Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Boeing, National Science Foundation announce partnership for workforce development and diversity in STEM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing today announced a new, $21 million partnership through which Boeing will invest $11 million to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Boeing becomes the first business to contribute at a national level to NSF INCLUDES, which aims to enhance U.S. innovation leadership through a commitment to broadening participation.
6 STEM grants to try in the new school year
There’s no arguing the importance of STEM education, but schools and districts don’t always have the money for “extra” STEM activities for students or teachers. That’s where grants come into the picture–an enterprising educator can snag extra funding or additional resources for classroom STEM projects and can help students do the same.
5 Essential STEM Education Resources
Because our world is increasingly dependent on technology, kids going to school today have to have a solid background in STEM in order to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. Many parents and teachers are rightfully concerned that kids are not getting the kind of inspiration and education they need to develop these necessary skills. Adults can also benefit from advancing their STEM education and gaining those in-demand skills.
NSF awards 6 Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence to broaden participation in STEM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced awards for six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence (LSRCEs) that will support recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate and graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).