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This Week in EdTech – July 29, 2016

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Your weekly roundup of trending new stories in higher education, K-12, and corporate learning.

From how to inspire the millennial workforce to become leaders, to whether or not the cost of higher education is still worth it – we’ve got it all here for you. Here’s what’s been happening in the edtech space from around the world.

Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever

Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of education, but are teachers embracing it? According to a survey by Education Week, they are. Teachers are now more confident than ever with using technology, but that isn’t the case in all demographics.

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Higher Education Still Worth the Money, New Research Suggests

Higher education has its benefits, but it can be a costly endeavor. The question potential students always ask themselves, “is it worth it?” has an answer: yes. This article highlights a study done by Education Policy Research Initiative at the University of Ottawa that looked to gauge the impact of higher education.

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VHS Weekly Lesson: The Strength of Triangles

Looking for a challenge? Here’s a great example of how to use a learning platform to create fun and engaging online lessons that can be tied into an educational curriculum. This one covers concepts from grade 12 advanced functions, but it’s betting against you. This lesson wagers that a kindergartner might be more successful than you – are you willing to find out?

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Want to Train Millennials to Lead? 6 Things You Should Know About the Millennial Mindset

The headline for this one says it all. According to a corporate training consultant, Jenna Atkinson, any organization that’s interested in training their millennial workforce to be leaders needs to understand these six principles.

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Education Around the World

Israel’s Mixed Messages On Basic Education

Israel has been known as a high-tech powerhouse, but according to a recent study by the Israel Innovation Authority, this position is at risk. Apparently, the next few years will bring with it a shortage of 10,000 scientists and engineers. The high-tech industry of Israel seems to be at a crossroad, read this opinion piece to find out more.

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Rising Players in Higher Education: The Countries to Watch Out for

There were almost 300,000 international students who pursued higher education in Australia last year, and they contributed around $12.5 billion to the economy – but did you know the majority of them came from Asia? Australia’s economy has long benefited from international students, but developments in the higher ed sector of numerous Asian countries may threaten Australia’s education industry. Find out which countries are starting to rise to the top.

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Technology Push to Get Girls Educated

“When we educate girls, we see reduced child deaths, healthier children and mothers, fewer child marriages and faster economic growth,” said Julia Gillard, chair of Global Partnership for Education, to BBC earlier this month. That’s why the UK’s Department for International Development has announced £100 million of funding to help 175,000 of the world’s poorest girls get an education.

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