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4 years ago
There is a high rate of youth unemployment in developing countries. Many middle and high school students can’t read or solve basic math. Without these basic skills, they can’t further their education to the secondary or tertiary level. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released findings that show that basic reading, math and science skills can increase economic growth. If every teenager has these basic skills, it will reduce unemployment ...
4 years ago
There is a high rate of youth unemployment in developing countries. Many middle and high school students can’t read or solve basic math. Without these basic skills, they can’t further their education to the secondary or tertiary level. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released findings that show that basic reading, math and science skills can increase economic growth. If every teenager has these basic skills, it will reduce unemployment ...
4 years ago
There is little (if any for that matter) doubt that education plays a key role in raising individuals out of poverty and helping countries grow, among countless other benefits. One of the eight targets of the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) was universal primary school enrollment. As the MDGs wind down this year, there has been remarkable progress for enrollment, especially in developing countries. All figures show that most developing countries have or are close to primary school enrollment. Despite the enrollment gains at K-12 level, there seems to be
5 years ago
It seems the slow regrowth of the global economy is not spreading to other parts of the world. A recent Gallup poll found that educated Africans don't often see the results of their education reflected in the labor market. The poll surveyed 29 countries in sub-Sahara Africa. The researchers defines a positive employment outcome as working full time for an employer, working part time but not wanting full time work or self employment by choice due to lack of other options. Nations such as Angola h...
5 years ago
The rising costs of college means students are taking on more loans to finance their education. This is especially troubling when students have a hard time landing a job after graduation. Some schools help reduce students loan by providing grants and scholarships to qualified students. The government has created programs like EOP to help students from low-income families. Some religious organizations also help students from poor families by giving them grants. The story is very different for catholic colleg...
5 years ago
Online education has changed the way students have traditionally learned. Online education deliveries such as MOOCs has made education accessible to many people across the world. This is especially true for remote and impoverished regions where education remains nothing but a dream to most. Online education is also proving influential in breaking down social, economic and political barriers. Nowhere is this more apparent that the Arab world. ...
5 years ago
I am sure we've all taken some sort of math class on our educational journey. Have you ever wondered why you do the work you had to do just to arrive at an answer? The endless calculations? Lamenting the thought that you will never ever use most of it in your personal or professional life? All these questions are all the theoretical questions related to learning math? Are there answers to this? There are several edtech apps that are trying to answer these questions. They are essentially trying to help students understand why they learn equations and its importance and relevance to their lives...
5 years ago
What makes a great leader? What are the qualities one needs to become a great leader? In the video below, Simon Sinek talks about how good leaders make us feel safe. For example, in the work place, employees might feel secure because of decisions by their leader. He talks about the trust and safety that needs to coexist between the leader and his followers. This circle of trust helps the leader to make everybody feel safe.
5 years ago
Do you wonder why your laptop battery is always low even after minimal use? Most of the time, we blame it on how we don't charge it for a long period of time. It is not how much we charge it but rather how we use it. Did you know that the browser you use could affect the battery on your laptop? This article highlights how Google Chrome, when used on a Windows machine, can kill its battery and slow it down as well. Chrome is the only browser that has thi...
5 years ago
What is the best way to prepare for an interview? One of the challenges most graduates face is properly readying themselves ready for an interview. This Forbes magazine article might help students prepare for a job interview. Some of the reasons college graduates struggle with interviews is due to lack of communication. The article highlights personality as one of the things most graduates must bear in mind: their attire, body language an...