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Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing.

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Technology is very important for now and the future because that's what the future is all about. Hands on experience for technology must start as soon as possible because as the years go by the technology will advance and technology waits for no one.

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Does it matter that an elite university lied to college rankers for years?

Does it matter that an elite university lied to college rankers for years? | You can go to College! | Scoop.it

Since 2000, Emory University submitted false admissions data to college rankers and other organizations that showed higher test scores and class rankings than the Atlanta school’s students actually had. The school just did a public mea culpa and promised never to do it again.


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International Students Pay Top Dollar at U.S. Colleges

International Students Pay Top Dollar at U.S. Colleges | You can go to College! | Scoop.it

Foreign students boost the bottom line:

 

"This is the University of Washington’s new math: 18 percent of its freshmen come from abroad, most from China. Each pays tuition of $28,059, about three times as much as students from Washington State. And that, according to the dean of admissions, is how low-income Washingtonians — more than a quarter of the class — get a free ride.

 

With state financing slashed by more than half in the last three years, university officials decided to pull back on admissions offers to Washington residents, and increase them to students overseas.

 

That has rankled some local politicians and parents, a few of whom have even asked Michael K. Young, the university president, whether their children could get in if they paid nonresident tuition. “It does appeal to me a little,” he said."


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University Admission

The joint admission board (jab) has released new university admission cut off points for students who sat for the Kenya certificate of secondary education in...

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Adult Learners and the Necessary Shifts in University Admissions

Adult Learners and the Necessary Shifts in University Admissions | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
MOOCs have made lifelong learning an attainable goal for adults who otherwise might not have access to traditional higher education institutions.

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All Liberia students fail exam

All Liberia students fail exam | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
Liberia's education minister says she finds it hard to believe that all 25,000 candidates failed this year's university admission exam.

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The Future of Entrepreneurship and Education

The Future of Entrepreneurship and Education | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
As more people become self-employed, the fundamental education path will change: instead of trying to find employment, people will invent jobs based on their skills.
    

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People are becoming more creative and are furthering what they can do and perservering what they want. People are building totally different skills than people were building 20 years ago. 

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Susan M. Baxter's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:14 PM

Howard Tullman presents the prevailing and provocative view of college education from an entrepreneurship (& hi- tech) perspective. Some of his comments on the rate of change are not necessarily the case in biotech - but this is how many thought leaders and pundits are thinking about "jobs of the future" and the role of higher education. Internships. Participatory Learning. Project-based Learning.  We hope the CSUPERB Early-stage Biotechnology Commercialization Challenge pulls these threads together for student teams!

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Serious Games And The Future Of Education

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Are serious games the classroom tool of the future? Is the future already here?

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Video games will have a different effect on the different people. Some people can be addicted and some can control their gaming. If they are playing video games all day, their brain will be drained out. But sometimes video games can be applied to school. For example, in music, you want to hit the note and keep moving just like a video game.

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In pursuit of a polyglot nation - The Guardian

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In pursuit of a polyglot nation
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Role models can be a far more powerful way of selling language learning to young people, the roundtable was told.
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Learning how to speak another language in this world today is very vital. Spanish, English, and Chinese would be three very good languages to learn and be fluent in. Communication is very vital today because with so many techological advances face to face coomunication is very valuable.

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CA’s ‘attendance crisis’: one in four elementary students truant each year

CA’s ‘attendance crisis’: one in four elementary students truant each year | You can go to College! | Scoop.it

According to a report released thistles morning by the Attorney General of California, one of every four elementary school students in the state are truant every year.


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As well as hurting the education sysetm, truants are also hurting their educational journey. Not going to school will create laziness which will drive them into high school and not having a lot of motivation. In order to extend their education, students must first want to go to school and enjoy their educational experience so they can continue after high school.

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Students at Community Colleges Are Getting Younger and Younger

Students at Community Colleges Are Getting Younger and Younger | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
When I started teaching community college, I expected my classes to be made up of older people looking for a "second chance." I was wrong.

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
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In my opinion, this is such a great thing! People are wanting to continue their education right after high school and hopefully will still continue to a university. Students want to get on the right track to get ready for "the real world".

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:22 AM

With stories like this running through my head, I readied myself, read, and planned to teach to a class full of students deemed “non-traditional.”


The reality of my classroom was far different from what I expected. All four of my first-year composition courses this fall semester were made up, almost entirely, of students directly from high school. In each class, only one or two were veterans or adults over the age of 24. Age and experience-wise, my students are traditional college students.

My experience teaching younger students at community college is not unusual. More and more “traditional” students are attending community college today. 

