The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education / Artificial Intelligence and Life

September 6th, 2016

The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education

Washington Monthly

  • This list isn’t a ranking, and it’s by no means exhaustive. Consider it a snapshot of the various overlapping ways in which creative, passionate people around the U.S.A are working to make higher education more accessible, affordable, and effective.


Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030 

Stanford University

  • This report is the first in a series to be issued at regular intervals as a part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100). Starting from a charge given by the AI100 Standing Committee to consider the likely influences of AI in a typical North American city by the year 2030, the 2015 Study Panel, comprising experts in AI and other relevant areas focused their attention on eight domains they considered most salient: transportation; service robots; healthcare; education; low-resource communities; public safety and security; employment and workplace; and entertainment.


The ‘Soft Skills’ Employers Are Looking For

The Wall Street Journal

  • Employers are increasingly looking for workers with strong soft skills—those traits that don’t show up in a job posting but are essential for succeeding in the workplace, like working well with others and taking initiative. But many employers say it has gotten harder to find those applicants as the labor market tightens.


Meet the Parents who Won’t let Their Children Study Literature

The Washington Post

  • Forcing college kids to ignore the liberal arts won't help them in a competitive economy.


The Promises and Challenges of Digital Credentialing

Roosevelt Institute

  • In this new study we discuss the emerging challenges associated with credentialing given the increasingly diverse landscape of higher education. We then explore the specific risks and affordances related to two distinctive approaches to capturing meaningful signals from this “unbundled” (and increasingly digitized) landscape of higher education: first, unbundling credentials from the university degree, and second, moving beyond credentials to more direct data-based evaluations. Based on this discussion, we offer a few guiding principles for future development of an ideal infrastructure for managing credentials.


Finding a Seat at the Table: Continuing Education in the Modern Postsecondary Organization (Part 2)

The Evolllution

  • Continuing Education (CE) divisions have long been seen as an addendum to the core higher education institution—a cash cow with little connection to the main campus. As the recipe for success in the postsecondary space evolves, however, so too has the role of CE. In this interview, the first of two parts, James Broomall reflects on the role CE divisions are playing in today’s higher education institutions and shares some insights into what CE leaders need to do to maintain their seat at the table


Where Stanford Meets Silicon Valley: Universities Must Consider Ethics of Tech

Times Higher Education

  • Universities have the unique opportunity to start a conversation about technology by researching the effects of technological progress and developing solutions that enable more people to derive its benefits.


College Graduates Weigh In On The Value Of Higher Education

National Public Radio

  • Throughout the last academic year, we've followed a group of students who graduated from high school a few years ago. We spent the last year talking with them about their choice of public, private or community college. Was the cost worth it? What is the value of higher education? It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves. Reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.


Google’s Quantum Dream May Be Just Around the Corner

Technology Review

  • Researchers at the company could unveil a quantum computer that is superior to conventional computers by the end of next year.


Improving Graduation Rates: Predictive Analytics in Action (Sep 9)
Seven Strategies to Elevate the Virtual Classroom  (Sep 13)
Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned from Next Generation Learning Models (Sep 14)
Ten Cool Tools to Support Learning (Sep 14) 
The Release of the NMC/COSN Horizon Report & Toolkit (Sep 14) 
How to Get Started with Maker Education (Sep 15)
Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter: Balancing Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection  (Sep 15)
Data and Analytics Summit (Sep 21-22)
World Maker Faire 2016 (Oct 1-2)
Close It Summit 2016  (Oct 4-6)
Exponential Medicine 2016 (Oct 8-11)
iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (Oct 25-28)
Educause 2016 (Oct 25-28)
The 13th Annual Open Education Conference (Nov 2-4)
All upcoming conferences and events... 

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