Education

Retraining workers automated out of the workforce; blending the digital and the physical in the classroom; democratizing credentialing—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of education.

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https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/12/machine-learning-has-transformed-google-translate/
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Mother Jones
Alex Tabarrok draws my attention to an article in the New York Times Magazine this weekend. It’s about machine learning in general, but it starts out with this: Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when […]
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http://www.japansubculture.com/humanities-to-be-outlawed-at-public-universities/
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Japan Subculture
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-plan-to-defend-against-the-war-on-science/
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Scientific American
The challenge of creating a public able to parse evidence-free “facts” rests with the press, educators and other thought leaders
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-does-the-school-day-end-two-hours-before-the-workday?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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Pocket
This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options.
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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/student-loan-debt-eonomy-162401339.html
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Yahoo
J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon is concerned that the $1.5 trillion student loan debt pile is starting to affect the economy, urging greater urgency to resolve the crisis.
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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-college-admissions-scandal-and-the-banality-of-scamming
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The New Yorker
Stories about grifters allow us to vicariously live out our worst urges, but they also present us with open-and-shut arcs that show crime doesn’t pay—in a world that, more often than not, suggests that it does.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW14wY5eYPs
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Milken Institute
ModeratorJeffrey SelingoContributor, The Washington Post; Special Advisor, Arizona State UniversitySpeakersBill AchtmeyerParthenon Founder and Senior Managin...
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/realizing-human-potential-skills-jobs-care-work
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We Forum
The world of work is changing, but education and training systems are not keeping pace. A new report charts how to prepare for the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution.
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https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/education-reform-inequality-jobs-economy/
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Jacobin Magazine
Better education won't fix inequalities rooted in capitalism.
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https://www.nature.com/news/many-junior-scientists-need-to-take-a-hard-look-at-their-job-prospects-1.22879
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Nature
Permanent jobs in academia are scarce, and someone needs to let PhD students know.
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https://singularityhub.com/2019/03/22/traditional-higher-education-is-losing-relevance-heres-whats-replacing-it/#sm.001yb29jm13dsfjd103ou324mad3c
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Singularity
The education system is rapidly changing. Traditional master’s programs for business are ebbing away in the tides of exponential technologies.
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https://www.governing.com/now/What-the-Pandemic-Teaches-About-the-Need-to-Redesign-Education.html
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Governing
Schools need to be better positioned for the next crisis. That means making technology available, preparing students and teachers for online learning, and bringing an equity focus to assessment tools.
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https://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/10-roles-for-artificial-intelligence-in-education/
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Teach Thought
From curriculum to assessment to personalization, artificial intelligence should change everything about you teach & how students learn.
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https://99percentinvisible.org/article/libraries-things-real-sharing-economy-digital-age/
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99 Percent Invisible
A “Library of Things” program in Sacramento, California has started to loan out all kinds of stuff that people may want to use, once in a while, but not own. An initiative of the Sacramento Public Library, the program aims to broaden the scope of libraries in useful ways. Their collection includes a laminating machine, music instruments, digital cameras, sewing
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https://www.the74million.org/article/struggle-for-the-future-schools-lag-in-preparing-students-for-the-age-of-automation/
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The 74 Million
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical High School, a sprawling, low-slung campus on a hillside in eastern Queens, offers its students many ways to prepare for a job. On a summer-ish morning in early October, graphic arts students in a darkened classroom animated and edited their striking concoctions on propped-up 27-inch Wacom tablets. Not far away, […]
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https://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/2115271/china-wants-bring-artificial-intelligence-its-classrooms-boost
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South China Morning Post
China wants to bring artificial intelligence to its classrooms to boost its education system
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https://qz.com/962487/states-are-moving-to-cut-college-costs-by-introducing-open-source-textbooks/
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Quartz
Initiatives in Maryland and New York are attempting to curb rising education costs by adopting open-source, copyright-free textbooks.
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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/estherwang/chinese-americans-harvard-affirmative-action-asian-americans
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Buzzfeed
A new generation of Chinese Americans is teaming up with a white conservative activist to end affirmative action. If their lawsuit against Harvard goes forward, they could get their wish.
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https://cen.acs.org/education/undergraduate-education/British-students-decline-study-chemistry/97/i40
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C & EN
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https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center/2019/09/25/bringing-art-school-to-law-school-can-legal-design-change-the-practice-of-law/
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Above The Law
A discussion of legal design's impact and potential.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU
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PragerU
Dangerous people are filling the heads of young people with dangerous nonsense. Who are these people? They are what Jordan Peterson calls “the post-modernist...