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Reinventing Leadership in Higher Education

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Leadership in higher education is multidimensional and complex, requiring a meticulous and systematic approach.  To stay competitive and to thrive in the current higher education landscape, it is critical that college and university leaders prioritize, focus, and evolve their operations and their offerings. In this blog, Rab Paterson shares insights on the challenges and skills required in effectively leading higher education.   …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why should Asia’s education market be your top priority?

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With a combined population of 600 million and an annual economic growth rate of 5-6%, the South-East Asia is a hot house when it comes to education investments. Whilst governments and institutions of countries all over the world are attempting global approaches to education, many Asian countries have effectively transformed these goals into policy and established themselves as centres of …

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Want to be an awesome Ed-Tech Coach?

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Tech Coach: your skills and experience alone are not enough to be Awesome. I am currently a technology coach at Singapore American School and I work with elementary school teachers, counsellors and leaders. In many schools, both my previous and current schools included, there are thinkers imagining the future role for the Technology Coach. It all made sense back when …

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Measuring student success (Part 2)

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Measuring student success is complex and needs to be done with precision. While standardised testing has its supporters, it is perhaps not the only way of measuring student success. With continued focus on overall student development today, how can important attributes such as creativity and critical thinking skills be analysed? What are the means to providing a complete picture of student  achievement? – …

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What makes a good teacher?

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For teachers, teaching young people can be a fulfilling, yet a demanding job. Today, as 21st century educators, a combination of specific skills, knowledge and experiences are required to excel in the profession. In this interview our speaker Jacques du Toit shares his views on what skills, knowledge and experiences are needed to be ahead of the curve. 1) Tell …

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Measuring student success

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“I believe that a basket of metrics is needed to gain a fuller understanding of what a student is capable of both academically and social/emotionally. We will continue to use standardised testing because no other evaluation can be so consistently applied. It will continue to be an imperfect gauge of academic ability, but all practical measures have weaknesses. By including …

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Case Study (contd): Individualising learning through inclusion

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Educators have long been intrigued by the prospect of individualising learning, and the emergence of new classes of technology have expanded the practical possibilities. Last month we caught up with Kasson Bratton, Head of Middle school at Nanjing International, China who shared with us interesting insights on how NIS is driving individualised learning together with inclusion. This is the second part of the interview …

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Share your ‘big idea’ at #teachtechtalks

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Are you an educator with a passion for technology? Do you have a case study that you would like share with your fellow educators?  If yes, then you might be ideally suited to participate at #teachtechtalks at EduTECH Asia. What are #teachtechtalks? #teachtechtalks are on-floor pecha kucha sessions running alongside the main EduTECH Asia conference. These are specifically designed to give teachers, lecturers and …

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The teacher’s toolkit

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Teachers today work in a full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like an extra burden. But if you are an educator who is interested in engaging creatively with students, learning your way around a few of the best available tools can be worth your time. These ‘S’cool Tools’ will definitely save you the hassle of day-to-day challenges and make your job more …

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Leading innovative change in education

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The OECD defines educational innovation as the “introduction of new products and services, processes for delivering services, ways of organizing activities, and new marketing techniques to improve the provision of education based on the social and educational objectives as measured by stakeholders.” As leaders in educational technology, this definition excites us!  It also motivates us as we are constantly looking for …