Advanced Learning – End Grade Inflation http://endgradeinflation.org/ Tue, 24 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://endgradeinflation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Advanced Learning – End Grade Inflation http://endgradeinflation.org/ 32 32 Asia-Pacific e-learning market size to surpass $90 billion by 2026, https://endgradeinflation.org/asia-pacific-e-learning-market-size-to-surpass-90-billion-by-2026/ Tue, 24 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/asia-pacific-e-learning-market-size-to-surpass-90-billion-by-2026/ Pune, India, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a recent industry report presented by Graphical Research, the Asia-Pacific e-learning market is expected to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity within seven years, surpassing $90 billion in revenue by 2026. Disruptions in the orthodox way of teaching and learning due to the COVID-19 […]]]>

Pune, India, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

According to a recent industry report presented by Graphical Research, the Asia-Pacific e-learning market is expected to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity within seven years, surpassing $90 billion in revenue by 2026.

Disruptions in the orthodox way of teaching and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the share of e-learning industry in Asia-Pacific. Additionally, the exponential growth of smartphones and the availability of high-speed internet have opened up avenues for growth. Faced with an ever-changing business landscape, industry players are gearing up to embrace artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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As e-learning becomes the new normal, the confluence of technology with education has sparked innovations across the APAC region. Learning strategy and business models have seen a paradigm shift with the trend towards virtualization and remote working. Online learning has become a preferred learning method, bridging the gap between work and learning.

  1. Mobile e-learning is here to stay

A strong presence of portable gadgets, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets, has led to a robust approach to online learning. A relentless move towards continuous learning mechanisms has encouraged corporate employees to seek out short, modular courses on tablets and smartphones. Additionally, the growing number of SMEs in India and South Korea has given further impetus to advanced mobile learning solutions.

  1. Learning management systems (LMS) are becoming an optimal technology option

COVID-19-induced lockdowns have led to the popularity of LMS in organizations as a course catalog in the formal education system. Notably, the integration of AI and cloud in LMSs has boosted the trend towards e-learning. AI-powered personalization, along with augmented reality and virtual reality, should bolster immersive training. Precisely, VR simulation, 3D paintings and real scenarios will help improve learning engagement. Asia-Pacific e-learning market share of the LMS Technology segment will grow at a healthy CAGR through 2026.

  1. Strengthening e-learning in the university sector

The rise of e-learning amid sudden moves away from the classroom in China, Australia and India has redefined the landscape of the industry. According to the World Economic Forum, around 81%, or 730,000 K-12 students, attended classes through an online platform in Wuhan. Notably, schools in Australia have implemented remote online learning, although a majority of schools have continued as usual. In March 2020, public schools in Australia provided laptop loans to bridge the digital divide between students. The university sector could hold a considerable share of the Asia-Pacific market till 2026.

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  1. Online learning, a way forward during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the coronavirus accelerating large-scale digitization, the pandemic has heightened the need for LMSs, video conferencing tools, and cloud systems. Educational institutions have shown strong interest in holding online lectures following the onslaught of the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, in South Korea, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) has partnered with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Women and Family to develop new digital learning websites for the software coding and 3D education.

The competitive landscape suggests that industry players are likely to invest in innovations, R&D and strategic alliances. Some of the leading companies in the Asia Pacific e-learning market are Cisco Systems, Inc, Microsoft Corporation, Apollo Education Group, Adobe Systems Inc., SAP SE, Skillsoft Oracle Corporation, Citrix Education, and Meridian Knowledge Solutions.

As remote learning becomes the next big thing in the region, organizations are likely to prioritize learning content to bolster their talent pipeline. Notably, most organizations should take advantage of the pandemic to boost e-learning systems. The shift to virtual learning could be paramount to creating a more effective method of educating learners.

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Knowledge, Veg Thrive in Louisiana School Garden | Louisiana News https://endgradeinflation.org/knowledge-veg-thrive-in-louisiana-school-garden-louisiana-news/ Sat, 21 May 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/knowledge-veg-thrive-in-louisiana-school-garden-louisiana-news/ By MELINDA MARTINEZ, Alexandria Daily Town Talk ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, sixth-grade students at Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with help from the Good Food Project . The Good Food Project is a Food Bank of Central Louisiana program that distributes food […]]]>

By MELINDA MARTINEZ, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, sixth-grade students at Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with help from the Good Food Project .

