Traditionally, institutions own and control certifications like degrees, but that could shift with ‘digital degrees’ and microcredentials that rely on blockchain.
Students gain control over their own academic records or professional certifications, but blockchain’s immutability means mistakes cannot be erased.
We investigated the initiatives schools around the world took to help support and maintain the well-being of their students and staff. We pulled out seven things that made a difference.
Hiring managers often prefer nondegree credentials from top universities over credit-bearing certificates from for-profit institutions.
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Enrollment in online courses surged during the pandemic. An expert on online learning behaviors shares what to do before, during and after taking a course in order to reap the most benefits.
Demand for professional development has grown but the pandemic has forced it online. Decades of evidence from online education tells us how to ensure professional development remains effective.
Montréal father Dominic Desilets walks his daughter Benedicte to daycare on a rainy morning on Oct. 26, 2020.
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Child care in Canada needs a major overhaul to improve working conditions for educators by increasing pay and investing in training and professional development opportunities.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with construction workers who stopped to listen to his speech in Essex, Ont., Sept. 20, 2019.
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Three federal public policy changes impacting employed and contingent workers could significantly buffer anticipated impacts of automation, Artificial Intelligence and a changing economy.
Finding and filling gaps in knowledge.
A culture of fear and blame in the NHS could be improved by a different approach to how nurses and doctors learn from gaps in their performance.
The majority of Australian women change their name when they marry.
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We are three professional women who all made different decisions regarding name changes.
How can we build on the skills of our 300,000 teachers? Expensive courses aren’t always the answer.
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An alternative to costly teacher professional development courses is already improving teaching in our classrooms.
For many students, the experience of teacher-led feedback is underwhelming or negative, and they are effectively left to their own devices.
Despite heavy investment by universities, student experience of feedback higher education continues to be less than desirable, especially for at-risk students.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson has been publicly critical of the Safe Schools program.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson said the Safe Schools program contained ‘highly explicit material’ that is being ‘directed at young children’. We asked the experts to look at the facts.
Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the Reconciliation Pole before its raising at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1, 2017.
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Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.
Good mentoring can open up entirely new worlds for university students.
Mentoring programs can be enormously valuable for students, both in terms of their academic performance and their professional development.
How can we use data from international tests to improve student learning?
Various forms of testing that reduce students’ knowledge, capacities and skills to a single number cannot of themselves help inform improvement.
Students with autism often need to take a break from the demands of the classroom.
Teachers’ lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.
There are eight skills that future professionals should develop to work for the good of society.
University graduates have the power to enable dignified lives for others in a society. What skills and qualities do they need for this to happen?
The quality of professional development teachers receive varies greatly across Australia.
Australian teachers have around half as many professional development days as teachers in other countries have.
South African teachers say it’s a struggle to apply their training about “inclusive education” in crowded, stressful classroom situations.
Trainee teachers may need a lot of convincing.
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Barely one month after the current government was elected in 2010, the secretary of state for education Michael Gove announced the abolition of the General Teaching Council for England. Now, only a few…
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has rejected calls for government supervision of planners.
The Australian Bankers’ Association and Financial Services Council announced this week plans to establish an industry-led regulatory body for financial planners. However, whether such a body will be effective…