01 avril 2019

Tony Soprano, the Electoral College and Varsity Blues

HomeThe admissions scandal has Nicholas Soodik thinking about Meadow's college tour and the popular vote, among other things.
Well, this past month has made the people inside the world of college admissions look like the mafiosi. Wealthy families, college coaches, standardized-test proctors and an independent college counselor-cum-criminal mastermind used bribery, cheating and fraud to facilitate the admission of scores of students at elite universities. We’ve all heard the news. You have an opinion on it, and on every dinner date since the story broke, you’ve discussed the sordid details of Operation Varsity Blues. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:12 - - Permalien [#]


Ethical College Admissions: The Legacy of Alan Krueger

HomeThe most valuable lessons I learned in college happened outside the classroom. That may be true for most of us, or it may be a sign that I failed to take advantage of the academic opportunities college presented. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:11 - - Permalien [#]

Perilous Times

HomeClayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn write about why they stand behind their analysis that many private colleges are in trouble. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 09:59 - - Permalien [#]

Why AI needs more women

Techno-News BlogHow can we make data more human, if as a human race we cannot even agree on what it is to be human? How do we ensure algorithms work fairly when we cannot agree on what fairness looks like? Role models are vitally important in showing girls and women that they too can work in data science and that this career choice is an option for them. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:45 - - Permalien [#]

Online education tools: What’s going on in your classrooms?

Techno-News BlogEdtech applications are increasingly being used in classrooms to enhance teaching and learning – however, do schools know what’s being used? What are the benefits, and are they GDPR-compliant. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:44 - - Permalien [#]


Upgrade your skills constantly to keep your job secure

Techno-News BlogFor structured, non-formal learning in your own time, go for online education. You can find relevant free or paid courses through MOOC/MOOV (Massive Open Online Courses/Varsity), such as Udemy, Coursera, Codecademy, Udacity, among others. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:43 - - Permalien [#]

Who will lead in the age of artificial intelligence?

Techno-News BlogAt the research level, the United States remains highly invested in AI and other disruptive technologies. The National Science Foundation currently invests over $100 million each year in AI research. DARPA recently announced a $2 billion investment in an initiative called AI Next whose goal is advancing contextual and adaptive reasoning. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:41 - - Permalien [#]

7 myths about online learning in higher ed

Techno-News BlogWhile online learning has been around for many years, it really took a new twist when Coastline Community College launched the first “virtual college” with no physical campus. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:41 - - Permalien [#]

Do Alumni of Online Programs Give More Than Alumni of On-campus Programs?

Techno-News BlogThis multi-institutional study examined the giving patterns of alumni of online degree programs as compared to alumni of campus-based degree programs. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:40 - - Permalien [#]

UMUC 2.0

Techno-News BlogThe University of Maryland University College is going national. Since its founding in 1947, UMUC mostly has enrolled members of the U.S. military and working adults in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:39 - - Permalien [#]