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White House working group outlines future of universal transcripts

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:25

By Hallie Busta, Education Dive
In a new white paper, a workforce policy advisory board established by the Trump administration outlines the steps required to develop and successfully implement interoperable learning records (ILRs), which are compilations of peoples’ traditional and hands-on learning experiences. ILRs are already being piloted as a way to readily and securely share such information with educational institutions and employers by using vendor-agnostic technology that doesn’t require direct coordination or synchronization. The board sees broader potential for ILRs and suggests promoting that growth by creating a public list of pilot projects, developing a plan for implementing ILRs and bringing a basic ILR to market.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/white-house-working-group-outlines-future-of-universal-transcripts/563808/

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4 edutech innovations that will redefine learning habits in 2019

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:20

Nicholas Chew, e27

Technology is changing the way that we learn, information is also more abundant to the masses. Breakthroughs of new technology innovations such as A.I. and Blockchain are giving more opportunities for the Edutech sector to grow. Let’s dig deeper into how Edutech can boost learning in the digital world.

https://e27.co/4-edutech-innovations-that-will-redefine-learning-habits-in-2019-20190928/

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Major challenges facing our young people, graduates and students today

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:15

Patrick Ow, Thrive Global

Just-in-time continuous learning through flexible short courses (online virtual learning and offline bricks and mortar), and continuous on-the-job learning and training will become a norm as new skills are constantly created to keep up with advances in technology, evolving business models, and organizational restructure. The role and relevance of colleges and universities in preparing our future generations for work and employment must be scrutinized and debated. They must respond to the ever-changing need of the demand side of the work equation because graduates are using less than half of what they have learned in universities at work. The half-life of knowledge is also decreasing.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/major-challenges-facing-our-young-people-graduates-and-students-today/

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3 ways that how online training add value to your learning

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:05

India Today

Online learning has become a fruitful solution for individuals who prefer knowledge and skills over degrees. As scholars were keenly looking for affordable, accessible, engaging, and interactive learning solutions that can add value to their learning and shape their careers, online learning came for the rescue. Online trainings not only help students retain more information but open a way for interactive learning. Students not just watch videos to passively consume information but they get an equal opportunity to actively immerse into exercises, quizzes, assessment tests, industrial projects and a lot more. While online learning has become a companion for scholars, working professionals are also making huge benefits out of it.

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/jobs-and-careers/story/3-ways-that-how-online-training-add-value-to-your-learning-divd-1604804-2019-09-30

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4 edutech innovations that will redefine learning habits in 2019

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:04

Nicholas Chew, e27

Technology is changing the way that we learn, information is also more abundant to the masses. Breakthroughs of new technology innovations such as A.I. and Blockchain are giving more opportunities for the Edutech sector to grow. Let’s dig deeper into how Edutech can boost learning in the digital world.

https://e27.co/4-edutech-innovations-that-will-redefine-learning-habits-in-2019-20190928/

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Major challenges facing our young people, graduates and students today

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:03

Patrick Ow, Thrive Global

Just-in-time continuous learning through flexible short courses (online virtual learning and offline bricks and mortar), and continuous on-the-job learning and training will become a norm as new skills are constantly created to keep up with advances in technology, evolving business models, and organizational restructure. The role and relevance of colleges and universities in preparing our future generations for work and employment must be scrutinized and debated. They must respond to the ever-changing need of the demand side of the work equation because graduates are using less than half of what they have learned in universities at work. The half-life of knowledge is also decreasing.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/major-challenges-facing-our-young-people-graduates-and-students-today/

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White House working group outlines future of universal transcripts

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-10-17 17:02

By Hallie Busta, Education Dive
In a new white paper, a workforce policy advisory board established by the Trump administration outlines the steps required to develop and successfully implement interoperable learning records (ILRs), which are compilations of peoples’ traditional and hands-on learning experiences. ILRs are already being piloted as a way to readily and securely share such information with educational institutions and employers by using vendor-agnostic technology that doesn’t require direct coordination or synchronization. The board sees broader potential for ILRs and suggests promoting that growth by creating a public list of pilot projects, developing a plan for implementing ILRs and bringing a basic ILR to market.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/white-house-working-group-outlines-future-of-universal-transcripts/563808/

