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Community college enrollment rates expected to keep falling

Some researchers are warning community colleges that enrollment isn't expected to improve, even as they grapple with declines in state funding and …

College & University

Sex robots may soon be able to turn down sexual advances from humans

In a Season 5 episode of HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley</i>, the show’s main characters come across a humanoid robot named Fiona that experiences unwanted advances …

Robotics

Telling the wrong story about racial discrimination in education

In 2015, Indian-American Vijay Chokal-Ingam, brother of actress Mindy Kaling, went public with his story of posing as a black man to benefit from …

College & University

What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution? (Infographic)

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots.<p>2 min read<p>People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.<p>The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can …

The Future

Betsy Devos Remakes Higher Education in the Image of Trump University

The for-profit system of accreditation is as corrupt as the bond-rating system was, only it’s not only dollars at stake but the lives and dreams of a …

Higher Education

Universities are running 'threadbare' courses in rush to put 'bums on seats', higher education minister warns

Universities are running “threadbare” courses in a rush to put “bums on seats”, the higher education minister has warned.<p>Sam Gyimah said that while students should be encouraged to "follow their passions" when deciding which university course to study, they need to be aware that the choice will …

Higher Education

Scientists have created a murder-obsessed 'psychopath' AI called Norman — and it learned everything it knows from Reddit

Some people fear Artificial Intelligence, maybe because they've seen too many films like "Terminator" and "I, Robot" where machines rise against humanity, or perhaps becaise they spend too much time thinking about Roko's Basilisk.<p>As it turns out, it is possible to create an AI that is obsessed with …

Artificial Intelligence

College pay-off seems elusive for many U.S. young people

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When Scott Petracco graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in biology eight years ago, he thought he would quickly get a job in a laboratory and pay off $30,000 in student loans.<p>But the country was just emerging from the 2007-2009 …

College & University

Report Says Colleges Aren't Delivering Good Jobs; It's Probably Wrong

The Permanent Detour is a report by Burning Glass Technologies and Strada Institute for the Future of Work (formerly USA Funds) that uses job postings and resumes to make assessments about college degree holders who take jobs for which a degree is not required – known as underemployment.<p>The report …

College & University

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

Lowering college tuition helps reduce student debt

One of the best things about working in education is watching students, some from modest-income families, graduate and go on to work in careers that …

College & University

The complicated truth about Sophia the robot — an almost human robot or a PR stunt

Sophia the robot has become a cultural icon.<p>The animatronic robot has made its way across late night stages, graced the cover of magazines, headlined …

Robotics

Governors urged to expedite faculty recruitment, review outdated curriculum in state universities

Ninety four per cent of the students enrolled in higher education are in state public and state private universities. A state Governor act as the …

Higher Education

The College Completion Landscape: Trends, Challenges, and Why It Matters

<b>Key Points</b><p>College completion is perhaps the most commonly used metric to gauge student success. Although there have been some improvements in the …

Higher Education

France starts work on revolutionary 'Alzheimer's village' where patients roam almost free

Work has begun on France’s first "Alzheimer's village” where patients will be given free rein without medication in a purpose-built medieval-style citadel designed to increase their freedom and reduce anxiety.<p>Residents of the village in Dax, southwestern France, will be able to shop in a small …

Dementia

Meet 'Norman,' a terrifying, psychopathic AI

Talk about a pessimistic worldview.<p>‘Norman,’ a new algorithm created by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sees the negative—to the extreme—as compared to “normal” algorithms generated by artificial intelligence.<p>Where a regular algorithm sees a group of birds sitting atop a …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's How Higher Education Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps

Higher education is not what it used to be, and that's no accident.A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public …

Higher Education

For the Elderly Who Are Lonely, Robots Offer Companionship

Researchers are testing whether digital assistants can help older people stay healthy<p>Twice a day a little robot in Rayfield Byrd’s living room lights up and asks him a very personal question: “Have you taken your medication?”<p>For the past few weeks, Mr. Byrd, a 67-year-old retired transit worker who …

Loneliness

New findings cast net more broadly on 'nontraditional' college presidents

New research on pathways to the presidency is tweaking the traditional meaning of the term “traditional,” asking whether the country's public …

Higher Education

What and who are fueling the movement to privatize public education — and why you should care

This is an important article by author Joanne Barkan about the history of the movement to privatize U.S. public schools, which is now at the heart of the national debate about the future of publicly funded education in this country.<p>We now have an education secretary, Betsy DeVos, who is admittedly …

Education

A New Era of Protest Is Energizing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. But There Are Challenges

It was a chilly Friday afternoon in early February, and a group of young activists huddled around a table inside a modern, earthy café in Atlanta’s …

Colleges Are No Match for American Poverty

Amarillo College, in Texas, is working hard to accommodate low-income students—but it can only do so much.<p>Russell Lowery-Hart spent a Texas winter weekend sleeping outside, even when a light rain fell and it grew so cold that he forced muddy shoes into his sleeping bag to warm his feet. By day, the …

College & University

Congress Needs To Follow The Research And Prioritize Higher Education

Worldwide, we have seen a trend towards increasing investment in traditional higher education, including and especially liberal arts programs like philosophy, economics, mathematics, biology and chemistry. But in the U.S., we’re questioning not just the dollars-and-cents value of a four-year degree …

Higher Education

Universities need to do more to support refugee students

In the past two decades Australian universities and schools have received growing numbers of students from refugee backgrounds. This is in line with …

Students

A for-profit high school recruits students with guarantee on admission to top colleges

Many private high schools boast in recruitment materials about the success of their graduates in gaining admission to top colleges. After all, many …

College & University

The Costs of Higher Ed Part III: The Labor Problem

For final installment of our series, <i>The Costs of Higher Ed</i>, Columbia Ph.D. candidate Tania Bhattacharyya and Sean M. Kennedy, a Ph.D. candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, discuss the ongoing efforts to organize graduate student labor as well as adjunct …

Higher Education

China using artificial intelligence to grade homework

Can robots grade student homework as well as human teachers? Scientists in China working on a 10-year-old project believe they can -- one day. The …

Artificial Intelligence

A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?

Justin Napier is exactly the kind of community college graduate Tennessee was hoping for.<p>In high school, Napier didn't have his eye on college. In fact, he had a job lined up working on race cars after graduation. But in the spring of 2014, a year before Napier graduated, Gov. Bill Haslam announced …

College & University

A rural school turns to digital education. Is it a savior or devil's bargain?

MODOC, Indiana — When Jamie Harshman entered kindergarten at the local public school here more than 20 years ago, her parents did not anticipate that she would graduate from Union School Corp., as the single school in this district has been known since it was formed in 1952.<p>Locals have long thought …

Education

Chicago will add resources to University of Illinois, chancellor says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois’ chancellor says expanding the university’s presence to Chicago won’t drain resources from Champaign-Urbana, …

University of Illinois