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The next big jobs collapse: higher education

Predicting the economic future is difficult, but lucrative.<p>Just ask hedge fund managers like John Paulson, whose 2007 bet on the housing market going …

Diverse Conversations: Teaching Higher Education: the Difference Between Diversity and Equity

The nature of higher education is changing and the student population is changing at colleges and universities across the country. With luck, the promotion of equality in higher education will continue to engender equality in education -- not only in terms of student access, actually, but in terms …

Student Debt and Higher Education

There is no doubt that students are graduating with more debt for a college education than they did even a decade ago. However, student debt is not a new issue. Without student loans, I would not have been able to go to college. Loans carried me through my bachelor's, master's, and doctoral …

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'

An interview with the country's minister of education, Krista Kiuru<p>Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than …

The Future Of Higher Education Depends On Innovation

<i>The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and</i> <i>education</i><i>. –</i> Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments<p>What does it really mean to be “educated”? And what is the …

The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now -- Don't Miss It

In a recent post, I spoke at length with Rick Beyer. Rick is a managing partner of Miles Howland Education Partners, an investment firm focusing on the higher education sector. In that interview we discussed innovation relating to macro trends in education. In this second interview we are talking …

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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.<p>It’s 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I’m lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor …

The key to solving the skills gap is to let colleges deliver higher education

Employers, ministers and the Confederation of British Industry all agree on one thing – unless we can make significant inroads into plugging the skills gap, long-term economic recovery is doomed.<p>In the past two years, there's been a wealth of reports on how the skills system is broken, with the …

Colleges Should Be About Education First

On Friday, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA, paving the way for college athletes to get paid. Paid even more, that is. The average cost of a four-year college education can exceed $300,000 -- and most Division I NCAA basketball and football athletes get that entire education, completely free …

Pyne's education policies hurt women – but the men in cabinet don't seem to have noticed

Along with a whole lot of other budget measures, the higher education reforms are now looking decidedly shaky, with minister Pyne once again trying to make a (possible) back-down look like a victory. I wish him luck with that, it didn’t work well with his spectacular double-back-flip-with-pike over …

Online Education Craze in China Lures Increasingly More VC Money - 'Startup's Story Platform’

In the first half of 2013 there was a wave of investments in online education sector. Since the beginning of this year we’ve seen even more VC money poured into it. The categories of the services by investees still include language-learning, text preparation and professional education. However, we …

College Education or College Degree?

What do students want in exchange for all of the money that they pay for college? Is it a degree or an education?<p>Gather any group of college professors in any discipline in any part of the country, and most (if not all) have noticed a mindset affecting many college students in which they seem to …

The Big Idea That Can Revolutionize Higher Education: 'MOOC'

Massive open online courses combine the best of college -- exceptional instruction -- with the best of technology -- online interactive learning<p><i>Massive open online courses combine the best of college -- exceptional instruction -- with the best of technology -- online interactive learning. Is this</i> …

An education in entrepreneurship? At Stanford's StartX, it starts with a wad of cash

Think Stanford University is becoming a startup factory? You may be right. The school, along with Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, is investing $1 …

Three tax-efficient ways to pay for education

I recall the story a few years ago of Doug Anglin who, at the age of 17, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against his Massachusetts high school. Mr. Anglin's complaint was that the school was discriminating against boys by giving better grades to students who "sit down, …

Diverse Conversations: Is Higher Education Worth It?

Recognizing the trends of higher education is important for those of us who are involved in it on a professional level. But what are the trends? Today, I'm speaking with Yvonne Tocquigny who is CEO of Tocquigny, a company that specializes in brand management and development for colleges and …