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U.S. News removes UC Berkeley, 4 other schools from ranking

Thu, 2019-08-08 02:03

By Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
U.S. News & World Report unranked the University of California, Berkeley and four other schools in its 2019 edition of its popular Best Colleges list after they acknowledged to the publication they provided incorrect information. It moved UC Berkeley into the unranked category after the school notified U.S. News that it misreported data about its alumni donations, which account for 5% of its ranking.  The four other schools to lose their spots due to providing incorrect data are Mars Hill University, Johnson & Wales University, Scripps College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/us-news-removes-uc-berkeley-4-other-schools-from-ranking/559745/

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Machine Learning Helps Science Tackle Alzheimer’s

Thu, 2019-08-08 02:02

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages were living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. One in ten people aged 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia. Alzheimer’s, which has no cure, is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. In 2010 Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act with the aim to find a way to prevent the condition or to treat it effectively by 2025. Different scientific approaches, all using machine learning, might be getting closer to realizing that aim.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/machine-learning-helps-science-tackle-alzheimers/

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With badges, colleges take a hard look at teaching soft skills

Wed, 2019-08-07 02:09

By Shailaja Neelakantan, Education Dive

Employer demand for new hires with skills like critical thinking and communication has pushed colleges to find ways to show that students have those abilities.  Microcredentials are a trend du jour in U.S. higher education, and while tech-related ones are still the most popular, those pertaining to so-called “soft” skills — such as initiative, oral communication, resilience, empathy and critical thinking — form a considerable share of the offerings. That’s at least in part because multiple recent studies cite company executives lamenting the lack of such skills in the recent college graduates they hire. Many colleges around the country have begun to offer soft skills badges, either as new courses or by embedding them into existing curricula.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/with-badges-colleges-take-a-hard-look-at-teaching-soft-skills/559657/

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Transcript Revolution

Wed, 2019-08-07 02:05

By Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Ed

Hundreds of high schools across the country have expressed interest in ditching letter grades and grade point averages for the mastery transcript, an interactive display of students’ work that’s attractive to colleges looking for a well-rounded, nonnumerical evaluation of applicants. The Mastery Transcript Consortium began its movement in 2017, with a list of 100 private high schools across the country agreeing to pilot letter-grade-less transcripts. As of July 2019, 278 U.S.-based and international member schools — 20 percent of them public — have signed on, and more than 15 schools will begin testing a prototype of the mastery transcript with students this coming school year.

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/07/29/high-schools-prepare-present-holistic-picture-students

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Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement

Wed, 2019-08-07 02:03

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement. And another 35 percent felt adding more tech could possibly do so. The survey, conducted by Censuswide on behalf of learning management company D2L, polled 500 university professors across the United States on their use of technology, students’ expectations, institutional support for tech and more. When asked about six specific uses of technology for teaching, women reported more technology use than men in nearly every category: communicating with students electronically; accessing and sharing course materials online; making or editing essays online; utilizing online forums; and automated plagiarism detection.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/07/24/survey-more-than-half-of-faculty-believe-classroom-tech-increases-student-engagement.aspx

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Deep learning is about to get easier — and more widespread

Tue, 2019-08-06 02:07

BEN DICKSON, Venture Beat

We’ve seen a big push in recent months to solve AI’s “big data problem.” And some interesting breakthroughs have begun to emerge that could make AI accessible to many more businesses and organizations. What is the big data problem? It’s the challenge of getting enough data to enable deep learning, a very popular and promising AI technique that allows machines to find relationships and patterns in data by themselves. (For example, after being fed many images of cats, a deep learning program could create its own definition of what constitutes ‘cat’ and use that to identify future images as either ‘cat’ or ‘not cat’. If you change ‘cat’ to ‘customer,’ you can see why many companies are eager to test-drive this technology.)

https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/28/deep-learning-is-about-to-get-easier-and-more-widespread/

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Global Tech Giants Remain Most Active Acquirers In AI Tech, Says GlobalData

Tue, 2019-08-06 02:04

Which 50

Deal making landscape in the artificial intelligence (AI) tech space during 2014–2018 was dominated by global tech giants, according to GlobalData. Of the top five acquirers, four were based out of the US, with Ireland-based Accenture being the only exception in the list. The four US-based companies–Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Splunk–collectively accounted for 30 acquisitions in the AI tech space during 2014–2018, whereas Accenture acquired six companies in this area during the period.

https://which-50.com/global-tech-giants-remain-most-active-acquirers-in-ai-tech-says-globaldata/

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More College Students Are Downloading Course Materials for Free—Or Skipping Them Entirely

Tue, 2019-08-06 02:02

By Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge

Use of free course materials among college students is up, with 22 percent downloading at least one such resource during the spring 2019 semester, according to research published Wednesday by the National Association of College Stores. That’s an all-time high, and a big increase since the fall of 2015, when only 3 percent of students reported downloading free course materials. The percent of students who reported downloading free materials has increased each semester since. That figure includes texts procured legally, like open educational resources (known as OER), and illegally, such as pirated files shared through torrent websites.