The Good Food Project is a Food Bank of Central Louisiana program that distributes food grown in its demonstration garden to customers and teaches community members how to grow their own food. The program also partners with schools to grow their own gardens and teach students about gardening, food preparation and health.

Students can implement the garden with what they’ve learned in other subjects like English language arts, math, science and history, said Jessica Smith, the garden’s sponsor teacher.

For example, students were encouraged by principal Jenifer Scott and Smith encouraged students to observe the garden and write about it in their journals, said GFP principal Frances Boudreaux. This is just one of the ways it applies to ELA.

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Students also learn that gardening incorporates the principles of STEM, i.e. science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Additionally, GFP teaches students about nutrition so they can make healthy food choices.

“The kids are really excited to be able to plant it all and watch it grow,” Smith said. “And they actually have to eat everything we’ve planted and grown.”

So far they have harvested radishes, mustard greens and snow peas from two raised beds set up by GFP who also provided seeds and crops.

What has been the most popular vegetable with students so far?

“Sweet peas,” Smith replied.

“They weren’t crazy about mustard greens,” she said.

Last week they harvested red potatoes which they planted in February in addition to green beans. Boudreaux showed the students how to lift the plant to remove the potatoes. They were delighted to see the results of their efforts. Once this task was completed, Boudreaux showed them how to pick green beans.

“They’re excited to try potatoes and beans next week,” Smith said. “I’ll probably have to go home and cook them, then we’ll have lunch – a snack.”

But the potatoes need to heal, Boudreaux said. It will take about six days. And they can also take it home.

Sixth grader Nathalie Buller’s family has her own garden where she grew vegetables like potatoes, green beans and snow peas. They were inspired by her sister’s 6th grade class at Pineville Junior High School who grew her own garden.

She prefers home-grown vegetables because they taste sweeter than store-bought ones.

“Because they add a lot of chemicals in the factories,” she explained of the difference in taste.

His favorites are green beans and broccoli.

“We also grow a lot of flowers and a lot of milkweed for butterflies and things like that,” she said.

Nathalie added that her family also grows their own spices like mustard.

“Using your own spices – it kind of makes it all better because you know you grew it yourself,” she said. “It kind of lights up the whole dish.”

She feels energetic when she is out in the sun and has fun all the time. Gardening has been a big family building project for the Bullers.

“It’s a lot of fun to go out and plant everything and harvest everything,” she says.

“Doing sustainable gardening is something they can use for the rest of their lives after they leave here,” Smith said. “They implement what they learn in school and can apply it outside. »

“We have seen a resurgence of interest in school and community gardens since 2021,” Boudreaux said. “Teachers and representatives of other organizations reached out to be placed on the list of new facilities and for expansion or improvement of existing garden sites.”

Rapides Academy and Lessie Moore Elementary School in Pineville were recruited this year as new pilot school partners, where new garden sites were added, Boudreaux said.

“The Cenla Food Bank Good Food Project hopes to be a trusted resource for teaching students and families how to grow their own food,” she said.

Learning sustainable gardening practices is a huge benefit, especially in times of high demand, rising food prices and supply shortages, she added.

For more information on the Good Food Project, visit goodfoodprojectcenla.org

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Dr. Neil Gordon will give several presentations at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery https://endgradeinflation.org/dr-neil-gordon-will-give-several-presentations-at-the-american-academy-of-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery/ Thu, 19 May 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/dr-neil-gordon-will-give-several-presentations-at-the-american-academy-of-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery/ The AAFPRS Foundation will host a meeting with Dr Gordon in May titled Facial Rejuvenation: Mastering the Techniques MIAMI, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will hold a special meeting this summer at Miami, Florida. The AAFPRS Foundation meeting will take place from May 19 to May […]]]>

The AAFPRS Foundation will host a meeting with Dr Gordon in May titled Facial Rejuvenation: Mastering the Techniques

MIAMI, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will hold a special meeting this summer at Miami, Florida. The AAFPRS Foundation meeting will take place from May 19 to May 22 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. This event will cover advances in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation through lectures by some of the nation’s top surgical specialists.

