The top 10 US colleges that pay off the most in big cities

When CNBC Make It compared hundreds of colleges and universities across the country to create our first list of the U.S. colleges that pay off the most, many of the top-ranking schools were based in big cities.

David brodosi talking about scholarships Geography is one of the first factors students consider when deciding where to go to college. Do they want the charm of a quaint college town? The bustle of a big city? Something in-between?

For students with their minds set on studying in a big city, the next factor to consider is cost.

The elevated cost of living can make going to college in a city a challenge for many students, but when CNBC Make It compared hundreds of colleges and universities across the country to create our first list of the U.S. colleges that pay off the most, we found that many of the top-ranking schools located in major cities were able to keep costs low for students and graduate high-earning alumni.

— Read on www.cnbc.com/2019/08/31/the-top-10-us-colleges-that-pay-off-the-most-in-big-cities.html

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Improving Student Outcomes with Real-Time Data Analytics & Big Data

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With access to real-time data analytics and more data than ever before, Learn how universities avoid invading students’ privacy while improving students outcomes.

Universities are improving their data analytics programs using real-time dashboards that gather and update student data profiles using multiple data points, from financial information to academic performance, to help advisers and faculty provide better support to students. 

Some institutions are already experimenting with real-time data collection tools

At the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a team of researchers and computer science students are working on an event trends tool they call SETA(scalable event trend analytics), which can find and analyze patterns within high-volume data streams to make decisions on the fly.

— Read on edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/08/what-can-real-time-data-analytics-do-higher-education-perfcon

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Scape is 3D-mapping 100 cities to precisely anchor AR objects | VentureBeat

A UK-based startup is building multiple city-scale 3D maps that will enable accurate placement and viewing of persistent AR objects.

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arlier this year, UK-based startup Scape Technologies previewed a potentially exciting new augmented reality technology for smartphones, promising to use a device’s camera to automatically determine its location. Now the company’s larger plan is coming into focus, and it’s exciting — using vast, accurate 3D maps to enable city-scale augmented reality applications.

Scape’s pitch is as simple as the enabling technology is complex. While some companies have mapped individual landmarks, buildings, or roads for narrow AR applications, Scape is now mapping entire cities. Already live in London and San Francisco, its 3D maps are underway for 100 cities, it told PCMag, thanks to data gathered by cameras with computer vision. The company’s technology creates a server-side “shared understanding” of environments that client devices can tap into — along with AR overlays — as they navigate the spaces.

— Read on venturebeat.com/2019/08/30/scape-is-3d-mapping-100-cities-to-precisely-anchor-ar-objects/

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The hidden risk of virtual reality – and what to do about it | World Economic Forum

A 20-minute virtual reality game can capture 20 million data points about the player – and yet the collection and use of this information is, as yet, unregulated. Last year, a group of privacy experts met to review the risks and propose solutions. Here’s what they came up with

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It seemed like a game when Riley first started the virtual reality (VR) maze. He used a room-scale setup, so by physically walking around his living room, he could solve puzzles and visit different parts of the virtual maze. His friends were networked into the game, so even though they were in their own living rooms, when Riley turned his head he could make eye-contact with them. He could even give them virtual high-fives – slapping avatar hands gave him the sensation of haptic feedback from his controller. 

What Riley didn’t know was that the startup that created this game had decided to sell its users’ tracking data. Riley also didn’t know that a 20-minute VR game session recorded 2 million points of data about his body movement, and that an insurance company was one of the customers buying the game data. A month after playing the game, Riley was turned down for a new life-insurance policy. Given his excellent health, he couldn’t understand why. Several appeals later, the insurance company disclosed that Riley’s tracking data from the VR maze game revealed behavioral movement patterns often seen among people in the very early stages of dementia. Later, Riley’s sister, who had not played the VR maze game, was also rejected for life and long-term care insurance policies, as dementia tends to run in families.

— Read on www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/the-hidden-risk-of-virtual-reality-and-what-to-do-about-it/

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STEM And STEAM Education: Why We Need Them

This 30-year summer STEM program has backing from pharmaceutical giant GSK, but this artist and hacker believes we should not leave art and encourage more STEAM programs.

