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You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]



Top 7 blogs a student programmer should really read

July 14th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

The top 7 blogs will come in handy and boost your skills up a few notches. You need to immerse yourself in the programming culture if you want to succeed as a programmer. This is more true if you’re still a student. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to […]



Department of Education shuts down for-profit Corinthian Colleges

July 14th, 2014 at 7:38 am » Comments Off

Federal regulations are designed to make sure that colleges that don’t offer a good value to students, don’t get student aid money. Corinthian Colleges will put 85 of its U.S. campuses up for sale and close the remaining dozen under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. The for-profit college chain operates campuses under […]



Coding schools may solve the tech talent shortage

June 30th, 2014 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

DaVinci Coders in Louisville, Colorado Coding schools provide an intriguing and relatively new option for providing talent in emerging technologies. People from all walks of life are given an intensive series of classes in programming, generally over the course of several weeks to six months. The schools provide a solid foundation of software development skills. […]



Educational technology is making achievement gaps bigger between rich and poor

June 29th, 2014 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Poor kids don’t receive as much guidance in a library as affluent kids do. “The Badlands” is the local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kennsington. The neighborhood is pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. The neighborhood […]



Computer science education – Is there a crisis?

June 27th, 2014 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. graduated proportionally fewer computer-science majors in 2011-12 than in 1985-86. There has been a lot of talk from journalists, programmers, and educators about computer-science education in the U.S. on whether every should or should not learn how to code. The question comes up often in the digital-media circles. Tasneem Raja, interactive editor at […]



Women have made big gains in earning college degrees in all fields except computer science

June 25th, 2014 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

It’s a known fact that women are far less likely than men to get bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math(STEM). But what is the gender breakdown like in other fields?    



Toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens have lower verbal test scores: Study

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

“Technology can never replace a parent’s interaction with his or her child.” Children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing, according to a recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. The study examined children from 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to […]



Percentage of college degrees conferred by women, by major

June 20th, 2014 at 1:28 pm » Comments Off

Men outnumber women in Computer Science classes. There is a glaring gender disparity in Computer Science classes.  In any given Computer science class men usually outnumber women by as much as 8 to 2.  In most other college majors women are outnumbering men an average of 3 to 2. Do other STEM majors suffer the […]



The ‘nanodegree’ – A new type of college degree created by AT&T and Udacity

June 18th, 2014 at 5:42 pm » Comments Off

An instructor for Udacity teaching an online Python class. AT&T and the online education provider Udacity have partnered to create the “nanodegree,” a new type of college degree similar to the Micro Colleges that Futurist Thomas Frey predicted. The vocationally focused nanodegree is designed to be a lifelong learning portfolio that would be widely recognized by the tech […]



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