“Rich Lyons, dean of UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has publicly predicted that as many as half the business schools in the U.S. could shutter in as little as five years or as many as 10. How disruptive do you think this is going to be?”
— Fortune, “Colleges will survive the online education revolution”
In the past ten years, Venture Capital and Private Equity firms have gradually grow interest in internet educational companies and invested in thousands of educational startups in a global wide. As a major part of internet educational firms, online education companies make people have chance to receive education as long as they have access to Internet. Besides, online education startups not only focus on early childhood education, K12 education system, college education, also involve continuing education and vocational training.
On October 1, 2015, University World News reported that the number of students studying abroad from the United States will increase by at least 77,000 students annually over the next five years as a result of the support provided to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad Initiative. By 2020, IIE hopes this number will increase to 600,000 students studying abroad each year.
As the number of students studying abroad increases, the institutions facilitating these programs must also increase their awareness of what effect study abroad programs may have, what potential exists for improvement of this growing educational option, and start asking harder questions about the experience, such as for whom this opportunity is really open. Particularly in an increasingly globalized world where the skills gained from studying abroad are increasingly marketable, is the study abroad experience becoming a status symbol contributing to the growing wealth distribution gap?
When it comes to educational innovation and technology, people are inclined to think about internet applications even robot learning, however, innovation and technology is not restricted to wealthy people. The 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education awarded 6 educational programs winners, all of them focus on improving education, providing advanced education resources for underprivileged people within global scale. Continue reading →
Recently, the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, spoke at the event regarding women’s education. In her speech, she thought highly of an international women’s college called “The Asian University for Women” (AUW), located in Bangladesh. Continue reading →
“How are [children] going to negotiate and navigate conflict? How are they going to reconcile differences? How are they going to look at equality? How will they think about empathy? These are the things that are missing in our curriculum around the world,” – Gowri IshwaranContinue reading →
With the fall of apartheid South Africa being just over 20 years ago, democratic South Africa continues to face challenges to encourage the growth of its African languages. South Africa has 11 officially recognized languages, first languages to about 98% of South Africans, but of those languages only two rule supreme in the country’s academia: English and Afrikaans.
As Haiti begins the 2015-2016 school year, recently appointed Minister of Education, Namsey Manigat, is resolved to make this year a defining year of change. He has declared, “The time has come…for us to create a new dynamic.” and he means business.