This week's must-read stories
New study highlights the benefits and challenges of education technology
The advances in education technology offer the potential to expand the access to quality education, facilitate communication, and bring opportunities to more people, but they also pose challenges because the speed and scale with which ed-tech innovations are being implemented may aggravate existing inequalities.
Meet the 5 finalists competing for the $15M XPRIZE Global Learning Challenge
XPRIZE has announced the 5 finalists competing for the $15 million Global Learning challenge, which seeks solutions that “will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months.”
The most innovative universities in America
Arizona State University—Tempe, a public research university that was founded in 1885, is the most innovative college in America according to a ranking byU.S. News & World Report. The institution has ranked #1 innovative college in America for the third year in a row and #115 in the National Universities ranking 2018.
QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018: The best universities for getting a job
Which universities are doing the most to help their graduates? This year, Stanford University has retained the number one spot as the best university in the world for graduate employability, excelling in three of the five indicators measured in this ranking: employer reputation, alumni outcomes and partnerships with employers. Tec de Monterrey endorsed its position as the # 1 university in Mexico and # 3 in Latin America.
An innovative platform that supports English learning
Enjoy English is a platform that combines elements of gamification and flexible learning with feedback in real time with the goal of supporting and improving the learning of a foreign language outside the classroom. The tool allows teachers to enroll their students, add their own tests, and visualize the results without the need of an administrator.
OECD: Graduates from science-related fields are the most employable
In a new report, the OECD reveals that the most popular areas of study are business, administration, and law; however, bachelors from fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are the ones with the highest employment rates.
What we are reading
A Future-Forward Look At Higher Ed (MindShift)
Gen Z Changes the Debate About Devices in the Classroom (paywall) (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Taking Advantage of the Power of Play (Edutopia)