Higher Education Webinars
Surveying the Construction of Global Knowledge/Spaces for the ‘Knowledge Economy’
July 17, 2013 - 12:54pm
Our European MOOCs in Global Context Workshop (19-20 June 2013 @ UW-Madison) went very well, in my biased opinion. The event was kicked off by a provocative and well-crafted keynote lecture by George Siemens of Athabasca University.
June 17, 2013 - 9:14pm
The European MOOCs in Global Context Workshop, a free and open access (i.e. no RSVP) event will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 19-20 June 2013.
June 10, 2013 - 3:00pm
Can Canada attract more U.S. undergraduate students? Perhaps, but there are some significant changes that need to be made.
May 21, 2013 - 6:21pm
Discussions about the tangle of global networks being formed via MOOCs.
April 26, 2013 - 9:18am
This entry profiles Amsterdam’s plans to establish a Third University, deemed Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions, that is designed to attract foreign universities.
April 24, 2013 - 1:22am
The "first pan-European" MOOC platform will be launched on 25 April 2013.
April 14, 2013 - 9:18pm
Jeremi Suri, a former colleague whom I have always respected, came out with an op-ed in the New York Times a few days ago. Suri’s piece, titled ‘Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late,’ has generated a lot of discussion and debate, which was no doubt one of his objectives. But how should we ideally do this?
March 24, 2013 - 9:31pm
Like entrepreneurs in other sectors of our modern economy, many universities are in a rush to fill a relatively new and expanding market. Despite the significant increase in the number and type of international activities—from branch campuses, to MOOCs, and aggressive international student recruitment—many efforts appear to be launched without a clear idea of best practices or how specific activities might be productive and meaningful for a particular institution.
March 17, 2013 - 5:45pm
After nearly 12 years living in the United States, I continue to be perplexed by this country. As I said when acting as a respondent to Anya Kamenetz at ED Talks Wisconsin last Friday night, the US is an amazing place when it it comes to unleashing and scaling up a multiplicity of innovations related to higher education.
March 4, 2013 - 9:15pm
Amidst all the hype and media coverage related to the just released Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2013), it's worth reflecting on just how small of a proportion of the world's universities are captured in this exercise (see below). As I noted last November, the term 'world university rankings' does not reflect the reality of the exercise the rankers are engaged in; they only focus on a minuscule corner of the institutional ecosystem of the world's universities. below). The firms associated with rankings have also normalized the temporal cycle of rankings despite this being an illogical exercise (unless you are interested in selling advertising space in a magazine and on a website).
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