University Students

07 Oct When innovation in highered means getting the students involved: HECG Trendwatch

An interesting view on innovation in higher education came recently from Fernando León Garcia, president of the CETYS University system in Mexico, which hosted an International Seminar on Innovation in Higher Education. “It’s about how you teach, how you develop a person, and if you do it differently,...

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14 Sep How universities can work with their communities to build a better future for all

By David Wright, HECG Managing Director The University of Sheffield in Yorkshire, England, is a partner in a high-tech collaboration in which university scientists, engineers and students work side-by-side with industry “to solve live problems and create value” for firms such as Rolls Royce. One element of this...

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28 Jul Why in this new world the old ways of highered just won’t cut it: HECG Trendwatch

There used to be at least a couple of ways you could make it in this world besides being born rich and lucky. The Beatles became “the toppermost of the poppermost” not by chance, but by unconsciously following what Malcolm Gladwell called the 10,000 hour...

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21 Jul How highered can innovate to help students face the challenges ahead: HECG TRENDWATCH

  This year’s NMC Horizon Report on shifts and currents in higher education spotlights a “long term impact trend” which it says will need governments to prioritize major education reforms to help universities “restructure themselves around increasing the employability of their students”. The report, now in...

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14 Jul Amid a cycle of hype Coursera MOOC chief speaks common sense: HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH

She is no doubt some kind of genius but Coursera chief Professor Daphne Koller doesn’t inhabit some other-worldly dimension in which the enigmatic and the ambiguous are essential vocabulary. She talks common sense, and she talks it good. Coursera has been in the MOOC business since 2011,...

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30 Jun Is there a place in higher education for different approaches to learning? HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH

It’s been called “the challenge-driven university” – a new model of higher education that emphasises a different approach to student learning. Traditional methods such as lectures and exams are spurned in favour of team work focused on practical problems, with businesses often sponsoring projects and...

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