Tag: resources

OECD data comparison tool

OECD has just published a beta version of their new data portal.

The website provides a comprehensive search to examine and compare charts, maps, tables and related publications by the OECD.

The OECD collects data about various indicators in the OECD countries, under four key categories: indicators about educational attainment, educational resources, international student assessment (PISA) and youth inactivity.

The pages for each of the indicators provide explanations of data, and options to customize the datasets. Furthermore, you can view the data as a chart, or as a world map or in the form of a table. The site also allows to create embed code for the graphs and tables, allowing you to embed interactive directly on your page. We have embedded one example here:

For those studying OECD countries and wanting to use OECD data, the site looks to be a valuable resource to visualize and compare data.

Find the online tool for education indicators here.

Resource: CEPS lectures on higher education

CEPSThe Centre for Education Policy Studies at the Faculty of Education in University of Ljubljana in Slovenia has over the last three years recorder lectures with researchers in the field of higher education who have visited the centre in relation to the CEPS School Field Seminar.

These lectures are now available on a Youtube channel, and the lectures are well worth a view!

This far, the channel includes seven lectures:

Apps on higher edudcation: statistics, info, rankings

As smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly commonplace, we thought it might be cool to examine some of the apps available that are relevant for higher education. We include apps related to various available large scale statistics, rankings, and other information about higher education. Excluded this time are apps that are specifically targeted towards students and instructors, such as various learning and time management apps.

World Bank EdStats DataFinder 

Overview and usefulness: The app allows you to sort the data according to country, topic and indicators, in addition to the option to create advanced queries. The countries can be viewed in terms of alphabetical order, regions, and economic development. It is possible to customize the reports based on selected indicators and createvisualisations, in addition to saving these for later viewing. The app is free, and the amount of data available is massive. The statistics cover 2,000 indicators for more than 200 countries.

Drawbacks: Only availabole for iOS for the time being.

THE World University Rankings 2012-2013

Overview and usefulness: An app that visualises the data from the recent Times Higher Education rankings for 2012-2013. In addition to the overall rankings, there is in-depth data per institution. The mapping tool shows the best universities in a gegraphical overview. Overall, easy access to the recent rankings and also allows for customization options.