SA’s Largest Private Higher Education Provider Partners with UK Counterpart

The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education provider, has strengthened its partnership with The Open University (OU), the largest education institution in the UK, in a collaboration that is set to change the way students access distance learning education opportunities in South Africa and on the rest of the 

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Better Note-Taking can Help Students who Struggle with English

Starting a university degree can be something of a culture shock. Students enter university after spending years in a closely structured school learning environment. They discover that there’s a different expectation in higher education: the onus of learning falls mostly on them. In South Africa, another complication arises for those students who speak English as 

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These Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies

There’s something about those Nordic countries. In the battle of ideas, Sweden climbed to No. 2 and Finland cracked into the top five of the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development spending and the concentration of high-tech public companies. South Korea remained the big winner, topping the international 

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Article of the Day: Why Email Is Only 7 Percent as Effective as Talking

The development of email and texting has enhanced our ability to communicate productively, efficiently, and quickly. But, based on new research into how human communication works, it’s easy to see a downside to our over-reliance on emails and texts. In fact, some of our online habits may be undermining our efforts at communicate successfully. For 

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Varsities Eye Austerity Measures as Student Debt Increases

Johannesburg – Leading universities have reported sharp increases in student debt levels ahead of re-opening for the new academic year despite no fee increases last year. Wits and the universities of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, among others, told The Sunday Independent they were preparing for austerity measures to reduce budget deficits ahead of the 

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Billionaire Offers Biggest Education Prize

A Chinese technology billionaire is offering the world’s most valuable education prize. The Yidan Prize will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to “transform” global education. Charles Chen Yidan, who co-founded China’s internet company, Tencent, wants to use the prize to scale up innovative education research projects 

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