“There’s a famous phrase: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing you’ve got one,” says Pearson CEO John Fallon. And for education company Pearson, the problem is also one of its key products:
Researchers at Columbia University spent the past three years collecting course syllabi. Here’s what the unprecedented project discovered about the evolution of education. For decades, the syllabus has
In the United States, more students drop out of college than receive a degree. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only four in 10 students receive a degree within six years and only 20% graduate
Grade inflation has prompted fears that universities are lowering standards to make themselves more appealing to discerning students. (Picture credit: Getty) Universities appear locked in a race to the
The UK’s tertiary education system combines the highest levels of achievement with abject failure. It is high time that it underwent a detailed examination. Last week’s Augar Report came up with some analysis
Going to university pays off faster for women than it does for men, a new analysis has found. Within five years of graduating, women on average earn more than they would have if they had not gone to university.
Former Microsoft and Nokia executive Stephen Elop is McMaster University’s distinguished engineering executive in residence. Ishwar Puri is McMaster’s dean of engineering. It’s pretty clear we’re living