‘ChatGPT, please give me a 1,000 word article on how to stop you from making workplaces worse.’
Journalists, policymakers and academics are among those whose worlds could be turned upside down by AI chatbots.
Being able to verify how information is produced is important, especially for academics and journalists.
ChatGPT is a sophisticated AI program that generates text from vast databases. But it doesn’t understand the information it produces, which also can’t be verified through scientific means.
There should be a rethink of Nigeria’s public university system.
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In its present form, the new Higher Education Bill lacks a governance framework that addresses the complaints of fee-paying students.
Tutoring works best when it’s built into the school day.
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Billions of dollars are being spent on tutoring in the US. Will it be enough to help schoolchildren make up for pandemic learning loss? An education economist weighs in.
Open access journals make peer-reviewed research available to anyone interested.
Some open access journals — those that don’t charge their readers a fee — require that researchers pay to publish with them. Removing author fees helps more researchers to publish their work.
Students who are career-driven tend to do better academically.
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College students who are focused on career goals and personal growth – and growth for others – tend to fare better academically, new research finds.
Casual or short-term contracts, a lack of professional development, little hope of career progression: a survey of academic working conditions sounds a warning.
The gender pay gap for faculty in Canadian universities is significant and persistent.
Over the course of a career and retirement, gender pay gaps lead to a difference of roughly half-a-million dollars for women professors relative to their male counterparts.
Nigerian journalists protesting on 25 April against the continuous closure of public universities in Lagos, Nigeria.
Strikes have had a negative impact on Nigeria but private universities have benefited.
Legacy schools in Ghana are over subscribed.
Grouping of high schools in Ghana into categories perpetuates inequalities.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school.
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The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
Academics in all areas have deep concerns about their ability to undertake research during the pandemic and the flow-on effects of this. Women and early career researchers were particularly hard hit.
The pandemic is forcing many academics to consider their future. These are tough times for universities and many have lost jobs, but those fortunate enough to have a choice should weigh up all options.
Does intellectual freedom mean academics can say what they want in whatever way they choose? Tim Anderson had a win this week, but a judge must still decide whether he was wrongfully dismissed.
DJ Kool Herc is considered the “sonic originator” of hip-hop.
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With Congress designating Aug. 11, 2021, as Hip-Hop Celebration Day, a scholar and performer of the art form makes the case for hip-hop to become more prominent in American academe.
Completing hefty reading and writing assignments can pose an unnecessary burden on students who must work.
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Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
Summer schools need to address the emotional and academic needs of children.
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This year summer schools will have to figure out how to tend to the emotional and academic needs of students coming out of remote learning.
No longer sharing names.
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The institutional design of BRIN allows for political intervention, showing how the Indonesian government is unwilling to prioritise research and technology.
Hip-hop professor A.D. Carson.
Can college professors rap their way into academic publishing? One professor makes an album to prove they can.
On International Women’s Day, universities should resolve to lead the way in reshaping workplace rituals, rules and routines to advance gender equality and ensure safe workplaces.