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Open Educational Resources in the Global South

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:01
'Open educational resources' are the focus of a growing field of inquiry, particularly in the Global South where, up until now, research has been relatively limited and isolated. Now, a new book b ...

Academics and researchers drive smart city project

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:32
Increasing pressure from population growth and rapid expansion of urban areas has spurred the Algerian government into using information and communications technology (ICT) to develop a new model ...

Diverse responses to open education

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:26
Educators in Asia's diverse higher education sector are increasingly calling for educational resources that are more affordable for students, have undergone stringent quality assurance processes, ...

The challenge of open and accessible education

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:24
Many South American students face severe infrastructural and resource challenges in accessing tertiary education. Obstacles include a lack of affordable textbooks, computers and broadband connecti ...

Opportunities and obstacles for open education

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:22
Given the social, financial and infrastructural challenges facing many African universities, could the provision of free and open educational materials to students and educators improve higher edu ...

The South joins a global conversation on open education

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:20
A 21-country study aimed at understanding how open educational resources (OER) can improve access, enhance quality and reduce education costs in the Global South not only fills a major gap in empi ...

University admissions reform - What effect will it have?

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:14
Both public and private universities in Kenya are suffering from significantly reduced student intakes following government changes to university admissions policies which have resulted in a drop ...

Islamic universities have role in fighting extremism

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:12
In January Uzbekistan unveiled a new university, Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan, devoted to Islamic studies which, according to the ...

The challenge to higher education internationalisation

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:10
The global landscape for higher education internationalisation is changing dramatically. What one might call 'the era of higher education internationalisation' over the past 25 years (1990-2015) t ...

Espionage and denial - Breaking the silence of the lambs

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:08
News of alleged Chinese espionage at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been circulating for the past several weeks. The reports triggered a rather long public ...

Africa failing to address linguistic imperialism

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:06
February 21 was the 18th annual International Mother Language Day. 2018 marks also the 10th anniversary of the United Nations' International Year of Languages. Last year the Pan South African Lang ...

Foreign students' tuition fees are a double-edged sword

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:04
The existence and level of tuition fees are among the most hotly debated issues in current higher education policy discussions. At least 10 OECD countries have implemented reforms in this area sin ...

How are universities creating the leaders they need?

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:02
Strong leadership and management have never been more important in higher education. The pace of global change is extremely fast, new technologies are transforming higher education and geopolitics ...

Internationalism in an era of ultra-nationalism?

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:00
Over recent weeks there has been a flurry of statements and announcements about 'opening the Indonesian tertiary education sector to foreign universities'. I have seen this discourse ebb and flow ...

HE at risk from immigration policies - University head

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:26
A prominent university head has said university leaders are concerned about how federal government policies, particularly on immigration, are affecting higher education in the United States, write ...

Number of foreign students rising at universities

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:24
The number of foreigners studying at Czech universities and colleges has been rising and most of them do not pay for their studies, but the total number of university students has decreased since ...

Non-academic university staff vow to continue strike

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:22
Non-teaching staff members of federal universities in Nigeria have vowed that their ongoing strike will continue until their demands are acceded to by the government. The workers, operating under ...

'Grossly inequitable' fee-free warning from universities

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:20
Universities have warned that fee-free study could push some students to apply for courses they are unlikely to pass, as tension between the sector and the Labour-led government over the flagship ...

Finally - How government plans to fund free education

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:18
A month after university registrations opened, Treasury has finally answered the big question regarding how government will fund free higher education - as expected it comes with significant cuts ...

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