Today the most innovative companies in education recognize that the very substance of what we need to know has undergone a fundamental shift. This year’s list includes companies that support the development of new relevant skills, like computational thinking (Microsoft’s Minecraft) and critical thinking (Newsela). Others, like Pluralsight and 2U, give professionals a way to keep up to date and advance their careers without leaving their sofa.
Break the rules or shake up the status quo, and you might win $250,000 in cash — no strings attached. That's the M.I.T. Media Lab’s proposition known as the Disobedience Award. The lab created the award after realizing that in many large institutions there’s two ways to make progress: when people follow the rules and work their way through the processes, and when sometimes you make very radical progress thanks to someone that decides to make a radical shift.
When you ask students “Why do you go to college?” Most of them answers “To get a job”. For decades, colleges and universities have approached career preparation the same way: they provide job-search tools, networking advice. But this approach must change because the landscape that graduates inherit already has. Research shows today’s students may have between 10 and 14 jobs by the time they are 38 years old. Some colleges are already implementing course work, advising, and seminars to help students to use their college years to figure out not only what they are good at doing but also what they are passionate about.
South Korean universities are among the world leaders when it comes to publishing research with industry, according to new data. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) tops a table of universities publishing the highest proportions of their research output in collaboration with industry, with 23 per cent of its publications coming via such links.
The Harvard iLab has announced 15 startup finalists for the 2017 President’s Innovation Challenge. Grand prize winners in each of the three tracks will receive $75,000, while three runner-up teams will get $25,000. There will also be a $10,000 prize awarded to the “crowd favorite”. Here are the finalist 15 ventures and what kind of innovation they have underway.
Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Cape Town (UCT) will examine the effect digital technology has on staff, students and employers. The Unbundled University: Researching emerging models in an unequal landscape will look at the "unbundling" of higher education and ask if the traditional university – offering a single package for many aspects of the student experience including teaching, content and assessment – is still relevant.
Ready4, the company revolutionizing mobile learning through personal and effective solutions, announced new university partners: including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgetown University and the University of North Carolina among others. Ready4 enables lifelong learning for every student through a suite of free apps that prepare students not only for entrance exams but also for their entire educational journey.
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