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Top 3 ways exponential technology will impact the future of learning

November 20th, 2015 at 3:44 pm » Comments Off

Exponential technologies tend to move at a slow pace then to a disruptively fast pace. We often don’t notice technologies in the deceptive growth phase, until they begin changing the way we live and do business. Driven by information technologies,  products and services become digitized, dematerialized, demonetized and/or democratized and enter a phase of exponential […]

Micro-learning & the future of education

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm » Comments Off

The average human has an attention span of eight seconds Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to […]

Micro learning has a huge impact on e-learning design and development

October 12th, 2015 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

Bite-sized learning or micro learning is an e-learning paradigm that has taken the corporate training world by storm. In a recent survey conducted by Rapid Learning Institute, nearly nine out ten L&D professionals stated that bite-sized online learning modules are their priority. The huge increase in the use of short online learning modules has resulted in […]

Top 5 trends for innovative tech in education

October 1st, 2015 at 6:04 pm » Comments Off

Technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are no longer future-gazing technologies and are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for adding value to learning experiences.

Top 10 colleges in the U.S. with the biggest application drops

September 21st, 2015 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

This fall, more than 20 million students are expected to return to college, a 24 percent increase from 2000. Still, the enrollment surge doesn’t mean that all colleges have gotten more popular. Some expensive private colleges have experienced significant drops in the number of high school seniors applying, according to a recent report. Elite Boston College has suffered the biggest plunge.

The future of higher education: The #HigherEd #Startup revolution

August 3rd, 2015 at 8:03 pm » Comments Off

Thomas Frey predicted that 50% of colleges would collapse by 2013. Similarly, Clayton Christiansen is quoted as saying that 50% of colleges will not exist in 15 years. Others have made similar claims. Such predictions are based on tracing the impact and likely trajectory of innovations like blended and online learning, open learning, technologies allowing for mass […]

The top future jobs

July 10th, 2015 at 9:44 pm » Comments Off

Being able to predict future job positions that will be in demand and that will command a reasonable living wage - can mean the difference between having a vibrant career and being consigned to the scrap heap before your time.  

Why technology-based learning will play a bigger part in our learning

July 10th, 2015 at 9:39 pm » Comments Off

The NeuroLeadership Institute recently wrote an insightful paper about how our brain learns, understands, and ultimately retains and remembers the knowledge and information it acquires.  

The age of developer-defined infrastructure: The geek shall inherit the earth

July 7th, 2015 at 3:52 pm » Comments Off

There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years.  The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple […]

After student exodus, 900 laid off by University of Phoenix

July 7th, 2015 at 3:45 pm » Comments Off

Over the past five years the for-profit institution has shed about half of its students, and since September the university has fired 900 employees.  

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