A new generation of Chinese taking advantage of a national effort to produce college graduates in numbers the world has never seen before. China is making a 250 billion-a-year (USD) investment in what economists call human capital. Just as the United States helped build a white-collar middle class in the late 1940s and early 1950s by using the G.I. Bill to help educate millions of World War II veterans, the Chinese government is using large subsidies to educate tens of millions of young…

China’s Ambitious Goal for Boom in College Graduates

China is making a huge investment in its universities, hoping to leverage its enormous population into 195 million college graduates by the end of the decade.

In China, Families Bet It All on College for Their Children - Wu Yiebing has been going down coal shafts practically every workday of his life, wrestling an electric drill for 500 (USD) a month in the choking dust of claustrophobic tunnels, with one goal in mind: paying for his daughter’s education. His wife, Cao Weiping, toils from dawn to sunset in orchards every day during apple season in May and June. She earns 12 (USD) a day.

In China, Families Bet It All on a Child in College

In China, Families Bet It All on College for Their Children

In spite of gaining recognition as a prominent R hub in the global space, India’s total contribution to the world research papers remained at a dismal 2% as per statistics provided by Ministry of Science and Technology in 2003. India faces serious shortages in qualified research personnel in educational institutions, in national laboratories and in industrial R units, and to meet this ever-growing demand for research professionals.

In spite of gaining recognition as a prominent R hub in the global space, India’s total contribution to the world research papers remained at a dismal 2% as per statistics provided by Ministry of Science and Technology in 2003. India faces serious shortages in qualified research personnel in educational institutions, in national laboratories and in industrial R units, and to meet this ever-growing demand for research professionals.

The single biggest change of our era is the global shift as formerly ‘developing’ nations start to equal and in some cases surpass their ‘developed’ brethren in terms of demography and in economic might. Rising numbers of young people, are helping to drive ever-higher school enrolment rates, creating a massive potential market for higher education. By 2020 it is estimated that India, China, the US and Indonesia will account for over 50% of the world’s 18-22 year old population.

The five big trends shaping higher education – background for MOOC

5 Social Networks Students Can Use To Find A Job - Edudemic; The days when the Career Services of schools and universities were limited to CV Clinics and interview tips are long gone. With social media, university career advisors have all the necessary tools to give extra support to current students and alumni who are looking for placements in the competitive job market.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher, researcher and student should Know About

About 200 university representatives, leaders in online learning, and members of the media convened on March 3 and 4 for "Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education," a summit hosted by the presidents of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-higher-harvard-mit-convene-summit.html#jCp

Online education, the future is now. That was an overriding message Harvard and MIT hosted a summit on March 3 and 4 titled “Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education.

This interactive infographic takes a look at how cultural and economic trends have changed American students' choices in degree fields between 1998 and 2008. The piece allows readers to look at the data through the lens of degree fields (Business, Education, Health, etc.) as well as through the lens of degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, etc.). The data can also be filtered by sex, which sheds light on the different career paths preferred by men and women.

This interactive infographic takes a look at how cultural and economic trends have changed American students' choices in degree fields between 1998 an

The biggest disruption that the Internet may deliver to our world is just beginning: the upending of higher education.  Sound like so much hyperbole?  That's just the dismissive attitude that most newspapers took toward blogs in the late 1990s. From what I can see, the impact that online learning programs will have on higher education will be even more dramatic.      Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Internet-transforming-higher-education-4283096.php#ixzz2L9qdYBNM

Internet transforming higher education

The biggest disruption that the Internet may deliver to our world is just beginning: the upending of higher education. Sound like so much hyperbole? That's just the dismissive attitude that most newspapers took toward blogs in the late 1990s. From what I can see, the impact that online learning programs will have on higher education will be even more dramatic. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Internet-transforming-higher-education-4283096.php#ixzz2L9qdYBNM

China - The Education Revolution: Beijing Geely University, a private institution founded in 2000 by Li Shufu, the chairman of the automaker Geely, already has 20,000 students studying a range of subjects, but with an emphasis on engineering and science, particularly auto engineering. Mr. Li also endowed and built Sanya University, a liberal arts institution with 20,000 students, and opened a 5,000-student vocational community college in his hometown, to train skilled blue-collar workers.

