Jonathan Lau

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How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs and Reshape the Economy by 2025

I have spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about autonomous cars, and I wanted to summarize my current thoughts and predictions. Most people – …

Duolingo Launches Free Language Learning Platform For Schools

Duolingo, the popular language learning tool, today announced the launch of Duolingo for Schools, a service that makes it easier for schools to use its platform in a structured learning environment.<p>Using this new service, teachers can use Duolingo for their classes and track their students’ …

Language Learning

Why You Need To Leave Academia | Cheeky Scientist® | Industry Training For Intelligent People

<i>Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D.</i><p>I felt like a complete loser. I grabbed a food stamp application and walked out of the poorly lit government assistant …

Higher Education

How To Make New Friends As An Adult

As we get older, it gets harder to find new friends. Here’s how to break the ice, at any age.<p>When you’re a kid, making new friends is fairly easy. There’s school, sports, and a slew of extracurricular activities where you meet other kids and form relationships. When you’re an adult, however, the …

6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company’s Culture Before You Accept The Job

Want to know what really goes on within a company, before you take a position? Ask these questions in the interview.<p>After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and résumé, you’ve finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your dreams.<p>At least, that’s what you think.<p>In …

Google Unseats Apple In U.S. Classrooms As Chromebooks Beat iPads

As of the third quarter of 2014, Chromebooks have displaced iPads as the most popular new devices shipping to U.S. schools. This is a huge win for Google in a market historically dominated by Apple and Microsoft. According to the <i>Financial Times</i> and IDC, “Google shipped 715,500 of the low-cost …

Here's a Plan to Turn Around U.S. Education -- and Generate $225 Trillion

Break down any political discussion of education policy and you’ll get the kind of rhetoric typical of a wealth manager. The need to invest in our kids. The untapped resource of our young minds. Children as our greatest asset.<p>There’s a reason, of course. When you look at massive public spending …

Yale's Former President -- Now Coursera's CEO -- Settles Into Silicon Valley

No one would wear that paisley shirt in New Haven.<p>Richard C. Levin, who spent 43 years under the arcades and porticos of Yale University, eventually serving as its president, arrived in Silicon Valley six months ago to take over a startup which will, eventually, tear universities like it down.<p>“When …

What’s the best-selling device in K-12 markets this year? Google says Chromebooks

Apple iPhones and iPads may be beating out Google Android in the enterprise but Google Chromebooks are fighting back in schools. A Monday post on the …