Dr. Gordon was personally invited to present at the Facial Rejuvenation: Master the Techniques event as a guest educator. He will give several presentations at this meeting, including: “Volumization by Reduction; Advanced Deep-Plane Rhytidectomy” and “Brow Lift Is a Bad Word – Understanding the Forehead through Vertical Galeal Advancement”.

In addition, he will participate in the prestigious Facelift Panel and Brow Panel to talk in more detail about facial rejuvenation, current techniques and trends in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Gordon looks forward to this meeting and believes it is a great opportunity for surgeons across the country to come together and share their knowledge and expertise.

This particular event will feature the best minds in plastic and reconstructive facial surgery. Health professionals within United States and around the world are invited to participate in this prestigious event. Additionally, Dr. Gordon, together with the AAFPRS, intends to provide the highest quality educational experience for physicians and healthcare professionals planning to attend this meeting.

A wide range of healthcare professionals will come to the event to enhance their learning. This includes residents, fellows-in-training, medical students, aestheticians, practitioners, advanced care providers, office staff, and other industry experts. Dr. Gordon hopes to share and discuss the latest surgical techniques backed by scientific research.

Evidence-based practice is crucial in the field of plastic surgery, especially as we explore new, innovative surgical techniques that are less time-consuming and less invasive. Through this event, Dr. Gordon hopes to improve patient care and advance plastic and reconstructive facial surgery practices.

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Millennial Money: Find out about your parents’ financial plans as soon as possible https://endgradeinflation.org/millennial-money-find-out-about-your-parents-financial-plans-as-soon-as-possible/ Tue, 17 May 2022 11:06:22 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/millennial-money-find-out-about-your-parents-financial-plans-as-soon-as-possible/ My mother died at 61, when I was 31. Seeing her gravestone in a field of others hit me with a stark, yet obvious fact: everyone, including parents of all the world will die. I promise you I’m not trying to depress you. I want to prepare you, because this loss may come sooner than […]]]>

My mother died at 61, when I was 31. Seeing her gravestone in a field of others hit me with a stark, yet obvious fact: everyone, including parents of all the world will die.

I promise you I’m not trying to depress you. I want to prepare you, because this loss may come sooner than expected. And when parents die, it’s often up to their children to manage not only the grief but also the financial tasks.

Scheduling these tasks now could help you later, when you may be having some of your toughest days.

“Surely we should have some idea of ​​what we’re up against,” says Melanie Cullen, author of “Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To,” based in the San Francisco Bay Area. . She adds: “On the other hand, our parents need to know that we are interested, that we care, that we are there to help.”

Here’s why, how and what to talk to your parents about.

WHY DO I NEED TO DISCUSS THIS MORBID SUBJECT?

Without documented plans for your parents’ end-of-life finances, you could find yourself scrambling for money.

Say you didn’t have access to your parents’ financial accounts in the event of incapacity or death. What if your parents were too sick to manage their finances? You would need to pay their bills, but you couldn’t use their money to do so. Then you couldn’t use their money for their funeral, which could cost thousands of dollars.

Many caregivers end up “dipping into their own money,” says AARP family care expert Amanda Singleton. You can’t save or invest money that covers your parents’ expenses, she adds. And if you run out of money, you can get into debt.

Beyond this potential financial hit, your parents’ plans and wishes are less likely to come true if you don’t know what they are.

For example, during the months when my mother was dying, we never discussed her funeral. So when I planned it, I was engulfed in both grief and guesswork.

My family spent a huge amount of money on an open casket service, partly because we didn’t know what to do and had a hard time concentrating on the decision. I suspect my thrifty, camera-shy mother would have preferred a simple (and cheaper) cremation.

HOW DOES THE CONVERSATION FRAME?

Approach the subject with sensitivity and respect. Personal finance is an uncomfortable topic for many. Now your parents have to talk about both money and death with their child.

Your parents have probably attended more funerals than you and may have dealt with the death of their own parents. Consider tapping into those experiences to start your conversation, suggests Singleton, who is also an estate planning attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ask them how they handled the end-of-life care of their loved ones.

Did Grandma have an up-to-date will and made her financial information easy to find for your parents? Maybe they can follow his example. Or if your parents were dealing with financial issues, remembering that experience might inspire them to get organized.

