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What to do if my undergrad hasn't prepared me well for grad school?

I will soon graduate with a data science MSc and am specializing in AI/machine learning, in which I would like to do research. I can read, understand and apply research papers pretty well, but I don't ...
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An instrument to develop and measure Higher Order Thinking Skill [closed]

The education ministry of my country is trying to implement Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) in every subject. One of them is math. As the educators, of course they have to prepare all the ...
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Do Professors Get An Education “Allowance”?

One of the most common things I think any students has seen is walking into the office of a professor to a miniature library of textbooks and books geared towards disseminating research to researchers ...
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Top app to run the University course classes remotely during a medical epidemic emergency [closed]

As our University closed most of one week which estimated more than one month, we need to be in contact with each other like the classrooms, so I have spoken by one of our master who was recently in ...
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Math careers outside of finance or education? [closed]

Been trying to decide between majoring math or engineering, my interests being in math, electronics, software, and chemistry. Math being my favourite, but most of the math jobs I’ve looked at in my ...
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Science Ph.D. to a sociological post-doc? [closed]

I am finishing up my phd, with a heavy climate change/plant physiology/molecular focus. Would it be possible to now enter a more sociological post-doc (e.g. connection between economic models and ...
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Masters in education during physics PhD

How feasible would it be for a PhD student in physics (who is interested in teaching high school after their PhD) to receive a masters in education from the university they are receiving their PhD ...
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Is social media affecting the creativity of students? [closed]

I have been observing my small sister for about a year now that there has been a huge decline in her studies and academic results and this all has happened soon after we got an Android device common ...
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How to educate bachelor and master exchange students from Asia?

I am working at a university in Europe. We have a great number of exchange students (one semester, year, of multiple years). I am having difficulties reaching some of these exchange students, ...
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Choosing the master degree in High performance computing [closed]

I am considering doing masters in HPC. I've picked this subject because I am interested in both computer vision and visualisation/simulation. Yet, I can't decide on any one of those in particular. My ...
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How can I get paid for a PhD in Europe?

I'm confused: someone said that a PhD in Europe is free, someone said that you get paid. What's true? And how hard is to get a PhD salary in Physics in North Europe?
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Are there any fields that merges health and space science?

Currently, I am an undergraduate majoring in biophysics and minoring in astrophysics. I've always had a deep passion for learning about the universe (especially the field of astrobiology) and I also ...
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Will American high schools recognize a foreign MA? [closed]

I'm an American who's getting a Master's degree abroad. It's my understanding that an MA leads to an automatic pay raise in public schools, but I'm not sure if my two-year foreign MA would count. To ...
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Should I do a Master's degree if I am already employed in the field? [closed]

I am very torn about whether to take the plunge to do a Master's degree. I graduated a few years ago with BSc in Maths which I didn't particularly enjoy, only the statistics and programming courses. ...
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Research on active learning in mathematics tutorial/practice classes

In the country where I live, university students studying mathematics usually attend lectures, consultation with their lecturers (if they have questions relating to material taught) and tutorial/...
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How do I get my school funded? [closed]

I have built a school where English, Mathematics and Georgian language are taught to minorities living in the Republic of Georgia. I named the school as "Alternative Education Center". This is (09-...
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friends or competition for work

I am in doubt if I should share new academic opportunities, studies, etc with college's friends, because they will may be my future competition for a job and they may get the job thanks to the help I ...
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How is the Dutch degree/diploma title structure for VMBO-HAVO-VWO? [closed]

I am reading about the Dutch education structure, and noticed the name of the diploma for Secondary Education is divided into 3 main areas, VMBO (vocational), HAVO (high-school) and VWO (pre-academic) ...
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Is it better for me to audit or enroll in a class for independent research?

I plan to conduct independent research on different forms of early childhood education. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education but no formal education in research methods or statistics. I was ...
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How to send a reminder to a US prof who has accepted my internship offer but didnt reply to my follow-up mail

I am a PhD student and I wrote a mail to an US prof for an internship offer, which will be completely funded by my parent institute (fellowship available) and hence the host US prof does not need to ...
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Is there a canonical paper to cite the benefits of active learning in post secondary education?

I would like to reference the benefits of active learning in my teaching philosophy. I have been to a variety of talks discussing the researched benefits (eg. increased class averages) of active ...
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Pursuing the field of computational physics professionally with a physics PhD

Please let me know if I should migrate this question elsewhere if it is inappropriate for this site. This fall, I will begin my PhD program in physics at Johns Hopkins, and I would like to continue ...
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i'm 23 years,high school dropout ,looking for a second chance [closed]

i'm from morocco,23 years old,dropped out of high school and i got into freelancing,but now i want to go back to school (school based in canada or europe "overseas"). which type of programs would suit ...
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How would someone go about creating something like the Pew Research Center? [closed]

I live in India. I've found that analyzing any sociopolitical issue objectively is almost impossible given the lack of data. If I wanted to close this knowledge gap by starting something like the Pew ...
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Have chosen a field without thinking much

I am pursuing Masters of Human Resource Management and will complete it within a few months. But it always bugs me that I have not chosen the right field. I went with what everyone was doing. I also ...
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What would go wrong if we were to implement the following education system in universities? [closed]

I think, in our current education system in universities, there are lots of problems, some of which are listed below, and I think we are wasting lots of time by repeating (possibly a worse version of) ...
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Has the student responsibility for not cheating?

