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What life will be like when the computers disappear

What happens when the computers around you all but disappear?<p>Tiny sensors built into walls, household products, what you're wearing, and perhaps your own body will make computers invisible to the eye, but responsive to a gesture, voice, and perhaps your movement as you walk into a room.<p>It is still …

Artificial Intelligence

Education technology meets its limits

Ryan Craig Contributor<p>Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>College for the 21st century<br>• Hiring has gone Hollywood<p>This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the U.K., a prankster managed to fool …

Online Education

A Commentary by Betsy DeVos: 'Tolerating Low Expectations for Children With Disabilities Must End'

When it comes to educating students with special needs, "the minimum" is not an option, writes U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Education

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …

Living Rooms

Should we simplify spelling?

How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell -- is it worth it to …

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

Denmark's free education policy has created 'eternity students' who never graduate

• <b>Denmark has a term for people who don't graduate in the normal five-year track: eternity students.</b>• <b><br>Because Danish students receive a monthly grant and</b> …

Insignias digitales: una nueva forma de acreditar aprendizajes

¿Qué son las insignias digitales?<p>Cada vez más a menudo se escucha hablar sobre el uso de <i>badges,</i> o <b>insignias digitales</b>. Las vemos publicadas en blogs, …

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it's not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big …

Ciberseguridad: el talón de Aquiles de la expansión a gran escala de la impresión 3D

DAVID COOPER / GETTY IMAGES<p>La impresión 3D está al borde de una adopción masiva, lo que supondrá un cambio fundamental en la producción industrial. …

Sin inteligencia emocional, el 'mindfulness' no funciona

Foto de Joshua Jackson<p>El <i>mindfulness</i> se ha convertido en la moda empresarial de la temporada; una práctica ampliamente promocionada como la vía rápida …

Could Estonia be the first ‘digital’ country?

Estonia, the Baltic nation of 1.3m, has been pursuing a grand idea since 1997: putting their entire government online. But is the idea a grand one, or a complicated one?<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series,</i> …

eGovernment

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

So much to learn, so little time.<p>The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading …

Learning

Characteristics of a Next-Gen Teaching-Learning Space

Heading into the 21st century the transformation in the classroom will be prominent.Read more...

Education Technology

Una nueva ciudad para una nueva movilidad

Solo han hecho falta unos pocos años para que los servicios de transporte de pasajeros como Uber hayan hecho los traslados urbanos más cómodos en …

The Body Is Not a Computer—Stop Thinking of It as One

When former DARPA chief Regina Dugan announced on stage last month that Facebook planned to build a brain computer interface to allow users to send …

Singularity

The Harvard Educational Review

<b>Jennifer Keys Adair</b> is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on marginalized …

Education

Treating cancer, stopping violence… How AI protects us

Tech news often paints artificial intelligence as evil, job-stealing, spying robots. But many of the 21st Century’s problems could be solved by machines.<p>For some, the spread of artificial intelligence and robotics poses a threat to our privacy, our jobs – even our safety, as more and more tasks are …

Artificial Intelligence

Los principios educativos del siglo XXI

“<i>La educación no es una preparación para la vida, es la vida misma</i>”<p>La educación es la única herramienta que tenemos para progresar en nuestras vidas. …

Sugata Mitra: “Los exámenes ya no sirven, son una amenaza”

Este profesor de la Universidad de Newcastle ganó el TED Prize en 2013 y su método educativo se sigue en 50 países<p>En su conferencia de 20 minutos, …

How to Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them

Much has been written on a leader’s role in motivating, engaging, and bringing out the best in others. Yet research suggests there is still much more that could be done. Frequently cited is the 2014 Deloitte study that found that “up to 87% of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their …

Leadership

Closing the gender gap in venture capital deserves our immediate and sustained attention

I asked investors Kathryn Minshew, Theresia Gouw, Jennifer Fonstad and Reid Hoffman about steps that companies, VCs and decision makers can take to be a part of the solution.<p>Like a lot of people who follow tech news, I’ve spent the past few weeks glued to my various screens. The wave of stories …

Venture Capital

Gates Foundation: World has made 'huge progress' in reducing child mortality

A newly launched report by the Gates Foundation tracks improvements in tackling health issues, such as malaria, AIDS and maternal and child …

Public Health

5 Presentations You Don’t Want to Miss at World Maker Faire New York

Maker Faire is full of wonderful things that people have built, and you can really get a feel for those things from pictures online. However, one aspect of the faire that you really need to be there for are the incredible talks that happen on the stages at Maker Faire. There is everything from …

Maker Faire

Sorprendizaje: Como acabar con una educación aburrida | Ramón Barrera | TEDxSevilla

A new Industrial Revolution is coming

For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In the next few decades, a new industrial revolution will combine elements of these two trends, along with related technologies and practices, into a truly "smart" …

Manufacturing

Time to change the way kids are taught math

It’s like the definition of insanity: Doing something the same way and expecting a different result.

AI is developing faster than experts imagined. Do we need a speed limit?

Keeping Tabs on AI<p>Artificial intelligence is rapidly developing and is already starting to change the world, at a pace that is worrying to some …

Artificial Intelligence

50 de las mejores herramientas gratuitas y online para profesores en 2014

Preparar clases, hacer presentaciones, comunicarse con alumnos y padres, corregir exámenes, mostrar vídeos… ser profesor no es tarea fácil, pero la …

Biologists identify new source for brain’s development

The Role of Glia<p>A team of research biologists has discovered that much of our brain development arises from an unexpected source: glia, non-neuronal …

Neuroscience