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3 ways colleges can prepare the workforce for automation | Education Dive

“It’s a wakeup call for the need to be more agile in our thinking and our approach to lifelong learning,” said Kemi Jona, associate dean for digital innovation and enterprise learning at Northeastern University. “If higher education continues to think the traditional one-size-fits-all approach is going to work, we’re going […]

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Amazon, Google and other tech companies expand their postsecondary credential offerings

Amazon moves deeper into offering postsecondary credentials, following Google and other big employers, but largely bypasses traditional colleges with the expanded training options. Source: Amazon, Google and other tech companies expand their postsecondary credential offerings

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Google IT certificate on Coursera used to help address pathways to entry level IT jobs

Source: Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They’re Displacing | WIRED

Kemi Jona and John Cook
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Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines

This article points out how important addressing the affective component of learning is.  For too long, we’ve taken interest and self-confidence as given, particularly in higher ed. Efforts to improve math teaching and student confidence could help women persist in STEM Source: Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing […]

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New Report Finds Fault in K-12 Computer Science Education – Digital Education – Education Week

Computer science was the only [STEM] field where students steadily took fewer classes, with a 6 percent decline in the same period (1990-2009) Source: New Report Finds Fault in K-12 Computer Science Education – Digital Education – Education Week

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Balancing Scaling and Positive Learning Impacts of Educational Technology

The purpose of introducing new technologies is to improve learning outcomes. There’s an argument to be made that things that are the easiest to adopt because they do not require changing normal practice are unlikely to improve learning outcomes significantly. Source: Balancing Widespread Use and Positive Learning Impacts of Educational […]

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Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory. – The Washington Post

“Grit” and “10,000 hours” are embraced in education circles to explain how students can be successful, but an ongoing Harvard study is finding that there might be a different path to success for each individual student. Source: Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory. […]

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What We Need in Education is More Integrity (and Less Fidelity) of Implementation – A powerful essay by Paul LeMahieu

Our work with implementing FUSE Studios in over 50 locations around the country and in Helsinki has illustrated to me why Paul LeMahieu’s concept of “integrity of implementation” is the better way to think about educational innovations than “fidelity of implementation.” Integrity of implementation means insuring that teachers and administrators […]