Another option: lead with a topical or personal prompt. That’s what Mark Schrader, a certified financial planner based in Charlotte, North Carolina, did with his mother. When his CFP courses covered certain topics related to planning, he talked about what he was learning and asked him questions about his intentions.

If you’ve learned about end-of-life planning on your own — say, in an article — or are making your own arrangements, let your parents know and ask for their perspective.

“Make it a planning and preparation conversation,” says Schrader, who is also a financial planning strategist at TIAA, a retirement planning organization. “It’s not so much about numbers or ‘how much do you have in those accounts?’ but ‘what accounts do you have, and how can I help you if for some reason you can’t be there?'”

WHAT DO WE NEED TO COVER?

Ask if your parents have power of attorney for finances. This legal document names a person who can make financial decisions on their behalf. Also find out if they have similar documents for medical care, such as an advanced care directive, power of attorney for health care, or power of attorney for health care. A living will can be helpful, as this document outlines what they might want for end-of-life care.

Find out whether or not your parents have an up-to-date estate plan. This may include a living will or trust that specifies how they want their assets distributed. Assets would include their home, vehicle, stocks and money in various accounts.

If your parents die without an estate plan, state law determines who gets their assets — and the distribution may not be what they wanted.

If your parents (or you, for that matter) don’t have an estate plan, consider seeking out an estate planning attorney or low-cost will services.

Consult a professional for personalized advice. But if you want to get organized and focused first, check out AARP’s self-care guides, which include resources and checklists. Or consider trying a death planning app, such as Lantern, Cake, Empathy, or Everplans.

WHEN DO I BRING THIS?

Discuss this topic now, because loved ones can die sooner than you imagine.

And your parents’ life and plans are going to change, so Cullen suggests “going into it as a lifelong conversation.”

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This column was provided to The Associated Press by personal finance website NerdWallet. Laura McMullen is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: lmcmullen@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lauraemcmullen.

RELATED LINKS

NerdWallet: Estate Planning: A 7-Step Checklist of the Basics https://bit.ly/nerdwallet-estate-planning-a-7-step-checklist-of-the-basics

AARP: How to Stop Delaying Getting a Wills and Estate Plan https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2020/how-to-write-wills-estate -plans.html

The Associated Press: Liz Weston: Facing death? There’s an app for that https://apnews.com/article/business-health-a5283431f3a25e5e258adfc04563db31

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Israeli deep data analytics company proteanTecs gets $45 million https://endgradeinflation.org/israeli-deep-data-analytics-company-proteantecs-gets-45-million/ Sun, 15 May 2022 10:07:24 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/israeli-deep-data-analytics-company-proteantecs-gets-45-million/ Israel’s proteanTecsa company that performs in-depth data analysis for electronic surveillance, announcement last week, completing a $45 million Series C funding round. The round was led by venture capital firm Addition, and it brings proteanTecs’ total funding to nearly $200 million. The company will leverage its latest capital to expand its global team and continue […]]]>

Israel’s proteanTecsa company that performs in-depth data analysis for electronic surveillance, announcement last week, completing a $45 million Series C funding round.

The round was led by venture capital firm Addition, and it brings proteanTecs’ total funding to nearly $200 million. The company will leverage its latest capital to expand its global team and continue to advance its product offering.

The investment is part of the company’s growth strategy and capitalizes on its Growth Stock Cycle and recently closed Extension of the cycle of growth stocks, both led by investment firm Koch Disruptive Technologies. Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek, Japanese semiconductor company Advantest and German Volkswagen Group holding company Porsche SE recently joined as new investors. The company is headquartered in Haifa with offices in New Jersey, California, India and Taiwan.

Founded in 2017, proteanTecs provides deep data and advanced cloud and edge enterprise monitoring solutions for advanced electronics in the data center, automotive, communications and mobile markets, enabling customers to develop their respective operations. Its analytics platform uses proprietary chip-based telemetry data and machine learning to secure end-to-end system visibility to monitor performance and provide predictive insights to prevent malfunctions.

