15 innovations that will alter the face of higher education

High schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions will create early-college/dual-degree courses better aligned to the college curriculum.

The higher education landscape has been profoundly transformed in roughly 50-year intervals. During the early 19th century, the colonial colleges were joined by several hundred more religiously founded institutions. The mid-19th century saw the rise of public colleges, culminating in the Morrill Act of 1862. The turn of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of the modern research university as well as the articulation of the Wisconsin Idea, that public universities should serve the public, as well as the appearance of extension services. The 1960s saw the transformation of normal schools into comprehensive universities, the rapid proliferation of community colleges, the end of legal segregation in higher education, and sharply increased federal aid to colleges and universities.



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25 egg-inspired innovations

KasaUovo houses are environmentally friendly straight from the nest.
Eggs are a well-known symbol of the candy-filled holiday, Easter.  .From fashionable meaty breakfast scarves to egg-shaped eco chargers, these features will give you more than just the Easter egg to look forward to at Easter.  Here are 25 egtastic innovations. (Photos)



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Global Innovation Index 2013 ranks the world’s most innovative countries


One hundred and forty two countries are ranked on their innovation capabilities by INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University.  The sixth annual index reshuffles the top ten and shows gap widening between rich and poor countries.



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Self-driving cars are right around the corner (Infographic)

Self-driving cars aren’t that far off in the future.

The explosion of innovation is expected to get even more profound in the the years to come as the technology inside cars accelerates. Check out the infographic after the break that shows the near-future of car tech, revealing what might happen in the next five years.



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‘Retro-innovation’ is the next big thing

The Italian paper notebook maker Moleskine is a stunning anachronism in a business environment that glorifies tech startups and digital business models.

A “retro-innovation” trend is emerging against an accelerating backdrop of datafication. New products and services are designed to connect us with the past in ways that are both nostalgic and interactive.



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How entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative ideas to tackle traffic

Traffic can be a huge burden on economic development, and just overall quality of life.

Sometimes when entrepreneurs are just fed up with something that is when they come up with the most innovative ideas. Their ability to make people’s lives just a little easier, whether through a solution to a dangerous social problem or an easy tool that helps people shop from their home, entrepreneurs can fill in gaps across sectors.


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The future of innovation is in ideas, not products

The new generation of innovators knows that the greatest innovations are the ones you can’t see.

In Asia, there is a shift underway of self-made entrepreneurs.  In the past 50 years, Asian commerce was dominated by larger-than-life conglomerate builders gathering assets under unofficial government protection. But this is changing. A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging, outthinking the old guard.



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Why the Internet of Things needs to create its own economy

Internet of Things exists, but often badly.

If you track the Q rating of tech trends, then you know the cloud is so last minute and big data is good for little more than wrapping fish at Whole Foods. For 2013, it’s all about the Internet of Things.  But, for the Internet of Things to succeed it is going to need an economy supported by developers who can rely on open standards and APIs.



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