The GSV Big 10: Show Me The Money!
Here's your weekly coverage corner for the top 10 stories, insights, and major plays in learning and skilling.
#1 OPINION: Want to Know Why America Is Losing Its Edge? Look Around Campus.
Access to quality education matters for an individual, company and country. Ensuring that the United States maintains its educational advantage is the most serious long-term national security challenge facing our country.
#2 Work Trend Index | Will AI Fix Work?
64% of people struggle with having the time and energy to do their job…and 64% of people would delegate as much work as possible to AI to lessen their workloads. AI won’t eradicate jobs…it has the potential to empower people to enjoy work again.
#3 Does money matter for schools? Most studies say yes.
Not necessarily a Saul to Paul conversion, but this is a flip on whether money matters for schools. While obviously money matters, it’s not the answer. There is a gigantic problem of money being spent in ways that have no effect on student achievement, and that needs to change in a serious way.
#4 An evolving landscape calls for a “both/and” approach to school choice and charter schools
We’re for giving every kid access to quality education. There’s plenty of good public schools, there’s plenty of bad charter schools, but let’s focus on supporting schools that work and getting rid of the labels.
#5 ‘This Changes Everything’: AI Is About to Upend Teaching and Learning
Yes, AI is going to be transformative. And yes, like you I’m tired of reading another AI story.
#6 Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes
Deep Fakes are the tip of the iceberg on AI and media. Content authenticity is going to become essential in a world where fake (and convincing) content can be produced in an instant…for free. The good news? People’s imagination will allow them to create anything in an instant. Hollywood Meets Harvard…For All.
#7 The First Year of AI College Ends in Ruin
What assessment needs to evolve into is measuring critical thinking and understanding. What should law school assessment look at…remembering who won some case or thinking through different problems? Information is a commodity, but insight will never be.
#8 EdX launches ChatGPT-powered plugin, learning assistant
EdX has a library of over 4,000 courses from top professors around the world…now they have an AI learning assistant to help students choose the best ones. 2U has long been criticized for spending so much on marketing…the EdX expert could become the best student recruiter ever.
#9 University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho
Only can the new possibilities of the virtual world create Phoenix, Idaho.
#10 Supreme Court to Rule on Affirmative Action, Student Debt and Internet Companies’ Liability
The end of affirmative action would be a tectonic shift for higher education. 63% of Americans support the ban, but you do want to create opportunities for people that don’t usually have them.