Internationalisation

After the gold rush: how to respond to the Chinese student downswing

Submitted by dene.mullen on Fri, 04/06/2021 - 00:01
Article type
Article

Over the past two decades, international student mobility has exploded, transforming both universities and national economies. While the rise of international education has been a global story, it does have one outsized player. China has accounted for the majority of international enrolment growth in the major English-speaking study destinations, with rapid economic growth, a large youth population and a shortage of university places fuelling a prolonged surge in outbound study.

Standfirst
As the country’s outbound study trend cools, student recruitment strategies must evolve – and there is no ‘next China’ to fall back on, says Matt Durnin
Teaser
As the country’s outbound study trend cools, student recruitment strategies must evolve – and there is no ‘next China’ to fall back on, says Matt Durnin

Tips for engaging Asian universities and alumni in new modes of collaboration

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Wed, 02/06/2021 - 09:00
Article type
Article

Exchanges with Asian universities and the movement of Asian students to study in Western countries have for a long time been taken as a given. However, this is starting to change as more Asian universities build reputations to match their international peers.

Standfirst
Benjamin Tak Yuen Chan shares two key recommendations for how Western institutions can continue to forge fruitful collaborations with Asian universities and attract students from the region
Teaser
Benjamin Tak Yuen Chan shares two key recommendations for how Western institutions can continue to forge fruitful collaborations with Asian universities and attract students from the region

What does the rise of Asia mean for global higher education?

Submitted by dene.mullen on Wed, 02/06/2021 - 00:01
Article type
Article

The rise of the East is reshaping global higher education. It ignites curiosities, challenges assumptions and triggers debates. But, first, where is “the East”?

Standfirst
Many hurdles remain, from racism to presumed Western superiority, but equal dialogues and collaborations will foster the global common good, says Xin Xu
Teaser
Many hurdles remain, from racism to presumed Western superiority, but equal dialogues and collaborations will foster the global common good, says Xin Xu

Supporting self-directed learning across cultural boundaries

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 31/05/2021 - 09:00
Article type
Article

Have you ever wondered how to boost the online learning performance of your students? Here, we share insights from a recent study investigating students’ self-directed learning abilities, cultural orientation and online learning performance.

An assumption about Chinese students is that their academic performance is more likely to be influenced by the Confucian cultural heritage than self-directed learning.

Standfirst
Academics from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University draw on their research showing the Western teaching model based on ‘self-directed learning’ is effective among Chinese students coming from different educational and cultural contexts
Teaser
Academics from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University draw on their research showing the Western teaching model based on ‘self-directed learning’ is effective among Chinese students coming from different educational and cultural contexts

Meeting student needs in the MENA region through digital transformation

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 28/05/2021 - 09:10
Article type
Article

Most of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region has suffered from political and economic instability, paralleled by diminishing borders across the globe due to digitalisation and connectivity. These trends, accelerated by Covid-19, are motivating students in MENA universities to seek collaboration with institutions in more economically stable countries, particularly in the West, in order to access international experiences involving innovation and economic growth.

Standfirst
Barbar Akle, Rula Diab and George Nasr describe ways universities in the Middle East and North Africa can meet the needs of their students by embracing digital transformation and internationalisation
Teaser
Barbar Akle, Rula Diab and George Nasr describe ways universities in the Middle East and North Africa can meet the needs of their students by embracing digital transformation and internationalisation

When East meets West: improving student engagement in culturally diverse classrooms

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 25/05/2021 - 09:00
Article type
Article

Teaching in a culturally diverse setting is exciting, but that excitement and enthusiasm can be short-lived when faced with the deafening silence of a student audience. To avoid this, lecturers need to learn how to engage students in culturally different or diverse settings, and this is easy enough by following the three tips outlined below.

Standfirst
TJ Moore offers simple steps that support student engagement across Eastern and Western cultural boundaries, for lecturers teaching at home or overseas
Teaser
TJ Moore offers simple steps that support student engagement across Eastern and Western cultural boundaries, for lecturers teaching at home or overseas

Moving student competitions online has made them better than ever

Submitted by dene.mullen on Tue, 18/05/2021 - 01:01
Article type
Article

It’s no secret that recent waves of college and university students have become vocally engaged with global social issues, including climate change and Black Lives Matter. Many young leaders and activists are highly entrepreneurial and eager to start solving real-world problems well before graduation, and they are supported by a growing number of international multidisciplinary competitions.

Standfirst
Virtual competitions have flourished and resulted in greater international collaboration, says Gayle DeBruyn
Teaser
Virtual competitions have flourished and resulted in greater international collaboration, says Gayle DeBruyn

THE Podcast: Rethinking the internationalisation of higher education

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Thu, 13/05/2021 - 09:30
Article type
Podcast
Standfirst
How should international study evolve post-pandemic in order to extend the benefits of higher education to every corner of the globe?
Teaser
How should international study evolve post-pandemic in order to extend the benefits of higher education to every corner of the globe?

Enabling behavioural change for participants in an online setting

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 26/04/2021 - 09:00
Article type
Article

Much has been written about schools managing the shift to virtual teaching formats to maintain operations. I have witnessed a different story in which this transition has opened up potential new market opportunities that will last well beyond this crisis.

Standfirst
Narayan Pant describes how he adapted his leadership course to online and uncovered opportunities for intimate group learning, deep reflection and flexibility that can serve learners long after the pandemic
Teaser
Narayan Pant describes how he adapted his leadership course to online and uncovered opportunities for intimate group learning, deep reflection and flexibility that can serve learners long after the pandemic

Supporting collaborative learning among remote students through peer review

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 09:00
Article type
Video
Standfirst
Diana Laurillard talks through how to use peer review as a way to foster active, collaborative learning among students online
Teaser
Diana Laurillard talks through how to use peer review as a way to foster active, collaborative learning among students online