China - The Education Revolution: Beijing Geely University, a private institution founded in 2000 by Li Shufu, the chairman of the automaker Geely, already has 20,000 students studying a range of subjects, but with an emphasis on engineering and science, particularly auto engineering. Mr. Li also endowed and built Sanya University, a liberal arts institution with 20,000 students, and opened a 5,000-student vocational community college in his hometown, to train skilled blue-collar workers.

Online education has been regarded by many governments and organizations as an important educational mode which can contribute significantly to lifelong learning in a knowledge society. The China Ministry of Education (MoE) coined a special term for online education - “Modern distance education” (xian dai yuan cheng jiao yu in Mandarin pronunciation), emphasizing the technological element employed by this mode of education. China joined the campaign of promoting this panacea-looking…

Online education has been regarded by many governments and organizations as an important educational mode which can contribute significantly to lifelong learning in a knowledge society. The China Ministry of Education (MoE) coined a special term for online education - “Modern distance education” (xian dai yuan cheng jiao yu in Mandarin pronunciation), emphasizing the technological element employed by this mode of education. China joined the campaign of promoting this panacea-looking…

Next Made-in-China Boom: College Graduates - While potentially enhancing China’s future as a global industrial power, an increasingly educated population poses daunting challenges for its leaders. With the Chinese economy downshifting in the past year to a slower growth rate, the country faces a glut of college graduates. Much depends on whether China’s authoritarian political system can create an educational system that encourages the world-class creativity and innovation required.

Next Made-in-China Boom: College Graduates - While potentially enhancing China’s future as a global industrial power, an increasingly educated population poses daunting challenges for its leaders. With the Chinese economy downshifting in the past year to a slower growth rate, the country faces a glut of college graduates. Much depends on whether China’s authoritarian political system can create an educational system that encourages the world-class creativity and innovation required.

In Education, China Takes the Lead  China has invested heavily in a huge expansion of higher education, although questions persist about the extent to which China’s manufacturing-intensive economy can create jobs for so many graduates. The aim is to change the current system, in which a tiny, highly educated elite oversees vast armies of semi-trained factory workers and rural laborers. China wants to move up the development curve by fostering a much more broadly educated public.

In Education, China Takes the Lead

China has invested heavily in a huge expansion of higher education.

Education loans have emerged as a significant business opportunity for banks providing student education loans worth more than Rs 200 billion. Disbursement of education loans has risen from 2% of the total personal loan portfolio in 2005 to almost double in 2008. The education loan portfolio of the banks grew by around 35% in 2007-08 and expected to reach 40% in 2008- 09.

Education loans have emerged as a significant business opportunity for banks providing student education loans worth more than Rs 200 billion. Disbursement of education loans has risen from 2% of the total personal loan portfolio in 2005 to almost double in 2008. The education loan portfolio of the banks grew by around 35% in 2007-08 and expected to reach 40% in 2008- 09.

The key issue that is plaguing India’s education system is methods to improve quality of education that is delivered. It’s no secret that the quality of teaching is one of the most important determinants of student performance. A country can have the best of policies, infrastructure, curriculum, high enrolment and low drop out rates, passing percentages etc, but the responsibility of imparting quality education ultimately rests on good academicians.

The key issue that is plaguing India’s education system is methods to improve quality of education that is delivered. It’s no secret that the quality of teaching is one of the most important determinants of student performance. A country can have the best of policies, infrastructure, curriculum, high enrolment and low drop out rates, passing percentages etc, but the responsibility of imparting quality education ultimately rests on good academicians.

India has the world’s largest school age population and hence access to quality education could drive the innovation, productivity, and development needed to ensure India’s continued economic growth. In spite of a favourable demographic profile in terms of manpower availability, the Indian labour market is facing a talent supply shortage; however, currently, talent shortage and demand-supply mismatch have been overshadowed by the global and domestic downswing and consequent slackening in…

India has the world’s largest school age population and hence access to quality education could drive the innovation, productivity, and development needed to ensure India’s continued economic growth. In spite of a favourable demographic profile in terms of manpower availability, the Indian labour market is facing a talent supply shortage; however, currently, talent shortage and demand-supply mismatch have been overshadowed by the global and domestic downswing and consequent slackening in…

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