The revolving door that moves policy makers into academia, and scholars into policy-making positions or projects illustrates a freedom of speech and influence on policy that not all countries allow.
Some prominent universities – MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, among them — recruited faculty volunteers for six-weeks of mentoring students online.
The recent leadership crisis at the University of Virginia, perceived as moving too slowly on digital progress, turned out to be faulty. The University just announced that it will be moving to online learning on a global scale.
Since its inception three years ago, Peer2Peer University has 33,000 registered users with 1700 new users joining monthly.
An increase in the number of women studying computer sciences is attributed somewhat to companies such as Facebook, Yelp and Zynga and the movie, “The Social Network” portraying the knowledge as hot and coders hip!
In 1991, women represented 41% of the college student body. Today, at 57% of colleges and universities nationally, women outnumber men.
Mitchel Resnick, a professor at MIT, has taken LEGO bricks to a new level, adding electronics, motors, and sensors to the kit, so that youngsters can make robots that move, react, and interact.
AcademicPub, a build-your-own textbook service, has a library of two million pieces including Cambridge University Press as well as that of Princeton and MIT.
Khan Academy is a free website that offers ‘startling clear’ mini-lectures on math, combined with software that generates exercises, feedback and encouragement inspired by the video-game world.
Despite the costs and logistics, there are 315 executive M.B.A. programs in the nation and the number is growing by 7 to10 annually.
It’s a science fiction speculation, a star-crossed romance, a fantasy-drama about loss and guilt and redemption, and a meditation on second chances.
Medicaid is a key part of President Obama’s health care reform law, and a new study shows that it does help to make people’s lives better.
The Ultimate Block Party, along with Disney, Crayola, Lego and researchers from Columbia University and MIT, are celebrating play and pushing against the belief that education only takes place when kids are in seats, staring at chalkboards and taking notes.
Ever have a favorite video on YouTube that one day seems to just disappear? They’re not gone completely. YouTomb can tell you where they went.
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