Tag Archives: education

Course packs for education ruled legal in India

Supreme Court ruling a huge triumph for access to educational materials in India ‎(12 July 2017) On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an earlier judgment of […]


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Turnitin wins 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Award

(23 May 2017) Turnitin is proud to announce that both Turnitin Feedback Studio and Turnitin Revision Assistant were recognized with The ComputeED Gazette’s 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Awards! The BESSIE Awards highlight programs that serve as tools for educators and/or parents that meaningfully promote educational excellence. Publishers nominate these programs, which are then evaluated […]


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iGroup invests S$2m in education start-up

(25 July 2016, Singapore)  iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd, a leading provider of research information resources and library technologies has partnered Tueetor Pte Ltd, a technology start-up in Singapore, to launch the world’s first, fully automated learner-trainer matching platform. Focusing on the private tuition market for a start, the company aims to address 2 pain points […]


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Open Data Day 2016 Malaysia Data Expedition – measuring provision of public services for education

(28 March 2016) In Malaysia, Sinar Project with the support of Open Knowledge International organised a one-day data expedition based on the guide from School of Data to search for data related to government provision of health and education services. This brought together a group of people with diverse skills to formulate questions of public […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Ancient university rankings

(10 February 2016) Times Higher Education has released a list of top 25 universities over 400 years old in honor of the death of William Shakespeare.  It uses the data from the 2015-2016 THE World University Rankings. The top two are also the two oldest and 2 and 4 in the THE World rankings, Oxford […]


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The UIS Assessment Database and Catalogue

(19 January 2016)  The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) announces the new UIS global Learning Assessments Database, an open data source that already contains information on 120 assessments in 54 countries, with more to come. The database is a free online resource available at this link, which provides standardised information on public examinations and national […]


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Learning Spaces database released

(12 February 2015) Learning Spaces – Lernwelten – is the largest international bibliographic research database on learning space development and trends. It covers publications on all education institutions, from schools through universities to adult education, including libraries and museums, especially in Anglo-American countries, Germany and Scandinavia. The database uses the open source reference manager Zotero […]


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New database launched to strengthen the right to education

(23 September 2014)  The Right to Education Global Database is a unique portal designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It already hosts a library of over 1,000 official documents, including constitutions, legislations and policies on education from nations across the globe. The online platform aims to inform key players on […]


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Asia and Oceania BSLA convening focuses on education and professional development

(12 March 2014)  The second regional convening as part of IFLA’s expanded Building Strong Library Associations programme was held 4-7 March in Jakarta, Indonesia. Reflecting the objectives and priorities in the region, the Asia and Oceania convening focused on skills for the future of the library profession, and educational standards. Many associations in the region […]


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New open data tool helps countries compare progress on education

(London, 21 January 2014) The World Bank Group today launched a new open data tool that provides in-depth, comparative, and easily accessible data on education policies around the world. The Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) web tool helps countries collect and analyze information on their education policies, benchmark themselves against other countries, and […]


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