Education

How are educators staying relevant to digital natives?

The mathematical meaning of nano is 10 to the ninth degree or one billionth of the whole. When we’re talking about education, though, it’s hard to believe that nanolearning can be a viable way of learning when information is broken down into small fractions. It’s easier to imagine education marketers might have got caught up in technology buzzwords, especially when one ... Read More »

MIT Master’s Program to Use MOOCs as ‘Admissions Test’

MIT L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT, shown here with the under secretary of education, Ted Mitchell, at a recent online-learning summit, said on Wednesday that he hopes a new twist on admissions will lead to a broader pool of applicants. MOOCs may soon become a prominent factor in admissions decisions at selective colleges, a way for students who may ... Read More »

NZ: strong growth driven by postgrads

New Zealand’s education sector is continuing to enjoy strong growth, withnew figures showing 13% year-on-year growth in international student numbers in the first two semesters of 2015. Swelling postgraduate numbers at private and vocational providers have driven growth, pushing overall numbers to break the 100,000 mark for the first recorded time. Priority market trends: 2-15 Jan-Aug student enrolments. Image: ENZ snapshot. ... Read More »

US: Career prospects most important for int’l grad school applicants

Career prospects are the most important factor for international master’s students applying to US graduate schools, according to a recent report byWorld Education Services. Photo: University of Vermont Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she ... Read More »

The London School Group launches LSIC

The LondonSchool Group, which operates ELT centres in the UK, has opened a new arm of the business offering courses focused on international communication, intercultural business skills and international leadership development, it announced this month.   LSIC offers in-company training as well as a range of public courses. Photo: lsictraining.com/ Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who ... Read More »

China Remains Attractive to Int’l Students despite Slowdown: Report

International students go through enrollment procedures at Nanjing University in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Sept. 3, 2012. Nearly 3,000 international students from more than 60 countries and regions were admitted to Nanjing University this year. [Photo: Xinhua/Sun Can] A recent report issued by The Guardian, a British daily newspaper, has stressed that China is making itself more attractive to ... Read More »

Galileo Global Education buys Studialis

French for-profit higher education group Studialis has been acquired byGalileo Global Education, a Luxembourg-based post-secondary group focused on Europe and Latin America, for upwards of €200m. Studialis owns 23 institutions including Penninghen in Paris. Photo: Google Streetview. About Beckie Smith Beckie graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Japanese, during which she lived in Kyoto for a year. She can ... Read More »

‘Global rankings are not comprehensive’

Are Indian institutions really falling short of global standards or are the global rankings deficient in measuring all parameters that apply to the Indian system? (Shutterstock) Are Indian institutions really falling short of global standards or are the global rankings deficient in measuring all parameters that apply to the Indian system? Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, for instance, measure institutions ... Read More »

Google reveals top searches for overseas students

For today’s students, it must seem like a distant and primitive era – but finding information about universities used to depend either on visiting the campus or else getting a copy of the prospectus. These printed listings of courses and requirements were usually put together with all the creative panache of a telephone directory. The stilted photos of groups of ... Read More »

How Do International Students Choose? New Insights Revealed

The growth of international students studying at the bachelor’s degree level far outpaces growth of master’s students — 54 percent compared to 26 percent over the same fiveyear period between 2008-2009 and 2013-2014, according to data from the IIE. Which begs the question: how do they all decide what to study and where? World Education News & Reviews (WES) recent “Mobility ... Read More »