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-07-25-more-college-students-are-downloading-course-materials-for-free-or-skipping-them-entirely

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U.S. Says California Is in Compliance With State Authorization Rules

Mon, 2019-08-05 02:12

By Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
California’s new process for giving online students enrolled at public and private nonprofit colleges outside the state a way to submit complaints about their institutions still falls short of new federal rules governing state authorization. But the U.S. Education Department now considers the state to be in compliance with the new rules, the federal agency said in a letter Friday.

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2019/08/05/us-says-california-compliance-state-authorization-rules

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5 Years Since Starbucks Offered to Help Baristas Attend College, How Many Have Graduated?

Mon, 2019-08-05 02:10

By Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge

Yet in May, Humberstone crossed the commencement stage at ASU, becoming one of nearly 3,000 Starbucks employees who have earned bachelor’s degrees online through the company-university partnership program. It’s been five years since the launch of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, which combines scholarship and reimbursement funds to help baristas, store managers and other employees earn their first bachelor’s degrees at minimal personal cost. Having learned what works and what doesn’t for this group of adult learners, officials at both the coffee company and the university say they remain optimistic they’ll fill the venti-sized goal they originally set for themselves: reaching 25,000 graduates by 2025.

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-07-25-5-years-since-starbucks-offered-to-help-baristas-attend-college-how-many-have-graduated

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How Technology Trends are Pushing up Digital Education in India

Mon, 2019-08-05 02:05

Kamlesh Jang Bahadur, Forbes

2018 witnessed positive developments in the educational sector on espousing innovative technology to evolve digital curriculum for the prospective generations. We are inhabiting in the transforming phase where advanced technology advancement has given a new definition to the education system. The latest technology is making students industry-ready with digital and personalized learning modules with added convenience and exposure. The Indian education sector is rapidly changing its learning paradigm with the advent of technology by making education accessible to maximum students.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/337276

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A deep dive into digital humanities at Penn

Mon, 2019-08-05 02:03

Michele W. Berger, Penn Today
The weeklong DReAM Lab, put on by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities and the Penn Libraries, offered participants the chance to study a range of subjects, from text analysis to augmented reality and Afrofuturism. When presented online, digitized manuscripts can be displayed in a variety of ways, with the entire book shown in a page-turner, for instance, or with images laid out in a grid. Though each interface type serves a different function, for Penn Libraries’ Dot Porter they together offer a valuable teaching tool. “In many digital formats, you often can’t see how big the book is, how thick it is. You lose the sense of the book as an object,” says Porter, curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. “When you’re with a manuscript in real life, you get a sense of how the pages feel or where one section ends, another begins.” And those physical cues are important to the reader.

https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/deep-dive-digital-humanities-penn-dream-lab

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Realizing Potential: The Growing Trend Of E-Learning Among Arab Youth

Sun, 2019-08-04 02:10

Safaa Nhairy, Entrepreneur Middle East

Studying and learning are no longer confined to the classroom- internet users can learn anytime and anywhere with just a tablet or a smartphone. In 2017, the estimated value of the online learning industry was US$176.12 billion. A forecast from Research and Markets predicts that e-learning revenues will triple to $325 billion by 2025. More and more US business schools are shutting down their MBA programs, because millennials are reluctant to incur substantial debt just to get a diploma. One alternative they have come up with is to turn toward short-term specialty degrees in subjects such as coaching, web programming, and entrepreneurship, which can help them land a job quickly or launch their own business.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/337234

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How Schools Can Fight Cheating with Artificial Intelligence

Sun, 2019-08-04 02:05

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Cheating is a serious problem in American high schools and universities. According to the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), about 68 % of undergraduate students and about 43 % of graduate students admit to cheating on tests or in written assignments. Even top tertiary institutions like Harvard, Stanford University, and Duke University among others have not escaped cheating scandals. Several studies point to a similar problem in high schools. Schools have been looking into ways to prevent high-tech cheating before it happens, and now artificial intelligence can also be leveraged for this purpose. There is a number of new technologies that universities can leverage to prevent cheating and plagiarism.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/how-schools-can-fight-cheating-with-artificial-intelligence/

