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The proprietor of a 20,000 sq. ft. coworking space and classroom in Brooklyn discusses entrepreneurism, expansion and education without degrees.
1 | January 18, 2013 1:20am |
It may not be apprenticeships of old, but it's a start.
1 | April 10, 2013 6:06am |
In her recent TED talk, Daphne Koller, Stanford professor and co-founder of Coursera, describes the challenges and opportunities presented with free, online courses from leading universities.
4 | August 5, 2012 2:14pm |
Unorthodox teaching methods such as allowing students to take on real-world projects like lobbying for legislation have earned Big Picture Learning $25 million in Gates Foundation funding and...
2 | March 25, 2013 3:00am |
Former Princeton University president puts his stamp of approval on massive open online courses.
1 | October 17, 2012 7:33am |
How will Africa leapfrog other continents, technologically? IBM Senegal country general manager Mamadou Ndiaye explains how.
Sponsored | February 12, 2013 11:56am |
Only a handful of educational institutions support massive open online courses (MOOCs), but new projects are being planned. Also, most now see online learning as a long-term strategy.
2 | January 8, 2013 8:20am |
Brookings Institution report finds that metro areas with higher education levels have higher rates of job creation and more unfilled job openings.
7 | August 30, 2012 8:11pm |
US Department of Education evaluation throws cold water on educational software packages. Lesson: technology is a tool, just as pencils and paper are tools.
1 | October 10, 2011 10:10am |
DELHI -- Kids of a doorman and a doctor can now attend the same school because every poor child has the right to demand free education. But who's footing the bill?
10 | April 23, 2012 12:11am |
Tuition discounts were at an all-time high in 2012 among private non-profit colleges.
10 | May 8, 2013 4:25am |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
1 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
Which countries deliver on the promise of giving students more opportunity than their parents?
1 | September 16, 2012 6:05am |
Are the billions spent by Bill Gates on education helping students and schools? It is certainly better than the alternative of him not caring at all, but not everyone thinks so.
April 28, 2010 7:49am |
The device that you are using might be communicating something about your identity and wealth.
15 | March 29, 2013 6:46pm |
With a northern New Jersey upbringing, a West Point education and overseas military stints in their background, the Boggiano brothers might not be pegged for environmentalists. But they launched...
February 24, 2011 4:00am |
BARCELONA -- And why the Spanish youth aren't either. After all, 60 percent of those 30 and under are unemployed. Maybe it's just not in the Spanish blood.
80 | February 18, 2013 3:04am |
Bubbles occur when something is overvalued and immensely believed. Investors remain cautious about tech startups, but people will mortgage themselves to the hilt for higher education.
15 | April 15, 2011 7:37am |
Leonardo da Vinci is arguably the greatest innovator of all time. Da Vinci's example helps justify Peter Thiel's radical 20 Under 20 fellowship for college dropouts. See why, and the big caveat.
4 | June 3, 2011 2:13am |
Want to learn better? So do I. And according to a recent study for the Department of Education, it might be wise for both of us to boot up our computers: students who study online performed better...
3 | August 20, 2009 4:03am |