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Survey: These college majors were just named most and least valuable

September 15th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

New Bankrate research shows that Actuarial Science is “the most valuable” major you can study in college out of 162 total, with a whopping average income of $108,658 to go along with an unemployment rate of only 2.3%. Wondering how the site arrived at these results? The methodology was multi-layered, but the company evaluated the […]

The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

September 14th, 2018 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

Online learning taught by robots could be widespread by 2030. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Futurist Thomas Frey, in 12 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]

Harvard Business School professor: Half of American colleges will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years

September 14th, 2018 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

This fall, 19.9 million college students will be traveling to college campuses across the United States to start a new school year. There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, but Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen says that half are bound for bankruptcy in the next few decades. Christensen is known […]

IBM’s Holodeck-style classroom tech makes language-learning apps look primitive

September 1st, 2018 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s apps like Duolingo or the ease of travel, there are plenty of ways technology has made it more straightforward to learn a second (or third or fourth …) language. Now, IBM Research and New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with an entirely new high-tech approach — and it totally reminds us […]

The world’s first digital teacher just debuted in New Zealand

August 31st, 2018 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

Here’s a new kind of teacher. It’s back to school, and you know what that means — time to fire up the computer that teaches you! That’s what primary school students in New Zealand have to look forward to, anyways. They’ll soon be the first students in the world to learn from an artificially intelligent […]

Want a future-proof degree? Head to Colorado for asteroid mining

August 28th, 2018 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

Are you a high schooler wondering what career to pursue that won’t be gobbled up by robots in the next few years? Are you an engineering grad, economist, physicist, or policy analyst looking to become an expert in a new, but fast-developing discipline? If so, the Colorado School of Mines has the perfect answer for […]

News flash:It’s about the skill set, not the suit or the degree

August 8th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

High School failed me. As a high school dropout, I knew I was taking a risk by rejecting the ‘normal route’ and knew I always wanted to be in the business world. During one assignment in my computer class, I did not show up in a suit and tie for the presentation. The teacher docked […]

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

July 30th, 2018 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening to call US Immigration […]

A Chinese university suspended a student’s enrollment because of his dad’s bad social credit score

July 19th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

A Chinese student had his enrollment at a university suspended because of his father’s bad social credit score. The father, surnamed Rao, had failed to repay a $29,900 loan and was added to a debtor blacklist that prevented a university from accepting his son. State media reported that the incident also caused Rao’s social credit score to […]

Here’s how higher education dies

June 9th, 2018 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like? Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are now […]

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