Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Oberlin College, for example, with its motto of “Learning and Labor,” requires students during each month-long “ winter term ” to pursue growth opportunities outside the traditional classroom, such as internships, research, or other projects. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.”

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6 Juni Learning has raised $790,000 from Arielle Zuckerberg, Jessica Livingston, Adora Cheung, and Deborah Quazzo for – you guessed it – private tutoring.

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Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” “ Can machine learning unlock the keys to great teaching? From the World Bank blog : “A crisis in learning : 9 charts from the 2018 World Development Report.”