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Future of Learning Event - 11/5

Homeschooled with MIT courses at 5, accepted to MIT at 15 | MIT News

Ahaan Rungta and his family moved from Calcutta, India, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2001, the same year MIT announced OpenCourseWare (OCW), a …

Starting Schools Is the Next Hot Thing in Silicon Valley

Learning Strategies<p>Starting Schools Is the Next Hot Thing in Silicon Valley<p>Oct 28, 2015<p><b>WHICH SCHOOL WOULD YOU SEND YOUR KIDS TO?</b> Ever since former …

How Teachers Can Run Classrooms Like ‘Lean Startups’

column | Edtech Business<p>How Teachers Can Run Classrooms Like ‘Lean Startups’<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Oct 29, 2015<p>Flickr<p>Related Stories<p>The …

A 21st-century higher education: training for jobs of the future

<i>Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”. This article is part of The Conversation’s</i> …

Communication Skills

Boost Critical Thinking: Let Students Use Google on Exams

What's the point of a high school examination? Ostensibly it's to gauge whether a student has crammed enough necessary information into his or her …

Students

How Your Network Could Secretly Be Killing Your Career Prospects

You are the average of the people you spend the most time with. It’s a natural thing. You become more like the people you spend a lot of time with. I …

Is Education Technology Losing Its Humanity?

column | Postsecondary Learning<p>Is Education Technology Losing Its Humanity?<p>By George Siemens (Columnist)     Sep 16, 2015<p>Flickr user ssoosay<p>Related …

You're not irrational, you're just quantum probabilistic: Researchers explain human decision

For instance, scientists have long known that the order in which questions are asked on a survey can change how people respond—an effect previously …

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

This 13-year-old founder will probably be your boss soon

Soroush Ghodsi is 13-years-old. It shouldn’t matter. It doesn’t really matter. And yet…<p>I first encountered Soroush when I emailed him about an experimental anonymous Twitter bot called Whispererly, not realising that it was a side-project from such a young entrepreneur.<p>Have you visited TNW's …

Bye, Bye Capitalism. We’re Entering the Age of Abundance.

The old model of unwieldy behemoths is giving way to a new one of collaboration. Welcome to the world of Peers.<p>C<b>ompare the phone</b> you had as a kid to …

The One Trait That Elon Musk, Ben Franklin, and Marie Curie Have In Common

“Jack of all trades. Master of none.”<p>The warning against being a generalist has persisted for hundreds of years in dozens of languages.<p>“Equipped with knives all over, yet none is sharp,” warned people in China. In Estonia, it went, “Nine trades, the tenth one — hunger.”<p>Yet, many of the most …

Raising Kids During Exponential Times

How do you raise kids today during these exponential times?<p>Should they learn a second language… in a world of instant translation?<p>Should they ever …

My vision for the socially connected future

It’s an exciting time to be in Silicon Valley. We can all agree that technology is advancing faster every day and infilitrating every possible …

The nerd's guide to learning everything online

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for …

Geek

What do babies think?

"Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species," says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated …

Biological Species

In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, study finds

Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of …

Should We Redesign Capitalism to Address Our Jobless Future?

<i>“There are more net jobs in the world today than ever before, after hundreds of years of technological innovation and hundreds of years of people</i> …

Entrepreneurs, Not Government, Drive Innovation –...

It’s sad that the U.S. government doesn’t fund risky research anymore.<p>After all, “the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy …

Accelerators Are The New Business School

Vitaly M. Golomb Contributor<p>Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures and is the author of the forthcoming book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Trump, Brexit and ISIS are the symptoms, and technology is the problem<br>• The Government Once …

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifesto <i></i>that outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are More Successful

Research shows that people with strong emotional intelligence are more likely to succeed than those with high IQs or relevant experience.<p>We’ve learned that emotional intelligence (EQ) is a crucial skill for both leaders and employees. But several studies point to just how important EQ can be to …

YC-Backed Livecoding.tv Is Twitch.tv For Coding

Livecoding.tv, a startup in Y Combinator’s current class, is launching today to help coders learn from their peers in real time.<p>The way Livecoding works is pretty simple. Developers stream live video of themselves coding, and users watching can ask questions or give feedback.<p>Since launching a beta …

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.<p>One of the curious …

Anti-Social Behavior

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.<p>The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his <i>New Republic</i> essay “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League”—a damning critique of the …

The Future of UI Design? Old-School Text Messages

If you want a glimpse of how we'll interact with computers in the future, watch Justin Kan use his iPhone. Then you'll see how Kan was able to: 1. …