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Reimagining higher education in the United States

November 5th, 2020 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

  As education leaders consider their options in the age of the COVID-19 crisis, they must rethink the conventional wisdom. Higher education in the United States is at an inflection point. The core mission of the university—instruction, research, and service—has not changed. Nor has the need for advanced education to prepare individuals for a fulfilling […]

China’s Yuanfudao claims global edtech valuation crown

November 2nd, 2020 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Yuanfudao has ascended to become the most valuable private edtech company in the world.  The Beijing-based company captured a $15.5 billion valuation after closing a $2.2 billion round—climbing past India’s online learning platform, Byju, to take its place as the world’s most valuable private edtech company, according to PitchBook data. “Yuanfudao is poised for high […]

These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them

October 31st, 2020 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 23, 2020. Professor Klaus Schwab says technological innovation can be leveraged to unleash human potential. 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology […]

As wealthy parents turn to ‘pandemic pods,’ startups aim to make them equitable

September 16th, 2020 at 2:11 pm » Comments Off

  Affluent families were quick to explore pandemic pods as an alternative to solitary virtual school. Now, startups are looking for ways to make the model available to all. In certain communities across America, learning pods, or pandemic pods, have become all the rage. Parents eager to offer their children socialization and some form of […]

‘Schoolcations’ are the latest hotel trend to attract remote learners

September 8th, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

As the nation’s children head back to school, it’s clear that for many, the school year will be like none before.  With many students learning remotely, some families are looking at ways to take advantage of what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to take their families out of their hometown and on vacation at a […]

The Economic Model of Higher Education Was Already Broken. Here’s Why the Pandemic May Destroy It for Good

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

Logan Armstrong, a Cincinnati junior, works while sitting inside a painted circle on the lawn of the Oval during the first day of fall classes on at Ohio State University on Aug. 25, 2020. Karabell is an author, investor, and commentator. He is the president of River Twice Research. His forthcoming book is Inside Money: […]

New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning

August 3rd, 2020 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

The use of technology in education has become a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students return to the classroom, school systems must carefully consider the longer-term role of technology. The promise of technology in the classroom is great: enabling personalized, mastery-based learning; saving teacher time; and equipping students with the digital skills they will […]

Why College is never coming back

August 1st, 2020 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

 Here’s some great news: one of America’s most broken industries is finally being exposed as a sham. And make no mistake, the end of college as we know it is a great thing. It’s great for families, who’ll save money and take on less debt putting kids through school. It’s great for kids, who’ll no […]

This chart predicts which colleges will survive the Coronavirus

August 1st, 2020 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Universities are an expensive operation with a relatively inflexible cost structure, and it’s forcing many schools to make poor choices Our fumbling, incompetent response to the pandemic continues. In six weeks, a key component of our society is in line to become the next vector of contagion: higher education. Right now, half of colleges and […]

If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?

July 27th, 2020 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

According to the CDC, 101 children age 0 to 14 have died from influenza, while 31 children have died from COVID-19. No evidence exists to support the theory that children pose a threat to educational professionals in a school or classroom setting, but there is a great deal of evidence to support the safety of […]

Study: Only 18% of data science students are learning about AI ethics

July 14th, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

The neglect of AI ethics extends from universities to industry  A study by data science firm Anaconda found an absence of AI ethics initiatives in both academia and industry. Amid a growing backlash over AI‘s racial and gender biases, numerous tech giants are launching their own ethics initiatives — of dubious intent. The schemes are […]

Trump executive order directs feds to prioritize skills over college degrees in hiring

July 6th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

  President Trump is reportedly preparing to redirect employers on how they should hire, prioritizing an applicant’s skills over a university degree. Fox News has learned that the president will likely sign an executive order Friday, instructing the nation’s largest employer, the federal government, to take a new direction in its hiring tactics. The order […]

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