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Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here's how we get closer to solving it.

Anant Agarwal | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Anant Agarwal

For most of us, the traditional notion of the "American Dream" - and what it symbolizes in countries around the world - begins with hard work and educ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fisher

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Amidst debates about college access and affordability, we think the question of employer needs should sit at the core of higher education conversatio...

Why Online Certifications Are Key To Professional Success

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 07.26.2016 | College
Tomas Laurinavicius

Today, the average high school graduate has the option to look beyond a run-of-the-mill degree. Alternative means of education -like online certification courses- are proving to be as effective in the long run. What has contributed to this change in perception?

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.

Coming Of Age: Online Accelerated Learning Is Here To Stay

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Growing up as a mod girl in the sixties, with flower power, peace, love and understanding as the motto in elementary school while the rebellion and up...

Mortar is Messy: Online Tech Fills in the Higher Ed Brick Walls

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Jason Schmitt

Morgan Richards, a 31-year-old mother of three, is a trendsetter in her pursuit of a university degree.

Travel in the Educational Cloud: Navigating Latin America's Learning Portals

FOMIN | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
FOMIN

By Marcelo Cabrol Marcelo Cabrol is the manager of all external communications for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. His portfolio includes...

7 Awesome Resources To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 04.29.2016 | Technology
Devishobha Ramanan

With a growing emphasis on STEM jobs like never before; and many governments from all over the world facilitating and fueling the startup culture, learning to code is fast becoming a must-have skill in your arsenal.

Never In A Million Years?

Katrina Lainsbury | Posted 03.20.2017 | Style
Katrina Lainsbury

This past week I have pretty much completed the unlocking my visual style part of the course. However, there are a few more assignments that involve m...

Sebastian Thrun: AI Pioneer Seeks Education Revolution

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 03.10.2017 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This week, artificial intelligence (AI) reached a significant milestone. For the first time, Go...

Going Against the Flow: James Kenigsberg, CTO of 2U

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.07.2017 | Technology
Charu Sharma

James Kenigsberg is the CTO and Member of founding team at 2U. At 2U, Kenigsberg has translated his passion for technology into creating award-winning...

Higher Ed Gen Ed Misled?

Jason Schmitt | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Jason Schmitt

We've been hit by the digital plague. Abandoning higher education's traditional mantra is scary. We were nurtured by the very industrialized curricu...

The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Whilst access to a school is obviously still required for training, today no aspiring teacher should be denied entry to the profession as a result of...

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.30.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How education will serve a rapidly changing global economy has continually become a more pressing issue. This is no less the case in Latin America.

Top 10 Issues & Trends Impacting Higher Education in 2016

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Dr. John Ebersole

In 2014, I wrote that the "currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another." Two years later, higher education continues to evolve.

The Best Weapon to Fight Ignorance and Fear is Education

Up For School | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Up For School

Amid hardship, a small but growing and innovative schooling initiative has blossomed in this Kenyan refugee camp, giving residents an opportunity at something many thought unattainable in the East African desert -- a higher education.

The Spectrum of Educational Trauma

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.23.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Current methods of education, and evaluating academic achievement, are causing long-term damage to people and communities, with the greatest impact occurring in people of color, and in low-income areas.

Breaking Online Education With Bread

Q (Quanzhi) Guo | Posted 11.11.2016 | 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.

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - The Close It Summit

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"As global engagement inevitably continues to increase, schools of the future will be leaders in reaching across borders and oceans through these tech...

Teen Moms Need to Expect Better

Amy Wright | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Amy Wright

We have got to empower, educate and support these young women and their kids. We must show them that there is a way and that people do care and are willing to help.

Happy 25th Birthday to the Chief Learning Officer (CLO)

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

Organizational titles have changed over the years and new ones have emerged like that of Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in response to the challenges and opportunities within the global business environment.

Free Online Course Connects Ex-Inmates With The Job Skills They Need

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact

Imagine this scenario: Instead of a judge sentencing an offender to hundreds of hours of community service while behind bars, they are sentenced to hu...

Empower Your Youth, Solve Your Ills: Cultivating Innovation in the 21st Century with IBM

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.20.2016 | Technology
Maya Horgan

For developing nations in particular, opportunity lies in the minds of its inhabitants. Most importantly, youth inhabitants.

How to Dramatically Slash the Cost of College Education

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Sramana Mitra

The exorbitant cost of higher education is a recurrent topic of conversation, concern, and discontent these days. Against that backdrop, an announcement from edX and Arizona State University caught my attention last week.

Education Reformers Are So Gullible

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Education
Dale Hansen

The thing voters need to ask themselves is: Who do they believe has the best interests of their child in mind more -- the person who interacts with them every day and is part of their local community, or the corporate CEO 500 miles away who answers to an unelected board and investors?