“As technologies advance and usage requirements increase, monitoring and analytics are imperative to achieve scale and predictability,” said Shai Cohen, CEO and co-founder of proteanTecs. “Helping companies transform production and services by providing essential business information is part of our DNA. We look forward to working with our new partners as we enter an exciting new phase of business growth.

“ProteanTecs’ software provides unique visibility into the reliability and security of electronic systems, which will remove barriers for customers as they continue to scale their businesses with more advanced chips,” said Lee Fixel of Addition. “We look forward to supporting the proteanTecs team as they expand their global footprint and continue to drive innovation for electronics performance monitoring.”

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Major equity gaps persist in access to AP science learning https://endgradeinflation.org/major-equity-gaps-persist-in-access-to-ap-science-learning/ Fri, 13 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/major-equity-gaps-persist-in-access-to-ap-science-learning/ Although students say STEM courses are their favorite subjects and they aspire to go to college, black and Latino students and students from low-income backgrounds continue to be excluded from crucial learning opportunities available through AP STEM courses, according to a new report from Education Trust and Equity Opportunity Schools, Shut Out: Why Black and […]]]>

Although students say STEM courses are their favorite subjects and they aspire to go to college, black and Latino students and students from low-income backgrounds continue to be excluded from crucial learning opportunities available through AP STEM courses, according to a new report from Education Trust and Equity Opportunity Schools, Shut Out: Why Black and Latino Students Are Under-Enrolled in AP STEM Courses.

This new research emphasizes that a positive and inviting school climate plays an important role in attracting more Black and Latino students to advanced courses that would nurture their aspirations and interests and position them to thrive in college and future studies.

“Students who are ready and willing to take advanced placement courses at their schools should not be excluded because places are not available or they do not feel welcome in these courses,” said Dr. Allison Socol, Deputy Director of P-12. politics at The Education Trust. “District and school leaders must lead efforts to create more welcoming and inclusive learning environments that ensure students interested in STEM professions can enroll and succeed in AP STEM courses.”

Based on a sample of 80 districts from 24 states and survey data from 200,000 students from 184 schools, the report concludes:

  • 2 in 5 Black and Latino students and 1 in 4 students from low-income backgrounds say STEM courses are their favorite courses and aspire to go to college
  • But very few Black and Latino students are enrolled in AP STEM courses that would prepare them for college and a career in STEM (for example, less than 2% of Black and Latino students interested in STEM and aspiring to college and students from low-income backgrounds are in AP biology)
  • School climate is very important in helping students access advanced coursework opportunities, especially when building on student interests and aspirations
    • Students who want to go to college are 105% more likely to take an AP course than those who don’t aspire to go to college
    • Students who want to go to college are 11% more likely to take an AP course when they feel a sense of belonging in AP courses
    • Students who want to go to college are 16% more likely to take an AP course when given information on how to enroll in AP courses.
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Google unveils 4th generation TPU chips for faster machine learning https://endgradeinflation.org/google-unveils-4th-generation-tpu-chips-for-faster-machine-learning/ Wed, 11 May 2022 19:15:39 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/google-unveils-4th-generation-tpu-chips-for-faster-machine-learning/ At its I/O conference tomorrow, Google will unveil a preview of Google Cloud’s latest machine learning clusters, which not only aim for nine exaflops of peak performance, but do so using 90% carbon-free power. It will be the largest publicly accessible machine learning center in the world. At the heart of the new clusters is […]]]>

At its I/O conference tomorrow, Google will unveil a preview of Google Cloud’s latest machine learning clusters, which not only aim for nine exaflops of peak performance, but do so using 90% carbon-free power. It will be the largest publicly accessible machine learning center in the world.

At the heart of the new clusters is the TPU V4 pod. These tensor processing units were announced at Google I/O last year, and AI teams like Meta, LG, and Salesforce have already had access to the pods. V4 TPUs allow researchers to use any framework they want, be it Tensorflow, JAX or PyTorch, and have already enabled breakthroughs at Google Research in areas such as language understanding, computer vision and recognition vocal.

Based in Google’s data center in Oklahoma, the potential workloads for the clusters are expected to be similar, analyzing data in the areas of natural language processing, computer vision algorithms and recommender systems.

