LIFE IN THE ZOOMIVERSE: WHAT WE MISS ABOUT THE PHYSICAL CAMPUS

Pointless meetings, fraught commutes and whiffy shared fridges are mercifully off limits during the coronavirus lockdown. But what else are faculty glad to be rid of? And what are they pining to return to? Seven academics let us know ‘After this is all over, I’m bringing my kids to work at every possible opportunity’ Ask an

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UK: JUST 6% OF PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AWARE OF PSW EXTENSION

A survey from higher education think tank QS has revealed just 6% of prospective  international students considering studying in the UK are aware that they can stay in the country and work for two years after graduating. Almost half (48%) of the students surveyed thought the length of post-study work rights was between zero and four months, while 25%

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CORONAVIRUS: UUK PROPOSED NUMBER CAP ‘WON’T END RECRUITMENT BATTLE’

Concerns over student number control proposal aired as universities consider starting autumn term online Higher education experts have warned that a number cap proposed by Universities UK will not be enough to prevent instability in the sector and could lead to more prestigious institutions hoovering up recruits. At the same time, admissions offices are grappling with

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COULD ONLINE EXAMS TRANSFORM HOW WE THINK ABOUT LEARNING?

Change borne of necessity could usher in major benefits in flexibility, retention, student success and cost savings, pioneers suggest Forced into a snap transition into online teaching by the coronavirus pandemic, academics may dismiss remote assessment as another necessary evil. But one pioneering online institution predicts that many will be pleasantly surprised by the results of the shift, while another

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UNITED KINGDOM : CAN THE UK REGAIN LOST GROUND IN GLOBAL RECRUITMENT?

As universities face up to the challenges of reopening their campuses in the autumn, with quarantine arrangements for international students starting to be seriously discussed by international higher education experts, now may be a strange time to consider whether British higher education can regain ground lost in attracting students from key markets around the world

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UNIVERSITIES MUST LEARN FROM BANKS TO SURVIVE AFTER COVID-19 SHUTDOWN

The transformation of high street branches offers lessons on how universities may need to adapt when lockdown is lifted, writes a UK university professor Universities have done wonders going online. The sector has achieved in a few weeks what many expected might take years to accomplish, thanks to underappreciated IT teams, creativity by teaching technology

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WILL ONLINE EDUCATION WIDEN ASIA’S DIGITAL DIVIDE?

 Some students may be at a disadvantage as e-learning relies heavily on home environments, experts say   Chinese and Hong Kong universities have been lauded for shifting quickly to e-learning while classes remain suspended during the coronavirus pandemic − some elite institutions even boasted of getting tens of thousands of staff and students online in a manner of weeks. 

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STUDENT FEEDBACK SHOULD CHANGE FOREVER AFTER COVID-19

Switching towards peer-to-peer assessment makes sense for distance learning but a longer-term transformation would benefit students Providing swift and useful feedback to students was a major challenge for academics long before Covid-19 upended higher education across the world. But the pivot to online teaching and assessment in recent months has underlined just how difficult this

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A growing number of prospective international students are considering changing their study abroad plans, a figure that is rising as more countries introduce tighter lockdowns to tackle the spread and rising death toll from the coronavirus, according to the latest weekly tracking survey by a European-based student search website. The figures released on 14 April

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USA : COLLEGE IS HARD. IGGY, POUNCE, COWBOY JOE AND SUNNY ARE HERE TO HELP.

Schools are elevating the use of chatbots and virtual assistants whose speed and tone can simulate text conversation. This article is part of our latest Artificial Intelligence special report, which focuses on how the technology continues to evolve and affect our lives. With college campuses, those grand convening places, nearly shut down physically, administrators are leaning

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