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The Gamification of Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twenty-eight million people harvest their crops on FarmVille, every day. Five million people play an average of forty-five hours a week worth of games. That’s more than an average workweek.

It’s clear that the world is in love with gaming, but school? Not so much. Every year, 1.2 million students in the U.S. alone fail to graduate from high school. Of those who do graduate, a large percentage don’t have the skills they need for college.

What if students could feel the same sense of pride, investment and success in their schoolwork that they feel while conquering level after level of their favorite XBox game? How might that help tip the scales?

Maybe they can. Gamification — the use of game design elements in non-game contexts — is gaining increasing traction in the education world.

Check out The Gamification of Education infographic to see how educational games have progressed from the days of Carmen San Diego and Reader Rabbit, and learn how they can help teachers and schools deliver truly meaningful experiences to students.

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STEM Education: Does America Have the Right Stuff? [INFOGRAPHIC]

America was built on innovation and entrepreneurship. But recently, we’ve let our students fall behind. In a study of 65 industrialized nations, American students were ranked 31st in science and 23rd in math.

If we as a nation want to remain competitive in today’s globalized economy, a stronger focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is key. Check out this infographic for why STEM education is so important, and what steps we can take right now to improve the way we teach our students.

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The Unprepared Nation: College Readiness Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

The U.S. is facing a full-on college readiness crisis.

One-third of college students require remediation before enrolling in college-level classes. Of those students, one-half will never receive their bachelor’s degree.

What’s causing the problem — and what’s at stake? This infographic lays out the state of college readiness in the U.S. and explains why being prepared for college matters now more than ever.

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The Flipped Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

Go to school, listen to your teacher lecture, go home, do your homework.

For centuries, this has been the way that school’s been done.

But now, a new model of teaching is turning the traditional classroom on its head. Under the flipped classroom model, students watch lectures at home, online. Class time is reserved for collaborative activities that help reinforce concepts and increase engagement.

In this infographic, learn about the history of the flipped classroom model, and how it’s improving learning outcomes for today’s students.

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The State of Digital Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fifteen years ago, “Amazon” was just a rainforest and “Kindle” was something to do with a flame. We fought traffic to go buy CDs, books, and movies. When we needed information, we lugged the encyclopedias out of storage.

Now, we get our entertainment through the Internet. We can download an eBook in a minute and Google any fact under the sun in a second. The Internet has revolutionized consumer culture — and it’s on the verge of doing the same with education.

With 30% of students in the U.S. failing out of high school, our education system is in dire need of change. Check out this infographic to learn how digital education is poised to transform the way our students learn.

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Is Blended Learning the Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century. Today, our schools must prepare all students for college and careers–and do far more to personalize instruction and employ the smart use of technology.
-Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

Education is primed for a revolution — and blended learning might just be it.

Blended learning refers to any time a student learns in part at a brick-and-mortar facility and in part online. It’s a disruptive innovation in education, and one that many schools are employing to increase student learning and engagement while dealing with the realities of public funding.

In this infographic, learn about blended learning’s history and potential, the different ways in which today’s schools are employing online courses, and specific research needs for the future.

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Is an MBA Worth It? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Deciding whether to get an MBA can be a tough decision. On one hand, business school is a big investment of time and money. On the other, an MBA opens doors to new job opportunities and increased earning potential.

So, how do you know if an MBA is right for you?

Like any good businessperson, you need to look at facts and figures. Check out this infographic for key stats on business school’s potential ROI. Compare lifetime earnings for people with MBAs and those without, learn about the pros and cons of Executive MBA programs, and check out reasons other aspiring b-school students cited for going back to school.

Or, if numbers aren’t your thing (good luck in b-school if that’s the case), you could always make your decision based on the famous people featured in the infographic. Are you more into sneakers (Phil Knight, Stanford MBA/Nike founder) or books (Jeff Bezos, no MBA/Amazon.com founder)? Cosmetics (Mary Kay Ash, no MBA/Mary Kay Cosmetics founder), or controversial foreign policy (George W. Bush, Harvard MBA/Former U.S. President)?

The decision is yours.

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