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How Valuable is a College Degree?

Most parents dream of seeing their kids graduate from a good college. The assumption is that the vaunted degree will guarantee a successful career, the closest thing to being financially stable, and ultimately, a happy, fulfilling life. But a number of authors and high-profile businesspeople and entrepreneurs are debunking the notion that college is the … Continue reading How Valuable is a College Degree? →

Five Inspiring TED Talks

By Katie Stansberry I’m a big fan of TED talks, short presentations by engaging speakers on a variety of topics, so I picked five videos that I thought were particularly valuable for educators. Here are a few videos that will help you keep your mind active, even if you’re stuck indoors this weekend. Joseph Lekuton … Continue reading Five Inspiring TED Talks →

Bill Gates: web will be better than college

Last week’s hubbub over Bill Gates’ quote at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe: “Five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university.” [Via TechCrunch]