These American universities have the most rich graduates

Study International | August 02, 2019

It pays to graduate from Harvard University – literally. Based on research firm Wealth-X’s University Ultra High Net Worth Alumni Rankings 2019 report, Harvard has the highest ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) alumni. The Ivy League has an estimated 13,650 UHNW graduates worth a whopping US$4.769 trillion. Already in its third edition, Wealth-X’s report identifies universities with the highest number of UHNW alumni – defined as those with a net worth of greater than US$30 million – both in the US and abroad. This is done by collecting a sample of ultra-wealthy individuals with a diploma, including both undergraduate and graduate degrees from colleges and universities around the world, tallying their total wealth as a group, notes CNBC Make It. Following this, researchers use this sample and Wealth-X’s database to estimate how many UHNW alumni each school has graduated in total. While Harvard graduates are among the world’s richest, attending the institution also comes with a hefty price tag. According to its website, the cost of tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is US$47,730, but students may end up paying as much as US$78,200 after factoring in other fees, including room and board.

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It is common knowledge that the use of multimedia in online courses makes them engaging. However, it is important to ensure that the multimedia used in your eLearning course adds instructional value to it. Clark, R.C., & Mayer, R.E. (2003) in the book “E-Learning and the Science of Instruction”, proposed the Coherence Principle. This principle states that the elimination of unnecessary media elements improves learning.Therefore, all sounds, graphics, and words not essential to conveying the message effectively, need to be removed from an online course. The Coherence Principle offers instructional designers (IDs) 3 useful pointers to design learner-centric courses. See them listed in this infographic.

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It is common knowledge that the use of multimedia in online courses makes them engaging. However, it is important to ensure that the multimedia used in your eLearning course adds instructional value to it. Clark, R.C., & Mayer, R.E. (2003) in the book “E-Learning and the Science of Instruction”, proposed the Coherence Principle. This principle states that the elimination of unnecessary media elements improves learning.Therefore, all sounds, graphics, and words not essential to conveying the message effectively, need to be removed from an online course. The Coherence Principle offers instructional designers (IDs) 3 useful pointers to design learner-centric courses. See them listed in this infographic.

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