If a student is cheating, he can be caught or not caught. If he is caught, it's not obvious what to do. There are options with different strategies: The students are themselves responsible for not ...
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Professor not responding email about his grading, do I have to email again?

I received a failing for a course; however, one of my project (which worth around 10%) was not graded. It is possibly due to my late submission (one minute late). Previously many of his students ...
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I'm an accomplished person in my field, but don't have any degree. Would I be able to be a teacher or substitute? [closed]

As far as I'm aware, the base requirement to be a teacher or substitute requires a degree. However in my case, I've been working in my career field for going on 10 years. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Have there been any studies to answer whether teachers having favourite students (publicly) reduces overall learning?

I'm working on a presentation for class debunking myths about learning. The way I'm going about this is proof-checking some advice given by teaches in general such as finding a learning style. Now I'm ...
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How to change higher education standards? [closed]

I discovered a new field of mathematics. I have the ambitious wish to include it into college standard programs. Who makes the standards? How the standards work? Which procedure one needs to follow ...
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How to transition from theoretical mathematics to theoretical computer science

Background: I started my undergraduate career in computer science and transitioned to mathematics leaving computer science as a minor. I have just recently completed my Bachelors in Mathematics with a ...
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Can I publish a paper in mathematics education on a computer program? [closed]

I am a PhD student in mathematics education. As a part of my thesis, in the last year I designed a learning environment for tablets, similar to a computer game. The program is designed for children ...
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Why has there not been established any coherent measure of educative quality? [closed]

It seems nonsensical and backwards that university institutions can attract students by boasting with their brand value or exorbitant tuition fees rather than focusing on the actual educative quality ...
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Reliable source for ranked courses on post-graduate level in epidemiology? [closed]

Searching the internet reveals a number of available courses all over the world, but there are no obvious ways to rank them against each other or otherwise approach their quality.
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Would you recommend internship, or more courses, for preparing for a PhD in Applied Math? [closed]

For a math student, does an industrial internship, where you use the applications of the mathematics you learned in courses, give a better preparation for a PhD in Applied Math, or taking more ...
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Does physics education research support the idea that answer keys are bad?

This is a physics education research (PER) question. Interpreted properly, it is NOT an opinion-based question! I am a physics grad student and several of my professors have stated that they are ...
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Should I work at a lab prior to getting my PhD in Education?

Do applicants to the field of education even apply to work in labs prior to applying? Does it truly help?
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In general, at the Master level, is the concentration Applied Maths easier/more practical than other branches of “Pure Maths”? [closed]

I'm choosing the direction for my graduate study. I like Maths, but have limited exposure to different areas of it. As I've only just finished my Bachelor, I can't say for sure what my strengths are, ...
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What college education could help an experienced executive climb the ladder? [closed]

I’m an executive in digital marketing for a Fortune 100. I have 14 years of experience. But I am a college drop out. To grow in my career I’m competing with highly educated people. What are my ...
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What's an efficient way to learn simple formulas by heart without understanding?

Is there an unorthodox way to memorize formulas for daily use, similar to the assimilation of multiplication tables in primary school? I included 'without understanding' because I do understand the ...
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is it possible to study MBA after B.tech and phd on electronics after MBA [closed]

Hi every one I'm full confused about my future please give a good suggestions, Currently I am working on Ebedded systems(yocto and embedded linux) I have completed my batchulor of technology in ...
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Why am I taught theory that I have no idea how to apply in practice?

I am a third year Computer Science student. The question that I reach out to you with is featured in the title. There are some lectures that make me ask such questions. For the sake of this discussion ...
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FERPA alternative for German universities

Is there anything similar to US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that is valid for German universities, or education system of Germany in general? I mostly concerned in preserving ...
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Is it bad to teach high school science for a few years before attending graduate school? [closed]

I've just graduated with my BS. I have been offered a job to teach biology at a christian university prep academy. I desperately need the money, and I was raised religiously, so I expect that I will ...
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How to overcome the need to know everything about a topic? [closed]

I seek advice from mathematicians. Sometimes I come across a topic I partially understand in my research, but I understand enough to get my work done. Yet I want to know everything about the topic, ...
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I feel like I forgot my simple mathematical knowledge

Please help me. I can not tell psychologists about this because they are not mathematicians (They will not understand me) Sometimes I don't read about mathematics for a couple of months, I do not ...
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Can we be paid for research papers in any way?

I have written many papers and got them published but the problem is that publishing them takes a lot of money and resources and its not possible for me to continue writing if I am being charged for ...
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What's the proper order for multiple educational degrees/certificates?

Assuming someone has a PhD, MD, CISSP, CPA, CFA, MS, etc. etc. What's the proper way to order them after their name and is the comma needed after the last name? (i.e. Jane Smith, PhD, MD, etc. or John ...
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marking scale between Egypt and the UK [duplicate]

How can I convert marks in the Egyptian scale to marks in the UK scale. for example if I got a mark of 40 in Egypt what is the equivalent mark in the UK.