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Pokhrel, Sumitra; Chhetri, Roshan – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in human history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 200 countries. Closures of schools, institutions and other learning spaces have impacted more than 94% of the world's student population. This has brought far-reaching changes in all aspects of our…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Ramalho, Ana; Silva, Marta Santos – Higher Education for the Future, 2020
In the academic context, plagiarism is usually seen as an ethical offence, the boundaries and definition of which are often unclear. However, in some countries, plagiarism is also a legal wrong, amounting to copyright infringement. This article proposes a test for assessing plagiarism of academic works. The test is based on the law and…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Evaluation Methods, Copyrights, Compliance (Legal)
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Kunnath, Suja Kurian; Mathew, Samuel N. – Higher Education for the Future, 2019
Higher education plays a vital role in the employability of people with disability. It promises an independent existence for the person in the society. Understanding this, stakeholders are moving towards an inclusive environment in educational institutions. But the reality is quite alarming in that only a very small number of people with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Students with Disabilities, Access to Education
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Prabhu, B. Vittaldasa; Kudva S., Aditya – Higher Education for the Future, 2016
Student internship plays a major role in transforming the engineering interns to ready-to-use professionals. Learning at the workplace has become a challenge for the interns due to several issues. A knowledge gap analysis has been depicted considering all stakeholders of the internship, including the intern, faculty, institution and the industrial…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Bhutia, Yodida; Subba, Nar Maya – Higher Education for the Future, 2015
University and colleges have adopted semester system in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sikkim since 2008. Semester system facilitates intense academic period and also prompt evaluation. The system is also very useful to track and maintain an individual performance record of all the students through an intensive interactive process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semester System, Universities, Student Evaluation