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Using Ted Ed Lessons in the Classroom

Last week in class, we explored the Ted Lessons website and individually created ones ourselves. Ted lessons are a great way to incorporate technology into teaching because it forces the student to use technology to learn a skill and complete an assignment. 345 more words

Higher Education

Back in the classroom

So here we are again. It’s the end of September and in universities across the country staff are welcoming new students. I have just spent three days in London in various meetings and they all in some way required me to think about what we teach, how, why… my head is full of that strategic, high level, sometimes theoretical, sometimes just jumping through hoops stuff that I guess is now my job. 451 more words

Higher Education

this is for you

I’m writing this post on a plane. My surroundings are as such: cold because as always the air I cannot reach is blowing full force onto my hands, I am obviously in the center seat because why wouldn’t I be (elbows pulled in tight to avoid light contact with strangers – because everyone who knows me knows I hate random light contact), the two strangers are both men that have decided to take naps and take over the armrests on both sides (lucky them – I am too excited to nap and to afraid of contact to take over the armrests), and in front of me is a tiny tv screen and a place to swipe your card. 1,090 more words

Graduate School

Japan’s universities can’t win

By Takamitsu Sawa

In January last year, shortly after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power, the government created the Industrial Competitiveness Council to study concrete steps to strengthen Japanese industry’s international competitiveness, which has weakened in recent years. 1,178 more words

Universities

Education May Be Its Own Worst Enemy

“Your objectives are harshing my mellow, man.”

I talk to a lot of people. People who knew me in high school would be surprised by this. 3,975 more words

Geography

Are campus mergers rising?

How can colleges and universities cope with today’s financial and enrollment challenges? Perhaps by merging.  Former university president Susan Resneck Pierce offers a sobering and thoughtful list of institutions currently exploring mergers. 62 more words

Research Topics

davidjhinson reblogged this on David J. Hinson's Logorrhea and commented:

Thoughts from Bryan Alexander on Campus Mergers. It tracks with my post from this morning on eCampus Weekly, Consortial change - it takes more than missionaries.

Peak education 2013

Did we just experience peak higher education in the United States?

I want to try out this hypothesis as a way of thinking about many current trendlines.   758 more words

andrewggibson reblogged this on Wetwiring and commented:

Along with some recent developments in Canada (Ontario at least), as highlighted by Alex Usher of Higher Education Strategy Associates, this is interesting. Time for an Oswald Spengler of higher ed to make some hay on this. From Alex Usher's piece, the following is telling (but he doesn't use the word "peak" anywhere here):

The numbers by field of study are even more stunning.  Overall, there was a loss of 2,050 Ontario secondary students.  The decline in Arts enrolment was 2,600.  Put differently: more than 100% of the decline can be attributed to a fall in Arts enrolment.  Hell, even journalism increased slightly.  This should be a wake-up call to Arts faculties – however good a job you think you’re doing, however intrinsically valuable the Arts may be, kids just aren’t buying it the way they used to.  And if you think that isn’t going to have an effect on your budget lines, think again.  Even at those institutions where responsibility-centred budgeting hasn’t taken hold, cash-strapped universities are going to think twice about filling vacant positions in departments where enrolments are declining.