Higher Education in China

A Stanford scholar says that China's education system is strong in many ways, but shows weaknesses at the college level.

A Stanford scholar says that China’s education system is strong in many ways, but shows weaknesses at the college level. Freeman Spogli Institute research fellow Prashant Loyalka says that more incentives focused on faculty pay and student study could boost China’s higher education institutions.

Read the article here.

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Can Computer Science Help Light Up the World with Knowledge?

A team of engineers and scientists develop tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages.

lights representing articles in English Wikipedia related to places

The lights represent articles in English Wikipedia related to places. Computer scientists have developed a system to help fill in the dark spots with articles in nearly 300 other languages served by Wikipedia. Image courtesy of Markus Krötzsch, TU Dresden

Read the Stanford University article here.


College Readiness Indicator

downloadResearchers  from Stanford, Brown and the University of Chicago have developed a series of resources for districts to help high school students prepare for the challenges the will face when attending university – to build the critical attitudes, aptitudes and skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.  The tools are free and online. Read more here.

Each tool is customizable to a given district and contains detailed information, questions and considerations. The six tools are:

  • Beyond College Eligibility: A New Framework for Promoting College Readiness, including a dynamic, web-based representation that complements the Framework
  • Menu of College Readiness Indicators and Supports
  • Selecting Effective Indicators
  • A Technical Guide to College Readiness Indicators
  • District Self-Assessment Tool
  • Essential Elements in Implementation

Great resource!

Stanford to Host World Conference on Continuous Engineering Education

Aerial view of Hoover Tower

Organized by the International Association for Continuous Engineering Education (IACEE) and hosted by Stanford, this conference brings together faculty, executive leaders, academic directors to managers and all those who want to explore the unique issues facing continuing education for the engineering field. I am planning to attend!


How to Spur New Ideas – from Stanford Business

Eight innovative Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs including Kiva’s Jessica Jackley (MBA ’07) and Design Within Reach’s Rob Forbes (MBA ’85) were asked to shed light on how they come up with their best ideas. From collaborating with others, to observing consumer behavior, to taking naps, read tips for boosting creativity http://stanfordbusiness.tumblr.com/post/64245758876/8-different-ways-to-get-great-ideas

Stanford Graduate School of Business