THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Today, higher education is facing the challenge of a globalized environment and a growing need to innovate in teaching-learning processes in order to produce the professionals demanded by the changing world of work. In the future, a new way of producing significant experiences for students will be through instant learning, also known as “ultrafast cognition”. But,how does it works?
Dominican Republic's Teens: The happiest students in the world
Schools are not only places where students acquire academic skills; they are also places where children develop most of the social and emotional skills they need to thrive in the world. A new study conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with their parents and teachers are more likely to perform better academically and be happier with their lives.
More Students Than Ever Are Attending College, But How Can We Ensure Higher Education Leaves No One Behind?
A new paper published by UNESCO shows that the number of university level students doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014. However, the access to higher education has expanded most rapidly in wealthier countries. How can we ensure higher education leaves no one behind?
New Infographic Lets Users Explore Career Paths for Doctoral Recipients
In a time when the academic job market is more competitive than ever, many Ph.D.s complete school after nearly 10 years of studies with significant debt and without the promise of a job. To address this issue, the US National Science Board has released an interactive infographic that explores 25 years of science, engineering and health doctoral pathways.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Is the Traditional Research University Doomed to Extinction in a Digital Age? (Times Higher Education)
- A New Value Proposition for Open Textbooks (Inside Higher Ed)
- Is the Future of Higher Ed Online, or On Campus? Interview with Peter Stokes, Managing Director of Huron (EdTech Times)
- Higher Education in the Disinformation Age (Hack Education)