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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

Shutterstock This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends. Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is one of the last industries to make extensive change, holding on to antiquated methods and practices. But through the digital transformation ... Read More »

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360 photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the ... Read More »

142 per cent rise in bad education loans in 3 years

The rise in bad loans in the education loan segment in 2013-2016 coincided with the Indian industry battling overcapacity, demand slowdown, stalling of new projects and defaults by top corporates. Indian banks have seen a 142 per cent rise in default by students who have taken education loans during the past few years, at a time when hiring for new ... Read More »

Higher Education: Good or Bad?

Graduation day at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 (Reuters photo: Noah Berger) Do colleges still teach students to challenge assumptions and think independently? America’s culture wars have evolved greatly from the central issues of the 1990s and early 2000s, such as legalizing same-sex marriage, or what standards of decency hip-hop artists or cable-television shows should adhere to. Now ... Read More »

Still more bad faith from California state education board

FILE – In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Ritter Elementary School elementary students practice their math skills in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press) The State Board of Education’s defining characteristic is its ardent defense of an education establishment more worried about the interests of teachers than students. This is once again on display with the state board’s response to ... Read More »

Addressing the urgency of education in emergencies

According to the Humanitarian Response Plan, there are about 2.9 million children in the country’s northeast affected by conflict in some way. When people think about the humanitarian challenge posed by the violence in the northeast, we do not often think about education, but we should.According to the Humanitarian Response Plan, there are about 2.9 million children in the country’s ... Read More »

FAQ: Where will Washington state’s 7.3 billion education dollars go?

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education Thursday, July 6, in Olympia. Washington state has been in contempt of court for lack of progress on satisfying a 2012 state Supreme Court ruling that found that school funding was not ... Read More »

Focus On Education In St Mary

Minister of Education, Youth, and Information Ruel Reid speaking at a school-leaving exercise at Belfield Primary School, near Highgate, St Mary. Education minister Ruel Reid made two special appearances in St Mary last week, having agreed to deliver keynote speeches at the graduation ceremonies for students at Prospect College and Belfield Primary School. Speaking on Thursday to more than 200 ... Read More »

Online program wins engineering education award

In collaboration with Boeing and edX, MIT has been honored with the 2017 Excellence in Engineering Education Collaboration Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The team was chosen for its design and development of a new four-course online professional certification program called Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems. The curriculum explores state-of-the-art practices in ... Read More »

South India spends most on higher education

(PTI photo used for representation) MUMBAI: Education may be priceless, but the promise of a degree has seen parents across India foot large bills. Those from the rural and urban pockets of southern states spend the most, largely sign up at a private university and finance their children’s dream of a technical education. On average, higher educationaccounts for 15.3% of ... Read More »