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Rankings and league tables: they matter, or do they?

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Dr. Jane Hunter, our speaker at EduTECH Asia says “Everyone loves a good league table in the higher education sector … or do they? I guess the glow that a ranking emits all depends on where your institution appears on the list.” Last Thursday in “The Age” newspaper education editor Henrietta Cook reported that six Australian universities finished in the top 100 …

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An innovative curriculum for 21st century learning

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In the 21st century there is a  tremendous pressure for education to “globalise.” With curriculum design and innovation becoming such an essential part of teaching, how can universities truly globalise a curriculum? Here is an example of a university that has gone beyond the traditional model and offered something different for educators and students by being ambitious with their curriculum. In this blog …

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Developing an effective and consistent teacher coaching programme

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Implementing and developing an effective teacher coaching and mentoring programme in schools is crucial for the continuous professional development of teaching staff. Observation, feedback and one-to-one coaching provide genuinely personalised support and impressive results. However, implementing a comprehensive plan can be time-consuming and difficult to engineer around busy teaching schedules. We have been discussing this with Mr Jose Ramelle Javier, Grade School …

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Excellence in education: the long road to success

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Achieving and maintaining excellence is surely the goal of every educator worldwide, but how do we define excellence and can it ever really be attained? We have been speaking to Dr Catherine Q Castañeda, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Adamson University about this and discussed the challenges, the opportunities and the role that technology can play in this quest for …

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The coming impact of IT on education in India

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Here at EduTECH Asia we’re incredibly excited to see the impact that education technology, and IT more broadly, is having on the provision of quality, inclusive education around the region. Nowhere is this more true than in India. With a number of leading institutions, both K-12 and tertiary, set to join us from India in November at EduTECH Asia, we …

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Exploring new modes of learning and teaching in higher education

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The online and open education world is changing how education is resourced, delivered and taken up.  The time has come to re-imagine and modernise higher education, but how many universities are ready for this change? And how can you make sure your institution is ready? At EduTECH Asia we’re bringing together a series of leading experts to offer practical perspectives on the possibilities …

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Meet our top four inspiring keynote speakers

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Both creativity and critical thinking have been flagged as essential 21st century skills. But whilst it is vital that we prepare our young adults to excel within a 21st century workplace, how can we find innovative solutions to make sure technology enables 21st century skills without shackling teachers? Meet our inspiring keynote speakers who are leading innovation in education around the …

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MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology?

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A technology is considered disruptive when it affects an existing business model and/or the core values in the organisation where the technology is to be implemented. It not appear suddenly or in a vacuum: They are the result of evolving customer needs or a significant need for change. David Santandreu, Manager, Educational Design and Development, Centre for Academic Support and Innovation …