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Healthcare has an accessibility problem—disruptive innovations can help

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The healthcare system in the United States is expensive and riddled with logistical and systemic barriers, all of which add up to a lack of accessibility. A 2020 study found that almost 25% of Americans skipped out on medical care because of the cost.

Why personalized learning is hard to study

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This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. The findings? NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges.

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The supreme importance of innovation theories

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In a recent podcast with Future Africa, Michael Seibel, CEO and partner at Y Combinator (YC), noted that, “80% of the companies that do YC raise money on demo day. Only] 2% build successful companies.”

Yes, the global middle class is growing, but the real growth opportunity is already here

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Even with the economic setbacks brought about by the pandemic, the global middle class has grown rapidly in recent years. Between 2011 and 2019, the number of people living on $10 to $50 a day grew by 54 million per year on average. .

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

3 development lessons from America’s longest war

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Once US troops began pulling out of Afghanistan, it quickly became clear that the Afghan government couldn’t stand on its own. In fairly short order President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and Taliban took control of the government.

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Three reasons anti-poverty programs don’t work, and how there’s a better way

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Now that the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be directly affecting more people in growth economies , it’s clear that more people will be pushed into poverty.

Three relationships whose power K–12 schools consistently underestimate

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You’re a school superintendent in a mid-size urban district. One of your principals calls you to share that attendance rates among students learning remotely this year are dropping. She says, “We’re doubling down on prioritizing relationships to ensure that students have their unique needs met.”.

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Exit emerging economies, enter growth economies; a long overdue name change

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Names are important. They help us identify, describe, and categorize. What comes to your mind when you hear the names Apple, Netflix, or Disney ? They are all household names, synonymous with both innovation and pleasant customer experiences.

The power and simplicity of Job to Be Done theory

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The most important tool in an innovator’s toolbox: Jobs Theory.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

5 tips to promote equity in the classroom through a focus on students’ relationships

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For as long as schools have existed, educators have been well-aware of the importance of supporting the whole child. This means that students’ access to caring, trusting relationships— who they know —is as imperative for their learning and wellbeing as what they know.

Not all charity is created equal: 3 questions charitable organizations need to ask themselves

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Despite the financial setbacks faced by many in 2020, charitable giving rose to an all-time high. Global giving statistics aren’t collected, but in the United States people donated a record $471 billion dollars to charitable organizations, the equivalent of 2.25% of the county’s GDP for that year.

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Designing schools for flexibility when students need it now more than ever

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Even for the best educators, meeting every student’s needs can prove elusive. Most schools operate a rigid system of teacher-led, whole-class instruction that moves at a single pace and is designed for order and efficiency, not adaptability.

Beyond test scores: K–12 data must identify gaps in students’ opportunity to learn

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In an effort to accelerate learning, districts across the nation are doubling down on data to guide classroom practices. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any district not committed to a “data-driven” approach to drive academic support in the years ahead.

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2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

For high schools, let’s preserve variant of hybrid learning after COVID

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As school communities ponder what new COVID-induced practices they should maintain post-pandemic , high on the list should be a variant of hybrid learning for high schoolers.

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Can telehealth disrupt traditional models of healthcare? It depends.

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With COVID opening the door to the recent rise in telehealth, we’ve spent some time talking about its pros and cons, what is needed to help sustain its growth , and our own predictions for its longevity. .

Is it the government’s job to build infrastructure? It depends.

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In March, the Biden administration announced a behemoth infrastructure package. The more than $2 trillion plan is designed to create jobs, boost America’s productivity by building or upgrading the nation’s infrastructure, and position the United States as a leader in clean energy.

Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

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Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Mental and physical health’s necessary balancing act

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At the recent Tokyo Summer Olympics, fan favorite and 2016 all-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles raised eyebrows by stepping back from much of the competition to prioritize her mental health.

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Taiwan created a space for innovation and reaped the benefits. Other economies should take note.

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Why do many waves of innovation come to North America from Asia? Late Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen reflected upon this question in a conversation with Shih Chintay, then dean of the National Taiwan Sport University College of Technology Management, in 2010.

Employers have a simple tool in the war for talent: Stop requiring degrees

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As companies enter a fierce war for talent , they have one simple tactic at their disposal that could help unlock vast pools of potential talent: eliminate the degree requirement for open jobs.

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How Alibaba solved the trust problem on its platform and a model for companies in growth economies

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At $21.8 billion, China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba, was the largest IPO in US history. Today, the company is worth $657.5 billion , but the road to unprecedented success was marked with significant challenges.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

It’s time for a new accountability model for alternative and virtual K–12 schools

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As full-time virtual learning moved from the fringe to the mainstream in mid-March 2020, onlookers expressed concerns about access for learners and accountability for the learning itself. Some policymakers have even gone so far this year as to ban the remote option.

Edtech that connects can boost whole child supports

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This summer, schools are being bombarded with edtech solutions promising accelerated learning or better online environments than Zoom sessions of the year past.

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2020 vs. 2021: Notable trends in innovative school practice nationwide

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Recently I told a group of high school students that my research investigates how schools are changing during the pandemic. One student’s unprompted reaction in the Zoom chat was so straightforward that it made me chuckle: “Oh we changed a lot.” Indeed.

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Why-and How-large corporations should invest in market-creating innovations

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This piece was co-authored by Christimara Garcia, a volunteer at the Christensen Institute and founder of Catalyze Innovations Initiative, a Brazilian market-creating innovation action tank.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Assessments don’t always translate outside the classroom, but students’ networks do

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Before COVID, an “ epidemic of untapped potential ” was emerging. Year after year, many of Boston’s best and brightest were successfully completing high school only to face obstacles that thwarted their ability to reach their potential.

Teachers’ pandemic experiences reveal the shortcomings of compliance culture

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“Hardest year since my first year. I feel like I failed my students this year.” This year has been very hard on all teachers, we work too much and get paid very little.” This has been the hardest year ever and I hope to return to some type of normalcy again soon.”.

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A post-mortem on online internships: Lots of hype or signs of hope?

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The past year thrust one of the most-celebrated (yet understudied) onramps to the world of work online: internships. What did this experiment in online and hybrid internships teach us? Who thrived and who floundered?

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Innovation isn’t about breakthrough tech—it’s about breaking down barriers

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In the early 2000s, a group of young Estonians who were fed up with the high cost of long-distance phone calls developed software that enabled them to talk to each other on video through their computers.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.