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Thirty years later, the GSK Science in the Summer program has exposed more than 300,000 vulnerable and underserved students in grades two through six to STEM programming around the country.

Becki Lynch, Director of US Community Partnerships at GSK, said that STEM education is more critical than ever for all children. 

“It’s vital to the future of our workforce, and we need to equip all children with the tools they need to succeed in a competitive economy,” said Lynch. “STEM careers are some of the fastest-growing and highest paying and the disparity of access to these pathways for women and people of color is a pressing issue of social and economic justice.”

— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2019/08/28/stem-and-steam-education-why-we-need-them/

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Emerging technology can replace workers — or train them for new work

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Jack Karsten discusses examples of how internet-connected devices can take over tasks for workers doing manual labor or train them in new skills.

 In 2012, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Marc Andreesen predicted that jobs will be divided between “people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.” Already, smartphones and other internet-connected devices assign work in a wide variety of environments, from Amazon warehouses to city streets. Workers that take assignments from computers may see their jobs completely automated as artificial intelligence and robots become more capable over time. However, these same devices also have the potential to train workers in new skills and ride out successive waves of automation.

— Read on www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2019/08/29/emerging-technology-can-replace-workers-or-train-them-for-new-work/

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Virtual Reality Technology | The Motley Fool

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Virtual reality (VR) is already a multibillion-dollar business, but it has only scratched the surface of its potential. According to Statista, in 2018, 4.7 million headsets were sold worldwide, and that was before the launch of several more-affordable full VR headsets in mid-2019. 

As the cost comes down and the technology improves, here are the players you need to know in virtual reality, and where they stand in the industry. 

— Read on http://www.fool.com/investing/2019/08/27/need-to-know-investing-in-virtual-reality-tech.aspx

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AI in Education is Revolutionizing Student & Teacher Experience

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Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Gradeeli.zimmerman_9856 Tue, 08/27/2019 – 11:25

Adoption of artificial intelligence is on the rise: According to research firm Gartner, 37 percent of organizations have now “implemented AI in some form,” and adoption is up 270 percent over the past four years. 

The challenge? Separating market interest from authentic impact. As noted by MIT Technology Review, the rapid development and uptake of AI solutions has created an environment where companies may “obfuscate and oversell” AI abilities even as organizations race to implement new solutions and keep up with the competition.

The key to AI success is specificity. It is crucial to define key needs AI tools can meet and shortcomings it can address. This is especially true for K–12 institutions faced with limited time and budgets.

— Read on edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2019/08/artificial-intelligence-authentic-impact-how-educational-ai-making-grade-perfcon

Learn to fight fake news in your classrooms and schools | eSchool News

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Activate your “curiosity shield” and fight fake news with reputable resources–learn how to do it in your schools and classrooms.

In the 1930s, Upton Sinclair was one of the most prominent writers in the United States. But no amount of fame could protect him, when he ran for governor of California, from “one of the most well-orchestrated smear campaigns in American history,” instigated by political and business interests hostile to the muckraking revelations in Sinclair’s books, such as The Jungle, making him a victim of “a forerunner of [the] ‘fake news’” that’s so pervasive today.

— Read on www.eschoolnews.com/2019/08/27/learn-to-fight-fake-news-in-your-classrooms-and-schools/

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Create a Data-Driven Learning Strategy

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Learner data can help you create a course that better matches your organization’s needs.

You’ve build an online course, but is it doing what you need it to do? This is one of the biggest challenges of online learning. With little-to-no face-to-face contact with learners, it can be difficult to know if your lessons are sinking in or doing any good. Fortunately, there is where a data-driven learning strategy can help.

A “learning strategy” can mean many things to many people, depending on whether you’re an instructor or a student, an independent educator or someone designing a training course for a large corporation. For the purposes of this post, we’re interested in exploring ways that you, the educator, can use data strategically to help your students learn from your online course. In other words, a learning strategy is “a strategy to help students learn.”

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