Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003.

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

The Hechinger Report

The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

The idea is to find trends and patterns in huge amounts of historical data and use those patterns to predict the future. He added that the number of students graduating with majors in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – has doubled since the introduction of predictive analytics.

Data 113

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

The University of Wisconsin is where human embryonic stem cells first were isolated, and it has since become a center of stem cell research. If Blank is right, then current trends put that future in doubt for much of the Midwest.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

EdTech 101

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 Several school districts in Michigan have taken note of this trend and are participating in homeschool partnerships that are building bridges between the two communities and changing public school instruction along the way.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

Students in STEM Learning Experiences To explore the relationship between participation in STEM learning and students’ views on digital learning, the report compares data from students in three specific types of STEM environments with students not in these programs.

“When technology becomes the ‘air and water’ we need in innovative instruction, and learning exists in a seamless and transparent way, then we know we’ve done well for our students. – Dr. Melanie Wiscount, USA

Daily Edventures

Since 2003, I have enthusiastically immersed my instruction and students into technology,” she says. “It It is exciting how every year there are new tools, technologies, and trends which keep my instruction and my students’ learning and assessments in constant renewal.”. McKinley Technology STEM High School, Washington, DC. When you’ve been teaching for more than 30 years like Dr. Melanie Wiscount has, you have seen a lot of changes.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. There’s a long list of technology products that I’m sure will appear on many “2016 Top Ed-Tech Trends” lists: Chatbots : As eCampus News pronounced in November : “How chatbots will change the face of campus technology.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right? I’ve written about the growing trend of companies and organizations selling procurement consulting services.). Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

Chegg 50

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” But when trying to write about ten “trends,” it’s evident: everything overlaps. ” A few months later, Facebook fired all of its “ trending news team ,” arguing that its algorithms would be able to better and objectively surface stories.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

The tech industry made a number of high profile donations and pledges this year, coinciding with the Trump administration’s announcement this fall that it would earmark $200 million in grants for computer science and STEM education. Financial data on the major corporations and investors involved in this and all the trends I cover in this series can be found on funding.hackeducation.com.