The Oxford University has launched a new facility, the Oxford Foundry, that aims to build a community of innovation across the institution, developing students’ entrepreneurial skills and supporting their creative ventures.
The educational technology company Blackboard and OpenEd, the online resource library for K-12 teachers, announced that they will collaborate to integrate OpenEd’s open educational resources with Blackboard’s platform.
Cornell University launched the Center for Data Science for Improved Decision Making, a center focused on the research of data management systems that handle data responsibly and are used for the public benefit.
The advisory firm Gartner has released a report on the technology trends that will reshape business in 2018. Among them are artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, and event thinking. The report is based on what the company calls the intelligent digital mesh, “the entwining of people, devices, content and services.”
MIT Professional Education announced that it will launch Digital Plus Programs, which will provide innovative collaborative learning courses that combine technology with live interactions to enhance critical thinking.
Nowadays it is almost impossible to talk about college education without also addressing the issue of employability. In this context and to tackle the threat of automation and the skills gap, Pearson, in collaboration with Nesta and the Oxford Martin School, has published the report The Future of Skills. Employment in 2030, a publication that identifies the skills and competencies that professionals will need to remain relevant in the —not so distant— future.
The Internet Association —an organization that represents leading internet companies, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook— announced that it will give more than $300 million to K-12 computer science programs.
Reuters has identified the universities doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. This year, the most innovative university in the world is Stanford University.