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Tech-savvy doesn’t mean internet-savvy

Many people, pundits and educators alike, operate under the assumption that the current generation of students is the most technologically savvy in history. While today’s young people certainly are surrounded by…

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How competency is changing mainstream education

I tend to see competency-based courses/alternative credentialing like solar energy: They both sprang from urgent need; they are practical, yet challenge the status quo; and both were technically around long…

‘Brogrammers,’ ‘hogrammers,’ and the gender gap

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‘Brogrammers,’ ‘hogrammers,’ and the gender gap

The rise of the brash, stylish, computer-geek-turned-cool-guy known simply as a “brogrammer” among popular technology startups threatens to further alienate women from enrolling in computer science courses, where for years…

10 popular, banned books

Reading is still a central part of learning, and with the current emphasis on eBooks and 21st century learning in school and campus libraries, it’s hard to imagine any book…

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5 retention strategies across campus

One of the biggest reasons I stuck with my private liberal arts college (Kenyon) was because of small classes and a really pretty landscape. Digging a little deeper, it was…

How ‘collaborative learning’ is transforming higher education

At Duke University, business school students use a state-of-the-art “virtual lecture hall” to have conversations with CEOs and fellow students from around the world.…

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Should all students learn this skill?

Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning,…

The neglected mission of U.S. higher education

With the nation debating models and metrics for the federal government’s rating of America’s more than 4,000 colleges and universities, there’s one crucial area that no one talks about measuring.…

Which schools will lead the pack in higher ed?

On April 30, Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, the New American Foundation and Arizona State University, will hold a conference in Washington, D.C., called “Hacking the University: Will Tech…

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Why STEM needs a community to succeed

Washington, DC -- When journalist Judy Woodruff was in college, she wanted to be a mathematician, but a professor discouraged her from pursuing math as a career. "He thought women had…

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