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Higher Education Landscape All Set to Change with New Georgia Tech Endeavor

August 27,2013 by: admin

Georgia Tech has taken a leaf from Stanford, which introduced a free course on artificial intelligence, some two years ago. Over 170,000 students enrolled for that. Since then massive open online courses (MOOCs) have drawn millions of enthusiasts with varied successes. One case in point is that of Battushig, a Mongolian boy who scored perfect in an MIT Electronics course, a quite tough one at that. One of the negative sides of such online offerings until now was that it involved no credits and no degrees as well. As such, this new proposal from Georgia Tech comes as a first. … (more) August 27, 2013

Erstwhile Manufacturing Behemoth Struggles to Keep Schools Open

August 12,2013 by: admin

On the upside, situations in Philadelphia are not as dire as in Detroit. They are not planning to resort to bankruptcy filing any time soon. Recently, the city agreed to borrow funds in the range of $50 million for keeping the schools running for the time being. Schools are going to open from September 9 onwards with severe restrictions on staffing and the sharp curtailing of extracurricular activities Parents are amazed with the turn in the situation of Philadelphia schools and, above all, the callousness of the school system in bringing funds to alleviate the financial crunch. Parents ask why … (more) August 12, 2013