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2013 in review – Hedda podcasts and other available seminars and lectures

2013_2We continue our annual review of the yearly entries on the blog. In the first post we looked at the guest entries. In this second post we will focus on the Hedda podcast and varous other audio and video materials. Part three that will be coming up later will focus on Hedda news from 2013

Hedda podcasts in 2013

Our first podcast of 2013 was published in January and was number 37 in our series. We interviewed Dr. Don F. Westerheijden, who is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in University of Twente in Netherlands. In the podcast we discussed some developments in quality assurance in the Netherlands, after a large scale public scandal highlighting doubts over quality in a number of Dutch higher education institutions.

In episode 38 of the podcast series, we talked to Drs. Frans Kaiser and Elisabeth Epping about the U-Map project, a large project examining horizontal diversity of higher education institutions in Europe and beyond, and to develop a classification of higher education institutions. The project is currently still in demo-mode, so the podcast will provide you with background information about the project. Drs. Frans Kaiser and Elisabeth Epping both worked at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in University of Twente in Netherlands.

In our next podcast, we talked to Professor Isa Jahnke about ICT in higher education, where we in particular focused on digital didactics and some of her recent research on working with technology in higher education. Isa Jahnke is a Professor in Interactive Media and Learning (IML) at Department of Applied Educational Science in Umeå University, Sweden.

Hedda podcast: The future of South African youth with Prof. Teboho Moja

Episode 40 of our podcast series features Professor Teboho Moja (New York University). She shares her experiences with a recent CHET project on South African youth that identified that as much as one third of South African youth in the age of 15-24 was outside the labour market as well as educational opportunities – as such being a “social time bomb“. In the interview she reflects on some of the findings of the project and gives some suggestions on the possible ways forward.

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Teboho Moja has held key positions at several South African universities as well as being appointed the chair of the board of the University of South Africa and she is a member of the board for several international organisations (UNESCO IIEP and World Education Market). She has worked as a policy analyst and was appointed as the Executive Director and Commissioner to the National Commission on Higher Education by President Mandela. Professor Moja has also been a visiting professor in Oslo as well as Tampere for the Hedda Master programme in higher education. Currently, she is a Clinical Professor at New York University.

Her research interests are focused on higher education reform issues in governance and policy, as well as the impact of globalization on higher education and she has authored a number of publications related to these issues as well as topics related to South African educational system and changes since 1994.

See also an earlier Hedda podcast with Professor Teboho Moja on issues related to reform of higher education and changes in South African educational system.

International Higher Education Podcast – Episode 24

Topic: Reform and Governance of Higher Education

Episode 24 of our podcast series features an interview with Teboho Moja as she analyzes the various models of governance that can be adopted in Higher Education and shares her perspective on reform from her extensive involvement in leadership positions within the South African government.

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Teboho Moja

Dr. Teboho Moja is Clinical Professor of Higher Education at NYU in the United States and focuses her research on areas of Higher Education reform in terms of governance, policy and the impact of globalization.

She has worked as a policy analyst at the Center for Education Policy Development, where she focused on the South African higher education system, and as an adviser to two South African ministers for Education after the first democratic elections in 1994. She served as executive director and commissioner to the National Commission on Higher Education appointed by President Mandela. Her research focuses on the implications of globalization in higher education. She teaches courses on this subject, as well as on leadership in higher education and educational reform. She has published extensively on higher education in South Africa and has served as a board member of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). She now serves on the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Africa and is a member of the advisory committee of the Global Center on Private Financing of Higher Education, an initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy.


International Higher Education Podcast: Episode 3

The International Higher Education Podcast is back for the new academic year, and back with a new format. Our new format features one interview per episode and a shorter program length.

Higher Education in South Africa

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Thierry LuescherEpisode Summary
Episode 3 of our podcast features an interview with Dr. Thierry Luescher, as he shares his perspective on Higher Education in South Africa. Dr. Luescher is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, located at the University of the Western Cape.  He is also a researcher with CHET, the Centre for Higher Education Transformation.