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March 15, 2016

Best universities in Europe 2016

Times Higher Education

  • Institutions were measured on their teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook.
Read more: http://bit.ly/BestofEurope2016

Keywords: rankings, universities, higher education

Universities Are Becoming Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

The Nation

  • People are starting calling Harvard a hedge fund with a university attached. They have a point—Harvard stands at the troubling intersection between higher education and high finance, with over 15 percent of its massive $38 billion endowment invested in hedge funds.
  • Though the exact figure is hard to determine, experts estimate that over $100 billion of educational endowment money nationwide is invested in hedge funds, costing them approximately $2.5 billion in fees in 2015 alone.
Read more: http://bit.ly/UniversitiesHedgeFunds

Keywords: higher education, hedge funds, endowments

Report Recommends Ways for Higher Education Leaders to Harness Data to Improve Student Outcomes and Innovate With Integrity

American Council on Education

  • As tuition levels rise, there are growing calls for fiscal responsibility and expectations that colleges and universities will use data to drive financial decisions and tie expenditures to student outcomes.
Read more: http://bit.ly/ReportBusinessModels

Keywords: higher education, business models, data analysis, institutional effectiveness

How Education Technology Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Skills

The Boston Consulting Group

  • To date, however, most of the learning strategies commonly used to develop social and emotional skills do not use technology or use it in only a limited way mostly because parents and educators have a narrow understanding of SEL.
Read more: http://bit.ly/EdTechandSEL

Keywords: reports, social and emotional skills, 21st century education, edtech, education technology

In College Remedial Classes, Unprepared Students Get the Least-Trained Teachers

The Hechinger Report

  • Colleges nationwide are grappling with the problem of how to educate students who come to campus significantly underprepared for college-level work. Most colleges still use separate, 'remedial classes', but a recent research indicates that integrating remedial learning with regular college courses brings better results.
  • Regardless, a key factor that is usually overlooked is the teaching itself. In most cases, instructors hired to teach pre-college-level classes have little experience and no training in how to teach. Moreover, very few full university professors have any training in teaching, either. Ph.D.s are research degrees — no teaching ability or experience required.
Read more: http://bit.ly/CollegeRemedialClasses

Keywords: higher education, remedial classes, teachers, professional development

The Entrepreneurship Game is Changing in 2016

Inc.

  • Each year, entrepreneurship undergoes dramatic transformations and evolutions, and this year will be no different. From social media to funding, the entrepreneurship game is about to experience a lot of change. Let's take a look at some of the ways industry professionals are predicting the entrepreneurship game will change this year.
Read more: http://bit.ly/Entrepreneurship2016

Keywords: entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, immigrant entrepreneurs, data analysis, live streaming

Triangle Universities Partnering to Attract Innovation Funding

University Business

  • The Triangle Venture Alliance (TVA) -- a partnership of Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and North Carolina Central University -- will develop a network of cooperating angel groups that will tap the alumni base of the region’s universities to draw seed-stage capital to the region. It is modeled after an angel investing network developed at Duke last year.
Read more: http://bit.ly/TriangleUniversities

Keywords: innovation, universities, partnerships, funding

Harvard University Has A Bold Plan To Transform K-12 Education

The Huffington Post

  • In order to fix schools, policymakers and administrators should maybe stop focusing entirely on them. That's the premise of a new, multiyear initiative from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The project, "By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity," will look at a host of community factors affecting children's lives instead of solely concentrating on what's going on inside the classroom.
Read more: http://bit.ly/HarvardK12

Keywords: K12, education systems, Harvard

Webinars
Culture Change: Expanding World Language for Young Learners (Mar 15)
Go From Inputs to Outputs: The Great Migration to Competency-Based PD (Mar 22)
Innovative Practice - Evaluate It: When Evaluation is Needed (Mar 22)
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Teaching with Technology: Facilitating Blended Learning in Medical Education (Mar 28)

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IEEE Virtual Reality 2016 (Mar 19-23)
SITE 2016 - Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (Mar 21-25)
ASCD Annual Conference (Apr 2-4)
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