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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CHINA: 39% OF APPLICANTS UNSURE OF STUDY PLANS

A British Council survey of nearly 11,000 Chinese students considering higher education in the UK has revealed 39% are undecided about cancelling their study plans. China is the largest source of international students in the UK, with 115,014 study visas issued to the Chinese students in 2019 – 45% of such international visas. “We know that international

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WILL THE CORONAVIRUS KILL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES?

With admissions already in decline, Brian Rosenberg wonders whether the end may finally be nigh for many colleges Suggestions that the coronavirus crisis could be the final nail in the coffin for many struggling US liberal arts colleges are a variation on a familiar theme. Ever since I began my first tenure-track job in 1984, I

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UK: INT’L STUDENTS CALL TUITION PAYMENT “PAINFUL”

Almost half of the international student respondents to a recent survey by payments company Flywire have said they wouldn’t recommend a university to others if they experienced difficulties during the payment process. Conducted in 2019, the survey interviewed 166 international students from China, Indonesia, India, Nigeria and Vietnam currently studying in the UK. “If the students don’t

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CHINA-GLOBAL : TIME FOR UNIVERSITIES TO SHOW THEIR COMMITMENT TO SOCIETY

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, an increasing number of countries and cities are in lockdown, more and more people are in isolation and observing social distancing. The outbreak of COVID-19 reminds us that we share a global community. It reminds us that we are living in a very uncertain world. Facing the

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USA : COLLEGE MADE THEM FEEL EQUAL. THE VIRUS EXPOSED HOW UNEQUAL THEIR LIVES ARE.

When they were all in the same dorms and eating the same dining hall food, the disparities in students’ backgrounds weren’t as clear as they are over video chat. The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing broken economies and seeking better futures, of life plans drastically

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