Monthly Archives: September 2020

Not letting students choose their roommates can make college a drag

Not letting students choose their roommates can make college a drag

When colleges and universities assign roommates instead of letting students pick and choose their own, the idea is often to increase the chance that students will live with someone from a different racial or ethnic background. It’s also to help them create a more diverse network of friends. A growing number of colleges and universities  – from Duke University to Colgate […] … learn more→

Supporting university staff through the pandemic should be data-driven

Supporting university staff through the pandemic should be data-driven

As the new academic year begins in the northern hemisphere, universities are scratching their heads over exactly how to conduct this nerve-racking experiment in campus reopening. How many staff might already have been infected by SARS-CoV-2? What safety measures should be introduced? And, crucially, what support mechanisms will they most benefit from? At King’s College […] … learn more→

Admitting your child to a school in Thailand: What to expect?

Admitting your child to a school in Thailand: What to expect?

We all know about all the fantastic holiday destinations in Thailand. Some famous and crowded spots to experience the hustle and bustle to some remote exotic ones to experience the natural beauty and the sunny beaches – you can find it all in Thailand. But when it comes to moving to Thailand, that’s a different […] … learn more→

How to rethink assessment in higher education

How to rethink assessment in higher education

The international rankings of universities are today a reality of globalization which sheds a different light than the historical reputation of institutions or the evaluation reports produced on them. They are based on purely quantitative comparative performance elements that must be interpreted within their scope: what data are used? What are the indicators? What are the calculation algorithms? […] … learn more→

If we want brilliant English, history or geography teachers, why are we making humanities courses so costly?

If we want brilliant English, history or geography teachers, why are we making humanities courses so costly?

The government’s university funding reform package passed the lower house in early September and will pass the Senate if the Coalition succeeds in garnering enough crossbench support. The plan would see fees for some humanities degrees rise by as much as 113%, while fees for courses in fields such as teaching, nursing and STEM (science, technology, engineering […] … learn more→

New legislation will not eliminate student no-platforming

New legislation will not eliminate student no-platforming

  Last week Times Higher Education reported that the UK’s education secretary, Gavin Williamson, is preparing possible legislation that would require students’ unions to guarantee free speech. One measure apparently under consideration is the extension of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 to specifically oblige students’ unions – in addition to universities themselves – to […] … learn more→

Make life easy with Linux VPS hosting

Make life easy with Linux VPS hosting

A Linux based hosting system proves to be ideal for many companies because it accommodates growth without having to accommodate steep monthly expenses. The advantages of a Linux VPS Server Hosting System When it comes to cost, Linux is best suited especially for start-ups and small business, because it is extremely cost effective in nature. […] … learn more→

Knowing the brain well teaches us to improve learning

Knowing the brain well teaches us to improve learning

As educators, parents or even as students, we have often wondered what are the ins and outs that lead to learning at certain times being presented with greater or lesser difficulty: why some students learn more than others when faced with the same content and methodologies of teaching, why more or less information is withheld, […] … learn more→

Cutting corners on cybersecurity can leave costly holes

Cutting corners on cybersecurity can leave costly holes

It would appear that Covid-19 isn’t the only type of virus that universities should be concerned about. Last week, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an alert to the sector regarding a spate of recent ransomware attacks on academic institutions. A recent freedom of information request suggests that at least a third of […] … learn more→