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February 14, 2017

Global Webinar Series on International Higher Education: DrEducation and University World News Partnership

DrEducation and University World News partnered to convene global webinar series. These online thought leadership events bring together global experts to discuss hot trends and issues related to international higher education and share their diverse perspectives and strategies. More than 4,000 professionals from around the world have registered for the first four webinars.

Have a suggestion for a hot topic or issue for future discussions? Interested in exploring a partnership for reaching and engaging audience in a credible manner? Email us at info@DrEducation.


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"The content and panelists qualified to address the content were both relevant and high quality. The format packed much information into the allotted time, doing so in an efficient, respectful way." - Dr. Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning University of Central Oklahoma, USA
"It was well organised, with good presenters and an informed chair. The live polls sustained our interest and allowed us to take ownership of the content....I appreciated the presenters sharing individual experiences and perceptions that gradually connected to the webinar title." -Dr. N. Ari Naidoo, Centre for Professional Development, University of South Africa (UNISA)
"I would recommend the webinar, seeing it as a powerful, and yet easy-accessible (online) resource to connect globally and gain knowledge from multiple angles on the topic discussed. Direct engagement through polls and the chances to discuss them during the webinar makes a key strength of it." -Ana M. Mocanu, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge, UK
"I liked the technology and the ability to answer the polls. With 1100 participants, chats would have been impossible but polls helped to keep us engaged. Dr. Choudaha did an excellent job of moderating and picking out some good questions to be answered." -Dr. Sandra Russo, Director, Office for Global Research Engagement, University of Florida, USA
"For a general topic and broadly shared session, your excellent questions prompted the discussion that went (or alluded to work) beyond the journalistic depth that we sometimes see in these settings. Well done and thank you!" - Dr. Kara Godwin, Research Fellow & Independent Consultant, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College

"The webinar was on an interesting topic, where the engagement within all channels was strong – Twitter, Q&A and even noticeably among the expert panels. The moderators were fantastic, in communicating the context and engaging the expert speakers and audience. Kudos to the organisers!" -Woon Chin Yeong, Research & Executive Administrator, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

"Getting insights from experienced professionals in three different countries (USA, Canada, UK) was very useful. The fact that the panel members were all very experienced meant that the discussions went beyond generalities and got into detailed ideas and recommendations that I can make use of." -Peter Shelley, Interim International Director, University of Portsmouth, UK

"I appreciated the audience polls that were administered throughout the webinar...it kept me intrigued throughout the entire presentation. Any webinar that brings experts from various institutions and countries together to inform our practice is worthwhile. I always enjoy and appreciate the information that DrEducation and colleagues share." Megan Prettyman, Director, International Recruitment & Admission, Montana State University, USA

"Like all DrEducation webinars, the content is timely and informative. The panel always represent the diverse nature of Higher Education and offer interesting discussion points, data and innovations based upon panel members own research and practical applications. The interaction with the audience adds an extra dimension to the webinar. An absolute must for those who are concerned with the internationalization of higher education." Dr. Claudia Bordogna, Course Leader, University of Huddersfield, UK

"Another very insightful webinar!  Another borderless webinar!  Hearing perspectives and experiences of experts from the U.S. as well as non-U.S. institutions is so useful.  Bringing these best practices to the comfort of our homes/offices is such a powerful act—and unlike other webinars" Yaprak Dalat Ward, Assistant Professor, Fort Hays State University, USA 


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The political and economic changes of the past year will have a far-reaching impact on the future mobility patterns of students. The combination of changes in the leading source and destination countries indicates that institutions must embrace themselves for a new environment of uncertainty, hyper-competition, and turbulence. This global online discussion (webinar) will bring together a panel of global experts to examine how they are adapting institutional strategies in a new environment. What are the strategic options institutions are considering in response to this turbulence? The discussion will highlight diverse perspectives to inform international enrollment strategies.

Registrations ~1,240
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A perfect storm for international student mobility?
Brand is key challenge for international recruitment
Seeking globally mobile students in a world in turmoil

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Transformative leadership is broadly defined as a process of generating positive and lasting change. What would our university campuses look like if the transformative leadership were to become core fabric of the student life? How do we infuse transformative leadership into academic programmes and campus experiences? How do we measure and assess its impact on individuals, universities and societies? What is the role of university administrators and academics in modeling or leading the change we would like to see in our students and societies? Are universities willing and ready to bring a positive and lasting change as the crucibles of fostering transformative leadership skills within students?

Registrations ~1,100
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Read summary article - Universities can nurture leaders of social change
Read summary article - Connecting students with life's realities


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Online education and internationalization have been rising as strategic priorities for many university leaders around the world. While online experiments like MOOCs, badging, blended learning are still early in their evolution, few institutions have taken an innovative approach to finding a synergy between technological innovations and their application in global engagement strategies. And, of those who attempted to engage globally through technology have experienced several barriers related to cost, quality, recognition, and outcomes. This online discussion examined how university leaders are leveraging technology for advancing internationalization? How does technology fit in the overall global engagement strategy? What are the challenges and opportunities?

Registrations ~700
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Read summary article - Online technology will open up global engagement in HE


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Cross-border delivery of higher education is becoming a financial necessity for some institutions and a strategic differentiation for others. Transnational education (TNE) takes many forms ranging from joint-degrees and branch campuses to recent emergence of technology-enabled learning. While TNE has provided new opportunities for global engagement and expansion for many institutions, these models often come with challenges of quality. Is growth of TNE dependent on more flexible standards of quality? Or, are we stifling innovation in TNE by putting too many barriers for experimentation?

Registrations ~1,000
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Read summary article - TNE growth must go hand in hand with quality



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