The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy. How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education. Matthew Carpenter, age 10, has completed 642 inverse trigonometry problems at KhanAcademy.org.Photo: Joe Pugliese.
Is A College Education Worth The Debt? Www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch.com%2F2011%2F04%2F10%2Fpeter-thiel-were-in-a-bubble-and-its-not-the-internet-its-higher-education%2F&ei=PnRsT_OpJsqf0QWqiozuBg&usg=AFQjCNGV_3hi2iXzLHezUIZDoDj. Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you.
I can say that with confidence because it’s about Peter Thiel. And Thiel – the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist – not only has a special talent for making money, he has a special talent for making people furious. Some people are contrarian for the sake of getting headlines or outsmarting the markets. For Thiel, it’s simply how he views the world. Of course a side benefit for the natural contrarian is it frequently leads to things like headlines and money. Consider the 2000 Nasdaq crash. Gates Urges School Budget Overhauls. The higher-education bubble: More on Peter Thiel. Higher education: The latest bubble? Schumpeter: Declining by degree. Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn. Flickr:AllHails At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture.
The idea is getting traction. What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education. Big Ideas Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr: Dexterwas How will college life be different in five years than it is today?
In its recently released 2012 NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education, New Media Consortium predicts there may be more gesture-based computing, and lots of inter-connected (and Internet-connected) objects packed with useful information. Video games will become more commonplace in classrooms, and Big Data will drive big decisions on the part of students, faculty, and the foundations and companies in the education sphere. If School is Not Relevant. Venture Capital in Education: New Technology and New Solutions. At last week’s SXSW interactive conference, blogger Betsy Corcoran of EdSurge convened a panel discussion among venture capitalists on the future of education technology: “ Classroom 2020: VCs and the Education Revolution ”.
Participants included Mitch Kapor of Kapor Capital, Phillip Bronner of Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Rob Hutter of LearnCapital . Education startups are “hot” right now, with stories on TechCrunch , big funding rounds and pop culture attention . But what really matters is not tech hype, but the need: Better solutions for schools, universities and workplace training. At the SXSW panel, the participants set the stage by enumerating the social factors that drive their focus on education: American students’ abysmal performance in science, math and engineering, rising wage inequality and decreasing numbers of jobs available to less-skilled adults. 11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011.
Michael Staton is the founder of Inigral, which develops social software for student recruitment and higher education retention.
Inigral recently brought on the first PRI as a venture investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies in education by Fast Company. In 2011, entrepreneurs and startup activity sprouted up everywhere. At Flex Academy, High School Mimics the Workplace. Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flex Academy By Kyle Palmer Every weekday, Chanel Hines commutes from Walnut Creek across the Bay Bridge to an office building in downtown San Francisco.
Learning Math: The Symbol Barrier. "Street Math", School Math, and Video Games.
Eric Sheninger: Opening Minds on Social Networking. Don’t ask me. Look it up. March 1, 2012 by mrkaiser208 Surely you remember hearing your own teachers say that.
The class would be reading, and a student would come across an unfamiliar word, raise a hand and ask for the definition. 19th, 20th & 21st, Century Education. February 2, 2012 by tomwhitby A personal observation: Back when I began my early education, the year was 1952.
I don’t believe Pre-K even existed back then, so I started my education in Kindergarten. There is no doubt in my mind that in my early education I was exposed to educators who were students of a 19th Century education. Those teachers were teaching content to kids using methods they had learned in the 1800’s. Waldorf School of the Peninsula: A school without technology. March 20, 2012 by mrkaiser208 A recent story on CNN Student news mentioned a school that did not use technology as a mode of learning. The school is the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, California which is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. I wasn’t going to ask this cliche question, but isn’t this a little ironic? I did a little searching and found several stories written on this particular school several months ago. How can we improve education for all? NOTICE: This domain name expired on 09/19/2012 and is pending renewal or deletion.
Share this .COM deal with friends! Over 53 million domains registered. Copyright © 1999-2012 GoDaddy.com, LLC. All rights reserved. *One FREE .COM, .CO, .NET or .ORG with purchase of a new 12-, 24- or 36-month website builder plan. Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education. Google Earth: 1 Billion Downloads and So Many Uses in the Classroom. Google Earth was one of the very first pieces of software that I began to create educational resources with.
As I put it in one of my first ever blog posts 5 years ago: ”This app won me over straight away.” 10,000 Young People: Designing the Future. The October 24-27 event is the flagship meeting of the world’s telecoms industries, brought together by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialised United Nations agency responsible for information and communication technologies. In the run up to the event, and during it, we’ll be showcasing the ideas of young people, aged 8-18, alongside the debates, panels and corridor discussions of these influential delegates. How Do We Change A Cultural Fascination With Grades?
Hide&Seek - Inventing new kinds of play. Sal Khan On 60 Minutes. Sanjay Gupta, introducing Khan Academy: Take a moment and remember your favorite teacher. Now imagine that teacher could reach, not thirty kids in a classroom, but millions of students all over the world. That's exactly what Sal Khan is doing on his website Khan Academy. If your favorite teacher did anything other than lecture for 10-20 minutes continuously, though, Khan Academy may seem like several steps in a different direction. Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education.