This week's must-read stories
TecPrize, a contest to reinvent Higher Education
As part of the entrepreneurship festival INCmty 2017, a challenge was set: to reinvent Higher Education and to create the future leaders of our complex future. TecPrize dares authors and creators to imagine a different future for Higher Education. The goal is to attract brilliant minds from different backgrounds to imagine how Higher Education will be in 2049, through a short film, a comic book, or a short story.
The World's Most Employable Graduates: Global University Employability Ranking 2017
A new global employability ranking published by Times Higher Education reveals which universities the recruiters at top international companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, and Switzerland are among the best-represented countries in the employability ranking.
The UK will need to learn Spanish after Brexit
One of the most important post-Brexit challenges in UK's education is language learning. Global connections are essential, and the United Kingdom’s languages deficit is worrisome. A recent study shows that Spanish is the most important language that British need to learn after Brexit.
Digital Design Technologies for Learning
Teachers of art and design face the challenge of creating high quality and creative proposals and products as quickly as possible due to the fierce competition of the current market. As a result, university academic programs have been pushed to drive the use of technological tools that offer new forms of digital expression. Undoubtedly, the greatest risk is to use too much technology instead of viewing it as a subordinate component of learning processes.
The implementation of Competency-Based Education
Professor and researcher Katherina Gallardo shares her experience teaching a class using Competency-Based Education. Learn how to develop activities in the classroom, what are the possible outcomes, and testimonies of students.
Mobile apps fight first-year college student discouragement and increase retention
Most of the time students face an intimidating first-year experience in college. Some take months to keep up with the school's pace, and others can’t cope with it and drop out. New studies suggest that the use of mobile apps during the first year of college fights discouragement and improves retention.
What we are reading
AI Boosts Personalized Learning in Higher Education (EdTech Magazine)
How Canada's universities hope to improve equity, diversity and inclusion (Times Higher Education)
Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer (The New York Times)