news roundup

4 math learning principles, admissions myths, and more

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

news-roundupEach Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Should your institution move into the Augmentarium future?

The potential applications of virtual and augmented reality in a host of disciplines–including education, science, medicine, the arts, entertainment and industry–are massive, say large institutions like the University of Maryland (UMD), whose Augmentarium serves as a potential instrumental model for innovative research facilities and universities looking to make their impact on the future.

Mythbusting admissions: 10 assumptions to reconsider

While social media channels are well-used by prospective students, it’s actually legacy platforms like email, and institutional websites, that have the most influence over college decision-making.

4 principles to guide math learning

A new initiative from The University of Texas at Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center will work to help entering college students choose math pathways that give them a rigorous course of study, while at the same time boosting college success.

Push continues to treat computer science as math

Backed by an all-star cast of Silicon Valley executives and nonprofit leaders, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the University of California Academic Senate on Dec. 2 to count high school computer science classes as math classes instead of electives — a move supporters say could help to diversify the tech industry.

Laura Ascione