So, we’re heading down to the 2nd annual SXSW Edu this week. We’re really, really excited, but we’re trying to be cool about it. This year’s schedule is crammed with a ton of exciting sessions presented by some of the brightest educators and edupreneurs around, and we’ve got our hashtags at the ready. Given the momentum the OER movement has picked up over the past year, it comes as no surprise that it’s a dominant… Read more
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We’ve spent the last month visiting some of the best engineering schools in the country and talking to some incredibly smart students. At each school, we were blown away by the students’ amazing enthusiasm for working on projects that advance the common good — building health informatics databases in Uganda, designing haptic robotic arms, and much more. We wrapped up our last campus visit of the season at Princeton yesterday. Now, we leave you with… Read more
This week takes us to one of the most venerable seats of higher learning all the world over: Cambridge, Massachusetts. We’ll be at MIT on February 16 casting our genius net. Join us!
The trek continues! Next up on our tour of the best engineering schools in the country: Cornell. We’ll be talking Knerd shop at the Startup Fair on Feb. 1, and alum David Siegel will be presenting another great Knerd talk following the event. Join us! Get the event details here.
Over the next few months, we’ll be trekking around the country to visit college engineering programs and recruit a few good Knerds. Our first stop is Carnegie Mellon, which just happens to be the alma mater of two of Knewton’s greatest data scientists. We made a short video about how George and Jesse’s experiences in Pittsburgh helped shape their careers as Knerds. Take a look, and meet George in the flesh at our campus Knerd… Read more
EDUCAUSE 2011 is finally here… and along with it, our final Speaker Spotlight post. Bill Allison is the Director of Campus Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s leading a session tomorrow (Thursday, October 20) entitled You Need to Go Mobile Now, but How? The UC/UCLA Mobile Web Framework. Bill was kind enough to answer our questions about the intersection of higher ed and mobile frameworks, EDUCAUSE, and more. Missed our previous Speaker… Read more
This MBA admissions tip comes to us from our friends at Clear Admit. For more expert b-school admissions advice, check out their blog or previous Clear Admit posts on our blog. As many of our readers are aware, letters of recommendation are a central part of the application process. We would like to take a look at how to handle the snags that often arise for applicants in unique employment situations. The applicant who is… Read more
Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Roundup! This week, check out articles on why some top b-schools aren’t participating in ethics rankings, the difficulty of molding leaders in MBA programs, and application insights from the Dean of Admissions at Stanford GSB. 1. Top B-Schools Opt Out of Ethics Rankings Five of the top ten U.S. b-schools decided not to participate in this year’s Aspen Institute ranking of MBA programs’ ethical and environmental impact. What gives? 2…. Read more
As a lead-up to this year’s EDUCAUSE conference, we’re interviewing some of the speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience at the conference. It’s our hope that these interviews will spark conversation and give conference attendees a better sense of this year’s speakers. Link Alander is the Associate Vice Chancellor of the Lone Star College System. He is giving a presentation at this year’s conference entitled “The Lean and Green by Design.” Link… Read more
This week’s MBA admissions tip comes to us from our friends at Clear Admit. For more expert MBA admissions advice, check out their blog. With applicants for the round one deadlines putting the finishing touches on their applications, the question of how strictly applicants need to adhere to word limits is perhaps more popular than ever. MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their… Read more