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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 […]



Take a look inside some of the most lavish college gyms in the U.S.

August 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym. When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently,  it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.    



Students should own their educational data: L. Todd Rose

August 24th, 2014 at 8:02 am » Comments Off

Technology can help by giving educators detailed data on students and the ability to customize teaching materials. It may sound logical to Design a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind. But the educational neuroscience professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, L. Todd Rose, argues that doing so means that the […]



No Homework! Why Finland’s school system is the best in the world

August 3rd, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

Homework is rarely given until students are teenagers. Our education system is failing our students. There are also a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating […]



Top 5 things everyone needs to know about the future of math

August 1st, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Yesterday’s math class won’t prepare you for tomorrow’s jobs. Math is changing, at least in the way we use math in the context of our daily lives. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.



Top 4 technology trends that are changing higher education

July 31st, 2014 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

Game-based learning can provide students with the right skills and knowledge for their future. Technology transforms how students learn, share and gather information and has had a huge impact on the education system worldwide.    



How five U.S. innovations helped improve schools in Finland even as American’s ignore the same reforms

July 31st, 2014 at 8:08 am » Comments Off

Finland has a staggering record of education success. Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator and scholar, is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. He is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International […]



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