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The Six Tech Advances In Higher Ed That Are Preparing Students For The Future Of Work

March 11, 2016

Media coverage of higher education often focuses on the increased cost of college that places its graduates into an overload of debt with no decent job at the end. What’s often missing in that coverage is how higher education globally is developing technological innovations that are tremendous catalysts of change.

A new nonprofit takes aim at ed tech pricing. First target: The iPad

March 10, 2016

Lack of price transparency makes it difficult for school districts to negotiate with vendors, Friedlander said. In the case of Apple’s iPads, for instance, the Technology for Education Consortium said it had found that prices ranged from $367 to $499 for identical devices. “This is just wrong,” Levy said. “This is taxpayer money.

Three in Four U.S. Teachers Say Open Educational Resources Are Used More Often Than Textbooks

March 10, 2016

For the second year in a row, the survey revealed near saturation of education technology; however, 2016 figures show that adoption of open educational resource in particular appears to be accelerating, with 73% of survey respondents reporting that they now use open resources more often than textbooks.

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About U.S. Innovation

March 10, 2016

“For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start. America’s golden goose of commerce and innovation will continue to lay more and larger eggs,” Buffet commented. Needless to say, Buffett is referring to several industries, but a few that I think deserves special attention include America’s modern energy infrastructure.

Technology may disrupt occupations, but it won’t kill jobs

March 09, 2016

As Yogi Berra famously said, “Prediction is a difficult thing, especially about the future.” Predicting the structure of the labor market and U.S. economy in 2040 is a daunting task. But there is at least one thing we should be confident about: the unemployment and labor force participation rates then should be quite similar to the rates of today.