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  1. Europe appeals to foreign students

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron An online portal with information about degrees, scholarships and student life at more than 4,000 universities and colleges across Europe has been launched by the European Commission. The website, targeted at foreign students, is offered in six languages including English and Chinese and includes online application systems. It also has details of degrees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657594/europe-appeals-foreign-students
  2. OECD launches social networking site

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... The site called educationtoday is based on the premise that the global financial crisis is turning into a social crisis. It aims to provide information about the impact of the crisis on education ... is aimed at education professionals, includes information on education budgets and education stimulus packages, on the impact of the crisis on education, and on the effect of unemployment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685632/oecd-launches-social-networking-site
  3. Research finds why we crave variety

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the thalamus was the gateway for information to the cerebral cortex. Crick had hypothesised that it had a scanning function that picked out novel information such as a neural 'searchlight'. ... affected the transmission of information to the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for perception. 'We found that the novelty preference could modulate the transmission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692889/research-finds-why-we-crave-variety
  4. Exam body's marking system wins IT award

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The exams authority has scooped a top title in the prestigious MIS Asia-wide information technology management awards for its new centralised on-screen marking system. The Hong ... in the HKCEE exams Chinese language, English language, computer and information technology, and history. It was also used in A-level Chinese language and culture, use of English, Chinese history, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651576/exam-bodys-marking-system-wins-it-award
  5. Former Nesta chief in sex scandal

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... not be appropriate for the EdB to disclose any information of the person concerned without his consent.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677891/former-nesta-chief-sex-scandal
  6. Europe piloting wide-ranging ranking system

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... information will make it easier for stakeholders, and in particular students, to make informed choices between the different institutions and their programmes,' she said. 'Many existing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674064/europe-piloting-wide-ranging-ranking-system
  7. Loan defaulters may face credit blow

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... of the cost to taxpayers- over the past four years. Credit reference agencies collect information about the debts and credit history of companies and individuals and make it available to banks to help ... of Justice and the privacy commissioner on this proposal. We think it would be a very effective deterrent to students defaulting on their loans. When we supply the defaulters' information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669875/loan-defaulters-may-face-credit-blow
  8. Buck-passing by officials on school operating illegally

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... illegally at the site for four weeks after informing the bureau that it had ceased operating at its former premises in Caine Road. Under the Education Ordinance (Cap 279) a school can only operate ... was in operation, we cautioned the person in charge and promptly informed the Social Welfare Department for follow-up action.' But a department spokesman said yesterday: 'The Social Welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697280/buck-passing-officials-school-operating-illegally
  9. Teacher dreams of a chart-topper

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... free. For more information e-mail pb@shatincollege.edu.hk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653276/teacher-dreams-chart-topper
  10. Classroom reforms 'will raise English skills'

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Gary Cheung, Liz Heron

    ... to ensure that parents were well-informed, Deputy Secretary for Education Mabel Chan said. Mr Suen estimated that at the end of the day only 10 schools in the city would opt for teaching all ... are implemented. Schools must decide their language policies and inform the bureau of their decision in writing in October. From September next year, about 70 schools will be inspected every year. Schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681949/classroom-reforms-will-raise-english-skills

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