Queen’s University planning to charter two flights for Chinese students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 1st, 2021 by steve

“Queen’s University is planning to charter two flights from China to bring students to Belfast ahead of the new academic year. The university will be one of several flying in students to the UK this month …” (more)

[Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph, 1 September]

Tags: , ,

What do education, cybernetics, music, technology and philosophy have in common?

Posted in Teaching on September 1st, 2021 by steve

“If there is a central tension in the wrestling match between technology/digitalization and Universities, it is that the curriculum is the central pillar of educational organisation, and the web organises itself quite differently. The online world is the epitome of self-organisation – it is no accident that the systems theorists whose work gave rise to the technology also produced the constructivist epistemology which described how natural systems needed no rigid blueprint for their development …” (more)

[Improvisation Blog, 1 September]

College reopening

Posted in Life on September 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“John Cooke visits NUI Galway as students return to campus and reflects on recent Covid breaches (podcast).”

[RTÉ – Drivetime, 1 September]

Tags: ,

Schools May Rotate Groups of Students for In-Person Classes

Posted in Teaching on September 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Schools may decide to allow rotating cohorts of students to attend in-person lectures intermittently, the Director of College Health has said. The plan would see students divided into smaller groups that would take turns attending in-person lectures, while watching them online the rest of the time …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 31 August]

Tags: , ,