Web 3.0 could revolutionise the way higher education is delivered. Universities are already experimenting with providing qualifications on the blockchain; MIT has released a new open standard, “Blockcerts”. A key question is not whether blockchain systems will be used, but rather how they will be used.
By selecting Betsy DeVos to become the next secretary of education, President-elect Donald J. Trump has signaled his commitment to an ambitious plan to reform elementary and secondary education. But virtually no track record on higher education. Friends and observers say her support for school choice may provide clues to her vision.
“Earn a nanodegree credential and we will guarantee you a job within six months of graduation or give you 100 percent of your tuition back.” Udacity and some boot camps offer money-back guarantees despite state bans on job-placement promises in higher education. But some say the offers are a form of risk sharing worth considering.
For the next generation of college students — or Generation Z — technology in the classroom and creativity are essential for their career preparedness and future success. A new survey found that “Gen Z students see tech and creativity as important and intersecting aspects of their identities.” Some higher education institutions are already prepared to meet these intersecting needs.
Every scientist wants their paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. Being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence. Nonetheless, these journals are typically known to have an acceptance rate of 5-10 percent. ScienceMatters is trying to pave the way to a more democratized system by offering an open-source publishing platform.
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