Education

School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

(15 Sep 2019) Researchers have reported an “alarming” loss in the number of qualified teacher librarians in Australia’s schools, warning student literacy will continue to suffer if the trend is not reversed. Once a staple of schools, the roles have been branded a dying breed with many principals opting to replace them with cheaper “library […]

September 16, 2019 - 9:22 am
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RSNA’s new global learning centers seek to improve radiology education around the world

(22 Aug 2019)  RSNA is accepting applications from eligible host countries for a new RSNA initiative — Global Learning Centers (GLC) — designed to expand radiology education opportunities around the world. RSNA is seeking to partner with established radiology departments based in low- or middle-income countries to create a GLC and improve its department through education. More details […]

August 28, 2019 - 9:41 pm
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Google for Education launches originality reports to curb student plagiarism

(14 Aug 2019)  Google is introducing a handful of updates to its Google for Education program today — including a new tool that helps teachers check students’ work for possible plagiarism. More details can be found here.  

August 15, 2019 - 4:58 pm
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SPARC urges Department of Justice to block merger between Cengage and McGraw-Hill

(14 Aug 2019) Today, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) submitted a detailed filing to the U.S. Department of Justice urging federal antitrust enforcers to block the proposed merger between college textbook publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The merger would create the largest publisher of college course materials in the United States and the world’s […]

August 15, 2019 - 8:54 am
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Philippines: DOST donates digital library to Antique school

(8 Aug 2019) The Department of Education (DepEd) in Antique thanked the recent turnover of the StarBooks, a digital library, by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to a school in the province. “The DOST, by developing the StarBooks, is making the resource learning materials more accessible to students,” DepEd Division of Antique Superintendent Victor […]

August 13, 2019 - 9:34 am
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Pearson abandons print textbooks and is going to focus on digital

(16 Jul 2019)  Pearson is the largest publisher involved in textbooks for colleges and universities. The company has announced they are abandoning print and are only going to focus on digital.  This is being done because most of their digital textbooks are delivered on a subscription basis and the content can also be updated responsively […]

July 22, 2019 - 9:16 am
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China Embraces ‘1+X’: universities adopt mixture of academic credential and vocational certificates

(11 Jul 2019) Some Chinese universities are switching to a hybrid model of combined academic and vocational education as the country grapples with its unique demographic challenges as well as graduate employability problems akin to those afflicting higher education sectors elsewhere. Universities and vocational colleges in about 10 Chinese provinces are piloting the “1+X” system, whereby […]

July 12, 2019 - 2:30 pm
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EUA addresses Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Europe dialogue on higher education

(16 May 2019)  The 7th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) took place in Bucharest, Romania from 11 to 15 May. The Conference, entitled “Higher Education taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Perspectives from Asia and Europe”, gathered approximately 150 participants to discuss the key responsibility of universities in tackling […]

May 30, 2019 - 2:15 pm
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How Finland is fighting fake news – in the classroom

(21 May 2019)  Studies show a positive relationship between the level of education and resilience to fake news, the Open Society Institute report said, with more knowledge and better critical-thinking skills guarding against fabricated information. Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands are among countries that teach digital literacy and critical thinking about misinformation to school children. Read […]

May 27, 2019 - 8:56 am
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EDUCAUSE released Horizon Report – 2019 Higher Education Edition

(23 Apr 2019)  EDUCAUSE is proud to continue the tradition of excellence begun by the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) work on the Horizon Report. The report serves as a reference and technology planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policy makers, and technologists. This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments […]

April 26, 2019 - 9:18 am
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Digital leadership report highlights progress in universities

(22 Mar 2019)  As technology adapts at an exponential rate and becomes more and more ingrained in people’s day to day lives, it will continue to be a key asset that higher education institutions (HEIs) must make the most of to help with these and other goals. HEIs also have a responsibility to prepare students for […]

March 25, 2019 - 8:55 am
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Call for papers: LIS education in developing countries: challenges and trends

(20 February 2019)  IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group invites you to submit a proposal for papers to be presented at its 2-hour open session at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. The session theme is “LIS Education in Developing Countries: Challenges and Trends” […]

February 21, 2019 - 8:49 am
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2018-2019 CALA Mentorship Program

(13 December 2018) We are pleased to announce that the 2018/2019 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Mentorship Program is now open for applications. CALA welcomes mentees and mentors from the Asia Pacific region. English is our working language. CALA is an affiliate of the American Library Association. It is the only professional organization in North America […]

December 13, 2018 - 7:34 pm
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Call for Applications to DIPLIS Level I -2019

(11 December 2018) The Sri Lanka Library Association invites applications for the Diploma in Library and Information Science  Level I – 2019 Course. Closing date for applications: 8th January 2019. The announcement is here.

December 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm
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Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

(11 December 2018) Jisc, the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, which specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services, are coming together to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients. The two charities will […]

December 12, 2018 - 1:44 pm
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