On occasion I post a brief poll here on IHEC Blog to see what people think. It's that time of year when we think back to all of the things that happened over the past year. For this poll (top right corner of IHEC Blog), I'm asking "What was the Biggest International Education News of 2010 in the U.S.?" The poll closes at 11:59pm (Chicago time) on January 31, 2010.
Following are the six news items that I came up with off the top of my head. I posted these a short time ago to IHEC Blog's Facebook page asking for additional suggestions and didn't receive any so I'm going with these!
- U.S. Summit Global Citizen Diplomacy
- Google “Parisian Love” commercial [highlights study abroad] during Super Bowl
- Dream Act Debate
- President Obama touts exchanges with China, India, Indonesia
- NSEP new African Languages Initiative
- Total number of U.S. students studying abroad decreases from previous year (1st time in 25 years that data has been kept)
Q & A
Q - Is this poll scientific?
A - No, not at all (but please do find a way to cite it in your scholarly manuscript!)
Q- Why is this poll focused on international education news in the U.S.?
A - Great question! I have no answer other than these are the topics that immediately came to my mind
Q - Can I vote more than once?
A - Probably from different computers
Q - Do you [David Comp] vote in IHEC Blog polls?
A - Indeed I do...
Q - Can I select more than one news item?
A - I don't think so as I set the poll to allow only one answer
Q - I can think of other worthy news items for the poll. Can you add it/them?
A - No the poll has already opened...
Q - Why do you do polls?
A - Because they are relatively easy to put together and are less time consuming than other IHEC Blog posts and things are a bit busy for me right now!
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