higher education

  • The role of higher education in entrepreneurship Crunch Network

    The role of higher education in entrepreneurship

    The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report recently published rankings of university entrepreneurship. Among the top 12 schools, the two lists share but a single institution. How can two highly regarded agencies compile lists of excellence with virtually no overlap? It’s hard to measure success when you don’t know what that success looks like. So what is the role of… Read More

  • How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry Crunch Network

    How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry

    Think back on your college experience and you may recall the presence of an on-campus residence set aside for international students. The fact that there was likely only one house for all the students probably made you think your school didn’t have a large international contingent. Now consider the fact that nearly 1 million foreign students attend colleges and universities across the U.S. Read More

  • The technology of higher education Crunch Network

    The technology of higher education

    For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create unprecedented access to higher education, so the argument goes. Likewise, adaptive learning will improve — or replace — the art of teaching as the right digital content is delivered at the right time to each individual learner. Read More

  • AcadGild brings its coding classes to the US

    AcadGild brings its coding classes to the US

    If you want to learn how to program, you’re spoiled for options these days. You can opt to go at your own pace with the likes of Codecademy, try free and paid MOOCs, or sign up for in-person instruction at the Holberton School and similar projects. AcadGild, which is launching in the U.S. today, takes a somewhat different approach from some of its competitors. Its programs combine… Read More

  • Scholarships are the new sweepstakes Crunch Network

    Scholarships are the new sweepstakes

    One million dollars. A student will earn that much more in life with a four-year college degree as opposed to just a high school diploma. That’s according to a recent study from Georgetown University, which offers just such a degree. But most students need financial aid. And when it comes to financial aid, there are basically two kinds: the kind you pay back and the kind you want. You want… Read More

  • Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech Crunch Network

    Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

    I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Despite its importance, education seems to have been missed by the Internet revolution. When I walk down the hall of a… Read More

  • 3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college Crunch Network

    3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college

    It all started as an alternative to the traditional college education. Now they’ve caught the eyes of deans across the country. Coding bootcamps have been a trending topic in higher education as their focus on job readiness and generous starting salaries has garnered the attention of both college students and career switchers — but those aren’t the only groups that have… Read More

  • If The New American Dream Is Entrepreneurship, Why Are So Many Black Millennials Missing Out? Crunch Network

    If The New American Dream Is Entrepreneurship, Why Are So Many Black Millennials Missing Out?

    Entrepreneurship is the New American Dream, and millennials are hearing its call loud and clear. However, as we explore, we all need to be conscious to not leave behind our minority groups. But rather than focusing on what is missing, we need to look toward the solution: early education. Read More

  • SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

    SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

    After winning big with the Alibaba public offering, SoftBank Capital has returned to the early stage market yet again, this time to lead a $6 million investment into EdCast, a new online education company launched by serial entrepreneur Karl Mehta. It’s the second time SoftBank has backed one of Mehta’s startups. Mehta had previously founded PlaySpan, a manager of virtual… Read More