Trends in Higher Education

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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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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…

China’s current five-year plan focuses on seven national development priorities, many of them new industries that are in fashion among young college graduates in the West -  alternative energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, biotechnology, advanced IT, high-end equipment manufacturing and new energy vehicles. China’s goal is to invest up to 10 trillion RMB, or 1.6 trillion (USD), to expand those industries to represent 8 percent of economic output by 2015.

China’s current five-year plan focuses on seven national development priorities, many of them new industries that are in fashion among young college graduates in the West - alternative energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, biotechnology, advanced IT, high-end equipment manufacturing and new energy vehicles. China’s goal is to invest up to 10 trillion RMB, or 1.6 trillion (USD), to expand those industries to represent 8 percent of economic output by 2015.

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, 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.

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