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  • On the agenda - Week 18, 2012

    - How can classical universities benefit from online education? MIT and Harvard lead the way. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: Canadian university presidents step up efforts in wooing Brazilian international students and CERN translates research into applications.

    What is on the agenda for higher education stakeholders all over the world? Every week ScienceGuide presents you with a selection of the most important topics and items trending in social media.

    Take 1 - Teaching

    @Neelie Kroes: A big eLearning wake-up call here for skeptics and European universities alike.

    @The Local: Foreign students 'should learn German'.

    @Edutopia: How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills.

    Take 2 - Internationalization

    @CIHE: Delegation of 30 Canadian university presidents woos Brazil for exchange students from Sciences Without Borders program.

    @International Unit: In the UK 'wanderlust', not finance is the key factor for studying abroad.

    @Jørgen Heramb: At G8 sessions on higher education, the role of money proves divisive.

    Take 3 - R&D

    @CERN: Fundamental research impact on your life. Ideas developed at CERN find practical applications, starting with the Web.

    @Linköping University: Is open source good business?

    @Max Planck Society: First successful electronic eye implant.

    …and this week on ScienceGuideEU

    @ScienceGuideEU: Online learning - prodigy or problem child.

    @ScienceGuideEU: Reforming "Erasmus for all" mostly benefits its managers, not students.