The numbers that help explain the state of education in 2016

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January 3, 2017

5 Numbers That Explain Education in 2016

The Atlantic

  • "At least 30 percent of today’s college students are the first in their families to pursue higher education" and schools are grappling with how to serve them. From first-generation college students to record-high graduation rates, here are five numbers that help explain the state of education in 2016.

Helping to Visualize Fake News

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Filippo Menczer, a professor of informatics and computer science, and colleagues at Indiana University at Bloomington have built a tool called Hoaxy. With the new platform scholars are hoping to demonstrate how fake news spreads and what topics people are posting about.

Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate

NPR Ed

  • Companies use lots and lots of data to help them sell you stuff. The data they collect is now essential for their business. So why aren't the best minds in higher education doing more to tap all that information to improve teaching and learning? Now, some of them are. Schools are testing new tools that give professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur: A lifelong endeavor

The Hechinger Report

  • The mission statement of the Columbia College Chicago rather than promising “to produce the next generation of…” states that the institution must prepare young people “to author the culture of their times.” The institution wants students to understand that education is a lifelong endeavor and that success depends less on acquiring a fixed set of skills for a specific job, and more on the ability to think, to recognize and respond to opportunity, and to judge, change and adapt.

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

NPR Ed

  • We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake. A new report pulls together some stark numbers on this: Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. But when educators are buried under problems beyond their control, here's a solution: Get mindful.

A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia

The New York Times

  • Sham scholarly publications and academic conferences without rigor reflect a fundamental weakness of modern higher education: Too many Ph.D.-holders need to publish in order to advance professionally, get better jobs or secure tenure. Even within the halls of respectable academia, the difference between legitimate and fake publications and conferences is far blurrier than scholars would like to admit.

How scientists use Slack

Nature

  • Billed as 'team communication for the twenty-first century', Slack is a platform on which groups can share files, data, news and generally track their work. From the labs at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to MIT and Harvard, here are eight ways that scientists are using Slack in their labs.

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