TED TALLEY: For the greater good

The deadly covid surge and the related, stymied vaccination campaign have me lately thinking of the mid-20th century — literally in the middle of, not retro kitchen decor — when children and adults were required to get polio vaccines. To avoid paralysis or death, we took the medicine. It was simple and for the greater good.

I don’t recall my first polio injection or the small pox one, though I still have the pox scar on my shoulder. But the memory of the sugar cube of the later, more effective Sabin vaccine is vivid. In 1962 we assembled at the junior high gymnasium in my Louisiana hometown. No protest banners waved on the playground. No angry shouts. At the dawn of the space race, science was respected.

Hundreds of tiny white paper cups, like those for ketchup at the malt shop, held bright pink sugar cubes. We kids were happy.

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Global Smart Learning Market (2021 to 2026)

DUBLIN, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Smart Learning Market by Component (Hardware, Software, and Services), Learning Type (Synchronous Learning and Asynchronous Learning), End User (Academic, Enterprises, and Government), and Region – Forecast to 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global Smart Learning market size is expected to grow from USD 36.7 billion in 2021 to USD 95.4 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 21.0% during the forecast period.

The increasing need for an interactive and engaging learning environment to drive the smart learning market. Smart Learning tools help organizations by providing seamless communication between employees. This improves the operational efficiency and productivity of the employees, thereby helping organizations to meet their business goals.

By Learning type, the synchronous learning segment to grow at the higher CAGR during the forecast period

By learning type, the synchronous learning segment is expected

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How some teachers are gaming the education system

One might consider golf a silly sport. In simple terms, golfers get up early to hit tiny balls with big-headed sticks, then chase them long distances only to hit them again. They don’t develop speed, strength or agility. Mostly, they just walk and talk.

When you put it that way, golf sounds absurd. And yet, the National Golf Foundation estimates that nearly 40 million Americans played it in 2020. The reason: Golf is a brilliant game, argues Shawn Young, a former high school science teacher in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Young offers three reasons why. First, there’s an objective; golfers count their strokes and try to improve their score over time. Second, there’s strategy; in order to reach their target, golfers have to choose which clubs to use and in which direction to aim. Finally, there’s socialization; golfers follow a dress code and congregate in clubhouses in search of community.

“Taking a

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Spelman College Launches eSpelman Online Certificate Enterprise to Expand Educational Opportunities for Adult Learners |

ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spelman College, the leading historically Black liberal arts institution for women of African descent, is expanding its stellar academic model to launch eSpelman. The new enterprise will deliver online education and certificates to support the upskilling,  and career exploration of working adult learners.

eSpelman certificates will be offered to adult learners, of all genders, who are looking to advance their careers.

Spelman’s certificate programs are designed to benefit those seeking education for career advancement, transition, exploration, and flexibility. Certificates in disciplines such as leadership, business essentials and project management, as well as teacher preparation, cosmetic science, diversity, equity, and inclusion, entrepreneurship and conversational Spanish will be developed and offered through the eSpelman online enterprise.

Spelman College has spent 140 years providing transformative educational experiences for Black women who have become global change agents. We’ve always believed in lifelong learning and are

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