Education

Company Leaders Look to Kids for STEM Workforce

April 08, 2018

At a panel about filling future science, technology, engineering and math job needs during the U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions: Workforce of Tomorrow conference on Friday, Vince Bertram, president and CEO of nonprofit Project Lead the Way, said as more and more companies become tech-enabled, businesses need to support measures that will encourage students early on to pursue STEM-related studies - and later STEM careers - so that they will have a supply of workers to fill ever-growing job demands.

Hot 'new-collar jobs' and the skills you need to get them

April 08, 2018

The labor market is bursting with jobs that don't require bachelor's degrees but do demand special skills, typically related to digital technology. Called "new-collar" jobs, these positions usually provide salaries in the top half of the U.S. wage scale.

Now That We're Augmented, What Skills Are Important?

April 08, 2018

Code that learns is reshaping life and work on planet earth–and it is doing so at an unprecedented speed. We’re a couple years into something new and different, a new era–one that follows the information age. In this new age, almost every job has been augmented with smart machines. Some jobs are going away. Entrepreneurs will create lots of new jobs. In the past, revolutions would last a century, but now they last a generation-and this one’s just getting started.

Closing the Tech Diversity Gap: No Simple Solution

April 06, 2018

The program, Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, now has 14 locations, boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, and has the capacity to graduate around 1,000 students each year. "Veterans are a talent pool we haven't sought in the past," says Microsoft's Vice President of Military Affairs Chris Cortez. "And the military vets very much represent our diverse country."

Verizon to Invest More Than $200 Million in STEM Education Pledges to Reach 5 Million Students in 5 Years

April 05, 2018

Verizon Communications Inc. will invest more than $200 million in additional funds towards Verizon Innovative Learning, providing immersive next-gen technology, teacher training, STEM curricula and connectivity to under-resourced students across the United States. To date, Verizon has invested $200 million in education and reached one million students.

New Research Sheds Light On Filling The STEM Gap For Girls

April 05, 2018

Girls and young women remain less likely to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a recently revealed report from Microsoft. The report, Closing The STEM Gap, exposes the clear chasm between the perceptions and realities of girls and young women contemplating their ‘role’ in STEM careers and the educational experiences required to build STEM competencies.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

April 04, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Marilyne Stains and her colleagues found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing, a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students. Another 27 percent featured interactive lectures that had students participating in some group activities or answering multiple-choice questions with handheld clickers. Just 18 percent emphasized a student-centered style heavy on group work and discussions.

What Not To Miss At The USA Science & Engineering Festival 2018

April 04, 2018

The theme of this year’s event is “Where Can STEM Take You?” And, just looking at everything the Festival has to offer, you’ll learn that STEM can take you anywhere from the ocean floor to the deepest reaches of space. With over 3,000 activities to explore at the event and over 30 enthralling stage shows to check out, the event looks to seamlessly combine entertainment and education for thousands of STEM enthusiasts.

National Robotics Week Brings More than 300 Events to All 50 States

April 04, 2018

The ninth annual National Robotics Week kicks off April 7 with STEM-focused events happening across all corners of the US. Established by Congress and iRobot in 2010, National Robotics Week is designed to raise awareness about the importance of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and how these subjects play a role in shaping the future of education, industry and the U.S. economy.

Adaptive Learning, Learning Analytics Are Most Wanted Tech for Online Programs

April 04, 2018

The technologies currently in use by online programs were decidedly less cutting-edge. The top five most important technologies used for online learning today, COOs said, are the learning management system (the clear leader, cited by the vast majority of respondents), anti-plagiarism and assessment integrity tools, audio/video conferencing, lecture/video capture and management, and online assessment and proctoring.

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