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California’s online community college plans to open in fall to limited group

Sun, 2019-08-04 02:02

Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle

Opening day for California’s first online community college is 10 weeks away, but that doesn’t mean the public will be able to enroll — at least not this year. College officials had announced that fall registration would begin this summer for the state’s 115th community college, the first fully online public school in the state. But instead of letting all California residents enroll as planned, officials say the first class will be hand-picked with help from the Service Employees International Union labor group, most likely from its own ranks.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/California-s-online-community-college-plans-to-14109597.php

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Are Today’s Rising Leaders Willing To Learn What It Takes?

Sat, 2019-08-03 02:10

Alexandra Levit, Forbes

In two online research studies conducted in 2018 and 2019, we asked 500 North American hiring managers about their talent activation strategies. Critically, we learned that most leaders feel current employees aren’t doing enough to drive their own growth and rely too heavily on organizational direction. For example, only 24% of respondents cited their employees as “definitely” proactive in taking charge of their professional development. Similarly, less than half of hiring managers “strongly agreed” that their employees recognize the importance of learning agile.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/yec/2019/07/25/are-todays-rising-leaders-willing-to-learn-what-it-takes/

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A committee wants to bring Maine Law Online, but ‘Byzantine’ regs from ABA stand in the way

Sat, 2019-08-03 02:04

By Henry Kronk, eLearning Inside

Two trends in education have been gaining steam in the past few years. First, as enrollment declines and many smaller colleges and universities experience budget squeezes, some have eyed online learning as a means to reach more students and/or bring down the cost of instruction. Second, law schools have been pushing their accreditor, the American Bar Association, for greater leniency when it comes to online and distance instruction. Both of these trends have converged in the state of Maine this summer with the release of a committee report advising the future strategy of the University of Maine Law School, known as Maine Law.

https://news.elearninginside.com/a-committee-wants-to-bring-maine-law-online-but-byzantine-regs-from-aba-stand-in-the-way/

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Colleges fear losing international students over visa delays

Sat, 2019-08-03 02:03

Shailaja Neelakantan, Education Dive

Dozens of institutions have urged the government to expedite the approval process in order to stem the loss of foreign students. Enrollment of new international students in U.S. colleges is already trending downward. For undergraduates, new enrollments fell 2.9% from their peak in 2015-16 to 2016-17 and again by 6.3% the year after that. Graduate new enrollments are following a similar trend, down 6.8% from their high point in 2015-16 to 2017-18, according to data from the Institute of International Education. Falling enrollments hit colleges’ bottom lines and also affect their local communities. The more than 1 million international students currently in the U.S. pitch in $39 billion to the economy and support as many as 455,000 U.S. jobs despite accounting for just 5.5% of higher ed enrollment in the country, according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/colleges-fear-losing-international-students-over-visa-delays/559153/

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Why Is China the World’s Leader in Edtech?

Fri, 2019-08-02 02:04

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Whether you choose to look at size or money, China comes out tops every time in terms of edtech. In 2018, Chinese startups received over 50% of all the capital invested by venture capitalists in edtech worldwide. Chinese edtech companies received more money than the total amount invested in edtech firms from all other countries combined, according to a study by HolonIQ. Education is a $6 trillion industry and is expected to grow to $8 trillion by 2015, according to HolonIQ. However, education is receiving a relatively small portion of global investments when one looks at all sectors. Global investment in all sectors is worth $90 trillion while the education sector is worth only $150 billion.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/why-is-china-the-worlds-leader-in-edtech/

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The Playbook: 30 Solutions to Promote Faster Credentials

Fri, 2019-08-02 02:03

Kelsey Berkowitz, Third Way

In our current postsecondary system, credentials often don’t build on one another, or “stack.” This makes it difficult for people to pursue their education in smaller, more manageable pieces over time and then stack those pieces—that is, combine multiple short-term credentials into a larger credential (like an associate’s degree). When available, stacking is most commonly seen at the associate’s degree level, but stackable credentials can affect a wide range of credentials and institutional types. Students who participate in short-term programs should not be dissuaded from going on to earn degrees, since degree-holders tend to have higher earnings growth over their lifetimes. And for people who prefer to complete a longer-term credential all at once, the traditional path would remain available. Still, stackable credentials could provide an alternative path to a degree. Here are four ways to encourage broader access to them:

https://www.thirdway.org/report/the-playbook-30-solutions-to-promote-faster-credentials

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