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Quantum Computing Is Poised to Change Everything

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:20

By Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

It is truly rare that an advancement comes along that changes every aspect of society; quantum computing is poised to do just that in the 2020s.  The supremacy challenge earlier this summer was based on a problem given to both the Summit and the Google Quantum computers to prove that a set of numbers was truly random. That’s a rather esoteric test, but it demonstrates the magnitude of superiority of quantum computing: 200 seconds compared to 10,000 years.  Do you recall Moore’s law? That’s the axiom developed by Gordon Moore some two dozen years ago that the processing power of computers would double every 18 months to two years. Now, quantum computing has ushered in Hartmut Neven’s law. His law predicting growth in quantum computing power is one that is doubly exponential. That is two to an exponent of two to a second increasing exponent. Charted on a graph, that growth rate appears to become nearly vertical.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/quantum-computing-poised-change-everything

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Digital learning transforms spread of higher education

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:20

Munyaradzi Makoni, University World News

A new phase of promoting higher education which places importance on digital learning through massive open online courses (MOOCs) and online learning platforms has emerged in India, says the latest UNESCO report. MOOCs and other digital tools such as Ekalavya, which characterises self-learning environments, have transformed education, connecting students to global learning platforms and making learning more dynamic.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190926130129740

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AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:15

Nicola Davis, the Guardian

Research suggests AI able to interpret medical images using deep learning algorithm.  Writing in the Lancet Digital Health, Denniston, Liu and colleagues reported how they focused on research papers published since 2012 – a pivotal year for deep learning. One burgeoning application is the use of AI in interpreting medical images – a field that relies on deep learning, a sophisticated form of machine learning in which a series of labelled images are fed into algorithms that pick out features within them and learn how to classify similar images. Now researchers say they have conducted the first comprehensive review of published studies on the issue, and found humans and machines are on a par.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/24/ai-equal-with-human-experts-in-medical-diagnosis-study-finds

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Quantum Computing Is Poised to Change Everything

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:12

By Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

It is truly rare that an advancement comes along that changes every aspect of society; quantum computing is poised to do just that in the 2020s.  The supremacy challenge earlier this summer was based on a problem given to both the Summit and the Google Quantum computers to prove that a set of numbers was truly random. That’s a rather esoteric test, but it demonstrates the magnitude of superiority of quantum computing: 200 seconds compared to 10,000 years.  Do you recall Moore’s law? That’s the axiom developed by Gordon Moore some two dozen years ago that the processing power of computers would double every 18 months to two years. Now, quantum computing has ushered in Hartmut Neven’s law. His law predicting growth in quantum computing power is one that is doubly exponential. That is two to an exponent of two to a second increasing exponent. Charted on a graph, that growth rate appears to become nearly vertical.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/quantum-computing-poised-change-everything

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Digital learning transforms spread of higher education

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:05

Munyaradzi Makoni, University World News

A new phase of promoting higher education which places importance on digital learning through massive open online courses (MOOCs) and online learning platforms has emerged in India, says the latest UNESCO report. MOOCs and other digital tools such as Ekalavya, which characterises self-learning environments, have transformed education, connecting students to global learning platforms and making learning more dynamic.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190926130129740

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AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:02

Nicola Davis, the Guardian

Research suggests AI able to interpret medical images using deep learning algorithm.  Writing in the Lancet Digital Health, Denniston, Liu and colleagues reported how they focused on research papers published since 2012 – a pivotal year for deep learning. One burgeoning application is the use of AI in interpreting medical images – a field that relies on deep learning, a sophisticated form of machine learning in which a series of labelled images are fed into algorithms that pick out features within them and learn how to classify similar images. Now researchers say they have conducted the first comprehensive review of published studies on the issue, and found humans and machines are on a par.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/24/ai-equal-with-human-experts-in-medical-diagnosis-study-finds

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In the Dark on Digital Learning

