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Tags results for 'education'

Why we should teach kids about futurology at least as much as about history

Posted in Reviews on 6th Nov, 2013 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Students should be given the opportunity to formally pursue future studies much earlier in life, just as they study history.

Google Challenges Apple’s Dominance In Schools With Google Play For Education

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2013 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the last year or so, the search giant has been quietly expanding its footprint in education.

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is betting big time on the online education space.

How gaming can be used to promote learning and enhance education

Posted in Games on 15th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by Richard Chatwin
The general view towards video games is changing and now people are starting to seriously think about how they can be applied to education.

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Posted in Software on 17th Jul, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all, complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums.

Low education makes the brain age faster

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Mental capacity and IQ deteriorate much faster for people with less education than others, study reveals. The findings provide new insight into the development of dementia.

Ian Livingstone applies to create 'gaming' school

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2014 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone has formally applied to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming.

The future of homework is: video games

Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The snowball effect of stress among teachers, students and parents over homework seems to be increasing with no end in sight.

Chromebooks are beating iPads in the classroom

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2014 07:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Don’t underestimate how much this might bother Apple. The company has a long history in the education market, going to back to the early 1980s

Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace?

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2014 04:46 PM
by AlexMuller
From the growing clamor of voices warning robots will take away our jobs, it is clear we are focusing more on the problems of AI, robotics, and automation than the solutions.

Teachers Will Learn To Embrace Student Smartphone Addiction In 2015

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2015 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
With big investments, 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

U.S. engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to meet grand challenges

Posted in Business on 28th Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
US schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers to tackle the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

Finland’s Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted in Business on 5th Apr, 2015 01:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The new approach aims to encourage different kinds of learning, shifting from facts to problem solving, individual work to collaboration.

Should Google be allowed in examinations?

Posted in Online on 30th Apr, 2015 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is inevitable search engines such as Google will be allowed in public examinations, including GCSEs and A-Levels, the head of an exam board says.

PlanetTech interviews Alberto Rizzoli, founder of 3D printing startup Kideville

Posted in Interviews on 21st May, 2015 03:23 AM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTech interviews founder Alberto Rizzoli about the future of CAD and 3D printing in education.

The big money behind the ongoing student loan disaster

Posted in Business on 10th Jul, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
In the past 3 years, the number of colleges and universities charging over $50,000 per year has increased by 2400%. The average wage of the American worker grew by a paltry 2%.

Coursera raises $49.5M to help it expand to Latin America, China, and India

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The online education service has raised $49.5M. With 75 percent of its learners from outside the U.S., Coursera needs to expand its availability.

Harvard offers virtual classroom for students anywhere in the world

Posted in Software on 3rd Sep, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The lectures are given in a television studio two miles from campus and class plays out like a giant video conference.

Facebook offers free education software in US

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has taken its first steps into the education market with software that it claims allows children to learn at their own pace.

How VR technology Is Reimagining Classroom Education

Posted in Hardware on 9th Sep, 2015 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Your teacher explains that you’ll learn about the inner workings of the bloodstream. You put on a headset, and the next thing you know, you’re flying through the bloodstream.

Disney has invented augmented reality 3D colouring books

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2015 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s made possible by an augmented reality app that’s able to track and capture real-time images from a mobile's camera, and then map them onto any 3D deformable surface.

Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

Posted in Online on 30th Oct, 2015 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
An end to the college degree's unprecedented run as the only credential that matters.

Virtual reality technology aims to drag medical training 'out of the 18th century'

Posted in Software on 7th Nov, 2015 12:03 PM
by AlexMuller
We are just beginning to uncover what VR is capable of, but advances could have a drastic impact on the health industry.

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Posted in Games on 17th Nov, 2015 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has announced a partnership with Code.org that will see Minecraft arrive on the education agenda.

How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education?

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when you gather 14 of the world’s brightest teenagers at Singularity University and ask them to design the future of education?

The Internet Allowed Us to Learn Anything, VR Will Let Us Experience Everything

Posted in Online on 30th Dec, 2015 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon we could be learning in virtual-reality classrooms, shopping at virtual-reality stores, and working in virtual-reality offices.

Minecraft to launch education edition

Posted in Games on 19th Jan, 2016 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 7,000 classrooms around the world already use Minecraft in some form.

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Posted in Online on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data.

When the future of virtual reality meets the future of education

Posted in Games on 25th Jan, 2016 11:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of this early foray into VR­-based learning has centered on the hard sciences.

When Class Is Run by a Robot

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2016 11:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Europe and Turkey are working to develop teaching machines that help preschool-aged kids learn a new language.

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New Type of University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Posted in Online on 7th Feb, 2016 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology?

AI 'should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring'

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Academics argue AI could radically transform our education system for the better, but is being held back by funding.

Microsoft to open Minecraft education edition for all schools in June, free on the early access program

Posted in Games on 14th Apr, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A new Minecraft made for teaching kids.

Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space. Tim Peake has launched a mass experiment to grow the seeds.

Tutors become part of the app culture

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2016 07:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Tutoring is one the world's oldest professions, but even a vocation so entrenched cannot escape the rising "Uberisation" of daily life.

Minecraft vr is the first stop on the road to the metaverse

Posted in Games on 18th Jun, 2016 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
It will let users create virtual worlds, and interactive spaces without any coding, which can be immediately experienced by themselves and their friends using GearVR.

How chatbots will help education

Posted in Software on 1st Oct, 2016 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s an exciting time for innovations in ed tech, and chatbots are at the forefront.

Google says more than 20 million students are using Chromebooks

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Now we know that Chromebooks really are growing, more than 10 million students were using Chromebooks as of last year.

A New Age in Education: Udacity and IMB Watson Have AI Engineering Courses Online

Posted in Business on 30th Oct, 2016 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Advanced learning is become available to more people by bypassing some established societal barriers.

Online Or Traditional College? Pros And Cons Of Technology In Education

Posted in Software on 28th Jan, 2017 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There are more options for college today than ever before in history.

How AI will transform education in 2017

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2017 08:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries, e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models.

College students study best later in the day, study shows

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2017 02:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Students learn more effectively between 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. than at other times of the day.

14 ways AI will impact the education sector

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
For something as important as education, now is the time to start talking about the benefits and challenges created by the AI-powered personalized learning systems.

Why the education sector needs an AI reboot

Posted in Software on 6th Aug, 2017 02:25 PM
by Alex Muller
The idea of a total transformation of the workforce thanks to automation and machine learning is not part of the curriculum.

Coursera cofounder Andrew Ng launches online deep learning courses

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2017 05:23 PM
by Alex Muller
The new courses will help distribute deep learning knowledge to more people so they’ll be able to implement advanced machine learning.

Amazon, Google, and Facebook join $300 million pledge to support computer science education

Posted in Business on 26th Sep, 2017 11:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Tech heavyweights pledged to commit $300 million to funding K-12 computer science programs in the U.S.

Steve Wozniak launches his own online tech education platform

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017 08:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, is launching a new online tech education platform he's calling Woz U.

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