June 15, 2021


Inclusive leadership training is key to career success and equity in science (opinion)

Leadership and inclusion skill sets are increasingly recognized as essential competencies for Ph.D. students and postdocs, or trainees, in the biological sciences. As today’s trainees enter the workforce in research, education, business and advocacy, they will become leaders tasked with creating a more equitable and inclusive culture of science.

To develop inclusive leadership competency, trainees should reflect on career goals and make a training plan that incorporates opportunities to build leadership experience and self-awareness. They should seek out such leadership experiences and be able to recognize and articulate to others their leadership skills. In addition, institutions and educators

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China’s Ministry of Education issues list of new schools targeting bottleneck in key technologies

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China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) issued a list of 12 new technology schools in the country’s top universities as part of the effort to cultivate leading talents on innovation of cutting-edge technologies in the next decade.

This came in line with the urgent need to develop local skills for innovation in key technologies against the backdrop of the intense technology war between the world’s two largest economies.

The MOE said in the statement on Wednesday that the new schools will play the key role in promoting the transformation and upgrading, from “made in China,” to “created in China.”

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n2y Named 2021 CODiE Finalist in Four Key Education Technology Categories | Coronavirus

HURON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2021–

n2y, the leader in the special education field, today announced that L 3 Skills ®, Positivity ®, SymbolStix PRIME ® and Unique Learning System ® were named 2021 SIIA CODiE Award finalists in the following education technology categories: Best Gamification in Learning, Best Student Learning Capacity-Building Solution, Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution, and Best Solution for Students with Special Needs. n2y is honored to be among the 152 finalists across the 42 categories, from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector. Winners will be

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6 Key Technologies Moving Teaching and Learning Forward in 2021 — Campus Technology


6 Key Technologies Moving Teaching and Learning Forward in 2021

Educause’s latest Horizon Report outlines the biggest trends shaping teaching and learning this year. In particular, the report identified six technologies and practices that are key to higher education institutions’ future planning, whether those topics are newly emerging or evolving from previous years. They are topics that can come, go and return to Horizon Reports from year to year “more organically, reflecting the most current issues,” the report explained. In this year’s list of key technologies, the categories of artificial intelligence, open educational resources, and learning analytics have made

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Why edtech is key to empowering financial wellbeing

Earlier this year, new Blackbullion research found that nearly half of students (48%) have considered dropping out of university, or deferring a year, due to financial barriers – especially those exacerbated by COVID-19. Our report, Money and mental health: how financial wellbeing impacts students also found that 75% of students surveyed worry about finances; 67% of whom said financial anxiety negatively impacts their mental health.

And when we dug further, we found that money concerns engulf all elements of student wellbeing for the current undergraduate cohort – from optimism about the future (54%), motivation or productivity (47%) and the ability

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New Analysis Finds Technology Infrastructure Leads Key Areas of Technology Readiness in Schools

The newly confirmed tie between good preparation and good outcomes is especially important since a recent RAND Corporation study found one in five school districts expect to offer virtual learning after the pandemic ends and one in 10, hybrid or blended instruction. This is in part to meet parent and student demand—increasing the need for effective education technology implementation.

The new visual report sums up global research based on the responses of educators (administrators and teachers) who conducted detailed self-assessments over a two-year period with the EdTech Assessment Tool, an in-depth survey underwritten by SMART to benchmark school technology readiness

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