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Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.

Top 7 countries where Americans can get a free or low-priced higher education

November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Germany’s universities have been tuition-free since the beginning of October. College costs in the United States have surged by about 500 percent since 1985, and tuition fees keep rising. In Germany, they’ve done the opposite.    

Why high schools should teach social media skills to students

November 15th, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives. Recently, there has been some discussion on what schools should be teaching students. The United Kingdom announced last month to add cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.    

College libraries are lending out some surprising gadgets

November 6th, 2014 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

Florida university library lends drones to students. Justin Ellis  is an instructional-technology associate at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library. He thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin to […]

Are universities failing their graduates?

November 6th, 2014 at 3:20 pm » Comments Off

“Our universities are failing us.” By Richard Kirby: Universities are failing their graduates in many ways. My purpose in addressing such topics is not to chastise higher education, which I don’t believe can be reformed, but rather to warn future educational consumers and help more recent graduates improve their odds of career success.    

Top 7 neuromyths that many teachers believe

November 2nd, 2014 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

About half of the educators surveyed believed that people only use 10% of their brains. Surveys of teachers in the UK, Turkey, Holland, Greece and China have revealed that many believe seven common myths about the brain, likely because the simple explanations are often attractive, even if totally wrong. The results of the surveys were […]

Online competency-based education is going to revolutionize the workforce, not MOOCs

October 31st, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

We already know that recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit, but now data is confirming this. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do.  

Trade schools in the digital age feed a need for software developers

October 28th, 2014 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

“There are almost five jobs for every one web developer.” Coding boot camps are quietly emerging at the new vocational school for the digital age. This new educational institution is devoted to creating much needed software developers.

The future of campus recruiting in 2020 and beyond

October 24th, 2014 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

Recruiters will need to look into their crystal balls to determine what campus recruiting will look in the future. The employment landscape will continue to change as technology moves forward. What does this mean for campus recruiting in 2020 and beyond? It will look much different from today – students will have different majors, use […]

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 […]

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