Tensor processing units in a Google data center

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Access to clusters is offered in slices, ranging from four chips (one TPU virtual machine) to thousands of them. Slices with at least 64 chips use three-dimensional toroidal bonds, providing higher bandwidth for collective communication operations. The V4 chips are also able to access twice as much memory as the previous generation – 32 GB instead of 16 – and double the acceleration speed when driving large-scale models.

“In order to make advanced AI hardware more accessible, we launched the TPU Research Cloud (TRC) program a few years ago which provided free access to TPUs to thousands of ML enthusiasts around the world,” said Jeff Dean, SVP, Google Search and AI. “They’ve published hundreds of articles and open source github libraries on topics ranging from ‘writing Persian poetry with AI’ to ‘distinguishing between sleep and exercise-induced fatigue’. using computer vision and behavioral genetics.” The launch of Cloud TPU v4 is a major milestone for Google Research and our TRC program, and we are very excited about our long-term collaboration with ML developers around the world to use AI for good.

Google’s commitment to sustainability means the company has matched its data center energy consumption with venerable energy purchases since 2017, and by 2030 aims to manage all of its activities with renewable energies. The V4 TPU is also more power efficient than previous generations, producing three times the FLOPS per watt of the V3 chip.

Access to Cloud TPU v4 pods is offered in trial (on-demand), pre-emptive, and committed-use discount (CUD) options. It is offered to all Google AI Cloud users.

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UConn and Anglo Educational Services launch Masters of Engineering internship program in London https://endgradeinflation.org/uconn-and-anglo-educational-services-launch-masters-of-engineering-internship-program-in-london/ Tue, 10 May 2022 02:18:52 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/uconn-and-anglo-educational-services-launch-masters-of-engineering-internship-program-in-london/ UConn and Anglo Educational Services launch Masters of Engineering internship program in London (Photo courtesy of Pixabay) The University of Connecticut School of Engineering and Anglo Educational Services in London have partnered to offer prospective students around the world the opportunity to pursue a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Data Science or Advanced Systems Engineering […]]]>

UConn and Anglo Educational Services launch Masters of Engineering internship program in London

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The University of Connecticut School of Engineering and Anglo Educational Services in London have partnered to offer prospective students around the world the opportunity to pursue a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Data Science or Advanced Systems Engineering , combined with an international internship experience in London.

“This is an exceptional value-added option for the otherwise entirely online MENG program. It provides students with experience in a dynamic global setting. Through UConn’s long-standing partner, Anglo Educational Services in London, and potentially other partners in the UK, we will build a portfolio of UK engineering companies where our students can apply the knowledge they they have learned and potentially become long-term contributors to their profession. Having paid internships will definitely increase equitable accessibility to the program for a wider range of students,” said Yuhang Rong, UConn Associate Vice President for Global Affairs.

Starting fall 2022, students will be able to enroll in the experience of a lifetime, combining an in-demand degree with the opportunity to study abroad. Both full-time master’s programs last one year and are taught online by UConn faculty, allowing students to take classes from anywhere in the world. Students enrolled in this program will be taught by UConn faculty and students will receive their MEng degree from the University of Connecticut. During the year, students will have the opportunity to relocate to London for a paid 6-month internship with a London-based company under the credit scheme, allowing them to develop their practical and professional skills.

StudentUniverse, the world’s largest travel marketplace for students, expressed support for the new partnership. Sam Willan, VP, Marketing, “At StudentUniverse, we believe travel teaches things you can’t learn in the classroom, so it’s fantastic to see two great institutions come together like this to create something which will provide a truly unique experience for tomorrow’s technology innovators and leaders. Having worked with AES interns in the past, the insight they can offer to inform our business is invaluable and we look forward to our continued support.”

Steve Lowy, CEO of AES, “This has been a dream of mine and it’s wonderful that we’ve been able to bring it all together. London has a wonderful landscape for learning and also for technology. This is an opportunity for us to work with our partners at UConn Engineering to develop something really cool for students to get a fully immersive learning and working experience.”

Kylene Perras, UConn Assistant Dean of Engineering, “Our engineering programs are world-class, and we are excited to be able to extend this opportunity to the rest of the world. It will be a great experience for students in this new program to immerse themselves in a booming career field, while learning about one of the greatest cities in the world.

