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October 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Why this is the best moment in history to be born in 23 charts

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There seems to be bad news everywhere you look these days. Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria.

 

 

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October 20th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

LinkedIn reranked top colleges for most desirable jobs

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LinkedIn used its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms.

Only a few of the conventionally prestigious schools made the top of the list when colleges are re-ranked by how graduates do in the job market. LinkedIn mined its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms in a handful of industries, including finance, tech, marketing, and media.

 

 

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October 7th, 2014 at 9:37 am

Study: Online classes really do work

 

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Online classes really can teach as effectively as traditional classroom courses.

Two years ago, a New York Times article declared it the “year of the MOOC,” short for “massive open online courses.” For the first time every, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses—and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with.

 

 

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October 4th, 2014 at 8:15 am

Alpha Cards – ABC flash cards especially for boys

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Alpha Cards

Alpha Cards have silly words with hilarious illustrations. They appeal to a boy’s sense of humor. The gross factor makes them that much more memorable! Alpha Cards is the first of many products that He’s All Boy hopes to create. He’s All Boy will be the brand that will appeal to boys and make them laugh out loud as they learn.

One of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase is Alpha Cards. The Inventor Showcase will take place November 14-15, 2014 at the Denver Mart. You will have a chance to take a look at Alpha Cards and many other amazing inventions.

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am

SlideRule searches for the best online courses

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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 all, you can actually leave a review for courses to better inform other users.

 

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September 5th, 2014 at 9:46 am

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course

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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 and learning with an even larger audience (after all, the “M” in MOOC stands for “massive”).

 

 

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August 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am

How much time do students spend in classrooms worldwide?

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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 to school for at least 13 years (K-12), plus “some” college or post high school education in the U.S. In  schools in developing countries, we hear about children who can’t go to school past a young age (sometimes around 8 years old) because they need to make money for their family’s survival, because they don’t have the opportunity to do so, because of their gender, or because it would be dangerous or prohibitively expensive to do so.

 

 

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August 24th, 2014 at 8:02 am

Students should own their educational data: L. Todd Rose

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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 lesson is designed for nobody.

 

 

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August 8th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Affordable 3D printers are revolutionizing the world of product development

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Printeer is a $450 3D printer for kids.

Cheap 3D printers have been getting a bad rap. They are seen as toys for enthusiasts, most work by squeezing melted plastic filament through a thin nozzle (Fused Filament Fabrication, or FFF). But in reality, these devices are revolutionizing the world of product development. They are set to educate a generation and are home to some of the most innovative developments in the 3D printing world.

 

 

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August 3rd, 2014 at 8:33 am

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

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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 what to do or not to do with our own. (Infographic)

 

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