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You can go to college in Germany for free no matter where you are from

October 21st, 2014 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Germany didn’t just abolish tuition for Germans, the ban goes for international students, too. Lower Saxony has made itself the final state in Germany to do away with any public university tuition whatsoever. As of now, all state-run universities in the Federal Republic—legendary institutions that put the Bildung in Bildungsroman, like the Universität Heidelberg, the Universität München, or the Humboldt-Universität zu […]



LinkedIn reranked top colleges for most desirable jobs

October 20th, 2014 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

LinkedIn used its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms. Only a few of the conventionally prestigious schools made the top of the list when colleges are re-ranked by how graduates do in the job market. LinkedIn mined its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where […]



Kano – a $150 DIY computer and coding kit

October 20th, 2014 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Kano Children today have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They are powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.    



Rewiring your brain to become fluent in math

October 11th, 2014 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Basic, deep-seated fluency in math and science—not just an “understanding,” is critical. By Barbara Oakley: I was a wayward kid who grew up on the literary side of life, treating math and science as if they were pustules from the plague. So it’s a little strange how I’ve ended up now—someone who dances daily with […]



Study: Online classes really do work

October 7th, 2014 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

  . Online classes really can teach as effectively as traditional classroom courses. Two years ago, a New York Times article declared it the “year of the MOOC,” short for “massive open online courses.” For the first time every, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at […]



Alpha Cards – ABC flash cards especially for boys

October 4th, 2014 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

Alpha Cards Alpha Cards have silly words with hilarious illustrations. They appeal to a boy’s sense of humor. The gross factor makes them that much more memorable! Alpha Cards is the first of many products that He’s All Boy hopes to create. He’s All Boy will be the brand that will appeal to boys and […]



Apprenticeship programs could close the skills gap, but have been slow to gain traction

September 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Governors from Michigan to North Carolina and the Obama administration have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s woes: German-style apprenticeship programs.    



SlideRule searches for the best online courses

September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

SlideRule is a fantastic new tool that will save you some serious time as you search around for the best online course that suits your needs. The service is free to use. SlideRule lets you search for courses based on your specified criteria but also narrows down your search based on your needs. Best of […]



Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course

September 5th, 2014 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

The beauty of the on-demand MOOC format is that the student is in the driver’s seat. Elliott Masie: After 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), knowing I could share my passion of big data […]



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 […]



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