Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014   



Earning and learning by degrees
In our column we regularly reiterate the value of having a degree, both in monetary and educational terms, as well as the simple ability of the college experience to enrich your life experience.

Indian experience
India is looking attractive, with its emerging market economy. But those looking to set up shop there would do well to study its culture. Graduate business school Insead is launching an India- specific executive education program next March in New Delhi.

The right resume
In the past couple of months high school and college graduation ceremonies have effectively unleashed millions of new graduates into the world of employment.

International standards
For Hong Kong students, the two magic letters are IB. International Baccalaureate, to be precise. This year, a record 1,938 students took the IB diploma program.

No such thing as a bad major
A recent study by H&R Block into the relationship between college majors and earning potential has caused a stir on educational websites around the world.

Untried and tested
It's time for the yearly internal exams. Many of my Hong Kong friends envy me because I only have one exam per school year while they have two big exams and two uniform tests. They think that I have less stress and that I don't have to revise that much.

Cowadunga!
What's the word that comes to mind when you see cow dung in the street? Dirty? Filthy? Smelly? It is not the word "useful," right?

Fees set to shoot up Down Under
In recent years both the UK and Hong Kong have seen repeated discussions surrounding a significant rise in the cost of undergraduate tuition. Now Australia seems to be heading in the same direction. Changes to the budget announced last month are apparently designed to make Australian universities more competitive, but critics believe the moves will simply raise the cost of tuition.

Figuring shapes of today
The progress of Asian contemporary art constantly crops up in conversation, with globalization and the development of new forms often fueling interest. But post-World War II history is every bit as important.

Bad news for eLearning?
The role of digital tools in the learning process for all age groups is a topic that we revisit regularly in this column. We return to the subject again today because recent research may indicate that digital methods need to be supplemented by other skills to create accomplished and independent learners.



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