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What the Bot Revolution Could Mean for Online Learning

Daily Bits Of | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Daily Bits Of

The bots I'm referring to are the so-called chat-bots. They're "smart" programs that you can have a conversation with, and get help from, via the messaging app of your choice.

Angel Investing in Indonesia - A Growing Trend

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If you're an entrepreneur with a new business idea but no money, you might turn to your parents or friends and borrow cash to get your idea off the gr...

Solar Panels, Entrepreneurship, and Building Connections With 100,000 Students

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When I launched Beyond Silicon Valley two years ago, I didn't think it would be possible to build deep relationships with my online students, especially compared to the meaningful and rich relationships I have with the entrepreneurship students in my traditional face-to-face classroom.

The Impact of MOOCs Over the Next Twenty Years

Quora | Posted 05.17.2016 | Education

Are MOOCs the future of education in 20 years or an intermediate thing? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ...

The Secret Benefits of Online Learning

Quora | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education

What benefit do universities get who put courses on Coursera? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

How Will Machine Learning Affect Economics?

Quora | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology

Machine learning methods are really powerful for fitting predictive models and for doing classification on large-scale, high-dimensional data. These are the data we increasingly use in economics. So I think there's no doubt many machine learning methods will get used more and more often.

What's Next In Machine Learning?

Quora | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology

What are good research topics in machine learning in 2016? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

Introducing The Beyond Silicon Valley Podcast: Tell Us Your Story

Michael Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

The Beyond Silicon Valley Podcast is live! This podcast is for anyone who wants to learn how to better support the growth of entrepreneurship in their...

What I Learned Teaching a Course on Artificial Intelligence (and You Can, Too)

David Schatsky | Posted 02.11.2016 | Technology
David Schatsky

I recently finished teaching a free, eight-week online course on artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies. Over 7,000 students registered for the course. Many of them were active participants in rich discussions throughout the eight weeks.

Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, Explains the Future of Work

Quora | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology

How will work and jobs change over the next 10-20 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are a...

Duolingo Founder On Why Online Lectures Are Not The Future Of Education

Quora | Posted 01.14.2016 | Education

I'm not a huge fan of MOOCs as they exist today. Live lectures typically suck, and watching them online makes them even worse.

The Global Search for Education: Latin America is Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Over 35 percent of Latin American companies say that an inadequately trained workforce is their primary impediment to expansion, versus just 22 perce...

Breaking Online Education With Bread

Q (Quanzhi) Guo | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Q (Quanzhi) Guo

I don't think that brick-and-mortar universities will be obsolete soon, but can definitely become better with new initiatives like BreadX. Technology is never a substitute, but a complement to make things better.

College at Its Best (Hint: Small and Real)

John Seery | Posted 10.21.2016 | College
John Seery

Stepping onto their college campuses as frosh, they know to run their paper drafts through computerized spell checks and grammar checks before turning them in to the professor. But they still can't write. Why?

Sign-Up for Free Financing for Development MOOC

Bertrand Badre | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Bertrand Badre

As previous readers know, I am a strong believer in the critical role the private sector has to play in financing the recently adopted Sustainable Dev...

It's Time to Get Informed About Artificial Intelligence

David Schatsky | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology
David Schatsky

If "artificial intelligence" sounds like science fiction or hype to you, it's time to get better informed. A great way to do that is to register right...

The Fish Rots from the Head Down

Otto Scharmer | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
Otto Scharmer

Much has been said about the moral dimension of the VW diesel deception. The company betrayed its customers, the public, and the planet by building "defeat devices" into 11 million of its cars (devices designed to switch off emission controls whenever the car is in normal use).

Back-to-School Planning for Returning Students

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For mid-career workers, education is a great way to remain vital in the workforce. It can also be a risky financial investment. Experienced workers should fully investigate all degree and training programs for maximum payoff.

Replacing Diamonds With Startups -- Entrepreneurship in Botswana

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Sometimes just getting together for a conversation is what people need to spark a discussion and take action. I am thrilled that I could be a part of starting an important dialogue in Botswana and am eager to see their entrepreneurial community take off!

To Flip or Not To Flip?

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

My goal as a teacher is to help students learn better and become independent learners. Flipped classrooms are gaining popularity and many educators across the country seem to be experimenting with it.

Is There a Business Here? Pushing Social Entrepreneurs Out of Their Comfort Zone in Southern Africa

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Collins Nyamadzawo walked into a rural Zimbabwean school where he was a volunteer and caught sight of two students sitting on the floor, one using the other's back on which to write.

When a 'Good Enough' Higher Education Isn't Good Enough

Dan Butin | Posted 05.21.2016 | College
Dan Butin

Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities.

The End of College? (or Maybe Just the End of Kevin Carey's Career)

John Seery | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
John Seery

Everything will, instead, be online. Education will be free. It will be worldwide. It will be accessible. It will be meritocratic. Gone will be professors. Gone will be PhD degrees. Gone will be Harvard. Carey now knows The Secret of Education.

5 Lessons Government Can Learn from Khan Academy

Steve Ressler | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
Steve Ressler

Khan Academy is changing how kids (and even adults!) are learning across the globe. With over 2,400 courses from arithmetic to physics and 100,000+ exercises, millions of people across the globe are learning from the world's top experts at Khan.