Education

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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Introducing an experimental format for learning about content mining for digital scholarship

(7 December 2018) This post by the British Library’s Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, Dr Mia Ridge, reports on an experimental format designed to provide more flexible and timely training on fast-moving topics like text and data mining. This post covers two topics – firstly, an update to the established format of sessions on […]

December 11, 2018 - 11:30 am
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$1 million gift will create two Taiwan studies endowments at UCLA Asia Pacific Center

(9 November 2018) The UCLA Asia Pacific Center has received a gift of $1 million from the J. Yang and Family Foundation that will help permanently sustain the UCLA Taiwan Studies Program. Of the total, $750,000 will create the J. Yang and Family Foundation Taiwan Studies Endowment and $250,000 will establish the J. Yang and […]

November 13, 2018 - 4:44 pm
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The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is hiring a Digital Experience librarian

(5 November 2018) The Digital Experience Librarian will provide leadership in actively identifying, evaluating and, as necessary, deploying new learning technologies and tools related to library services to improve and respond to user needs. This role creates and supports the development processes and innovations that lead to high-quality learning environments and ensures cross-platform navigation for […]

November 6, 2018 - 8:33 am
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SkillsVision Forum for Librarians

(30 October 2018) The Forum offers an opportunity to learn from the library success stories from renowned universities, in strategical support of research and leadership. This is a programme designed for library leadership roles supporting fast changing academic workflows ranging from research to innovation and lifelong learning. Highlights include: Expert sharing from speakers from East […]

October 30, 2018 - 9:25 am
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Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 - 6:55 am
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Launch your career in cloud networking

(2 October 2018) The Networking in Google Cloud Platform Specialization created by the Google Cloud Training Team will teach you everything you need to know about cloud networking. By the end of the Specialization you’ll be able to design, develop, and manage networking solutions to drive business objectives. The Coursera blog has the questions and […]

October 3, 2018 - 10:51 am
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