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Sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers remains 'significantly under-reported'

Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in “transactional sex” with more than 225 Haitian women, according to a new report, which suggests that sexual exploitation remains significantly under-reported in such missions<p>Sex abuse poses 'significant risk' to UN peacekeeping, says leaked report<p>Read …

Africa

Why women make gifted coders

Linda Liukas believes the world will be a better place if more women learn computer coding, and has written a children’s book to catch them young<p>You wouldn’t expect a petite, fair-haired, 28-year-old woman to be one of the most powerful people in coding. But Linda Liukas, who lives in Helsinki, …

Al Gore

How to perfect UX with design affordances

Affordances in design are important to usability and function. They’re one of the components of design that have to come together to provide an …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

How the iPad is changing the way we learn

Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future<p>“What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.” So said Steve Jobs in 1996 - …

The Design Process That Helped Us Ship a New Product in 11 Weeks

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Product Blog</i><p>Talk to any engineering team about their process and you’ll hear a common theme: speed. There’s an …

Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

Complete Coverage<p>—Photos by John Zich for Education Week<p>On the first permanent campus of the Intrinsic Schools, the physical design of the building …

14 ways to dramatically improve your Facebook ad campaign

Increasing Facebook ad conversion rates without simply increasing ad spend can be a challenge if you're not an expert. But there are some …

Marketing

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Private jets and cushy dorms: colleges indulge the 1% as inequality deepens

For high school seniors, spring brings college acceptance letters – and financial aid packages, full of forms to fill out. For high school juniors, it’s the season to visit those institutions they dream of attending 18 months from now, to talk to admissions officials and tour the campuses.<p>Of …

College & University

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You'd never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn't like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn't even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. …

Math is forever (with English subtitles) | Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Access to good science curriculum materials is a “vexing issue,” Harris said. In urban public schools, science textbooks are often 10 years old and …

New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, much has been rebuilt in New Orleans — including the public schools. But the current education system is radically different from the one that people who grew up in New Orleans remember. Virtually all students in the city now attend charter schools. Many of their …

Education

Many Indiana residents feel embarrassed and misunderstood

INDIANAPOLIS — At the Tin Roof, a live music joint near Lucas Oil Stadium, where the NCAA’s Final Four basketball tournament concludes Monday, bar manager Brittany Strohmeyer eyed a group of out-of-town fans. Do they view Indiana as she sees it, warm and hospitable? Or do they think her state is …

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Venture Capital

Wanna Teach Kids to Code? Keep It Out of the Classroom

In December of last year, Barack Obama became the first president to write code. A video of the digital milestone shows the president in the White …

Guangdong Couple Becomes China's Latest Online Education Billionaires

A couple from southern China’s Guangdong Province has become the latest entrepreneurs from the country to become billionaires in the online education industry.<p>Chen Chichang, 44, and Lin Xiaoya, 42, were worth $1.1 billion today after shares in their Shenzhen-traded Guangdong Qtone Education rose by …

The Secret To A Good Podcast Is To Use An Excellent Microphone

Podcasting is really cool at the moment following on from the success of Serial, a podcast that started in October 2014, made by producers of ‘This American Life’. The podcast regularly hit Number One in the podcast charts and had a loyal following of millions. Podcasts are an easy way to put …

This startup's goal: To inspire a million women

When Australian schoolgirls listed their favourite entrepreneurs as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Jo Burston knew something had to be done.<p>Burston, …

Entrepreneurship

Play

<b>Let go of theory.</b> In theory, a question or challenge posed in PBL is so compelling that students will learn all essential facts necessary to answer …

An Easy and Quick Way to Grade Quizzes on Google Drive Using Super Quiz Tool

February 22, 2015<br>Super Quiz is an excellent Google Sheets add-on that allows teachers to add some amazing functionalities to the quizzes they create …

Designing Prototypes: 5 Apps That Do It Better Than Photoshop

Photoshop is a popular tool with designers and its extensions such as CSS3Ps and FontAwesomePS make it it a good tool for creating web design …

A Very Good Google Doc App for Helping Students with Their Learning

February 21, 2015 <i><br>Texthelp Study Skills</i> is a very good Google Doc add-on. Students can use it to help them with their studies. It allows them to …

10 YouTube Channels That Actually Make Learning Fun

YouTube is one of the great phenomenons of the 21st century. Over 400 years of content are uploaded to YouTube every day. This is both a blessing and …

Space

The Circle of Courage – Native American Model of Education

<i>“Anthropologists have long known that Native Americans reared courageous, respectful children without using harsh coercive controls. Nevertheless,</i> …

4 Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing in 2015 and Beyond

According to the Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing report, marketers are changing their digital marketing priorities for 2015. While last year …

Marketing

12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources

<b>12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources</b><p>by <b>Shannon Dauphin</b><p>Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to …

A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills

February 14, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best Chrome apps to help your students and kids master the art of touch typing. These apps …