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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley
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Education At Omidyar Network, we believe there are few more direct pathways to opportunity than education. That’s because a young person’s education can lay the foundation for a brighter future of economic possibility and societal well-being. Yet for too many people around the world, quality education is out of reach—leaving students unprepared for life and work, and parents unsure how to access quality education for their children. We know there is no panacea to address the complex local education challenges that exist. Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo hack), Watson’s power in person is an entirely different matter. The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally. Watson’s speech, which was met with a thunderous standing ovation, not only called for action from male allies, but clarified a persistent misconception about feminism in general.

Knowledge Map - Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy In partnership with The “Knowledge Gap” Research shows that students’ reading levels – especially from fifth grade onwards – are linked to their background knowledge about specific subjects. More affluent students succeed on skills-based ELA assessments, not because they are better at “finding the main idea,” but because they are far more likely to know more about the subject matter discussed.

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Google expands IT certificate program to 100 community colleges Google’s foray into education and workforce development is expanding, with the announcement that the company's IT support professional certificate program will now be offered at 100 community colleges over the course of the year, up from the original 30. The program is an online course, designed by Google and hosted on Coursera, meant to teach the basics of IT support, with the goal of preparing learners for a job. In promotional materials Google says the creation of the course in January 2018 was catalyzed when the company could not fill its many open IT support roles. Story continued below… With the IT certificate, Google is one of numerous big corporate players to introduce its own credentials into the postsecondary education and training ecosystem.

World Summit on the Information Society H.E. Mr. Adama SamassékouPresident of WSIS Preparatory Committee for Geneva Phase President of the African Academy of Languages, Former Minister of Education of Mali (1993-2000) Mr. Arizona State sees some early adaptive courseware success Arizona State University’s College Algebra classes have looked a little different these past few years. If you entered a classroom in the fall of 2015, you’d likely find 100 to 140 students listening to the professor lecture. Today, walking into an algebra classroom, you’d see those same 100 students all on their computers, with a professor and five undergraduate assistants roaming the class to give personalized help.

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Conditions required to implement OER practices in the Higher Education of Latin America - OCW Consortium Abstract The creation of the OCW by the MIT in 2001 can be considered a milestone in the recent history of the OER. Since then an increasing number of technologies, repositories and tools that support the creation, reutilization and distribution of open resources have been created on the Internet. However the expansion of major institutionalization initiatives such as the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) in Europe or OCW Universia in Latin America do not seem to evolve with the same level of enthusiasm and visibility. The adoption of OER principles (philosophy) operates according to a multiplicity of contextual factors that varies depending on each Higher Education institution. For the purpose of this study, the adoption of strategies and channels that embraced the principles of openness and reusability within the context of educational institutions is considered as a key innovation.

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