Students in Shanghai ranked as the world’s best. The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating everyone else in these categories.
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Sebastian Thrun Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 16 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOC’s? Thrun says, “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished.”
Teaching programming is part of an effort to encourage the development of tech skills at an early age. In the near future, elementary school students in Finland could be adding coding and programming to their nightly homework routine. Following in the footsteps of neighboring country Estonia, Alexander Stubb, the Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign [...]
Millions of schoolchildren around the country go to school every day without Internet or broadband connections. Only 39 percent of public schools in the U.S. have wireless network access for the whole school. But perhaps the greatest offense—up to this point, at least—has been apathy about the problem.
A video on coding education trended higher on February 26th than the video of Jennifer Lawrence’s adorable fall at the Oscars. The short YouTube film, dubbed “What most schools don’t teach,” features interviews with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. The goal, according to the video’s creator Hadi Partovi, is to make coding seem cool [...]
Gladwell lays out his argument for being a big fish in a little pond. Attending an elite college or working for a famous company could kill your dreams is what Malcolm Gladwell seems to think. The popular author lays out his argument for being a big fish in a little pond in his latest book, ”David and [...]
The State Departments’ goal is having more foreigners learn English and experience the U.S. education system. U.S. embassies around the world this fall are hosting weekly discussions for students enrolled in free online courses, called MOOCs, in partnership with Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based platform with over 5 million users. Embassy employees and Fulbright fellows (Fulbright [...]
Jane McGonigal, game designer and game researcher. A game designer and game researcher, Jane McGonigal, says technology will intensify the personalization of the student experience in the coming years.
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates If you care at all about technology odds are that back in February you were one of the roughly 12 million people who viewed the video “What Most Schools Don’t Teach,” featuring the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh encouraging kids to learn to [...]
Scot Osterweil The creative director of the Education Arcade and a professor at the MIT Media Lab, Scot Osterweil spoke at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference about why educators need to encourage more creativity—and how that could help us build a better, more leisurely future.