Monthly Archives: September 2017

Using faculty as muscle

Using faculty as muscle

In times past, faculty interacted with (undergraduate) students in two ways. The most common way was in the classroom, and we still have that. The other way has rather disappeared, although it used to be the very first significant interaction between students and faculty: advisors. Before a student could register for classes, he had to […] … learn more→

6 tools you should utilize in your business

6 tools you should utilize in your business

  As we draw closer to the end of 2017, hopefully your business has made financial gains and seen significant success. If you’re looking for ways to improve productivity and profitability before the New Year, reflect on the ways you might refine your internal processes. With constant technology advancements, there’s a never-ending stream of important […] … learn more→

Top 8 modern education problems and ways to solve them

Top 8 modern education problems and ways to solve them

In many ways, today’s system is better than the traditional one. Technology is the biggest change and the greatest advantage at the same time. Various devices, such as computers, projectors, tablets and smartphones, make the process of learning simpler and more fun. The Internet gives both students and teachers access to limitless knowledge. However, this […] … learn more→

What education can help start an ecommerce business

What education can help start an ecommerce business

The statistics for online shopping are staggering today. It is estimated that approximately 51% of all consumers prefer to shop online. Those that shop online at least once per year are 95% of all people and 80% report monthly shopping activity. Weekly online shoppers are at 30% and those that claim to shop online daily […] … learn more→

V-c pay: Are vice-chancellors worth their salaries?

V-c pay: Are vice-chancellors worth their salaries?

The current fees regime has operated more like a cartel, without any real correlation between cost and quality It’s a telling, if depressing, insight into just how febrile the clamour around the pay of UK university leaders has become that the old jibes are back. Specimen: What’s the difference between a university vice-chancellor and a […] … learn more→

This is how to stop students dropping out of university

This is how to stop students dropping out of university

The new university academic year will soon be upon us. Over half a million new hopeful students will begin what should be one of the most important experiences of their lives. Sadly, many of these students will drop out before the end of their first year. Research indicates that if you are the first in […] … learn more→

Australians pay more for education than the OECD average – but is it worth it?

Australians pay more for education than the OECD average – but is it worth it?

Australians value education, so when looking at the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017 report, it’s not surprising to see we spend more on education than average among comparable nations. However, it’s worth noting where the money comes from. A closer look at the data shows public funding for education in Australia is much less […] … learn more→

The moral panic over student cheating must end

The moral panic over student cheating must end

Academics have never entirely trusted students not to cheat. Few exams, for instance, have ever been conducted without an invigilator prowling the aisles in search of surreptitious copying or smuggled-in notes. But the current level of institutionalised distrust of students has reached such a pitch that it seems reasonable to call it a moral panic. […] … learn more→

How better education has built a more secular Britain

How better education has built a more secular Britain

It’s official: the people of Great Britain have lost faith. New research from the British Social Attitudes survey reveals that 71% of young people are not religious. Overall, 53% of the population in England and Wales are non-religious. It is the first time that following a religion has been a minority position. Only 18% of […] … learn more→

Higher education and research are the ‘collateral damage’ of Brexit

Higher education and research are the ‘collateral damage’ of Brexit

  It’s fair to say that the UK was always ambivalent about Europe. The primary reason for European Economic Community and European Union membership was the economic benefits, and the sensible centre of British politics took the view that, in essence, “we can take the benefits of EU membership without becoming European”. The UK attitude […] … learn more→