Author Archives: Jamie Asaka

The Future of Education Is Moving Online

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When it comes to the future of education, the classroom is moving online. Everything from online classes and learning management systems are paving the way for learning and interacting with peers and educators online. Another trend in online learning is tutoring. Some companies that are online tutoring platforms are Wyzant and Tutor Universe but one of their competitors, InstaEDU is making a name for itself. Chegg, the online textbook resale company has recently acquired InstaEDU for $30 million. Continue reading

Burmese and Bhutanese Refugees Have Accelerated Dropout Rate


The Burmese and Bhutanese are two of the largest recent refugees groups to settle in the United States.  Since 2004, over eighty thousand Burmese have fled political, religious, and economic persecution by settling here as an alternative.  Along similar lines, Bhutanese refuges look to escape discriminating rule in their native counties; their migration has increased steadily since 2008.

With this influx of settlement, a study was completed on the academic success of students of this minority.  Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently completed an article to summarize the findings and pose possible causes and potential resolutions for the issue. Continue reading