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 01:29

By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed

The results of a new survey offer presidents, provosts and CFOs a wake-up call about how they’re perceived by their colleagues in IT and digital learning. The reviews are less than glowing, with only about 40 percent of IT officials reporting that college leaders are “well informed” about digital learning and digital transformation. Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at University of Illinois at Springfield (and an Inside Higher Ed columnist), said that although administrators at his university have been very engaged, the results of the survey were not surprising. Schroeder also said more residential students are choosing to take online classes for the scheduling freedom they can provide. As the trend doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon, Schroeder said it’s important for administrators to give IT officials a seat at the table, specifically on the dean’s council or president’s executive committee.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/10/16/administrators-are-neither-engaged-nor-knowledgeable-about

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In the Dark on Digital Learning

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-10-16 01:29

By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed

The results of a new survey offer presidents, provosts and CFOs a wake-up call about how they’re perceived by their colleagues in IT and digital learning. The reviews are less than glowing, with only about 40 percent of IT officials reporting that college leaders are “well informed” about digital learning and digital transformation. Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at University of Illinois at Springfield (and an Inside Higher Ed columnist), said that although administrators at his university have been very engaged, the results of the survey were not surprising. Schroeder also said more residential students are choosing to take online classes for the scheduling freedom they can provide. As the trend doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon, Schroeder said it’s important for administrators to give IT officials a seat at the table, specifically on the dean’s council or president’s executive committee.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/10/16/administrators-are-neither-engaged-nor-knowledgeable-about

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Why Western Governors U thinks microcredentials are the path to degrees

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-10-15 17:25

Hallie Busta, Education Dive

Projections that the pool of traditional students will shrink, wariness of continued tuition increases and limited growth in state support for higher education are prompting institutions to shake things up. In many cases, that means making themselves available throughout learners’ lives as their education needs change. Doing so requires strengthening connections with local employers. Already, colleges and businesses are coming together to map the skills needed on the job to those offered in a certificate or degree, and some are even developing shared credentials.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/why-western-governors-u-thinks-microcredentials-are-the-path-to-degrees/563454/

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DYI Education Gaining Steam

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-10-15 17:20

Tamara Holmes, Yahoo

In fact, a new study suggests many people across the world are instead embracing a hodgepodge of do-it-yourself learning options.  To collect the data, Pearson conducted an online survey of 11,083 people between the ages of 16 to 70.  An overwhelming 81% of respondents said they believe learning will become more of a self-service affair as people get older. Among U.S. respondents, 87% said learning does not end after graduation. Education is also viewed as a way to pivot in one’s life, as 73% of U.S. respondents said they like to reinvent themselves by learning new skills, and 52% said they planned to pursue a second career, start a business or take classes after retirement.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/yourself-learning-gaining-stream-151554041.html

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The quality of online higher education must be assured

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-10-15 17:15

Nita Temmerman, University World News

Technology has brought great advantages to the online teaching-learning environment. It has changed how we do teaching and learning and opened up the world of learning and opportunity to those who would not have had such opportunity without it. However, for online education to be successful there has to be commitment and support by governments, institutions, academics and learners. An absolute necessity is providing quality education. That means well-resourced institutions, well-qualified and motivated staff, good and continuous quality assurance mechanisms and supportive leadership.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190917120217325

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Why Western Governors U thinks microcredentials are the path to degrees

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-10-15 17:10

Hallie Busta, Education Dive

Projections that the pool of traditional students will shrink, wariness of continued tuition increases and limited growth in state support for higher education are prompting institutions to shake things up. In many cases, that means making themselves available throughout learners’ lives as their education needs change. Doing so requires strengthening connections with local employers. Already, colleges and businesses are coming together to map the skills needed on the job to those offered in a certificate or degree, and some are even developing shared credentials.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/why-western-governors-u-thinks-microcredentials-are-the-path-to-degrees/563454/

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DYI Education Gaining Steam

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-10-15 17:05

Tamara Holmes, Yahoo

In fact, a new study suggests many people across the world are instead embracing a hodgepodge of do-it-yourself learning options.  To collect the data, Pearson conducted an online survey of 11,083 people between the ages of 16 to 70.  An overwhelming 81% of respondents said they believe learning will become more of a self-service affair as people get older. Among U.S. respondents, 87% said learning does not end after graduation. Education is also viewed as a way to pivot in one’s life, as 73% of U.S. respondents said they like to reinvent themselves by learning new skills, and 52% said they planned to pursue a second career, start a business or take classes after retirement.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/yourself-learning-gaining-stream-151554041.html

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