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Updating Misconceptions of “Traditional” Higher Education Student

“Popular culture and the media have helped cement that picture in our collective minds, yet it has never been less accurate — and is rapidly getting further and further from reality. The changing face of today’s typical college student has … Continue reading

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Lifting of school fee freeze in UAE highlights “business of education”

“The proposed lifting of the freeze of school fees in Dubai is a moment most parents will have been dreading, even if they knew such a move was inevitable. However, it also highlights the unusual situation of education in the UAE. On … Continue reading

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Gallery of New Tech Making Impact in Education

“Digital breakthroughs are changing the way we learn: our gallery picks out some winning ideas, from surgery augmented by Google Glass to cats teaching Spanish” http://www.theguardian.com/education/gallery/2014/feb/05/technology-shake-up-education

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Immigrants Drawn by Education and Quality of Life

“That is backed up by the numbers: According to Chinese banking statistics, investable wealth in the Asian country has grown from $6.9 trillion in 2008 to a whopping $16.6 trillion last year. Today, an estimated 700,000 Chinese citizens qualify as … Continue reading

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Recapping Top BC Education Stories of 2013

“The past year was a great year to be writing about public education in B.C. and elsewhere. In B.C., a new minister was appointed, followed by the appointment of a new deputy minister. In the parlance of school report cards, … Continue reading

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Long-Term Benefits of RESPs

“Another very thoughtful gift my family benefited from were regular contributions from grandparents to the children’s Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). Like those of most parents, our budget was very tight and we welcomed the monetary gifts that not only … Continue reading

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“50 Different Views of Education”

“Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it. What if a class … Continue reading

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VentureBeat’s Coverage of Education Technology

“The editors of VentureBeat, a media company that covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives, today announced the launch of an Education Technology channel. With partner support from Apollo Lightspeed, VentureBeat becomes the first major technology … Continue reading

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Co-op Programs Make Positive Impact

“As the University of Regina celebrated 44 years of success with its Co-operative Education program, one student marked the conclusion of her education and the start of her career — thanks to the program. Sydney Gossard, an English major, began … Continue reading

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Improving the future of Canadian Education

“Last year, The Learning Partnership held a meeting of business, education and government leaders on the future of education in Canada. The recommendations include: increasing student engagement, better integration between post-secondary education and the K-12 system, focus on creativity, increasing … Continue reading

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The Game-Changing Potential of MOOCs

“Online learning is by no means a new phenomenon. Models for distance learning and open access education predate even the digital age, but MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms are captivating the attention of millions of learners around the world … Continue reading

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University of Fredericton Incorporates Tech into Education

“The University of Fredericton is one of the few accredited and online universities in Canada. Just recently, it became the first university in the country to complete one full year of teaching using the Cisco WebEx technology.” http://www.troymedia.com/2013/10/15/a-step-forward-for-online-education/

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“5 Pillars of Education for the Next Decade”

“Over the next decade, it appears there are five non-negotiables that both students and their families (read: parents) want in a higher ed experience…” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-elmore/five-pillars-for-education_b_4136176.html

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The Importance of Community

“In our opinion, the critical and pivotal importance of making the community connection has been consistently underestimated in the movement to try to upgrade the quality of education nationally.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-islam/education-it-takes-a-community_b_4097961.html

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Exploring the Potential of Online Education

“Online learning is by no means a new phenomenon. Models for distance learning and open access education predate even the digital age, but MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms are captivating the attention of millions of learners around the world … Continue reading

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The Importance of Good Study Habits

“Efficient studying will help you bag good grades and free up more hours of play – so get into the habit from the start, says William Ham Bevan.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/student-life/10339656/University-education-make-it-work-for-you.html  

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Blending of Accountant Designations

“For students considering a career in accounting, 2013 might seem like the most confusing time in the history of the profession. For more than a century, Canada has had three different accounting designations, each with its own unique path from … Continue reading

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The Future of Education May Already Be Here

“An Ivy League education with no need to buy textbooks, wake up early or pay tuition may sound like every student’s dream, but in reality, all of this is available with the click of a mouse. Universities such as the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Global Education

“Forget getting on the school bus. This fall, kids are heading to the airport for an enriched high school, even middle school education overseas. They’ll learn French while living with a Parisian family. They’ll study Canadian history while overlooking the … Continue reading

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“Seven Characteristics of Great Education Systems”

“As children return to the classroom, this is a good time to consider what makes a great school system. In her recent book The Smartest Kids in the World, the American journalist Amanda Ripley delves into the highly reputed education systems … Continue reading

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