6 ways tech will change education forever

Technology has always been a driving factor in different aspects of human life. It has changed the way we live and perform various activities. One of the aspects of our lives that has been subjected to many changes due to the latest rapid developments in digital technologies is education. The advancement of digital technologies has opened up many opportunities for improving education and allowing people to learn better and faster. Today, we are going to give you the 6 most impactful ways technology is changing education as we know it. Tech empowered classrooms One…

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Higher education faces challenges ahead

Higher education has yet to be disrupted by technology and globalization the way some industries have. Sectors ranging from retail to entertainment to manufacturing have seen seismic shifts in their delivery models, competition, and customer expectations. Today, the question higher education leaders are asking is not are we next, but when and how does it happen? Higher education occupies a unique position among industries. Its performance and output is measured and evaluated not only by its own customers (students), but also by business (which employs its customers upon graduation), government (which provides…

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Investing in education hinges on smart measuring of impact

Honoris United Universities — a network of private higher education institutions seeking to raise skill levels across Africa — could have been a standard for-profit investment. But Actis, a UK-based emerging markets investor, backed it with the aim of ensuring a special focus on social impact. “Honoris is the first private education platform that is pan-African,” says Shami Nissan, head of responsible investment at Actis, which in 2004 was spun out of the UK government’s development finance arm, the CDC Group. “It provides high quality affordable education to young Africans…

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Education chiefs being appointed to nonexistent departments

With next year’s elections around the corner, the Ministry of Education has already appointed SYRIZA-affiliated officials to many key positions in departments that essentially do not exist. More specifically, even though the planned operation of the Consulting and Support Centers (KESY) – as stipulated in recent legislation – has yet to be given the go-ahead, they have already been staffed with department bosses. The recent legislation envisaged that these consulting centers would be set up through the merger of Specialized Diagnostic Centers, Youth Counseling Centers and Vocational Guidance Offices and…

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Here’s how sports and education work well together

Globally, a sport as an industry has a unifying appeal. The sports industry boasts of a dynamic appeal that many other, even bigger industries look at with envy. It has the power to define nations as a whole. Sports offer a perfect opportunity to explore scientific concepts such as force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. For many students school-organised sports play an important role in their academic and social experiences. Every school has sports embedded in their curriculum as they understand the importance of physical health and activity. However, the…

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IDC FOUNDER URIEL REICHMAN RECEIVES AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, Prof. Uriel Reichman, president and founder of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, set out on an adventure. He sought to fulfill his dream of establishing a new type of academic institution: a non-profit, private university that calls for freedom and responsibility – the freedom for self-fulfillment, alongside the responsibility for other beings in society. “I am not sure I would embark on this journey if I knew the difficulties and challenges I was to encounter,” said Reichman, who in November received an award from the Council for Higher…

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How education can affect our socio-cultural milieu

Few people recognise the conflict that education in a society like ours necessarily involves. The Constitution of India carries a transformative vision of society, implying a major change in the values and behaviours embedded in culture. Many of these values and behaviours impinge on religious beliefs. They are not compatible with the fundamental values, such as equality and justice, enshrined in the Constitution. The State is supposed to play a negotiating role, reconciling and mitigating the conflict between Constitutional values and those entrenched in culture. The State’s institutional apparatus, including…

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Telangana elections: Education to create hurdles for TRS in elections?

HYDERABAD: Despite tall claims, education is turning out to be a thorn in the flesh for TRS. The slow rate of growth of the State’s literacy at 66.46 per cent that pegged the State at 25th position in national rankings and below Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — which have lower revenue rates — as per the 2011 census, could become a challenge for the Pink Party. Congress, which has been critical of TRS over non-implementation of education-related policies, particularly non-payment of fee reimbursement dues, has made a tall claim…

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In battle against biting bugs, Boulder looks to education, ecological restoration

With snow on the ground and temperatures around freezing, you may not be thinking of mosquitoes. But Boulder is. Staff on Thursday laid out a plan to focus more on prevention and education and less on potentially harmful treatments as the city looks to prevent the proliferation of the pests. There are over 3,000 different species globally, 175 of which can be found in the U.S. About a dozen species of mosquitoes frequent Boulder, but far fewer transmit West Nile Virus. Boulder’s mosquito management plan was developed in 2002, in…

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Education: Critical to Our Children’s Freedom

At recent family events at each of my two daughters’ schools in Montgomery County, my wife and I were pleased to meet their teachers and hear about the exciting learning opportunities they will experience. But not all young people in Maryland or in communities throughout America attend schools where they have access to strong teachers, well-resourced classrooms, well-rounded and engaging curricula, clean and safe schools, or even basic necessities, including books. In a few months, we likely will read again in the news about bitingly cold temperatures inside schools in…

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