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These are the skills that your kids will need for the future (Hint: It’s not coding)

October 22nd, 2018 at 7:09 am » Comments Off

The jobs of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines, and value will shift from cognitive to social skills. An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do multiplication and […]



Robot teachers might be the largest internet business in 2030

October 19th, 2018 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Robot teacher in front of classroom of studentsThe AI boom has a lot to do with it. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Thomas Frey, the senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute think tank, […]



No cash needed at this cafe. Students pay the tab with their personal data

October 14th, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

At Shiru Cafe in Providence, R.I., students “pay” for coffee, but not with money. Shiru Cafe looks like a regular coffee shop. Inside, machines whir, baristas dispense caffeine and customers hammer away on laptops. But all of the customers are students, and there’s a reason for that. At Shiru Cafe, no college ID means no […]



Survey: These college majors were just named most and least valuable

September 15th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

New Bankrate research shows that Actuarial Science is “the most valuable” major you can study in college out of 162 total, with a whopping average income of $108,658 to go along with an unemployment rate of only 2.3%. Wondering how the site arrived at these results? The methodology was multi-layered, but the company evaluated the […]



The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

September 14th, 2018 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

Online learning taught by robots could be widespread by 2030. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Futurist Thomas Frey, in 12 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]



Harvard Business School professor: Half of American colleges will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years

September 14th, 2018 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

This fall, 19.9 million college students will be traveling to college campuses across the United States to start a new school year. There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, but Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen says that half are bound for bankruptcy in the next few decades. Christensen is known […]



IBM’s Holodeck-style classroom tech makes language-learning apps look primitive

September 1st, 2018 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s apps like Duolingo or the ease of travel, there are plenty of ways technology has made it more straightforward to learn a second (or third or fourth …) language. Now, IBM Research and New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with an entirely new high-tech approach — and it totally reminds us […]



The world’s first digital teacher just debuted in New Zealand

August 31st, 2018 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

Here’s a new kind of teacher. It’s back to school, and you know what that means — time to fire up the computer that teaches you! That’s what primary school students in New Zealand have to look forward to, anyways. They’ll soon be the first students in the world to learn from an artificially intelligent […]



Want a future-proof degree? Head to Colorado for asteroid mining

August 28th, 2018 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

Are you a high schooler wondering what career to pursue that won’t be gobbled up by robots in the next few years? Are you an engineering grad, economist, physicist, or policy analyst looking to become an expert in a new, but fast-developing discipline? If so, the Colorado School of Mines has the perfect answer for […]



News flash:It’s about the skill set, not the suit or the degree

August 8th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

High School failed me. As a high school dropout, I knew I was taking a risk by rejecting the ‘normal route’ and knew I always wanted to be in the business world. During one assignment in my computer class, I did not show up in a suit and tie for the presentation. The teacher docked […]



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