Education

Does Using Technology in the Classroom Help College Students?

October 08, 2018

Some people argue that the increasing use of technology can have many helpful effects on society. But recent research suggests that using technology during class time may harm college students’ ability to remember and process the subject material they are learning.

A Stanford Study Offers Insights As To Why There Are So Few Women In STEM

October 07, 2018

Although there are many factors that may contribute to the reason why there are so few women in the field, a piece of research from Stanford University aims to understand how negative stereotypes affect performance in academic setting. Professor Greg Walton from Stanford University published a study which aimed to understand the stereotype threat and overall scholastic performance.

Report details 'vulnerabilities' in industries vital to national defense, US official says

October 05, 2018

The U.S. industries responsible for the production of military weapons systems show “a number of vulnerabilities,” a White House report revealed Thursday, according to a senior administration official. The 107-page report identifies at least 300 specific vulnerabilities -- including a major issue regarding the skilled-labor gap that the administration says “demand(s) immediate action.”

States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. Are High Schools Keeping Up?

October 04, 2018

Talk of education policy--or any policy, for that matter--can often be dry, divisive or both. But when it comes to policy that expands access to computer science education, legislators tend to be interested and in agreement. That, plus rapid tech adoption by schools and a major push from advocacy organizations, explains why nearly every U.S. state has adopted at least one policy requiring, standardizing or funding computer science education in schools.

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

October 04, 2018

As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., more states, districts and schools are moving toward a competency-based education system that focuses on individualized learning and classroom equity. But what exactly is a competency-based education system, and what role does technology play in the design and support of this system?

Balancing STEM training and retraining needs

October 03, 2018

As the National Science Foundation announces awards for five new regional academic centers to encourage underrepresented populations to pursue and attain college degrees related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a recent working paper from two Harvard researchers finds an explanation for the popularly perceived persistent shortage of STEM workers: changes in technology.

The future of jobs, World Economic Forum

October 02, 2018

How can we avoid a future of technology advancement leading to rising inequality, mass unemployment, and talent shortages? How do we move toward technology advancement leading to an age of good work, good jobs, and improved quality of life for all?

5G Set to Open New Doors for Education Technology in Higher Ed

October 01, 2018

Integration of 5G, the fifth generation of wireless networks, is on its way and is poised to have an impact on the way higher education institutions interact with connected devices and new classroom technology on campus. Experts working to develop the new technology have noted three key areas where 5G will improve on the current 4G LTE networks that are used right now: increased device capacity, faster network speed and lower latency.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

September 28, 2018

With midterm elections just over a month away, Congress averted another government shutdown on Wednesday by the House of Representatives passing 12 appropriations bills and sending the legislation to the president.  The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act of 2019 provides nearly $71.5 billion to the Department of Education, which is a $581 increase from the fiscal year 2018.

College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

September 27, 2018

What does the declining birthrate mean for colleges and universities and the students who hope to get a college degree a decade from now? The answer depends on where you live in the United States and how selective the college is. For most colleges and universities, the outlook is grim. But that could be a good thing for their future students.

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