September 2013 Archives

Let's take a moment to imagine a world in which people not only "get" math... but love math. Where would we be as educators? As individuals? As a workforce? As an economy? As a country? My seventh grade math teacher, Louanne Dorne, was a wonderful woman. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she still came to work every day with a passion for her students and a commitment to teaching. She did everything to make sure we stayed engaged even if that meant taking off her wig and telling jokes to make us laugh. She made me look ...

The New York Times called 2012 the "Year of the MOOC," or Massive Online Open Courses for those of us just learning the lingo. The Society of Human Resource Management recently featured a large article in their August issue on the future of MOOCs. And, the headline of an article in TIME Magazine last year asked, "Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education?" Even Gallup is asking university presidents and faculty across the United States for their views on the issue. MOOCs have been gaining in popularity over the past three years. These massive online courses are usually free; ...

Several leading business consulting firms, including WorldatWork, Mercer, the Hay Group, and The Conference Board, are predicting an average increase of more than 3 percent in base pay for U.S. workers this year. According to the WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, U.S. workers will see an average base pay increase of 3.1 percent in 2013-14. Kerry Chou, senior compensation practice leader at WorldatWork, shared that this would be the first time since 2008 that the average increase is above 3 percent. Chou added that salary budgets are only slowly starting to improve and that organizations need to focus ...




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