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Business as Usual


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Attitudes, expectations, political support
Multitude of educational options are available. But the public is confused as to where to go. Schools provide a centralized accreditation system

Goals, functions, equity
Schools are positioning themselves as a neutral venue, not affiliated to any single company or industry partner. They do form alliances with multiple partners.

Organisations and structures
A central building and ancillary campuses still form the foundation of schools.

The geo-political dimension
Schools expand to include - fulltime, part time foreign students, learning activities are conducted online or via short visits. Governments realize the importance of this w.r.t their foreign policy and outreach initiatives

The teaching force
Looser structure - more flexibility to the educators in terms of employment. Offers opportunities to educators in the forms of projects they pitch to companies and organisations for funding, Industry participates by allowing their employees to participate in learning activities. Schools guarantees the quality of teachers.


News Stories

Students develop a model for evaluating expertise chips
Special innovation reporter Preetam Rai for Google News, September 06, 2030
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@jimmy34 and @sara31 helped develop a new model for analyzing expertise chips. Since the ban on expertise chips or brain chips as they are popularly known was lifted n 2028, several companies have created this skill and knowledge enhancing prosthetic for the general public. While the safety implication have largely been addressed with the Joint Chinese-American FCC approving it for general use, the challenge has always been to figure out how customers evaluate these brain add-ons. Academia have stepped in to provide a neutral framework as they feel they have been in this business the longest.

@jimmy34 and @sara31 from @NgeeAnnPoly in the Federation of South East Asian Nations collaborated with @zohann32 from @PontificiaUniversidaddelPerú who built the analysis engine. They came up this model as they were able to tap on to 50 years of skills assessment data that they had locked in their learning management system. The students cite this is an advantage over other models as their algorithms were able to match outcomes produced by brain chip to the historical data.

Blackboard Intellectual Ventures that holds intellectual property rights for the now defunct system has said they will initiate legal action against the inventors as they have used system's in built tool for the analysis. The legal agent of @NgeeAnnPoly based in Manila was confident of settling with Blackboard on a revenue share model.

Discussions
Trends
- Enrolment falling because of lack of industry certification and up to date knowledge
- Educators are not interested in working for the traditional schools because of money, career path
- State/Private funding moving towards more nimble and industry specific learning academies

Effects
- Schools closing down, barely surviving
- Building being rented to other organisations

How are they reinventing
- Collaborating with vendors/industry to offer certification
- Outsourcing basic admin and tutoring service online
- Letting go of buildings and loaning classrooms and seminar rooms from public libraries and community centres
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