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  • Re-envisioning Internationalization: International Education for What?

    By: Rajika Bhandari on Thursday, March 14, 2013

    It is estimated that 1.7 billion people in the world live in absolute poverty. Close to 40 percent of the world’s population lives without access to improved sanitation, with the vast majority in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. And when it comes to education, only 10 percent of the world has access to a secondary education, and this proportion plummets to 1 percent for a higher education.

  • The Power of Network Analysis in Evaluation: It’s Not Just About Facebook!

    By: Mirka Martel on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Have you thought about the importance of your networks, both personal and professional?  How they shape your career and everyday life? Social network analysis (SNA) is a tool used in modern sociology to identify the links between individuals in various social systems.  You can also use it in monitoring and evaluation in order to probe deeper into the power of the social network and how it can be used to measure program outcomes and impact.

  • A MOOC Article a Day: Three Themes To Watch

    By: Raisa Belyavina on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    There’s one phenomenon growing even faster than MOOCs: the news coverage around MOOCs. Buzz about MOOCs—Massive Open Online Courses—has generated some interesting practical and philosophical questions in higher education.

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For more than nine decades, the Institute of International Education has been at the forefront of international education. The Opening Minds blog is IIE’s take on how this field continues to change. Here the Institute’s leaders will explore international educational exchange, global student mobility, institutional partnerships, international development, and other topics and trends that are shaping higher education around the world.


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