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For centuries we have had two separate production and distribution systems, one business and the other social, serving virtually every human need b
As a student in Colombia, Felipe Vergara observed that human capital—the sum total of skills, abilities, and knowledge available in a society—drive
A country’s young people are its most important asset. They are the future of a nation; providing them access to a quality education should be a top priority. Of course, there are many obstacles — you don’t have to be an expert to know that there are problems in education to be solved in all countries.
When you ask Laura White about reforming higher education, she doesn’t suggest lofty bureaucratic changes. She doesn’t talk about funding, tuition, or budget cuts. When White envisions positive changes in education, she sees one principle as the fulcrum: empathy.
Almost a decade ago, MIT created a stir in the education community when it launched its OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative to provide free, open access to course material for its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses to anyone, anywhere. At the outset, many questioned OCW’s value—as well as the value of learning online.
The landscape of education reform in the United States is turbulent, and there may be no idea more radical than that of 20-year-old Dale Stephens:
For 60 grand a year at an elite private college, today's students are paying for a lot of things they could get elsewhere for cheap or free. So, is college worth it?
Forget the Oscars—this week, the hottest stars on the red carpet are ideas for improving higher education. Six sustainable, scalable teaching and partnership models to bring disruptive social innovation education have won the 2012 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award.
For many, attending college was always part of "The Plan" after high school—a few years of polish (and partying) before earning a degree and findin