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Universities are warned not to depend on overseas fees

Scottish universities

University chiefs have been urged not to become too reliant on the fees paid by overseas students who come to Scotland to study. The warning, from one of the country’s most prestigious academic bodies, follows the emergence of high quality online courses, particularly for postgraduate students. Their emergence means ­international students can secure qualifications without the significant expense of studying abroad. ... Read More »

Kan. universities pushing bill to streamline offering online courses to out-of-state students

Online college class

A bill before the Kansas Legislature would allow the state’s universities to streamline efforts to offer online courses to out-of-state students, according to supporters. The bill would allow the Kansas Board of Regents to join a regional group of states that would establish standards for online courses and authorize the member states to provide online courses in each state. The ... Read More »

French universities go online with MOOCs

online classes

France’s higher education system is going online with an extra eight million euros being invested in Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs). France’s Minister for Higher Education, Geneviève Fioraso announced the new funding in addition to 12 million euros already planned to develop these online courses. The first eight French Moocs start Thursday, via the French platform called France Université Numérique ... Read More »

SA universities battle for relevance as global competition intensifies

University of Cape Town

With the growing emphasis on the need for a knowledge-based economy, as mapped out in the government’s National Development Plan (NDP), and with the emergence of huge, open, online courses by leading universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, South African universities have to question themselves about the true value and relevance of their qualifications and research outputs, says the ... Read More »

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