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A school in China is monitoring students with facial-recognition technology that scans the classroom every 30 seconds

May 24th, 2018 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

A Chinese high school in Hangzhou is using facial-recognition technology that scans students every 30 seconds. The system is analyzing students’ emotions and actions in the classroom as well as replacing ID cards and wallets at the library and canteen. Facial-recognition technology is widespread in China, where it is being used to predict crime.



This generation has a huge and growing student debt burden. It’s not who you think

May 5th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

A recent analysis of American debt revealed a startling shift: Borrowers between the ages of 45 and 74 now owe more money in education-related debt, on average, than do younger college graduates. People under age 35 with student debt owe $32,900 on average, according to data from the Fed’s 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances. That […]



Education: getting a degree might not be everything

March 29th, 2018 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

A lot of kids at age 17 or 18 are often not clear, about what career would fit them best. Add to that is a changing world, that would make things even more confusing. The job opportunities that exist now were absent ten years ago and so it is quite likely that what you train […]



Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can’t Keep Up

March 24th, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

  Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker. Overwhelmed by her busy soccer schedule and heavy course load, she found herself fixating on how each grade would bring her closer to medical […]



Should we make way for the teacherbots?

February 14th, 2018 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Will teacherbots applied with artificial intelligence be doing our job one day? Will they do it better than us? Jude Barback takes stock of some of the recent thinking around the future of education.



Will robots take our children’s jobs?

December 13th, 2017 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs.



The languages that take the the most (and least) time to learn

December 6th, 2017 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live in the country of origin? Hope you’re ready to commit. If you’re a Native English Speaker, these are the languages that will take the most and […]



BitDegree-Massive open online course education Blockchain ICO

December 5th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

BitDegree is a blockchain-powered online education platform that aims to change the way we get a degree. Find out how it works today in our review.



The death of the MBA

December 2nd, 2017 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

U.S. graduate business schools — once magnets for American and international students seeking a certain route to a high income — are in an existential crisis. They are losing droves of students who are balking at sky-high tuition and, in the case of international applicants, turned off by President Trump’s politics.



How Shark Tank is revolutionizing business school

November 24th, 2017 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Swimming with the sharks makes perfect sense in our evolving corporate world.



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