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Minecraft's education edition will teach kids to code

Learning how to program just got a lot more fun.<p>Microsoft's Minecraft: Education Edition for schools and students has added a tool called Code Builder that lets players pick up code-building tech from education platforms such as Tynker and ScratchX. Microsoft's own MakeCode open-source platform for …

The Future Of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

<i>What according to you is the future of MOOCs? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Deepak Mehta, long time student, on Quora:</b><p>I think MOOCs are the future. There are many inherent …

Higher Education

How to Effectively Train Millennials in the Workplace

A new generation of learners requires a new approach to workplace training. Here are the six elements needed to professionally develop your Millennial employees.<p>According to Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory services firm, talent development is the second biggest challenge facing …

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Underemployment may be a thing of the past.<p><i>How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on Quora:</b><p><b>Mastery</b> …

Teachable books $4 million to turn everybody into educators online

Education tech startup Teachable (formerly known as Fedora) has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding according to CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company provides a platform that’s like a Shopify or a SquareSpace for tutors or teachers. Its platform allows subject matter experts to …

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

By replicating the lecture format, massive open online courses ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning Illustration: Gary …

Are Duolingo Users Actually Learning Anything Useful?

Addictive language-education apps are essentially mobile games, and they add to your second-language vocabulary. But are users making any real gains toward fluency?<p>When I first tried the free language learning app Duolingo, which calls itself "the most popular way to learn languages in the world," …

Lego unveils Boost kit to help children learn coding

Lego has announced a kit for building and programming robots, designed to encourage a younger generation to learn how to code, at this year's CES …

Lego

Google Classroom

What are some ways that teachers can engage students using Google Classroom?<p>Inside of Google Classroom, teachers have several options to reach their …

Education Technology

Virtual Reality Could Transform the Education World

When it comes to education, nothing provides a better learning experience than a field trip. But with all the permission slips, bus fees, and rowdy …

How Billion Dollar Edtech Startup Udacity Is Equipping Indian Users With Silicon Valley Skills Through Nanodegrees

In 2012, Sebastain Thrun, one of the inventors of the self-driving car, decided to put up the AI course that he was teaching at Stanford university …

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

<b>How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?</b><p>The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school.<p>Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments …

Can Duolingo's chatbot teach you a foreign language?

The less embarrassed you are, the better you tend to be at learning languages. The answer? Chatbots<p>Chatbots suck. We all know it. If you want to get something done with a computer, it turns out, there are better ways to do it than laboriously type out conversational sentences to be read by a …

The Future Of Educational Technology: How Edtech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market

Educational technology is booming. Technology is helping to redefine how we learn, obtain skills, and get credentialed. That value proposition has captured public attention and attracted record amounts of venture capital funding.<p>But the vision for edtech is, and should be, much broader. After all, …

Quero Education, an online college marketplace in Brazil, looks to educate U.S. investors

Much has been written about Brazil during the Rio Olympics. But one facet of the country that’s relatively unknown to foreigners is how 9 percent of the population – or the roughly 17 million Brazilians between the ages of 15 through 19 – can get a decent, affordable college education.<p>If U.S. …

Google for Education gets a host of updates as the school year starts

Google's Chromebook has been particularly successful in the education market -- and that's helped drive its broader software platform, Google for Education. It's similar to the business offerings Google offers, with access to Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides and so on, but it also adds the specialized …

Intel will start building ARM-based smartphone chips

Paving the way for deals with Apple and Qualcomm<p>Intel has entered into a new licensing agreement with competitor ARM to produce ARM-based chips in Intel factories. The deal, announced today at the Intel Developer Forum, is a strategic move from the Santa Clara, CA company to offer its large-scale …

Spotify launches a new Kids category with a focus on learning activities, language development

Spotify this morning is announcing a change to its service designed to appeal to families with small children: it’s relaunching the app’s Kids category to include new playlists focused on vocabulary and language-development activities, as well as voiceover prompts in between songs that encourage …

Traditional universities are rushing into the coding boot camp market

Many traditional colleges are rushing to meet this demand. And there's arguably no better way than by entering the coding boot camp market.<p>Coding boot camps are immersive programs that teach students programming languages. They often last several months and offer some sort of career counseling at …

College & University

16 Stunning Statistics that Forecast the Future of the Internet of Things

When we started this decade, the Internet of Things was a basically a buzzword, talked about by a few, acted upon by fewer, a challenge to save for …

Internet of Things

Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow

When you cast your mind back to the days of school, you probably think of dusty textbooks, graffiti and chewing gum, lessons that were both boring …

EdTech Apps and the Future of Education

> EdTech Apps and the Future of Education<p>Views15672<p>The intersection between technological innovations like mobile apps and websites get a ridiculous …

Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

Feature<p>The Nest smart home thermometer, designed by one of the 'fathers of the iPod' Tony Fadell, was on sale shortly after its debut at Apple retail …

Home Automation

We Played Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the creature with a series …

From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

After some 10,000 online tutorials in 10 years, Sal Khan still starts most days at his office desk in Silicon Valley, recording himself solving math problems for his Khan Academy YouTube channel.<p>"OK, let F of X equal A times X to the N plus," he says cheerfully as he begins his latest.<p>Khan Academy …

Teaching

Amazon launches Inspire as it looks to become a major player in education tech

Sharing is caring — and it can also be profitable.<p>Amazon on Monday launched a new online portal with thousands of free education resources such as …

Apple launches coding camps for kids in its retail stores

Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches children the basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session will use software from Tynker to introduce concepts of block-based coding and will allow kids to program …

Kids

How This Startup Is Revolutionizing Employee Learning

Axonify is bringing brain science, adaptive learning, gamification, and microlearning to corporate learning.<p>Carol Leaman is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Axonify. Having turned down a role at Google, she proudly declared that the secret to her success is walking away from the easy route. …

Lifeliqe debuts VR-enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning

San Francisco-based startup Lifeliqe (pronounced “life like”) debuted and demoed its new virtual reality, educational content experience from the floor of the Augmented World Expo 2016 this week.<p>According to co-founder and CEO Ondrej Homola, Lifeliqe spent the last three years creating a library of …

Virtual Reality