Fees & Tech: USA?

It appears that a combination of new technologies, and fee rises in the UK are encouraging more to look to the States: Professor McAuliffe said that once this was taken into account, students might actually be charged "a good deal less" in the US. She added that the admissions process was also changing with the advent of new technologies, with one of the schools at the meeting helping its students to prepare for interviews in…

Lunch #TDC12

I'm booked onto the following lunch: BBC Future Media Lunch with Ralph Rivera (Thurs, 13:15 - 14:00) Following on Ralph Rivera's Thursday morning Thinking Digital talk, the BBC are hosting a lunch with Ralph, Ian Forrester and Samantha Chadwick. This will be a great opportunity to get to know some key people at the BBC's Future Media Division as well as hear more about the BBC's new Connected Studio programme, the R&D North Lab and other Future Media initiatives. This lunch is…

Young Canadians in a Wired World: Talking to Youth and Parents about Life Online

From the introduction: This report sets out the findings of an exploratory qualitative research study that examined the attitudes and experiences of children, youth and parents relating to networked communications technologies. Using a semi?structured interview guide, we conducted a total of 12 qualitative group sessions in Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, with young people ages 11?17 and with parents of children and youth ages 11?17. A total of 66 young people and 21 parents participated in…

Dangers of Associate Lecturing

The experiences in Australia, I wonder how far they echo the British experience of Associate Lecturing, but this I can definitely concur with: There are good arguments on both sides. But no one, it seems, is looking at the bigger picture in relation to higher education: the concept that casualisation of the academic workforce is bad for Australia as a whole, and contributes to the "lucky country" being in danger of becoming the "dumb country".…
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