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MBA in Applied Economics for the NonProfit Sector
University of Rochester
MS in Educational Administration
University of Rochester
PhD in Education
MA in Secondary Education
Award for Best Article of the Year 2011
Feb 15, 2012
Rachmajanti, S. & McClure, M. W. (2011, June) University-affiliated lab schools: A collaborative partnership between the University of
Pittsburgh’s Falk School and the State University of Malang Lab Schools, Excellence in Higher Education 2 (2011): 11-20.
Birgit Brock-Utne of the University of Oslo was the 2010 winner. IISE award fpr outstanding research, scholarship, and/or practice for individuals whose work focuses on comparative, international, and development education (CIDE) issues. All publication submissions must provide a unique contribution to developing CIDE scholarship and show originality and rigor. Award selections for publication submissions focus on the criteria of breadth, relevance, and scholarship. Specifically, selection is based on the following five criteria: (1) significance of theoretical framework; (2) degree of sophistication or innovation of methodology used; (3) soundness of data collection and analysis; (4) social utility and implication for policy; and (5) degree to which problems of CIDE from an international, intercultural, or comparative perceptive are addressed.
Apr 4, 2013
This was a presentation co-sponsored by IISE, GSPIA and the Global Studies Center, UCIS. Building on an earlier presentation, it argues that while it was too soon to tell the extent of MOOCs disruptive power, they were too important to be ignored. They have already made a disruptive mark in elite universities in their introduction of 'viral policies' which senior administrators and trustees believe they are compelled to address. The University of Virginia's well-respected president briefly lost her job when some trustees believed she wasn't moving fast enough to adopt them. On the financial side, they can be expensive to produce, thus possibly limiting new entrants. A brief comparison between two universities offering similar courses revealed the production quality of the higher investment private university was visible when compared with the lower production quality of the lower investment public university. Was it enough to produce a competitive edge? The University of Pennsylvania currently touts over one million Coursera students.
MOOCs: EFFICIENCY FRAMEWORKS: BLURRING BOUNDARIES
Mar 14, 2013
This paper tracks the very rapid rise of Massive Open Online Courses, discussing the differences between expert or xMOOCs founded at Stanford in the fall of 2011, and connective or cMOOCs designed earlier by a group of Canadians. It poses both kinds of MOOCs as disruptive technologies, not only because of their use of Internet technologies, but also because of the speed of change generated by new entrants from non-profit and for-profit startup companies. Instead of its tradition of faculty deliberation, many elite university trustees and administrators have felt compelled to leap first and think later. In addition, research in the area of higher education policy has also been disrupted by the rapid speed of change. For example, points made in this paper before I left for the conference were already obsolete by the time I arrived. This speed challenges not only institutional forms of deliberation and governance, it also challenges more traditional forms of higher education policy research, peer review and publication. It is an exciting and complicated arena, full of opportunities and pitfalls.
Challenges and opportunities in Indonesia: How are international donors paving the road for the 21st century’s secular and Islamic higher education institutions?
Apr 23, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012
The Comparative and International Education Society Conference (CIES) panel in San Juan discussed current challenges and opportunities for international cooperation and collaboration between the US and Indonesian institutions of higher education and the role international donors are playing in fostering innovation.
Structural Challenges to Cooperation in International Humanitarian Interventions: Mapping the Landscape
Oct 28, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
with Emily Vargas-Baron, Eastern Regional Conference, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Pittsburgh, PA
CV building for International Agencies
Oct 12, 2011
with James Jacobs and Jorge Delgado - IISE and GSPIA workshop on increasing students' competitive edge in a tight economy
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