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We have some great summer reading in store for you. Check out this week’s articles on Big Data, trends in higher ED, and the value of college and accelerator programs for education entrepreneurs and more.
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Unicef has teamed up with Red Hat to develop a reusable open source platform, which maps every school in the world and uses real-time data to assess the quality of each school’s internet connectivity. The data generated can be utilized to identify where gaps and information needs are, and to help governments optimize their education systems.
You want to be an edtech entrepreneur, but one question keeps coming up: do you really need a college degree to become a startup entrepreneur? In spite of carrying massive debt upon graduating from college, most people agree that higher education offers more benefits than drawbacks. Going to a university to pursue an edtech degree can place you in front of potential investors and other edtech candidates like yourself. You and your peers may forge the partnerships you’ll need after college. Most of all, if you’ve committed to becoming an edtech entrepreneur, spend time with educators to discover their needs.
Participative approaches are combating school absenteeism and reducing dropout. “El Pozo del Tío Raimundo” is the least privileged neighborhood in Madrid. Student dropouts are common. However, project-based methodologies without textbooks and homework are reversing this trend. “The school should help to understand life and not the other way round,” says one principal.
It’s no secret that the most successful companies ramp up quickly, especially when aided by an accelerator or incubator. These catalysts get edtech companies connected with entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors who can catapult their dreams into success. The question is, which one is right for you?
College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year. The overall decline this spring compared to last year was 1.7 percent. Community colleges saw a decline of 3.4 percent. Four-year public institutions saw a drop of 0.9 percent. Four-year private institutions bucked the trend with an increase of 3.2 percent. However, most of this increase was due to the conversion of large for-profit institutions to nonprofit status.
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