Only 44% of College Students Feel “Very prepared” for Careers

THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES

Survey: Only 44% of College Students Feel “Very prepared” for Careers
A new research from McGraw-Hill Education provides a picture of how prepared students feel about entering the workforce and the hopes and concerns students have about their post-graduation lives.

These are the universities leading on AI research
Companies and governments are showing an increasing interest in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the industry is rapidly adapting to push the frontiers of AI. But no advancements can be made without the work of researchers and universities. 

A coding school that pays you to attend
While the average full-time programming bootcamp in the U.S. costs around $11,451, Revature, a new Virginia-based coding bootcamp rather than charging tuition is now paying students to learn computer programming while also guaranteeing them jobs when they graduate. 

Study provides guidelines for the use of educational data
As massive amounts of educational data can now be stored, parents and privacy advocates are raising concerns about the misuse of the information. Addressing this issue, a new report provides guidelines for the use of research data. 

For designers, writing well is as essential as programing
Programming has been recognized for years as a must-have skill for designers, while writing has been neglected, but words are just as powerful as graphics for presenting ideas in a professional way.
 

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The “Challenger” Universities That Have Thought Outside The Box On Research Collaboration And Funding

A recent analysis by Times Higher Education identified “clusters” of higher education institutions that excel on innovation, research collaboration and funding. While many elite institutions rely on their reputation and large research fundings, the publication has looked at universities outside this group that have been forced to be innovative as they strive for other sources of income.

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WEEKLY REVIEW

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College transformed: Meet the five institutions leading the charge in innovation

The Clayton Christensen Institute

  • To date, higher education has been on a continuous trajectory of optimizing for institutional prestige. But as more companies move away from GPA minimums and degree requirements, these transformations suggest a crack in the foundation of prestige. Moreover, technology is enabling a new, disruptive path to postsecondary education. A new paper titled College transformed: Five institutions leading the charge in innovation, highlights five case studies of colleges who are innovating against the interlocking challenges facing higher education: affordability, access, business model issues, and the shifting demands of the workforce.

 

The 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2017

MIT Technology Review

  • From brain implants, self-driving trucks, to 360-degrees cheap cameras, these are the technologies that will affect the economy, politics, improve medicine and influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop.

 

"Just a few decades ago, all the smartest people worked for universities. Today they’re all in startups”

TechCrunch

  • From the Silicon Hills in Austin, Texas to Silicon Alley in NYC, the Silicon Docks in Ireland’s capital city to Silicon “Wadi” in Israel, city officials worldwide are trying to figure out how to create their own version of Silicon Valley. But flourish on a scale similar to Silicon Valley is not an easy endeavor. The key ingredient underpinning Silicon Valley’s success, many believe, has been the steady flow of skilled engineers — with an entrepreneurial mindset — coming out of Stanford University.

 

The coding school that hopes to teach thousands of students, without professors

EdSurge

  • Coding school 42 it's the passion project of French telecom billionaire Xavier Niel who donated $100-million so students can study for free. Here the curriculum is project-based, and it’s focused on peer learning, meaning there are no professors. The school first opened in Paris in 2013 and just last year, opened an offshoot in the US, just outside of Silicon Valley, with the ambitious goal of teaching 10,000 students in the next five years. What's the secret behind this unusual school?

 

The colleges and universities with the highest mobility rates

NPR

  • The cost of college is high and rising. So, are the immediate costs of college, and the loans that can follow, worth it? A recent study used data on 30 million college students to construct mobility report cards — publicly available statistics on students’ earnings and their parents’ incomes — for each college in the United Sates. How did schools do? The results may surprise you.

 

New study reveals that virtual schools don’t serve low-performing students

The Hechinger Report

  • Online schools received a hearty endorsement last week from the new United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Meanwhile, an important study published last week revealed that online-only schools tend to attract and harm the most vulnerable students. Traditional schools should look at this as an opportunity to create a more effective model for at-risk students.

 

Working paper suggest that cost of online education may be higher than we think

Inside Higher Ed

  • We often think that online education saves money, but a new study has challenged this view, finding “little support for optimistic prognostications about online education.” The working paper, “The Returns to Online Postsecondary Education”, published by Caroline M. Hoxby, a professor of economics at Stanford University, has also aroused criticism from other researchers that question the author’s data and methodology.

 

College students are not asking the big questions

NPR

  • Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions & take more risks. In this TED Talk, Coleman emphasize the importance of a cross-disciplinary, hands-on learning.

 

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