Architects rely on the teachers and the school administrators’ feedback regarding their work environment. Moa Dickmark offers her insights into the future of pedagogy and learning environments, an issue that raises various questions around the world. Here, she shares her vision for learning spaces in the future, how to go about developing them, and why she […]
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Coding vs computer science Recently, there has been a lot of talk about learning computer programming especially with the current wave of programs encouraging kids to learn to code. So it may be worthwhile to look at the difference between coding and computer science.
There is a shift from students as consumers to students as creators On February 3, 2014, the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, officially launched. The report aims to examine emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching and learning within higher education settings.
Google Glass The Yale University Library, in cooperation with the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) and the Student Technology Collaborative (STC), has added the futuristic eyewear, Google Glass to its collection of media devices at the Bass Library. The eyewear has unofficially been dubbed “Yale Bass Glass.” The device will be loaned to faculty and student groups […]
One way to improve life for the new student majority is to raise the quality of the education without raising the price. Interest in using the internet to slash the price of higher education is being driven in part by hope for new methods of teaching, but also by frustration with the existing system. The […]
Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore as a teenager. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. She didn’t have the pre-made templates that Tumblr and WordPress now place at our fingertips so built a site from scratch by teaching herself HTML and CSS.
Everything SU does is tied to pursuing “exponential technologies:” tools. Later this year, Singularity University, an education center and accelerator based at Mountain View’s NASA Ames Research Center, will launch its first venture fund giving forward-looking startups a chance at $50 million.
MOOCs can make a meaningful difference even if we don’t yet know what that will look like. Harvard and MIT have made a compelling case for the potential benefits of massively open online courses, or MOOCs despite low completion rates. They released a draft of a working paper that is rich on data about their respective […]
A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says that in the fall of 2012, more than 50 million U.S. adults, or one in four, had obtained a professional certification, license or educational certificate apart from a postsecondary degree awarded by colleges and universities. This is the Census Bureau’s first-ever report on this topic.
When it comes to landing a high-paying entry level position, young people have very few options without spending tons of money on college. And even then, unless they get engineering degrees from top tier schools, the odds are against them. But now young people have a faster, cheaper option.