Impact: Education Innovation

Switzerland

How Big Data Helps Reveal Ghostwriters And Bust Plagiarists

Can we determine whether a certain writer actually penned a certain work? Using technological ana...

Germany

Does The Gender Of A Teacher Matter?

The conventional wisdom says a male teacher shortage is bad for society, and the surplus of women...

Germany

School Wake-Up Call: The Case For Letting Students Sleep Later

A new proposal in Germany to move to a later school starting time is backed by many scientists, e...

France

A New French Muslim School Catering To Academic Elite

Far from rigid Koranic institutes, this new private school in central France is as much about sma...

United States

For Syrian Refugees, Learning To Code In Times Of War

A chronicle of one organization's determination to point Syrian refugees toward a better future t...

Germany

A Math Museum's Twists To Conquer Fear And Loathing Of *That* Subject

GIESSEN — It will make you crazy — the pyramid simply does not want to fit into the glass cube. Melih turns it again, this time just a little, and then sticks ...

United Kingdom

From Japan To Italy: Tour OECD's First-Ever National Rankings Of Adult Skills

PARIS - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), whose global ranking of schooling levels has become a reliable source of national pride and shame, has now ...

Switzerland

A State-Of-The-Art School Springs Up In A Swiss Forest

CRISSIER — Not far from a highway turnoff near the ...

China

Is Education Investment The Latest Bubble About To Burst?

Over the past 15 years, global investors have experienced a series of bubbles: the ...

France

Education And The Internet: MOOC's Ambitions Go Global

Imagine a future where all high school students could go on to study whatever subject they want, where a university isn’t forced to limit the number of applicants it can accept or ...

Canada

A MOOC World Tour

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Senegal

In Africa, Accelerating A Continent-Wide Virtual University

SAINT-LOUIS — The African Virtual University is hardly a new project, as it was first founded in 1997 by the ...

Poland

A Skills Manifesto: Why Education (Not Finance) Is The Only Lasting Economic Solution

PARIS – Everywhere skills transform lives, generate prosperity and promote social inclusion. And if there’s one lesson the global economy has taught us over the ...

France

Working-Class Kids Are French Avant-Garde For Classroom Use Of Tablets

<div>A school in the low-income banlieues of Paris has been living in the digital age for t...

Colombia

From Medellin To Silicon Valley And Back: Online Homework Help For Latin America

Some say that entrepreneurs are born out of necessity. Looking at Hernán Jaramillo and Roberto Cuartas, it becomes clear that only perseverance makes them come to life. The ...

Russia

Russia Asks If Its Gifted Students Should Get Special Schooling

ST. PETERSBURG — The physics lab is under the school’s cupola, literally in a holy place. This used to be a small home chapel, and now it’s a ...

United Kingdom

Technology In Classrooms, A Global Tour

What are the best ways to make our schools — and students — smarter? We don’t have the answer here. But it’s sure to include a healthy dose of looking beyond ...