Education

4 Tips to Prep Students for Careers That Won't Be Automated

September 06, 2017

Today’s educators can ensure that students will be ready for a tech-filled college experience and eventual career, but how do they avoid preparing students for a job that will be taken over by a robot in the future? Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bloomberg created an infographic that outlines the careers most likely to become automated in the coming years.

Want a job? It's still about education

September 05, 2017

Most young people entering the workforce bring with them the skills they acquired in school. What they can expect to achieve depends a great deal on their highest level of education, and the skills that employers expect come with it. Earning a high school diploma is more or less required in the current job market, but the average wages of those with a high school degree or less are dropping, and the number of attainable jobs for those with a high school diploma or less has been in long-term decline.

Online Higher Education Market in the US - Forecasts and Analysis by Technavio

September 05, 2017

The online higher education market in the US is anticipated to witness rapid growth over the forecast period, owing to the robust ICT (information, communication, and technology) infrastructure, increased penetration of mobile devices, rising adoption of BYOD (bring your own devices), and surging demand for employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.

STEM Game-based Learning to See Surge in Immersive Tech

September 04, 2017

“The demand for educational video games, simulators and other game-based learning devices to learn STEM subjects is increasing because it encourages students to undergo live projects or real-time activities so that they can learn by experimenting. The incorporation of game-based learning in STEM subjects help students to overcome the fear of failure in STEM-related examinations by boosting their confidence.

Immersive Technology in Schools Is on the Rise

August 31, 2017

The number of students across the globe who will access virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) via head-mounted displays will jump from 2.1 million in 2016 to 83 million in 2021, reports Futuresource Consulting.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours 'examples of what schools should aspire to be'

August 30, 2017

An advocate for school vouchers and charter schools, DeVos was on a two-day visit to Tallahassee with stops at Holy Comforter and Florida High, a Florida State University developmental research school.  A philanthropist who supported school privatization efforts before joining President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet, DeVos said she wanted to see first-hand how Holy Comforter and Florida High are “uniquely” meeting the “individual needs” of students.

Gender equity program brings women of color into STEM fields

August 29, 2017

The center started CompuGirls, where girls in grades 8-12 attend programs to learn about the latest technology. Women who have found success in STEM fields mentor the girls who attend the programs. “It’s really important for young people to see themselves reflected, and their future selves reflected, ...

Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on

August 29, 2017

As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward. But experts caution that this approach still needs more scrutiny and warn schools and parents against being overly reliant on computers.

How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind

August 28, 2017

According to a University of Phoenix College of Education survey, nearly all K-12 teachers said educational technology like laptops, SMART Boards and apps, are being used in schools. Unfortunately, the survey also found that nearly one in five of those surveyed feel intimidated by students’ knowledge of tech devices, and only one in four have had significant training in integrating technology into the classroom.

Here's What States Are Doing With Their ESSA Block Grant Money

August 28, 2017

To help get bigger bang for the fund's considerably reduced buck, Congress gave states the option, for one year only, to give the money out through a competitive process, allowing for fewer, but more-ambitious projects. Most states, though, still opted to pump the money out through a formula that assures each district at least some of the pie...

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