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X International GUIDE Conference 2015
Optimizing Higher Education for the Professional Student

The X International GUIDE Conference “Optimizing Higher Education for the Professional Student: A balance of flexibility, quality and cultural sensitivity”, will be held on September 16-18, 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Vienna), Austria’s largest technical university of applied sciences that offers both traditional and distance degree programs.

The conference aims to promote discussion on improving higher education, bringing to light the needs of the evolving 21st century student and proposing new pedagogical strategies and technologies for meeting those needs. Particular attention will also be given to the continuing education and training of the working professional student, as well as the essential role of international collaboration and cultural sensitivity in the advancement of higher education research and technology.

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Conclusions of the IX International GUIDE Conference

The IX International GUIDE Conference, held in Buenos Aires from 6th to 8th May 2015, has seen the participation of outstanding universities coming from numerous countries of Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela) as well as from USA, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Italy and UK.

The Conference focused on different topics, ranging from the comparison between traditional and distance education to relevant social themes, such as digital inclusion, e-citizenship and online education accessibility. 

The comparison between traditional education and the new learning processes in technology-based higher education have been the most debated topic. One of the main research questions was linked to the analysis of the concrete advantages deriving from the application of new pedagogical models combining classical and innovative methods. In this framework practical case studies, related to the Cono Sur region and other Latin American countries have been presented, reflecting on the use of new media and social networks as learning tools. 

All the contributions also investigated the parameter of quality. The achievement of high-quality standards, regardless the teaching modality, still represented an undeniable goal for all universities.

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Learn to be Global

What it is

Learn to be Global! is the new GUIDE platform created to promote high quality university programs and facilitate global students mobility. This new platform aims to become a leading global career and education network, through a set of useful tools and information to be provided for both students and academic institutions.

How it works

It’s possible to browse and search for all available programs and courses that are offered by universities involved. Users can filter their search by different parameters (such as by course or program, university, city, country, etc.), in order to acquire the information they are looking for. Along with main programs, students find comprehensive information about tuition, fees, scholarships, internships and advices.

Register soon to Learn to Be Global to promote your courses internationally and converse with students and companies from all over the world! Guide members will be premium partner of the project and benefit from outstanding visibility. Registration for GUIDE members is free of charge. Learn more about and fill out this form