Gilbert Ng Ying Fong

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Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

<b>THERE’S SOMETHING IRRESISTIBLE</b> about a clash of titans. The fate of the world hung in the balance during the Cold War standoff between the U.S. and …

China

Education in Singapore: 1) Recognising Singapore’s priorities

What, if anything, can I take from a week in Singaporean schools?<p>Often, we focus on isolated and exotic aspects of foreign education systems. We are …

Personalized Learning for the 'Whole Educator'? Chan Zuckerberg Announces New Grants

More than $5 million will go to efforts to change how teachers are prepared and supported, including to incorporate social-emotional learning into …

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Augmented reality may take Apple’s stock price to new highs

Apple’s introduction of ARKit may very well prove to be a huge game changer. Not only have developers already put out a number of intriguing videos …

Xerox Alto designer, co-inventor of Ethernet, dies at 74

Every computer we use today owes a debt to the legendary and influential machine.<p>Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox …

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his innovative, break-through work in quantum mechanics. Wieman has since levered the prestige and power of that prize to call attention to the need to transform undergraduate teaching, especially science education.<p>Wieman's …

Pedagogy

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

Facebook’s Workplace brings the sexy back to collaboration

Facebook has finally gone live with its just-for-business product, Workplace. For a few dollars or less per user, per month, companies can give employees access to a locked-down, private social network that feels like, well, Facebook. That’s right – everyone’s favorite social network that we use to …

Spotify in 'Advanced Talks' to Purchase SoundCloud

Streaming music service and Apple Music rival Spotify is in "advanced talks" to acquire audio distribution platform SoundCloud, reports <i>Financial Times</i>. Little information is available on the terms of the potential deal at this time.<p>SoundCloud, which allows users to upload, promote, and share audio …

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 40: Learning

I was a wayward kid who grew up on the literary side of life, treating math and science as if they were pustules from the plague. So it’s a little …

Books To Base Your Life on (The Reading List)

<i>“I’m not saying that you have to be a reader to save your soul in the modern world. I’m saying it helps.”</i> Walter Mosley<p>I’ve always devoured books. …

Books

Grit, Growth Mindsets, and Technology

We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to …

The lesson you never got taught in school: how to learn!

A paper published in <i>Psychological Science in the Public Interest</i> <i></i>evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to …

Teaching

The science of learning: five classic studies

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

The Brain

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted …

Productivity

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Problem Solvers Now = Problem Solvers Later<p>I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation …

Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular

Opinion | Community<p>Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular<p>By Dwight Carter     Jul 6, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

Coach Chris from #osinstitute just flowin' #originalstrength #flow #play #fvdowntown @strengthjitsnc

A little morning play time is always a great way to start out the day :) #5minuteflow #flow #originalstrength #fvdowntown #movement #movementculture #movnat #play #osreason #pressreset #lindseystirling in the background

CivilizationEDU will make high school totally radical next year

Boring old history books don't stand a chance next to video games in class!<p>Hey, kids! Put away those boring old <i>history books</i>. There's a new way to …

Start-up bank backed by Li Ka-shing, raises $53.7 million

Number26, a German start-up app-only bank, has raised US$40 million (S$53.7 million), led by the venture fund founded by one of Asia's richest men, …

​Windows Holographic devices coming 'in months' not years

When Microsoft's Mr. Virtual Reality, Alex Kipman, took to the stage at Computex in Taiwan today, there were plenty in the room who might have expected him to reveal a launch date for Microsoft HoloLens.<p>Those people were ultimately disappointed.<p>Instead, Microsoft revealed that it would be opening …

Augmented Reality

Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book: Tips to improve performance if the tablet is running slow

There could be a number of reasons for the slow performance of your Windows powered Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book or any other Surface series …

Spotify Says It's Growing More Quickly Since Apple Music Launched

Music streaming service Spotify has seen a faster pace of growth since the launch in June last year of rival Apple Music, a top executive said on …

Microsoft is in bad shape — but it could have been much worse

That, in fact, may have been the chief reason former CEO Steve Ballmer lost his job.<p>The longtime executive failed to properly address the smartphone and tablet markets as they developed.<p>His inaction made it easier for Apple and Alphabet's Google to establish the iPhone, iPads, and the various …

Graphene e-paper is brighter and bendier

Who said that e-paper was old stuff? Certainly not China -- the country's Guangzhou OED Technologies has created what it says is the world's first graphene-based e-paper. The extremely strong yet light material promises very thin screens that are both brighter and more flexible. You could get …

eReaders

Designers can now test app UX with CanvasFlip

Designers have a new tool at their arsenal, and it may help them create UX that is close to perfect without relying too heavily on user feedback.<p>Called CanvasFlip, the tool takes wireframed apps and tracks how we use them. As someone migrates their way between views, CanvasFlip tracks what actions …