Monthly Archives: May 2012

Come the Revolution

Thomas Freidman, the author of The World is Flat and co-author of That Used to Be Us has written an OP-ED in the New York Times that shares his views of the future of education.

 

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What is a College Degree Worth?

Below are two (2) articles that address the value of college majors, earnings, and employment. The reports reflect which majors have long term earning and employment opportunities and which majors are not a growth area for employment and earnings. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/30/us-personalfinance-grad-qa-idUSBRE83T0WK20120430 http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/Unemployment.Final.update1.pdf

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Beyond Textbooks

This brief video (3 minutes) provides an interesting perspective on how educators use the collaborative teaching and learning platform of a wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki) to eliminate the need for printed textbooks and to enrich the learning experience.  The video represents the focus of elementary school teachers but I believe the concepts are also congruent with adult education.

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Khan Academy – Reinvents Education

Salman Khan discusses his use of videos to reinvent education. His Khan Academy has a library of over 2,700 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 240 practice exercises. This approach to education provides a new … Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Social Good?

I remember a movie, “Pay It Forward” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223897/) that reflects the effects of being social conscious of others and how it creates a ripple effect of social good. This is part of being a servant leader. This article reflects how … Continue reading

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The Future of Education – 2012

The following article provides an interesting view of the future of education from both the student and the faculty & staff perspectives. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/5-predictions-higher-ed-technology-2012 Being able to teach online is going to be an essential skill moving forward in higher education. … Continue reading

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