Archive | November 2012

The LSU Top 5 #7

This is the seventh of our weekly Top 5 links to the most interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Business Education: Would the economy be better off without MBA students? - The Economist MBAs, yea or nay? The Economist is hosting a debate, starting yesterday, and you can […]

Hear from the graduates

Dang with some of the LSU staff  (from left) - Dy, Wei, Matt and David

By David DeBrot, LSU with Nguyen Quoc Hung and Nguyen Hong Hai Dang It’s Graduation this weekend both in Saigon and Hanoi at RMIT Vietnam. Listen to two of the top graduates and former SLAMs mentors talk about their university experience  and their advice to students and staff at this university and others. The two […]

The LSU Top 5 #6

This is the sixth of our weekly Top 5 links to the most interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? This article considers whether MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) will replace traditional university programs and content delivery methods. The author interviews Sebastian Thrun, one […]

“Teacher! I have no ideas!”

By Matthew Cowan, LSU We’re always getting requests from students for advice on how to come up with ideas for essays, particularly as submission deadlines wheel round. It can be a tough one to deal with. How do you advise someone on how to come up with something as abstract as an idea? Telling them […]

The LSU Top 5 #5

This is the fifth of our weekly Top 5 links to the most interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning Struggle as a sign of intelligence or opportunity – it changes based on the perception of learning and academic success in the […]

My journey

Featuring Dr. Wei Wei, LSU

In this video, Wei talks about his experience transitioning from being an undergraduate student in China to a graduate student in England.

Below  is Wei’s step-by-step account of the changes required in his expectations and perspectives towards learning and academic success. In the video he also gives specific advice to students on how to make the transition to an international university such as RMIT University Vietnam.

Leave a comment below to let Wei know how his experience connects to yours or your students’.

The LSU Top 5 #4

This is the fourth of our weekly Top 5 links to the most interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. Try, Try Again Is George Mason learning from RMIT? The university (a publicly-funded institution based in Fairfax, Virginia) pulled out from investing in the UAE and has committed to setting up in […]

The pursuit of lifelong learning for Vietnamese students

By Truong Thuy Van, LSU This is Van’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 2/11/2012. When people hear about my graduate school plan, they often say ‘You’ve learnt enough. You’ve graduated university and have a secure job. Girls at your age don’t need to learn more’. My question is: How much is enough? When […]

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