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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. […]



Want your kids to do well in math and science? This is the 1 totally unexpected subject they should study (says science)

July 22nd, 2019 at 12:36 am » Comments Off

  A new study offers extraordinary findings. You want the best for your kids. Even if they don’t deserve it. The world has become an ever more traumatized place, so you feel you should do ever more to give them a helping hand. Though it surely stops before you pay a fixer $500,000 for them to go […]



Top 6 trends in higher education

July 13th, 2019 at 3:27 am » Comments Off

Around the world, tuition at universities is rising at a much faster rate than inflation and challenging students’ return on investment. Reduced government funding and higher operating costs are driving the need for change at universities. The mismatch in employer needs and employee skills is leaving over seven million jobs unfilled in the U.S. These […]



Non-Degree Certificates And Certifications: Fast, Cheap And Effective

May 27th, 2019 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

Sub-baccalaureate certificates and certifications bring significant economic advantages, especially for adults who do not have a college degree. Non-degree certificates convey substantial economic value, including higher employment rates and income, greater marketability and more personal satisfaction. Those are the key results from a just-released survey of about 50,000 working adults between the ages of 25-64. […]



Colleges are upending majors

April 20th, 2019 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Princeton commencement, 1909. Photo: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images In 1869, at Harvard, Charles Eliot invented the college major as we know it — each student would be channeled into a specialized area of study, and move on to a stable, lifelong job. The big picture: A century and a half later, American colleges pump out some […]



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