THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Report: The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training
As millions of workers see their jobs threatened by Artificial Intelligence, robots, and automation, changes in education and learning are necessary to keep people employable. A new paper addresses the concern that Artificial Intelligence might destroy millions of jobs and analyses five major themes about the future of jobs training in the tech age.
"Get a job or your money back!" Another online learning platform offers job guarantees
OpenClassrooms, the French online platform, is guaranteeing students they'll find a job within six months of earning their degree, or they'll give them their money back. “In the modern world it is essential to offer this level of commitment to students,” said Pierre Dubuc, Co-founder of OpenClassrooms.
One university is requiring all freshmen to take a coding course
Data is the new currency and industry leaders are looking for candidates with coding skills, across all fields. That is why Miami University Farmer School of Business is introducing a coding course as a core class requirement to boost their graduates' chance to get a job.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partners with College Board to provide personalized pathways to college
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and The College Board are launching a two-year partnership that aims to expand access for low-income students to “unique, personalized learning pathways” to college and career.
Harvard revokes acceptances for at least ten students over offensive memes on Facebook
Harvard University revoked acceptance offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after the students posted “obscene memes” in a private Facebook group chat.
Yogome, a Mexican edtech startup, raises $6.6M for kids educational games
Yogome, a Mexican startup of children's educational games, has received a $6.6 million investment from Seaya Ventures, a Spanish venture capital fund. With this new investment, the company seeks to reach 1 million subscribers and expansion to China, Korea and Japan.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship (paywall) (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1(EdSurge)
- Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills (paywall) (The Wall Street Journal)
- American Universities in China — Free Speech Bastions or Threat to Academic Freedom? (Asia Society)
- Is Clay Christensen Ready to Disrupt Parenting? (Edmodo Blog)