Community colleges are all the rage, while another education bootcamp folds. Plus: please tell the kisok about your interaction with the humans.
–Statement on the website of the now-defunct Learners Guild, one of many coding bootcamps which has launched in the past few years.
An ill-timed strike by academic workers could stall the engine, and expensive follow-up lawsuits by students could compound problems and trigger a whirling financial freefall.
Today’s news reflects the theme of student empowerment, as they enjoy looser admissions standards, free degree programs offered by employers, and 3.8% unemployment!
This week, Google enhanced its Search function to provide helpful summary profiles of colleges. We summarize the features and consider the benefits for both students and Google itself.
Stanford Professor Emeritus of Education Dr. Larry Cuban recently joined us to share his insights on the ways in which technology tends to be adopted by schools, and whether edtech truly enables transformation in education.
Walmart rolls back tuition costs and the economy is booming–so why are more colleges closing? Plus, interesting stats about wage growth for entry-level workers and smartphone use by teens.
MissionU, a heavily-hyped one-year alternative to college, has folded after a single year of operations. We consider the lessons and warning signs from this failure in the alt-college movement.
During this peak graduation season, I’ve enjoyed perusing the latest commencement speeches posted on YouTube. The best one I’ve seen so far comes from Ben Nemtin, speaking to graduates at the University of Utah: brief, funny, and motivating!
Probably the only news update we will ever have which includes a story about a hearse. Also: the NYT digs for dirt in college admissions, and rankings of top community and Christian colleges.