How virtual schools will lead the ‘next normal’

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One of them is education–specifically online learning and virtual schools. Online learning is growing rapidly and is well-positioned to be the next big thing in education. billion by 2027 , growing at a CAGR of 18 percent from 2020 to 2027.

Exploring the Future of Mobile Learning


What Might Mobile Learning Look Like in 2027? Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning ResourcesI had the pleasure of sitting in on another fun Future Trends Forum discussion recently, this one exploring what mobile learning might look like a decade. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].


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Digital Learning Provider Skills Union secures $1.5m to fuel expansion


The funding round was led by Online Education Services (OES), part of the Seek group of companies, with notable investors including KDV, Hustle Fund, Koh Boon Hwee, Siu Rui Quek, Ishreth Hassen, Sumardy Ma, Simin Zhou, and Anvesh Ramineni. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

What motivates girls to pursue STEM?

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The numbers tell an alarming story about female representation in STEM education and fields. Today, only 24 percent of computer scientists are women, and by 2027, just 22 percent of women will be represented in the field. It’s a persistent and troubling problem: Why are girls so underrepresented in STEM clubs and subjects in K-12 through college, and why are there so many more men than women in STEM fields?


Girls Who Code Founder Awarded McGraw Education Prize


Prize in Education has been one of the most prestigious awards in the field, honoring outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through innovative and successful approaches. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University. This year, there are three prizes: for work in pre-K-12 education, higher education and a newly created prize, for learning science research. For 30 years, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr.

What have Mississippi legislators proposed for education in the first few days of the legislative session?

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. They include several bills focused on education in the Magnolia state. Such programs are needed for youth in the state ; mental health needs, left untreated, can have an impact on a child’s education. 2027 , also proposed by Sen.

Mississippi’s graduation rate gaps are among lowest in the country, report finds

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For decades, the reputation of Mississippi’s schools has been poor: Compared to educational systems in other states, Mississippi has usually ranked near the bottom. Although the state still has work to do, Mississippi ’s educational system has made progress and is now close to or better than the national average in some aspects. Higher Education.

SG sports and fintech-oriented game developer Beryllium nets $3m funding


It aims to engage and educate the younger generation on how trading works through fantasy sports, a topic that it said is more exciting among young people. billion in 2027 globally. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet?

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

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Since 1990, jobs in science, technology, engineering and math have grown by 79 percent , and are expected to grow an additional 13 percent by 2027 , according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey. . This means it is essential for educators to find a way to engage students early to build their coding knowledge, and virtual and augmented reality platforms may be the answer. . Technology Companies Invest in AR and VR Education Apps.

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning


Department of Education forecasts that by 2027, postsecondary enrollment among adults will grow by just 1 percent, compared to a 5 percent growth rate for more traditionally-aged students. Education Technology Future of Work Digital Credentials Higher Education

Girls Who Code Goes to Capitol Hill: Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?


Lawrence Jackson for Girls Who Code) The legislation is an important component in closing the gender gap, Saujani said, because current efforts to expand computer science education—33 states have passed legislation in the last five years—are having either no impact or a negative impact on girls’ participation in computer science. Education Technology Policy & Government Coding Computer Science Diversity and EquityJacky Rosen, a former computer programmer and the current junior U.S.

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Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

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So after dropping out for a while, Dzindzichashvili returned to education part time. Dzindzichashvili’s slog through higher education is surprisingly common. Department of Education. That’s starting to change as federal forecasts show part-time enrollment outpacing full-time enrollment through at least 2027 and other new figures shed light on how long it takes for part-time students to graduate. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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In addition to the academic demands, she and her friends acknowledged, they’re concerned about the cost of their graduate educations, the debt they may accumulate to pay for it and whether jobs will be available at the other end. Graduate students can also borrow an unlimited amount toward their educations, unlike undergraduates, whose borrowing is capped. Department of Education. Graduate education is being used to subsidize undergraduate education. The St.

OPINION: Six ways to nurture high-aptitude math students in under-resourced schools

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If educators share with parents information about summer programs, community-based organizations or online resources, parents may be willing to take the next step to get their children involved.


Can Mentorships Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects?


The same concept applies in education, and especially in the STEM sector, where EdSurge found mentors working with girls of all ages. They can also help keep more of them interested in technical education and the related career opportunities. college-educated workforce, but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce. Education Technology Leadership STEMAs Saneeya Khan looks around at her workplace, she doesn’t see many people who look like her.


The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade

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“If it does come true, we’re going to see massive changes,” said Mike Griffith, a school finance specialist at the Education Commission of the States, a think tank that aims to inform education policy. I calculated a gradual decline in enrollment from projections made by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), a nonprofit agency among 15 states. Department of Education, shows an opposite trend.

How 60 Minutes Oversimplified the Gender Gap and Overlooked Women in Tech


The leaders of Girls Who Code , a nonprofit whose mission is to close the gender gap in tech, and littleBits , a New York-based hardware company that uses educational kits to teach kids how to use technology, each responded to the 60 Minutes segment—which draws about 11 million weekly viewers—in separate posts on Medium that went viral. By Saujani’s estimations—based on a report from Girls Who Code—the gender gap in entry-level technology jobs is on track to close by 2027.

Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

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If the number of black-owned firms in Birmingham was proportionate to the percentage of college-educated residents who are black, 830 more businesses in the city would be black-owned. If the number of black-owned firms in Birmingham was proportionate to the percentage of college-educated residents who are black, 830 more businesses in the city would be black-owned. Underrepresentation Based on Education.


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(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 6 Today, "College Behind Bars"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This four-part series, currently available at no charge to educators and students, raises very big questions about the purpose of education and learning for individuals and for the larger community.

A Slow-Moving Storm: Why Demographic Changes Mean Tough Challenges for College Leaders


He’s author of a new book with a very straightforward title: Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education. EdSurge recently sat down with Grawe, who described how this slow-moving storm raises existential questions for higher education. We're lucky in higher education that we can see some of these trends in the demand for our products 18 years in advance because of the lead time. And how many of them were driven by the returns to college education spiking like it did?

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour, as my friend Gary Stager has described him , was the “inventor of everything (good) in education.” I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss.

Like it or not, Trump is the next president — Now, here’s how he can improve higher ed

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Now that the election is over, it’s time to get serious about solving our nation’s higher education crisis with support from our nation’s new leader. We need to pull together and galvanize the recommendations of our higher education leadership into real, positive policy change for our public universities. Mr. Trump has not yet outlined a significant higher education plan, but we know he, like many of our citizens, is against the idea of federalization.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work. Arguably this focus on CS was the one education policy pursued by Obama that Trump did not try to loudly reverse.)

Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high schools graduates will decline

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Why It Matters: More minority and low-income grads going to college could require stronger commitment to educate them. For higher education institutions to continue at that pace or boost it, they’ll need to find new ways of educating a student body increasingly composed of people who are the first in their family to enter college. ” Joe Garcia, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Read more about higher education.