The Most Career-Minded Generation

May 3, 2016

The Most Career-Minded Generation

The Atlantic

  • Compared to 30 years ago, young people today are much more likely to say they’re going to college to secure a good job and steady pay. In other words: What matters for younger generations is return on investment. But different generations approach the topic differently. According to a survey, 55 percent of Baby Boomers felt making money was important, compared with 69 percent of Generation X and 71 percent of Millennials.
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Keywords: higher education, millenials, labor market

Incubating Innovation at Southern New Hampshire University

Campus Technology

  • Southern New Hampshire U (SNHU) is launching an innovation lab. Under the name of Sandbox ColLABorative, the new entity will act as the research and development arm for SNHU, examining and testing new strategies and innovations. The idea is that the space works as an incubator combined with a low-tech lab that enhances brainstorming, collaboration, movement and connection.
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Keywords: innovation, universities, innovation lab, incubators

Professors Hate Online Education. To Save Colleges, They Have to Learn to Love It

The Washington Post

  • Like many professors, Henry C. Lucas was skeptical of online education. But now, the author of “Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education: Saving the American University,” argues that faculty must learn to embrace online education. But, how do we innovate when the people who have to change are the most resistant to it?
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Keywords: higher education, faculty, online learning

The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution?


  • The web has democratized access to much of the world’s information, yet the vast majority of the knowledge and advances generated by the world’s universities has been left out of this information revolution. Most of the world’s scholarly knowledge is owned and controlled by commercially-owned journals. Why the world of academia has been one of the last to embrace the internet revolution?
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Keywords: science, research, academia

Many Future Jobs Will Not Require a Bachelor’s Degree—Where Does that Leave Higher Education?

The EvoLLLution

  • The four-year degree is no longer a necessity for individuals entering today’s workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 15.6 million new jobs are expected to be added in the U.S. between 2012 and 2022. More than half of new jobs will be in occupations that require a high school diploma or less. Should institutions be in a panic over their relevancy in regards to industry needs?
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Keywords: labor market, future of jobs, higher education

5 Interesting and Innovative EdTech Startup Ideas

Getting Smart

  • Currently, capital investment in startups is at an all-time high. Two areas in which investors are particularly interested are education technology (EdTech) and Financial Tech (FinTech). Why the interest in edtech? Because approximately $6 billion dollars is spent annually on education and training around the globe. Here are five interesting startups that offer new approaches to learning.
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Keywords: education, edtech, education technology, startups, innovation, learning

Non-Ivy Recruiting Brightens, Aided By Facebook's 300-School List


  • Facebook's recruiting strategy has a surprising twist. The social-media company now hires from 300 different campuses, venturing far from the super-elite schools, the opposite to what they did on its earliest years. Facebook’s hiring standards as centering on candidates’ potential for harmonious growth, rather than the prestige of their trophy cases to date.
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Keywords: technology, recruitment, labor market, alumni, ivy league

More Universities Need to Teach Sales

Harvard Business Review

  • For decades, Sales and Academia remained worlds apart and the business world did fine. But Sales is changing. More than 50% of US college graduates, regardless of their majors, are likely to work in sales at some point. But of the over 4,000 colleges in this country, less than 100 have sales programs or sales courses. This is bad for business and the academy.
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Keywords: higher education, business education, sales, labor market

How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not


  • Sleep has a big impact on learning. Sleep deprivation affects memory, cognition and motivation. Jawbone just released a study of the sleep habits of tens of thousands of students, ages 18-22, on college campuses. The information comes from 100 universities, totaling 1.4 million nights of sleep. The results are surprising.
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Keywords: colleges and universities, studies, college students, sleeping habits, learning, performance, wearables, activity trackers

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