Drawing on ideas from the world of business leadership as well as research into what makes academics committed and productive, Learning to Lead in Higher Education by Paul Ramsden provides heads of departments and course leaders with practical tools they can use to improve their management and leadership skills. It shows academic and university leaders at all levels how they can turn adversity into prosperity.
EdSurge discusses a Bill of Rights and Principles, newly developed by a group of people passionate about learning, serving today’s students, and using every available tool to respond better to the needs of students in a global, interactive, digitally connected world....
GETideas.org hosted this GooglePlus hangout on the future of digital content. The online discussion featured a panel of education experts, including Nicole Allen, affordable-textbooks advocate, Student PIRGS; Una Daly, communication college outreach director, OpenCourseWare Consortium; and Cable Green, director of global...
In Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement, author Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed. A move to such an explanatory framework will allow society to take into account the...
In Education 3.0: Seven Steps to Better Schools, renowned educator and technology expert Jim Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like, including a groundbreaking seven-step process for envisioning and building them that draws on the...
November 15, 2012
November 13, 2012
Behind the hype of the “virtual university” lies real change in the way practitioners approach university teaching. Changing University Teaching, edited by Terry Evans and Daryl Nation, focuses on the changes to teaching both on and off campus that have come from–or themselves influenced–the development of educational technologies.
November 10, 2012
This short video is about cognitive ideas embedding or activating in the learner’s mind to focus and elaborate the valuable factors of self being and motivation of expanding learning skills, education, talent, and passion to build career, which as a whole matters to self and social and financial success.
October 25, 2012
In the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of education today, leaders can take an engaged, activist, and courageous approach to help build optimistic futures for all students. Transformative Leadership in Education by Carolyn M. Shields presents an alternative approach to leadership for deep and equitable change. Using vignettes, stories, research, and drawing on scholarship from a range of disciplines, Shields explores the concept of transformative leadership and its potential to create learning environments…
October 22, 2012
Alex Kajitani, 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and Jan Morrison, president of the Teaching Institute for Excellence, motivate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers to put ideas into action. This FORA TV video was recorded at California STEM Summit 2012.
October 17, 2012
This Eurydice report contains 61 indicators and qualitative information describing the context and organization of foreign-language teaching, student-participation levels, and the initial and continuing education of foreign-language teachers. In addition to giving a snapshot of the situation today, the report also presents several time series that are helpful in identifying trends in language teaching over recent years and past decades.