Latest From Science, Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [12.24.14]

Education : Platforms & Services

Reinvention of University Education 

Factors:

  1. Funding Crisis (Student Debt, Rising tuition fees, etc.)
  2. Tech Revolution (MOOCs, Big Data, Education delivered through Computers – Cheaper alternative)
  3. LifeLong Learning Demands in an age of Rapid Technological Progress

Economist Report : Reinvention Of University Education

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“Three disruptive waves are threatening to upend established ways of teaching and learning:

  • a funding crisis
  • a technological revolution …  An explosion in online learning, much of it free
  • whereas universities used to educate only a tiny elite, they are now responsible for training and retraining workers throughout their careers” 
    • [Note: Rapid Technological Progress calls for Lifelong Learning].

From TIME Summit On Higher Education 2013

Policy-Makers On Reinvention of University Education

Scientific American & Nature Special Report [2013]: Learning In The Digital Age

Forbes 2014 Philanthropy Summit On Education

Smart Car

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This electric car, retrofitted to drive itself, is being tested in Singapore.

           

“Singapore plans to let anyone test driverless cars in one of its busy neighborhoods in 2015. 

The city-state will open one of its neighborhoods to driverless cars in 2015, with the idea that such vehicles could operate as a kind of jitney service, picking up passengers and taking them to trains or other modes of public transportation.

the government wants to explore whether autonomous vehicles could reduce congestion and remake the city into one built around walking, bicycling, and public transit.”

Dealing With Climate Change:

Case Study: Costa Rica, Brazil & Indonesia

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