Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

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She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. Truly.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

According to UNESCO, global demand for higher education is expected to grow from 100 million students currently to 250+ million by 2025. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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billion by 2025, while the education sector will attract 15 million users. Despite its user base plateauing out in 2008, the company is now planning a second wind for Second Life with a laser focus on the educational terrain.

CSU and California Community Colleges Partner on a Tool To Find Transferable Online Courses

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At the community college level, students could take online courses from either a California community college or a CSU in order to more quickly meet requirements to transfer or complete an associate's degree. In addition to increasing online course options, the Graduation Initiative 2025 includes hiring more tenure-track faculty and academic advisors across CSU’s 23 campuses, and connecting more eligible students to financial aid.

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5 Years Since Starbucks Offered to Help Baristas Attend College, How Many Have Graduated?

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Yet in May, Humberstone crossed the commencement stage at ASU, becoming one of nearly 3,000 Starbucks employees who have earned bachelor’s degrees online through the company-university partnership program. “It In a tight labor market, many companies struggle to attract and retain workers.

How the LMS Market Can Transform Teaching and Learning to Benefit All Stakeholders

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

According to a report submitted to the 2025 Global Analysis and Forecasts at the start of this year, the Learning Management System (LMS) Market is expected to grow in the US from $5.05 billion in 2025.

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7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

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23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. Many of the ministers hop on over to Davos’ annual meeting afterward. Bett is primarily about the business of education; this means that outside the keynotes, presentations and seminars (of which there are many), most of what goes on are meetings and events for vendors and their distribution partner ecosystems.

Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

EdNews Daily

By 2025, the number of new teachers needed is expected to be over 300,000 per year, while the expected supply of new teachers is expected to be just over 100,000. By Charles Sosnik.

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

The Hechinger Report

In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. Companies saw a business opening to soak up these foundation grants.

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This tool boosts science, engineering interest

eSchool News

“It’s meeting a need,” she said about the program that’s been in Tennessee middle schools for two years. “It’s where technology meets education” as well as where students themselves are on the learning curve, he said.

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DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

They say that by 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require such credentials, and today only 45 percent of the state’s young adults have them.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

The Hechinger Report

By 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some kind of post-secondary education, and now only 45 percent of the state’s young adults meet that criterion. After a 20-minute walk, and a 10-minute wait in the rain, DeAngelo Bowie catches the bus to get to work.

ASU’s Starbucks Deal Was Just the Beginning

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Starbucks did it for a much more interesting reason, which is, Starbucks wants to be an exemplar of what a 21st-century company can be. Starbucks’ goal is to have 25,000 students graduate from this program by 2025. So having another player with a very great brand, like Purdue, come into this market and say, “In order to meet our purpose as a public land-grant university, we need to do something like this” really validates our model.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College (ACCJC), the accreditor for California’s community colleges, lost its appeal to the Department of Education in January and will have a year to resolve the issues surrounding its not meeting federal accreditation standards. It should perhaps make us question what’s going on with all those Silicon Valley companies who are actively peddling their alternative credentials as a substitute for a college degree.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Broadly : “ Betsy DeVos to Meet with Men’s Rights Groups , Reports Say.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “After Meeting With DeVos, Title IX Activists Say They Still Have Many Questions.” Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” “Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson.

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” “ Roger Ailes ’ name will be removed from a WOUB newsroom, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced Monday during a Faculty Senate meeting,” the Post Athens reports. – to the New York-based company Cyndx. Founded by former Pearson exec Larry Singer , the company will offer openly licensed resources to schools. The company has raised $7.45 Education Politics.

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