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The Changemakers are the future of education

April 19th, 2014 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Students learning to 3D model in Budapest, Hungary There’s a lot of talk about  The Maker Movement in Silicon Valley. Over 195,000 people attended Maker Faire events around the world last year alone. Makers are tech-savvy tinkerers. They build robots, program light installations and hack everything from code to IKEA furniture. From Boston to Beirut, community-based makerspaces are […]

Harvard professor Clayton Christensen predicts half of U.S. colleges to fail in next 15 years

April 17th, 2014 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

Dowling College main administrative and faculty offices building. On Long Island, New York’s south shore on the Dowling College campus, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot. A dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria, bookstore and some classrooms in the main academic building.    

Education reform has led to an education gold rush

April 3rd, 2014 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

There’s been an unprecedented move to in education to standardize the curriculum in schools. Because of that there has been a flurry of business activity among startups and tech companies to cash in on the education reform.    

Top 7 best ways to learn how to code

March 31st, 2014 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

DaVinci Coders It’s never been a better time to pick up programming. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools are available to get you started or to help you refine your programming chops.    

Electric ‘thinking cap’ can help you learn faster and better

March 26th, 2014 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Electric ‘thinking cap’ Cram sessions that are fueled by caffeine are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult material more quickly? What if “thinking caps” were real?    

Technological advances and privacy concerns clash in the classroom

March 26th, 2014 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

The amount of data collected is expected to swell as more schools use apps and tablets that can collect information. With the shift to computerized testing, tablets in the classroom and digitized personal records, schools are collecting more data than ever on how children are doing. Now, some educators believe, it’s time to put that […]

Code Academies Caught in the Government Sausage Factory

March 25th, 2014 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

Code academies have proliferated the higher education and vocational landscape over the past few years. They are posing big questions on the value of a formal four-year college computer science degree and answering consumer demand with a savvy proposition: come to us for an indispensable skill and we will line you up for a high […]

How technology effects younger students

March 20th, 2014 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Are our youth too plugged in? Mobile device usage has exploded. Some people are questioning the proper use of these devices among children. Most teachers and parents agree that this technology is a valuable tool—but are students too “plugged in”? How much screen time is too much.    

Experts predict what education will look like in 2025

March 19th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

This month, the Web is 25 years old. If you think about it, it’s quite astounding how entwined with and dependent our lives are on the internet.  Pew Research published a weighty report this week in honor of the Web’s anniversary, Digital Life in 2025. The results are thought-provoking, even controversial.  

World Science U: Physicist Brian Greene’s new experiment in online science education

March 12th, 2014 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Physicist Brian Greene Companies and universities that run massive open online courses are struggling to prove their value. But Columbia University professor and physicist Brian Greene thinks he has a new and potentially more effective way to teach students online: World Science U, a science education platform that offers everything from two-minute educational videos to full-fledged university-level classes.    

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