Learn more about the MEng Data Science and MEng Advanced Systems Engineering degrees here and how to apply.

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About Anglo Educational Services: Founded in 1973, Anglo Educational Services (AES) is a UK-based organization providing a comprehensive service for the study abroad programs of over 125 leading colleges and universities in the United States. Our services include London-based academic programs and internships, both semester and summer semester, student and faculty accommodation, and educational visits to all major European destinations.

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Covid eliminates advanced level exams in China https://endgradeinflation.org/covid-eliminates-advanced-level-exams-in-china/ Sun, 08 May 2022 09:02:38 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/covid-eliminates-advanced-level-exams-in-china/ Thousands of high school students in China learned on Friday that covid-19 restrictions would prevent them from taking the advanced-level exams many have been preparing for to improve their chances of going to college in the United States or in Europe. Many students are unable to take the in-person pen and paper tests given once […]]]>

Thousands of high school students in China learned on Friday that covid-19 restrictions would prevent them from taking the advanced-level exams many have been preparing for to improve their chances of going to college in the United States or in Europe.

Many students are unable to take the in-person pen and paper tests given once a year in May due to the government’s “zero-covid” lockdown measures meant to curb the spread of the virus. The College Board, which administers the tests, previously offered an online option in response to pandemic school closures, but said it was intended as a temporary solution.

“We regret the impact this decision may have on students who have worked hard all year to prepare for this opportunity,” the College Board said in a written statement.

The decision not to offer an online option has frustrated students who fear missing test scores for college-level AP courses will weaken their college candidacies. Students also risk losing the college credits that reward high test scores, meaning they will have to enroll and pay for classes they might otherwise have skipped.

Some other admission tests are still offered digitally in China, including the ACT. Administrators said students’ ability to take this test has not been affected by the closures. College Board did not respond to questions about whether the SAT, which it administers several times a year, will be affected.

Parents accused the College Board of being indifferent to the students involved. Students around the world were able to test via computer in 2020 and 2021, but with universal start times. In China, that meant AP testing sessions in the middle of the night.

“As a parent, it’s hard to watch your child work so hard for a full year and then not be allowed to take the exam,” said Angelique Schultz, who has two students at Shanghai American School.

College Board said it would not be able to offer makeup sessions beyond May. He said he would urge university admissions officers to be flexible.

“The lack of certainty about when large gatherings will be allowed, when testing locations and staff will be available, when schools can reopen for in-person learning, and when exam materials can be delivered without disruption to service and wait times make it impossible to schedule a catch-up exam administration,” he said.

Junghyok Park, 16, said he had been preparing all year for his AP US history exam, though it looked increasingly unlikely that he and his classmates, many of whom are not not allowed to leave their homes, would take the exams.

“Many studied half-heartedly in the prolonged wait for a definitive answer,” he said.

Although the lack of AP scores does not directly prevent students from applying to American colleges and universities, many schools in Europe and Asia require admissions scores, said Marcel Gauthier, director of the Shanghai American School. . Some students flew to other countries to take the exams.

His students, he said, “have been working all year, heading towards a single exam…and that’s a culminating event they won’t have.”

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Caris Precision Oncology Alliance Welcomes Loma Linda University Cancer Center https://endgradeinflation.org/caris-precision-oncology-alliance-welcomes-loma-linda-university-cancer-center/ Fri, 06 May 2022 01:42:39 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/caris-precision-oncology-alliance-welcomes-loma-linda-university-cancer-center/ Loma Linda University The Cancer Center joins the extensive Caris network of leading oncology institutions committed to using clinical data to advance patient care and outcomes IRVING, TX, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Caris Life Sciences® (Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize healthcare, […]]]>

Loma Linda University The Cancer Center joins the extensive Caris network of leading oncology institutions committed to using clinical data to advance patient care and outcomes


IRVING, TX, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Caris Life Sciences® (Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize healthcare, today announced that Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLU Cancer Center) joined Caris™ Precision Oncology Alliance (POA). POA is a growing network of leading cancer centers around the world collaborating to advance precision oncology and biomarker-driven research. POA members work together to establish and optimize standards of care for molecular testing through innovative research focused on predictive and prognostic markers that improve clinical outcomes for cancer patients.



