Tencent’s latest education push is a nod to new collaborative structure

When Tencent announced it had formed a new education brand this week, the internet giant wasn’t just flexing its muscles to conquer China’s booming online education sector. The new initiative is also an early result of Tencent’s long plan to foster more internal collaboration at a time when its core businesses, the lucrative video gaming segment and the billion-user WeChat,  are under attack. Called “Tencent Education,” the new brand consists of 20 products across all six of the firm’s business groups, announced executive senior vice president Dowson Tong at the company’s annual…

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This Will Be The Biggest Disruption In Higher Education

Driven by several converging forces, we will see a talent acceleration shift from “going to college to get a job” to “going to a job to get a college degree.” GETTY Instead of going to college to get a job, students will increasingly be going to a job to get a college degree. What does this mean exactly? Today, the #1 reason why Americans value and pursue higher education is “to get a good job.” The path has always been assumed as linear: first, go to college and then, get a good job. But what…

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UP Board Result 2019: India Today Education is hosting Class 10, 12 Results 2019, steps to download

UP Board Results 2019 will be declared soon on the official website. UP Board Results 2019 can be checked directly via India Today Education at https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/results. Although the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will announce the UP Board 12th and UP Board 10th result on its official website upmsp.edu.in, it might tend to crash due to the influx of candidates. This year, over 30 lakh students had registered for UP Board Class 12 Exams. This year over 58 lakh students registered themselves for the UP Board exams out of which…

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Education Policy For Alienated America

President Donald Trump speaks to the “Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit,” Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ASSOCIATED PRESS Tim Carney begins his fascinating and challenging book Alienated America with Donald Trump’s campaign-launch pronouncement that, “Sadly, the American Dream is dead.” Carney marshals a wealth of evidence, both systematic and impressionistic, that confirms that for many Americans, this is unfortunately true. But why? “I think the answer is this,” he writes, “strong communities have crumbled, and much of America has been left abandoned, without the web of human…

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In Chhattisgarh, health and education are top concerns

RAIPUR/BILASPUR/DURG (CHHATTISGARH): As Shahnawaz Khan waited for his wife’s turn in the snaking queue for tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Raipur, his thoughts turned to another queue —one they will join on Tuesday to vote in the general elections. And, like Khan, the thoughts of many voters are focused on two priorities —health and education—in one of India’s poorest states, with a large tribal population. With seven Lok Sabha constituencies—Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh and Surguja—going to polls on Tuesday, Khan and thousands like him wait with renewed…

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Love for education, brick-by-brick

Biswanath Naru with students of his school, Nandipur Swami Vivekananda Vidyamandir in Dum Dum Park shortly after its inauguration in January.Sanat Kr Sinha Biswanath Naru sells fish for a living, but it has been 45 years that the college dropout is mastermoshai to several children of a lesser god. When the mastermoshai (teacher) began to pursue his second calling in life, all he could provide the poor children of Dum Dum Park was an apology for a roof over their head, a mat to sit on and free education. As the students of Nandipur…

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Leading Higher Education Into The Future

Ensuring the value of a college education and degree in our evolving professional world remains front of mind for Alison Byerly, the first woman to lead Lafayette College. Here, we chat about her strategy for equipping Lafayette graduates to thrive after graduation, how higher education can better support the professional growth of women and the reason why you can often find her at a Lafayette tailgate. Jessica Pliska: Your career began in the classroom teaching Victorian literature. What sparked your passion for literature? Alison Byerly: I always loved books and always loved…

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[Startup Bharat] Meet edtech startups that are taking quality education to non-metro cities across India

India’s small towns and cities harbour big dreams and ambitions. But often, students from these cities are at a disadvantage as they don’t have access to the quality education their counterparts in metros do. How will experimentation and innovation flourish if students can’t build on a solid foundation of learning? Students in the metros gain from big players like Byju’s, Khan Academy, and AlmaMapper, but those in Tier II, III, and IV towns are often forced to migrate to educational hubs, including Kota and Hyderabad, or Tier I cities for their education….

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Downsizing hits legal education

For nearly a century and a half, Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana has been training Midwestern lawyers. As recently as five years ago, the law school was aggressively recruiting incoming students with a promotional video on its website saying: “Since 1879 we’ve been generating lawyers to leadership and to service. Here, we teach law both as a science and as an art.” But soon the school won’t be teaching law to anyone. Dial up the admissions office and a recording plays: “Valparaiso University Law School is no longer accepting applicants. This number…

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How to Study Smarter?

Are you in search of some motivation to study? Are you struggling with a lack of motivation? Let’s face it! It seems so easy to watch one more youtube video and scroll through your social media feed but so hard to sit in front of your books. Exams are fast approaching and you have a rising sense of panic and don’t know where to begin. If this is what you are experiencing, then read on to know the tips that can work wonders and help you score better marks in…

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