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What Education Of The Future Will Look Like

Posted 07.25.2014 | College

Thanks to the Internet, not only has our work and social life been drastically altered, but so has our education system. From online classes to tablet...

Beyond Silicon Valley: Using a MOOC to Build a Community of Support for Global Entrepreneurs

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Lyubomir Hristev, 24, works at a marketing agency in Sofia, Bulgaria, and sports a neatly cropped black goatee. Tech savvy, creative, bursting with ideas, Hristev hails from a new generation of entrepreneurial Bulgarians.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Ivory Tower: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Benefits of Higher Education

Nell Minow | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Nell Minow

Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.

Learning the Real Meaning of Commencement

Stephen Marcus | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Stephen Marcus

Let us be unequivocal in stating how dangerous it is to think that you have ever finished learning. If you believe that after college, that section on your resume labeled "Education" will be checked off forever, you're wrong.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Why MOOCS Might Be Just Right for Schools

Marc Boxser | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Marc Boxser

MOOCs may be more appropriate for pre-university learners (K-12), than simply as a means of taking university courses online.

The Case for Online Education

Mattan Griffel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Mattan Griffel

We can measure and respond to students' behavior much more easily and quickly when education is digital than when it is analog.

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Signing Up For This Online Happiness Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

The Internet is jam-packed with information about how to be happy -- much of it conflicting, and a good deal of it simply inaccurate. With over 75 mil...

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

The Perfect Storm: Factors Driving the Future of American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

Higher education is a mature industry that is on the cusp of major transformations in the next two decades, and every college and university will need to prepare to maintain their quality, efficiency and relevancy in this climate.

The Liberal Arts Contribution to edX

Douglas A. Hicks | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Douglas A. Hicks

Research released by edX and other massive online providers has reoriented our sense of the disrupted topography of higher education -- and where online education fits within it.

MOOC Learners: Who They Are, What Motivates Them

Anant Agarwal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Anant Agarwal

Lately, I've noticed that much of the discussion around massive open online courses (MOOCs) has focused almost exclusively on one point: Completion ra...

Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Could a failure to integrate learning technology prove detrimental to an educational institution's long term sustainability?

Confessions of a MOOC Addict

John Cook | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
John Cook

We live in an age of binge watching television. I confess, I'm no different. But rather than binge watching a whole season of Game of Thrones or Break...

The Great Disruption

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Amitai Etzioni

The digital revolution is increasingly allowing computers and machines, made smarter through software, to replace many of the better-paying jobs, namely those that require skills and are associated with the middle class. A telling example is what is beginning to take place in higher education by the introduction of MOOCs.

Making Sense of All That Data

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.02.2014 | Technology
Esther Wojcicki

The course is self-paced which means you can log on anytime day or night. You will be learning the basics of data organization, the steps of the data process, how to create and use Google Fusion Tables, how to organize and create charts.

Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World

Sean Corcorran | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Sean Corcorran

There is no doubt that we must stem the tide of rising costs and tuition and adapt our current business models to change. But as one provost I talked with put it, "The future of education is not 18-year-olds going to college in their bedrooms. Learning is social."

In Transition: MOOCs and Non-Traditional Students

Louis Hyman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Education
Louis Hyman

Education needs to be setup for the real lives of real people. MOOCs aren't the totality of education, but they can be a way to get back into it. Susan told me that MOOCs taught her the only real skill that one learns in college: 'how to teach yourself.'

Polarized Psychology: Is Science Devalued in a Divided Society?

Jarryd Willis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science
Jarryd Willis

How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference.

The MOOCs Are Coming! The MOOCS Are Coming?

John F. Schwaller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
John F. Schwaller

Every few years or decades, some new idea threatens to revolutionize higher education and right now that is the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) just about the hottest idea around.

School Days 2.0: Connected, Borderless, and Highly Inclusive

Joseph Bradley | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

The same educational mode has persisted since the 1800s -- if not since Aristotle. Students and their classmates sit within the same walls and absorb rote knowledge from one teacher at a time. And woe to those who fail to show up for the morning bell or to follow the lesson plan!

What Does It Take to Change the World?

Barbara Becker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Barbara Becker

Eight years later, Maggie is the legal guardian of forty-four children. Through grassroots fundraising -- and the money she earned from babysitting back home -- Maggie built the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School,

Market Values Are Not MOOC Values

Louis Hyman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Louis Hyman

Rather than a triumph of individualistic, market values, the MOOC represents a democratic way to raise collective education. Rather than creating a uniform product consumed in isolation, MOOCs are more likely to restore critical conversations to the classroom--and the book club.

What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC

Steve Blank | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Two of the hot topics in education in the last few years have been Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) and the flipped classroom. I've been experimen...