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Month: January 2018

McGraw Prize Juror Discusses the New Learning Science Research Category

As the field of education continues to grow, so does the need for new, innovative thinking from leaders within the discipline. For Robert Feldman, that need is what inspired him to become a juror for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. Feldman, who works as senior advisor to the chancellor at the University…

Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed?

The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population—as face-to-face continues to plummet, according to Robert Ubell, vice dean emeritus of online learning at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and McGraw Prize Juror….

Sal Khan creates online academy to educate anyone in world for free

At the moment, he’s partial to “mind-blowing” similarities between Greek, Latin, Germanic languages and ancient Sanskrit as well as the fact that Iran and Ireland are the only countries with names that mean “land of the Aryans.”…

Podcast: How Reshma Saujani Helps Girls ‘March Up Into the Middle Class’

Eighty percent of funding for the nonprofit Girls Who Code comes from corporations. There is always a need for knowledgeable coders, especially at high-tech firms. In this Week’s Business of Giving, Reshma Saujani , founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, discusses the rise of her organization, which has taught 53,000 girls in all 50 states to…

Anant Agarwal Among Recipients of Coveted Padma Shri Award

Anant Agarwal was among three Indian Americans to be named recipients of the fourth highest civilian honor, the coveted Padma Shri Award….

Giving Refugees A Future With Free Education

MIT professor Anant Agarwal explains how his nonprofit online university, edX, uses technology to educate refugees for free….

Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to be honored as ‘Ambassador of Mindfulness’

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is being honored as an Ambassador of Mindfulness by Mindful Kids during their first Ambassador of Mindfulness luncheon….

In a Class of Her Own: Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp sat down with The Hindu to discuss her journey through Teach for America and Teacher for All….

edX CEO Anant Agarwal Review Recent Innovations in MOOCs

edX will be the preferred worldwide provider of MOOCs to Bennett University….