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TOEFL – Know the minimum score required for a Top University | Study Abroad

TOEFL – Know the minimum score required for a Top University | Study Abroad | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
TOEFL – Know the minimum score required to get admission into a Top University.

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L.A.'s College-Prep Push Is Based On False Data

L.A.'s College-Prep Push Is Based On False Data | You can go to College! | Scoop.it

Eleven years ago, the San Jose school district began requiring all students to pass the classes necessary for admission to the state university systems. Educators elsewhere watched with enthusiasm as early results showed remarkable success.

But San Jose Unified has quietly acknowledged that the district overstated its accomplishments. And a Times analysis of the district’s record shows that its progress has not, in fact, far outpaced many other school systems’ and, more important, that most San Jose students have never qualified to apply to a state college.


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What is the Average College Fresher Like? [infographic] | Capital Campus

What is the Average College Fresher Like? [infographic] | Capital Campus | You can go to College! | Scoop.it

You have just got that letter of admission to college or university and you are excited but you don’t know what to expect. Hope this infographic helps.


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Corruption and bribery in the classroom | BBC News

Corruption and bribery in the classroom | BBC News | You can go to College! | Scoop.it

Corruption in education is a serious blight that undermines the quality and availability of schools and universities around the world, according to an international report.

 

Anti-corruption campaigners Transparency International have published a global survey showing that about one in six students has had to pay a bribe for education services.

 

In parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia this might be requiring parents to pay a fee for a school place that should be free.

 

In Eastern Europe, it might be paying to gain an advantage in university admissions.

 

The Berlin-based campaign group is best known for its annual "global corruption barometer", which measures levels of dishonest payments in more than 100 countries, based on more than 114,000 household interviews.

 

This year's survey also asked questions about people's first-hand experiences and perceptions of dishonesty in education.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing.

Via John Evans
Karina Gonzalez's insight:

Technology is very important for now and the future because that's what the future is all about. Hands on experience for technology must start as soon as possible because as the years go by the technology will advance and technology waits for no one.

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The future of education in Africa is mobile

The future of education in Africa is mobile | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent.

Via Peter Mellow, Maggie Verster, TA Telecom
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This is a very inspiring article because other people in different places have the same advantages as people in the United States do. Everyone deserves the same educational experience and has the right to use the educational tools as everyone else.

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Tablets: The Future Of Education

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“(O)ur share of tablets in education is 94%. I mean, it’s sort of unheard of. I’ve never seen a market share that high before. ~ Tim Cook Which Computing Form Factor Is Most Likely To Dominate Education?

Via TechinBiz
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So many people are utilzing tablets in their classrooms for educational purposes. Visual represntations of learning aspects are very useful. This may encourage students to further their education if they enjoy using the technological aspects of education.

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Home-school students do well first time in college - Deseret News

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Home-school students do well first time in college
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When Cade Taylor considers what career he'll choose, there's a little voice in the back of his mind that inspires him to aim high. It sounds like ...
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This is very inspiring to hear about the increasing amount of home schooled kids attending college. They are stepping outside of their comfort zone and furthering their education. 

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Preparing Students for College, Jobs, and Success

Preparing Students for College, Jobs, and Success | You can go to College! | Scoop.it
Adapting to higher standards and raising expectations may prove challenging, but they are the steps we must take so that our kids are successful in high schools and prepared for colleges and careers. Readiness is worth a celebration.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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By increasing expectations, the students will meet them. This will help them with the SATs and so the common core requirements are beneficial because it is preparing them for college and the students will learn a lot out of the lessons.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:54 AM

In a report my office issued last year, we found that almost half of recent Illinois high school graduates required remedial courses upon enrolling in a community college. These courses require time and money to complete, yet offer no credits toward a degree. Too often, students never get beyond those remedial courses and end up dropping out of college.

Why is the remediation rate so high? A large part of the reason is that we have not set high enough standards for what our children need to learn in Kindergarten through high school. When they arrive in post-secondary programs, they simply aren't equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

The same is true for careers. In Illinois, good jobs continue to go unfilled even while we grapple with tough economic times. This is due largely to the mismatch between the skills and knowledge we provide our students and what employers in a modern economy need workers to know.

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Let's Get Girls Interested In Engineering! - Forbes

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Let's Get Girls Interested In Engineering!
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Like most high school students entering college, I didn't know what I wanted to study. My best subject at the time ...
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If you have a gift for something, don't ignore it, chase after it and see where it takes you. It may be hard to complete it and have years in school but it's worth it.

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