THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Report: Great Colleges to Work For 2017 in the U.S.
In today’s digital age, a strong sense of community in the workplace is more important than ever. With this in mind, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized the higher education institutions distinguished by their work environment.
Women are less likely to be awarded professorships
Female faculty hoping to advance in academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study of faculty enrollment at business schools, published in the Journal of Management.
Cognitive training programs do not improve brain function, according to study
A paper released by The Journal of Neuroscience shows that commercial cognitive training programs make people better at using these programs, but they do not improve decision-making skills.
Personalized Learning may provide positive effects on achievement
The study Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects finds evidence that greater implementation of Personalized Learning may provide positive effects for students. Researchers recommend the incorporation of flexibility into policies and to support schools and teachers with resources.
MOOCs, a new teaching alternative
MOOCs offer education in a flexible format, promote participation and collaboration, create awareness and responsibility in participants regarding their learning process, and foment Mobile Learning.
President of India unveils online education portal to promote lifelong learning
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, announced the launch of SWAYAM, a platform which offers digital courses at school, college and university levels to deliver education to the remotest corners of the country.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Paying Professors: Inside Google’s Academic Influence Campaign(The Wall Street Journal)
- Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next (NPR)
- AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021 (EdTech Magazine)
- The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education (The Atlantic)
- How Mentorship Looks Different in the Sciences (The Atlantic)