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Study Suggests College Courses May Be Old School

A new report out of MIT suggests matching modules rather than locking students into 12-week university courses may be a way to change college education.

09/01/2014

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Local Students Creating Inventions To Help The Blind, Visually Impaired

Students at the Overbrook School for the blind are working on some apps to help them read.

07/20/2014

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More Students Taking ACT Test

Until recently, the ACT college admissions test was the stepchild of the SAT but now more students are taking both.

09/09/2013

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Scholars Influencing Policy

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.

11/21/2012

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University Faculty Mentors Science Students Online

Some prominent universities – MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, among them — recruited faculty volunteers for six-weeks of mentoring students online.

10/01/2012

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A Major Step In Online Education

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.

07/23/2012

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An Online University Where Students Do The Teaching

Since its inception three years ago, Peer2Peer University has 33,000 registered users with 1700 new users joining monthly.

07/04/2012

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Women In Computer Science

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!

04/10/2012

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Female Students In College

In 1991, women represented 41% of the college student body. Today, at 57% of colleges and universities nationally, women outnumber men.

01/09/2012

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Young Children As Creative Thinkers

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.

11/14/2011

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Customized Digital Textbooks

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.

10/31/2011

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Helping Kids Love And Achieve In Math

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.

10/03/2011

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Executive M.B.A.

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.

08/22/2011

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Movie Review: ‘Another Earth’

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.

07/30/2011

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Philadelphia Advocates Say Study Backing Medicaid Makes Sense

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.

07/07/2011

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