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Marc Lijour

Danger: America Is Losing Its Edge In Innovation - CIO Central - CIO Network - Forbes - 7 views

  • Almost every adult I’ve talked with in these countries shares a belief that the path to success is paved with science and engineering.
  • scientists and engineers are celebrities in most countries
  • Already, 70% of engineers with PhD’s who graduate from U.S. universities are foreign-born. Increasingly, these talented individuals are not staying in the U.S – instead, they’re returning home, where they find greater opportunities.
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  • Saudi Arabia has a new university for science and engineering with a staggering $10 billion endowment.
  • In 2009, for the first time, over half of U.S. patents were awarded to non-U.S. companies.
  • China has replaced the U.S. as the world’s number one high-technology exporter.
  • The World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. #48 in quality of math and science education.
  • Five years ago, I was part of a commission that studied U.S. competitiveness. We issued a report called Rising Above the Gathering Storm,
  • Improve K-12 science and math education. Invest in long-term basic research. Attract and retain the best and brightest students, scientists and engineers in the U.S. and around the world. Create and sustain incentives for innovation and research investment.
  • In 2007, Congress passed the America COMPETES Act,
Marc Lijour

How to Fund Open Educational Resources: Department of Education or Kickstarter? - 8 views

  • The Chronicle's Marc Parry spoke with Department of Education spokesperson Sara Gast, who said that the Creative Commons headline was, sadly, misleading, and that the DOE will not necessarily spend that $2 billion on open educational projects.
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    The Chronicle's Marc Parry spoke with Department of Education spokesperson Sara Gast, who said that the Creative Commons headline was, sadly, misleading, and that the DOE will not necessarily spend that $2 billion on open educational projects.
Karen Vitek

American History In Video - 0 views

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    This is a great collection of streaming video for American history.
Gail Braddock

Games - The States - The History Channel - 0 views

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    Place that State
Ebey Soman

Paradigms of Foreign Policy - 0 views

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    There are a few paradigms used in the formation of the foreign policy. You may have heard of liberalism or realism, but do you have any clue as to what those terms mean? These are just a few paradigms and their sub-paradigms that help shape Foreign policy around the world.
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