Coursera offers 3800+ free courses for university and college students worldwide

(11 Jun 2020) From Coursera: Now, college and university students have free access to 3,800 courses, Guided Projects, Specializations, and Professional Certificates so they can: Learn from world-class universities and companies Gain career skills through hands-on learning Earn and share valued certificates Students who enroll by July 31, 2020, will have free access through September […]

June 12, 2020 - 9:12 am

Textbook publishers sued by college students claiming giants conspired to illegally monopolize

(13 May 2020)  College textbook publishing and retail giants Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, Pearson Education, Follett Higher Education Group and Barnes & Noble College Bookseller are targets of a proposed national class-action filed by college students. The suit claims the companies conspired to restrict sales of textbooks to a specific online format from on-campus bookstores […]

May 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm

An opportunity for East Asia? Global student flows to suffer ‘massive hit’ for years

(26 Mar 2020) International student mobility will take at least five years to return to normal levels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, while East Asia will emerge as a regional hub in the intervening period, a leading global higher education scholar has predicted. Simon Marginson, director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University of […]

March 30, 2020 - 11:02 am

The COVID-19 online pivot: adapting university teaching to social distancing

(12 Mar 2020) As universities respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by closing campuses and shifting to online forms of distance learning, many institutions and educators are scrambling to develop online engagement plans. In this repost, Martin Weller (Professor of Education Technology at the Open University) brings together a number of useful for resources for anyone […]

March 16, 2020 - 10:05 am

UNESCO guide on distance learning solutions to mitigate COVID-19 school closures

(12 Mar 2020) In response to school closures caused by COVID-19, UNESCO recommends the use of distance learning programmes to limit the disruption of education. Below is a list of open educational applications and platforms to help schools and teachers facilitate student learning and provide social caring and interaction. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO’s explicit endorsement, […]

March 12, 2020 - 9:01 am

Free educational resources provided to learners affected by coronavirus outbreak

(updated 29 May 2020)  While schools in COVID-19 affected areas including China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are still closing, many publishers or service providers are giving free, or nearly free solutions to help students and learners to study remotely. Here are a few of them: Higher education and subject-specific collections: ACS: Resources for teaching […]

March 10, 2020 - 11:05 am

EDUCAUSE released 2020 Horizon Report – Teaching and Learning Edition

(2 Mar 2020)  This report profiles key trends and emerging technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning and envisions a number of scenarios and implications for that future. It is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape. Here’s a quick summary. […]

March 4, 2020 - 9:14 am

Australia: schools drop libraries in favour of digital hubs and e-learning

(9 Feb 2020) A new A$225 million (S$209 million) school in Sydney has caused a stir after it opened with state-of-the-art facilities – but no library. Instead, the Arthur Phillip High School in the Sydney district of Parramatta will have “iHubs”, which will have digital resources and some hard copy books. Other books will be available […]

February 14, 2020 - 2:49 pm

Coronavirus outbreak: school opening postponed in several countries

(updated 11 May 2020)  Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, several countries have made the decision to postpone school openings or hold activities. has collected the latest news here. Australia: Universities to resume teaching and research (8 May) Australian states and capital declare state of emergency, as govt mulls second stimulus (16 Mar) […]

February 7, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Decree 99 Provides Guidance on Higher Education in Vietnam

(10 Jan 2020) On December 30, 2019, the government of Vietnam issued Decree 99/2019/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of the amended 2018 Law on Higher Education (Decree 99). Decree 99 will take effect on 15 February 2020, and sets out, among other things, conditions for the establishment of campuses in Vietnam of foreign higher-education institutions, […]

January 14, 2020 - 4:23 pm

China releases list of recommended books for primary, secondary school libraries

(14 Nov 2019, Beijing, Xinhua) The Ministry of Education (MOE) has released a recommended book list for libraries in primary and secondary schools nationwide, according to a circular on its website. The list contains 6,905 books, which cover socialist theories, philosophy, politics, law, military affairs, economy, culture, literature, arts, history, and natural sciences, among others. […]

November 19, 2019 - 9:32 am

Philippine government to corporate with RUB Germany to support academic and research activities on Philippine matters

(1 Nov 2019)  Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), known as one of the largest and leading universities in Germany, has signed an agreement with the Philippine government for the creation of a Philippine studies program and the promotion of Philippine culture. According to the Philippine Consulate in Frankfurt, the agreement involves the donation of approximately EUR83,000 […]

November 14, 2019 - 8:58 am

Cambodia: Nationwide e-Library the answer for ‘remote education’

(17 Oct 2019)  In a public forum last Friday entitled ‘Innovations for Cambodia’s Shared Prosperity’, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) proposed an innovation to improve education quality in the country by developing a nationwide e-Library. The nationwide e-Library is mainly to cast a wider net of learning facilities for youth, particularly the young schooling population […]

October 21, 2019 - 9:37 am

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

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