Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Education


How Blockchain could disrupt the education industry

November 12th, 2019 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

Blockchain is undisputedly an ingenious invention. It’s a technology that began as underpinning for virtual currencies but it is quickly becoming obvious that blockchain is more than just bitcoin. The encrypted ledger technology that powers bitcoin is primed to reshape the future of many industries. Be it healthcare, finance, media, or the government, the blockchain […]



Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates

November 11th, 2019 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months ago Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, […]



Why no one wants to be an MBA anymore

October 30th, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

   A recent Wall Street Journal article focused on the steep decline in elite MBA program applications. In an era of an increasing divide between the economic haves and have nots, you’d think that the vaunted Masters in Business Administration degree would be valued more than ever. After all, with the recent boom in the […]



Why some say college is no longer the sure path to success

October 8th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

  An alarming—yet illuminating—new study conducted by Third Way, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, concludes that many who go to college come out earning less than the typical salary of a high school graduate. Contrary to popular opinion, which contends that the path to success is rooted in attaining a college education, the findings indicate […]



A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese

August 3rd, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Students will learn the language by ordering food or haggling with street vendors on a virtual Beijing street. Often the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in an environment where people speak it. The constant exposure, along with the pressure to communicate, helps you swiftly pick up and practice new vocabulary. […]



are certificates more valuable than college degrees?