The Indian higher education landscape is changing very dynamically. Within the framework of the “National Education Policy 2020” (NEP), reforms are being launched that are reminiscent of the European Bologna reform. The goals are ambitious and it shows again and again how challenging the tasks set are. An example is the system of accreditation.
CheatGPT, cheat on A-level exams and the problem of authorship
At its core, the debate about cheating on A-level exams with ChatGPT concerns the ambiguity of authorship of AI texts and control in exams. The problem of proving cheating attempts using constructs such as “individual, independent performance” points to the outdated nature of exam culture in a digital media landscape.
ChatGPT: Minerva’s owl can’t get off the branch anymore
My intermediate status of current developments around ChatGPT. The pressure to act is great, but at the same time rigid patterns of thought and action persist. Adaptation to the new circumstances takes place, but fundamental changes are less likely to.
By the way. Pickings from my news stream. (India edition)
By the way. Pickings from my news stream. (India edition): Higher Education numbers in India continue to grow + Push for campuses of foreign HEIs in India + Indian digital Central Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) becomes mandatory + Regression in India’s Academic Freedom Index score
Higher Education Barometer 2022: Teaching is rated worse, which is due to online teaching – maybe…
The Stifterverband regularly surveys university administrations in Germany about their assessment of the general climate in their institutions. The publication a few days ago, which refers to the year 2021, shows an overall positive picture but also a clear kink in the assessment of one’s own teaching. The authors of the report suspect that it could be due to the switch to online teaching, but this does not seem very plausible in the overall picture.
The question of the place of Hindi & English in Indian higher education
A debate is underway in India over what role Hindi and English should have in future higher education. The debate is prompted by the Hindu nationalist policies of the government. The conflict highlights historical and current contradictions in the Indian higher education system.
Online Lecture Series: Approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals
Policy packages for complete decarbonization in the global north and the global south (Dr. Germán Bersalli IASS). We are pleased to announce the seventh and the last event in our lecture series “Research meets Practice. Scientific and Civil Society Approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals” on Wednesday, 30. November at 16:00 CET, 10:00 COT.
Energy-saving-online-teaching and the narrative of the sickening digital learning
Universities and colleges are looking to conserve energy to cushion increased costs. Online teaching is once again coming into focus as a crisis management teaching format. In Rhineland-Palatinate, this has already become a problem. The discussion shows how persistent the narrative of “sickening online teaching” is.
Guest at the FRACTION project in Kolkata
The aim of the FRACTION project is to promote innovative, digital university teaching in institutions. Two Indian universities met for an intensive exchange at a four-day workshop.
Start of our lecture series on the SDGs: Connection of the use of goods and services with forest restoration – Ana María Aguirre Cañas
The first event of our lecture series took place on October 19th. The series opened with a Colombian speaker, Ana Maria Aguierre Callas (Head of the ColombiaCONNECT network). In her presentation, she reported on the ColombiaCONNECT network project, its activities and the challenges of promoting sustainability in complex contexts.