Monthly Archives: July 2013

Balancing Your Academic and Normal Lives

“Working 24/7 is not the only way to achieve success in academia. There, I’ve said it. A recent article described the working week of people across academia. This included the science professor who “compensates for the time he spends with his … Continue reading

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Making MOOCs More Engaging

“David Evans has been the first instructor for hundreds of thousands of students pursuing their education at Udacity, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform whose unique style he helped define.” http://www.informationweek.com/education/online-learning/udacity-creating-a-more-engaging-mooc/240159056

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Getting the Most Out of College

“Education is an important financial goal for many families. But as parents and students know, paying the bill is only part of the challenge—students need to leverage their education to build a strong future.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/northwesternmutual/2013/07/29/get-more-out-of-college-than-just-an-education/

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OECD: Canadian Students Doing Well in Recession

“Canadian students have weathered a difficult global recession better than most of their peers, thanks in large part to world-leading participation rates in higher education and strong vocational training, says a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development … Continue reading

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Returns on Educational Investments

“Oregon Tech has received quite a few accolades for early and mid-career salaries of our graduates and the Return on Investment (ROI) of our degrees. Largely as a result of the recent economic downturn, coupled with growing student debt, there also have been … Continue reading

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Compass Card Beta Test

“The primary job of a Compass Beta Tester is to “tap in” and “tap out” of the Compass system. It sounds easy, and it is! Because Compass is based on the easy-to-use “tap in/tap out” system, your taps will help … Continue reading

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The Virtual Lab

“The academic world is in upheaval over MOOCs: massive open online courses that make university lectures available to tens of thousands of students at a time. For roughly a year, universities around the world have been rushing to partner with … Continue reading

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New Website Helps Ontario Students Find Work

“Today, the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) launched a new career website to help university students find and secure meaningful employment. Their website, www.MyCareerInfo.ca, is designed to match university students and graduates’ education, skills, desires, and goals to jobs in today’s … Continue reading

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The Newest Trends in Education Technology

“”The rise in educational technology is overwhelming,” said Marks. Yet changes in classrooms cannot occur without the collaboration of educators and technology professionals. “The conference is aiming to be a catalyst in bringing together the companies and individuals in education … Continue reading

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5 Education Scams to Avoid

“Federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies are strengthening efforts to address consumer-related fraud, including career education scams targeting vulnerable populations, such as the unemployed. “The schemes we are combating are as diverse as the imaginations of those who … Continue reading

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Online Education to Force Change in Trad. Schools

“One of the early pioneers of online education, Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen, was one of the speakers at Startup Festival in Montreal today, and while he’s focused on a new startup called SocialRadar that isn’t education-focused, but he still had lots to … Continue reading

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Canadians Seek Higher Education to Get Jobs

“The number of Canadians pursuing a higher education is rising, particularly among women, and new data show there’s a payoff for that effort because job prospects improve the longer one stays in school. The second release from the 2011 National … Continue reading

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OECD Gives Canada Top Marks for Education

“Canada is one of the most well-educated countries in the world, with more than half our adult citizens holding a college diploma or university degree, a new report from the OECD finds.” “The annual review of education systems around the … Continue reading

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7 Ways Technology is Transforming Education

“Juan Lopez-Valcarcel is Chief Digital Officer at education and publishing company Pearson. In his talk, he noted that education is a $4 trillion industry – that’s three times bigger than the mobile industry. The opportunities for investors, technology companies, educators and (most importantly) learners … Continue reading

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Architect Shortlist for New Emily Carr Campus

“The new $134-million campus for the Emily Carr University of Art + Design – a project that has the potential to change Vancouver’s urban landscape – has reached an important milestone. Proposals for this large-scale project has been narrowed down … Continue reading

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Youvisit Offers Online Campus Tours

“So you want a full tour? Stop by YouVisit, the newest tool for college applicants. Unlike its predecessors, YouVisit offers virtual guided walking tours with speaking guides. Visitors can explore more than 400 colleges and universities in the United States, Europe, … Continue reading

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$1200 Grant for RESPs of BC Children

“Summer vacation has just begun, but British Columbia’s new education minister is urging parents of small children to start saving for post-secondary education now. On Wednesday, Peter Fassbender re-announced the plan for a B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant, a … Continue reading

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What your child should take to university

“Once the excitement of getting into university has died down, there are more mundane things to consider, such as packing. Most student bedrooms are single rooms, so forget the plasma TV or cello, unless strictly necessary. Beyond the basics of … Continue reading

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What can MOOCs do for you?

“MOOCs–that is, massively open online courses–are only two years old. But many thought leaders are already suggesting that these free classes, which are being produced largely by elite U.S. colleges and universities, can dramatically increase access to a high quality … Continue reading

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