THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Failure on the college campus
While the idea of failure has become a badge of honor in the startup world, students still seem unable to cope with basic setbacks that come with college life. That is why more and more universities are engaging in programs that involve talking about what it means to fail.
A recent study of higher ed leaders shows slow progress in diversifying leadership
The profile of a U.S. college or university president is slowly changing, the typical college president continues to be a white man in his early 60s, a new study released by the American Council on Education has found.
Graduating on time: One of the biggest concerns for college students today
A new survey released by DubLabs, reveals what factors college students believe might prevent them from graduating, as well as their expectations for how mobile apps can contribute to their success.
Online students want to be part of a community
A study that analyses data from online students found out that students value being part of a community and think that courses can be improved by building more engagement between instructors and classmates.
Gaming can improve emotional learning
A new study shows a correlation between Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) outcomes and gaming. Ninety-seven percent of teachers say problem solving is the top skill that students get by joining Minecraft lessons.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Many So-Called Innovators Don’t Understand the Community They Need to Serve (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Emulating Germany’s Apprenticeship System Won’t Make America Great Again (Education Next)
- The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age(Venture Beat)
- The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve (Harvard Business Review)