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. One idea that may not be that controversial, but which needs to be shored up and practiced more across North America, is integration with real world experience, particularly in the information technology sector. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.”

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” 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. SNHU and LRNG are merging “to Create ‘ WeWork for Education ’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses.”

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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 Technology-augmented Academic Advising Improve College Graduation Rates? Via The New York Times : “Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too.”