We’re focusing on Generation Z, which is facing challenges from changing curriculums and new technology to financial aid gaps and homelessness. The students sit at desks in groups

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DIGITAL LEARNING: WHAT TO KNOW IN 2020 : SCHOOLOLOGY

Digital learning is an instructional practice that ultimately helps students. It makes use of a broad range of technology-enhanced educational strategies. It includes blended learning, flipped learning, personalized learning, and other strategies that rely on digital tools to a small or large degree. While people often think of digital learning as just the use of digital

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UNITED STATES : UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MOVES ALL OF ITS CLASSES ONLINE

The University of Washington (UW), Seattle, has become the first major United States university to halt in-person teaching and move all classes online in order to minimise spread of the coronavirus. The transition was announced by President Ana Mari Cauce, after consultation with public health officials, on Friday 6 March. On the same day it

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LONDON HEIs TOP UNI RANKINGS BY SUBJECT – QS

Education analysts Quaracelli Symonds released the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 at the start of March, revealing the UK capital London is home to more top 50 programs than any other university city. Having also been named the top city for students in 2018 and 2019, London had 115 programs from 19 HEIs achieve a top 50 position for their

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CAN MENA’S GRADUATES TAP NEW WELLS OF PROSPERITY?

The Middle East and North Africa have large youth populations and growing university participation. But with high unemployment, low female workplace participation and universities focused on STEM and the public sector, is all this human capital being wasted? For all its political instability, arid climate and dwindling oil reserves, the Middle East and North Africa

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GLOBAL : STUDENTS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CRISIS

Young people around the world are deeply concerned about global issues such as climate change and want to learn more about them in school, a study by Cambridge International has revealed. However, almost a third (31%) aren’t getting the opportunity to do so. More than 11,000 students aged 13 to 19 took part in the exam board’s

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CHINA : CRISIS IS MAKING ONLINE EDUCATION ECONOMY GO MAINSTREAM

On Monday 3 February Tsinghua University’s leaders, including Chair of Council Chen Xu, President Qiu Yong and Provost Yang Bin gave the first class to more than 50,000 students and 5,000 faculty, announcing the new semester would be ‘education as usual’ despite the swelling spread of a king-like, frightening germ – the coronavirus. Since 17 February, almost

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CHINA: EDTECH SURGE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Global media reports are sending conflicting messages as to whether tech companies are set to either suffer losses from factory shutdowns in China as the coronavirus epidemic continues or enjoy a surge in purchases as parents scramble to buy devices so their children can study online. Much of the edtech community is cautiously optimistic that the uptake

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SRI LANKAN REFORMS SEEN AS OPENING DOOR TO MARKETISATION OF HE

Experts question whether proposals to give chartered status to private institutions and encourage international branch campuses will deliver quality education The Sri Lankan government has announced bold plans to reform the country’s university sector, including giving special status to a select group of private institutions and opening up the country to international branch campuses, in

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