On the agenda – Week 14, 2012

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6 april 2012 | What is the impact of Brazil’s massive scholarship program? Partner countries worldwide get ready for incoming Brazilian students. Furthermore, in this week’s “On the agenda”: U.S. investors and HE experts set up elite online instruction university and soccer players show enhanced thinking abilities.

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

Take 1 – Policy

@WorldEducation Services: As the Brazilian scholarship programgathers steam, what does that mean for the U.S. and other host countries?

@Geoff Wilmshurst: Norway to increaseinternational recruitment establishing more joint degrees withforeign universities.

@Personal Finance Associated Press: PersonalFinance: U.S. economic recovery threatened by runaway student loandebt.

Take 2 – Teaching

@Lloyd Armstrong: $25 million investment backsstartup aiming to create elite for-profit, online instruction university.

@Harvard Derek Bok Center: Active-Learning Ideasfor Large Classes: Simple to Complex.

@idw: English makes adolescents less motivatedto learn a new language.

Take 3 – R&D

@PLoSONE: Soccer players show enhanced thinking abilities.

@Hippo on Campus: Amazing winner of Art ofNeuroscience 2012.

@Neuroskeptic: LinkedIn resumes “less deceptiveabout work experience & responsibilities, more deceptive aboutinterests and hobbies.”

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: What drives English students tothe Netherlands.

@ScienceGuideEU: Each extra year of educationpays 6% return.

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