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Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? A view from the Netherlands – Part 4 of 4

By Professor Robert Coelen, Stenden University, the Netherlands

Stenden University sees great value in the branch campus model.

Stenden University, based in the Netherlands, has four branch campuses: in Qatar (2000), South Africa (2001), Thailand (2007), and Indonesia (2010). 328 more words

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Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? A view from the Australia – Part 3 of 4

Eugene Sebastian, RMIT University

Monash University has gone global and its international strategy has evolved over time.

Monash University is an Australian institution established in 1958. 375 more words

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Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? A view from the UK - Part 2 of 4

Nigel Healey, Nottingham Trent University, UK

An important lesson learned at Nottingham Trent University is to know exactly why you are engaging in TNE.

Nigel Healy recounted that the Nottingham Trent University first became an official university in 1992, with the right to award degrees. 405 more words

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Technology in Early Education: An Interview with Katie Paciga

By Lynn Zimmerman
Associate Editor
Editor, Teacher Education

Katie Paciga, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Education at Columbia College Chicago. She teaches courses in Language Development, Children’s Media and Technology, and Early Reading and Writing Methods. 865 more words

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On Grade Inflation and Accountability for Student Learning

There is a lot of fuss about grade inflation at colleges and universities, but are we correctly identifying the problem or just a symptom?  I think that the real question we should be asking ourselves as educators is: What is the best way to measure and assess student learning? 329 more words

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Attrition in MOOCs: Is It a Problem or an Advantage?

By Jim Shimabukuro
Editor

It’s hard to fault research into MOOCs since there are so many more questions than answers. Thus, I was drawn to the news that MIT researchers have developed “a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next offering.”1 Still, I find myself questioning the purpose, which is to reduce the high attrition rates associated with MOOCs. 400 more words

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Enough is enough: Fisher v. University of Texas

How many bites does Abigail Fisher get at this apple? Fisher was an applicant who sued the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 after she was denied admission both on the automatic admissions policy (the Percentage Plan) and by the holistic review process. 536 more words

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