More than 80 percent of AI researchers believe that by the year 2040, computers and advanced machines will eventually achieve levels of artificial intelligence that rival human intelligence, impacting the workforce and the wage gap. As a result, we need to stop thinking of higher education as a once-in-a-lifetime event and more as a platform for lifelong learning.
The MIT announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation. The Engine will be a separate entity with headquarters a few blocks from the campus and it will offer tough-tech innovators a distinctive package of “patient capital,” affordable local space, access to highly specialized equipment, streamlined legal and business services, and technical expertise, from prototype to scale-up.
Pearson announced a collaboration with Microsoft to explore the power of mixed reality to solve real challenges in areas of learning. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, San Diego State University and Bryn Mawr College are among the firsts to explore power of mixed reality learning content, delivered via Microsoft HoloLens, to immerse students in real world experiences.
The higher education space is transforming and, though continuing education (CE) divisions once quietly sat at the periphery of the institution, they’re now placed to help drive their universities forward and necessary for the long-term survival of the institution. In this interview, Michael Horn reflects on a few of the key challenges and opportunities CE divisions are navigating.
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, with the forces of AI, robotics, and 3D printing disrupting the status quo and pushing outdated processes into oblivion. But the workforce training process hasn’t kept up with the pace of change. How can we future-proof our workforces to help them prepare for the rapid pace of business transformation?
Whenever you surf the web, sophisticated algorithms are tracking where you go, comparing you with millions of other people. They're trying to predict what you'll do next. At least 40 percent of universities report that they're doing the same with their students. Georgia State says it's saved students $12 million in tuition because they're graduating faster, thanks to its new high-tech advising system.
The Strayer Skills Index reveals a striking picture of industries with significant deficits in key positions like information technology and programming. Sectors like financial services and healthcare are growing at a rapid pace, with more than 129,000 jobs added in the last nine months. So, how do colleges and universities adjust to the sudden, swift changes of the employment marketplace?
Step into the newest classroom at Madrid’s IE University and you find a curved wall of screens spanning 45 sq m. The wall displays the images of up to 80 participating students, who are joining the class from all corners of the globe. Is this teaching space, christened the Wow (Window on the World) Room, the classroom of the future? Or is it yet another case of technology being long on hype and short on substance?
Coursera has launched a monthly subscription payment option in the hope that learners on its platform can be enticed into ongoing educational activity, rather than a more piecemeal pay-per-course-bundle option. The new payment model applies to users enrolling in any of the platform’s Specializations. ‘Binge learners’ might be able to power through an entire Specialization in less time than they otherwise might and pay a reduced fee for the entire course bundle.
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