As the largest and most important academic health center and only dedicated cancer center in the Inland Empire region, LLU Cancer Center is committed to cancer prevention, treatment and research, treating high volume and wide patient mix from the southern and eastern regions of California and from the south Nevada. LLU Cancer has been an accredited cancer program by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer since 1959 and has been designated a High Performing Site (HPS) by the National Cancer Institute due to the increase important part of the NCI cancer trials.


Loma Linda University The Cancer Center is excited to join the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance and partner with other key academic and clinical institutions that are similarly dedicated to redefining the future of cancer care through research,” said Marc ReevesMD, Ph.D., director, Loma Linda University Cancer Center. “This partnership reinforces our focus on reducing the prevalence and impact of cancers in our community, while strengthening our ability to continue to translate scientific discoveries into cutting-edge cancer care.


A recognized leader in cancer care, LLU Cancer Center was named the 2017 Innovator Award Winner by the Association of Community Cancer Centers and has been an accredited comprehensive cancer center for 35 years. Since 1981, LLU Cancer Center’s highly skilled physicians and caregivers have partnered with cancer patients for world-class care and addressed unique treatment needs, providing accessible and innovative cancer care through through their 11 Centers of Excellence in one convenient hub.


“We are thrilled to welcome LLU Cancer Center as a new member of the growing Precision Oncology Alliance network,” said Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP, President of the Caris Precision Oncology Alliance. “Using POA’s shared resources, LLU Cancer Center investigators and researchers will have access to molecular and outcome data that further enhances collaboration and ultimately contributes to better outcomes for all patients diagnosed with cancer.”


The Caris Precision Oncology Alliance includes 63 cancer centers and academic institutions. These institutions have early access to Caris’ extensive database and artificial intelligence platform to establish evidence-based standards for cancer profiling and molecular testing in oncology. By leveraging the comprehensive genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic profiling available through Caris Molecular Profiling, Caris seeks to provide this network with the ability to prioritize treatment options and identify clinical trial opportunities that may benefit their patients. POA members can also become part of a growing portfolio of biopharma-sponsored biomarker-directed trials. Additionally, as a member of the POA, institutions have access to Caris CODEai™, the industry’s most comprehensive data solution with cancer treatment information and clinical outcome data for more than 275,000 patients spanning over one million data points per patient.


About Caris Life Sciences
Caris Life Sciences® (Caris) is the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize healthcare and improve patient outcomes. Through comprehensive molecular profiling (whole exome and whole transcriptome sequencing) and the application of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, Caris created the Clinico-Genomics Database scale and cognitive computing needed to analyze and unravel the molecular complexity of disease. This information provides an unparalleled resource and the ideal pathway for conducting fundamental basic research to accelerate discovery for detection, diagnosis, monitoring, therapy selection and drug development to improve the human condition.


With a primary focus on cancer, Caris’ suite of state-of-the-art molecular profiling offerings assesses DNA, RNA and proteins to reveal a molecular pattern that helps patients, doctors and researchers better detect, diagnose and treat patients. Caris’ latest advancement, which is currently available within its Precision Oncology Alliance, is a blood-based circulating nucleic acid sequencing (cNAS) assay that combines comprehensive molecular analysis (whole exome and transcriptome sequencing whole from blood) and serial monitoring – making it the most powerful liquid biopsy test ever developed.


Based at Irving, TXCaris has offices in Phoenix, New York, denver, Tokyo, Japan and Basel, Switzerland. Caris provides services across the United States, Europe, Asia and other international markets. To learn more, please visit CarisLifeSciences.com or follow us on Twitter (@CarisLS).


On Loma Linda University Cancer Center

Loma Linda University Cancer Center is the only dedicated cancer center in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. It houses the first proton therapy hospital center and offers comprehensive cancer care, from prevention to treatment and research. The Cancer Center is part of Loma Linda University Health, a Seventh-day Adventist organization that includes Loma Linda University eight vocational schools, Loma Linda University The six medical center hospitals and more than 1,000 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California.


Caris Life Sciences media contact:

Lisa Burger
lburgner@carisls.com
469-822-9330


Loma Linda University Cancer Center media contact:

Lisa Aubry
Public Relations Specialist
Laubry@llu.edu
909-651-5823



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