Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - home page W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning W3C will receive a Technology & Engineering Emmy ® Award for work on standardization and pioneering development of broadband captioning. W3C's Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) helps make video content more accessible to people with disabilities, particularly people who are deaf or hard of hearing, through text captioning. More info about the award and about TTML is available in a press release, and info about WAI's related work is in the W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning e-mail. Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to: Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education.Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad.Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model. Background About the Flipped Classroom This first section provides information from various articles that describe the flipped classroom, and how it is being discussed and used in educational settings.
How to be fashionable and on trend without ever actually owning clothes Determined to start a social enterprise to help transition the fashion industry towards environmental and social responsibility, I enrolled at Australia’s School for Social Entrepreneurs. Business models I considered included a media content platform, an e-retailer, or a fashion brand selling more environmentally and socially responsible clothing that would appeal to a growing market of conscious or aspirational consumers. However, in a study (pdf) conducted by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Gap in 419 retail and 155 outlet stores, the only positive impact on sales as a result of sustainability labeling was found among female shoppers in retail stores, where sales increased by 8%. Disillusioned, I wondered if there was another way. The problem with how we currently consume fashion
UN - United Nations MUN circuit encouraged/evoked to start playi Somehow i can't get it out of my mind to encourage/evoke the official MUN circuit - ( Model United Nations ) which is a academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy - to start playing our NON simulation. Think about the interplay that might blossom in intertwining our future diplomats with the crowdsourcing potentials of our by the World Bank Institute developed gaming network. In this light i hope my bliin trip "our Devils Avastars training We Do ! @evokenet @RiMUN #evoke"
Alex Barthel: are tertiary students competent in English? - Lingua Franca Alex Barthel: Australian universities have had to adapt, often with great difficulties to two major and closely related changes. The first of these changes is the type of student enrolling at Australian universities today, in comparison with, say 30 or 40 years ago. A range of federal, state and institutional legislative changes has led universities to implement equity and access as well as multicultural policies.
Crissy's Crafts: Metal Flowers Picture Tutorial I am just in love with my metal flowers!! Love making them in all different sizes and shapes. Getting better at each time! So many ways you can use them. Hope the picture tutorial will help you make some pretty ones too! News from Oxford International Model United Nations Key Information Location University of Oxford, United Kingdom Duration 3 days Exeter to cut international business student numbers after quality concerns Ability concerns at University of Exeter business school forces rethink on international intake Source: Alamy Overseas students: universities with the highest numbers shown in the table below will view Exeter’s plans with interest Russell Group member the University of Exeter is to cut the level of international students in its business school after concerns over their academic quality, in a move that may be followed by other UK institutions.
Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. So here goes… What you will need: ModelUnited Nations about Every year over 200,000 young people, university and school students alike, come together in conferences across the globe to share their passion for international affairs, the art of diplomacy, and the principles of the United Nations. Representing countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, they gather to discuss some of the most pressing and intriguing problems that confront the world today. Together, they engage in lively debate, searching for solutions to the complex conundrums of contemporary international politics; and in doing so, hone and perfect their skills of diplomacy and debate in a Model United Nations conference.
Pathways to profit Source: Getty Despite some of the “big five” experiencing a blip in recruitment in 2011 – possibly due to more demanding English language requirements for student visas brought in by the coalition government – recruitment is now surging. At Navitas colleges, UK enrolments fell 13 per cent in 2011, but bounced back 15 per cent the following year and then grew by a quarter in 2013. Linda Cowan, managing director of Kaplan International Colleges, says that this year’s enrolments in the UK are up 20 per cent on last year.