Education

Retraining workers automated out of the workforce; blending the digital and the physical in the classroom; democratizing credentialing—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of education.

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https://99percentinvisible.org/article/libraries-things-real-sharing-economy-digital-age/
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99 Percent Invisible
A “Library of Things” program in Sacramento, California has started to loan out all kinds of stuff that people may want to use, once in a while, but not own. An initiative of the Sacramento Public Library, the program aims to broaden the scope of libraries in useful ways. Their collection includes a laminating machine, music instruments, digital cameras, sewing
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_movements_and_ideologies
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Wikipedia
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VICE News
Outsourcing jobs is nothing new to the United States. The country has been recruiting foreign labor to do its dirty work for decades — farmers, meat-packers,...
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https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/opinion/sunday/free-college-tuition-coronavirus.amp.html
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The New York Times
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SBS Dateline
Children are running wild in the mud, climbing high into trees and playing with knives, but no one is telling them off. This is kindergarten… Danish-style.Fo...
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2204279-robots-conduct-daily-health-inspections-of-schoolchildren-in-china/
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New Scientist
Thousands of preschools in China are using robots to give students heath checks. Each morning they examine pupils looking for signs of contagious diseases
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlqmxDMkZzo
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VICE News
Last November, voters in rural Douglas County, Oregon were faced with a simple choice: raise property taxes by a few dollars a month per household, or close ...
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https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/28/chinese-schools-are-testing-ai-that-grades-papers-almost-as-well-as-teachers/
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VentureBeat
Some schools in China are using AI to grade students’ papers, and even offer suggestions where appropriate.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/08/02/131198/china-squirrel-has-started-a-grand-experiment-in-ai-education-it-could-reshape-how-the/
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MIT
Zhou Yi was terrible at math. He risked never getting into college. Then a company called Squirrel AI came to his middle school in Hangzhou, China, promising personalized tutoring. He had tried tutoring services before, but this one was different: instead of a human teacher, an AI algorithm would curate his lessons. The 13-year-old decided…
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http://www.japansubculture.com/humanities-to-be-outlawed-at-public-universities/
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Japan Subculture
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https://www.weforum.org/reports/towards-a-reskilling-revolution
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WeForum
As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. For companies, reskilling and upskilling strategies will be critical if they are to find the talent they need and to contribute to socially responsible approaches to the future of work. For policy-makers, reskilling
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https://www.training.com.au/ed/future-higher-education/
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Training.com.au
What's in store for the future of higher education? These three critical trends will reshape the way we learn forever - and change your future.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW14wY5eYPs
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Milken Institute
ModeratorJeffrey SelingoContributor, The Washington Post; Special Advisor, Arizona State UniversitySpeakersBill AchtmeyerParthenon Founder and Senior Managin...
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-ramps-tech-education-bid-become-artificial-intelligence-leader-n1107806
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NBC
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https://www.aam-us.org/programs/about-museums/
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American Alliance of Museums
American Alliance of Museums
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https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/study-shows-that-students-learn-more-when-taking-part-in-classrooms-that-employ-active-learning-strategies/
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The Harvard Gazette
A new Harvard study shows that, though students felt like they learned more from traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in active-learning classrooms.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/09/why-is-college-so-expensive-in-america/569884/
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The Atlantic
The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world.
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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-college-admissions-scandal-and-the-banality-of-scamming
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The New Yorker
Stories about grifters allow us to vicariously live out our worst urges, but they also present us with open-and-shut arcs that show crime doesn’t pay—in a world that, more often than not, suggests that it does.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-04/lambda-school-is-pay-as-you-earn-model-the-future-of-education
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Bloomberg
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https://www.macleans.ca/education/why-universities-are-trying-to-diversify-where-overseas-students-come-from/
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Macleans
In 2018 alone, 54.1 per cent of Canadian study permits went to students from only two countries: India and China. Here's why and how schools are trying to change that.
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https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-learning-to-code-wont-save-you-from-losing-your-job-to-a-robot/
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Tech Republic
Programming knowledge may not be enough to future-proof your career in the age of automation. Here's why.