THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Top 1,000 universities in the world: World University Rankings 2018
The Times Higher Education announced today the results of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. Two UK universities lead the ranking for the first time in its history, with Oxford holding on to the number one spot for the second year in a row and Cambridge rising to the second place.
Higher Ed leaders reflect on the challenges of the next 20 years of higher education
On a new white paper, higher education leaders reflect on the possibilities and challenges of the next 20 years in education technology. They think that the current higher education system is unsustainable and ill-suited for a globally connected world that is constantly changing.
A simulator that supports the case method
The simulator is a technological tool that complements the classic case method and supports the development of individual learning. The simulator-based gaming experience allows students to determine the possible effects of their decisions and the impact generated.
Latin America invests poorly in education, according to IDB
In its report Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) states that although most Latin American countries invest in education a similar percentage of their GDP to that of developed countries, these resources are not well-channeled to teach students the skills required in today's world.
Google launches ARCore, a new augmented reality platform
Google has introduced a new software development kit called ARCore, which will bring new augmented reality capabilities to Android smartphones. The platform will be able to determine the position and orientation of the phone as it moves and make it possible for developers to light virtual objects in ways that match their surroundings.
Study shows that early physical activity enhances brain function later in life
Researchers at the University of Toronto find that running at an early age improves associative learning and memory later in life. The evidence suggests that early life-style interventions, like promoting physical activity, may help to build a neurogenic reserve, which can protect against cognitive decay.
WHAT WE ARE READING
Imagining Ph.D. Orientation in 2022 (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The evolution of employment and skills in the age of AI (McKinsey & Company)