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How much time do students spend in classrooms worldwide?

August 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Does a greater number of years in school mean more learning? When you compare education systems around the world to see what’s working and what isn’t, one of the metrics we often see is ‘school life expectancy.’  This is known as how many years students go to school. We most often assume that students go […]



Take a look inside some of the most lavish college gyms in the U.S.

August 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym. When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently,  it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.    



Students should own their educational data: L. Todd Rose

August 24th, 2014 at 8:02 am » Comments Off

Technology can help by giving educators detailed data on students and the ability to customize teaching materials. It may sound logical to Design a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind. But the educational neuroscience professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, L. Todd Rose, argues that doing so means that the […]



No Homework! Why Finland’s school system is the best in the world

August 3rd, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

Homework is rarely given until students are teenagers. Our education system is failing our students. There are also a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating […]



Top 5 things everyone needs to know about the future of math

August 1st, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Yesterday’s math class won’t prepare you for tomorrow’s jobs. Math is changing, at least in the way we use math in the context of our daily lives. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.



Top 4 technology trends that are changing higher education

July 31st, 2014 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

Game-based learning can provide students with the right skills and knowledge for their future. Technology transforms how students learn, share and gather information and has had a huge impact on the education system worldwide.    



How five U.S. innovations helped improve schools in Finland even as American’s ignore the same reforms

July 31st, 2014 at 8:08 am » Comments Off

Finland has a staggering record of education success. Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator and scholar, is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. He is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International […]



‘Micro-colleges’ will educate the workforce of the future: Futurist Thomas Frey

July 30th, 2014 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

The world has a shortage of 18 million teachers. Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs took to the Rockies, sponsoring an event at the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado. Former IBM engineer and noted futurist Thomas Frey addressed a gathering of business leaders, entrepreneurs and community members on an issue he says is increasingly impacting the labor force: With the ever-increasing […]



You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]



Top 7 blogs a student programmer should really read

July 14th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

The top 7 blogs will come in handy and boost your skills up a few notches. You need to immerse yourself in the programming culture if you want to succeed as a programmer. This is more true if you’re still a student. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to […]



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