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Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses

Codecademy has spent the last several years building a large community of learners with free lessons aimed at teaching its users the basics of how to code. But now it’s betting that many of them will be willing to pay for more intensive courses.<p>When Codecademy founder and CEO Zach Sims founded the …

You’d Have to Click a Mouse 10 Million Times to Burn One Calorie

My daughter has spent the past week telling me, "Did you know that every time you click a mouse, you burn one calorie?"<p>OK, this sounds pretty cool, …

Are ePortfolios Still Relevant for Today’s Students? | Emerging Education Technologies

<b>Electronic Portfolios are no longer just a good idea, that are an expectation and a powerful element of college and career readiness for many.</b><p>Just a …

Should we mourn the end of blogs?

Maintaining a personal blog has become entrepreneurial, and young people want nothing to do with it. I'll keep on updating my lonely, uncool one – but other platforms are just as valuable<p>Remember blogging? That quaint, old-fashioned hobby of keeping a regular, text-based online journal about your …

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

Technology and social media continue to dramatically change the way we live and work. Social media in particular can be a great equalizer by enabling job seekers to connect with influencers outside of traditional offline social networks. Given its importance, why isn't this technology playing a …

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

As a new episode of My Teacher is an App airs on BBC Radio 4, Edward Lawless urges teachers to embrace digital technology in the classroom – however frightening it seems<p>The third episode of the BBC Radio 4 series, My Teacher is an App, offered a provocative glimpse into the ways that technology is …

Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology

More Americans go to college than ever. But how many think about the return they will get from tuition payments that can easily reach $200,000? Up to half are unemployed or underemployed a year after graduation. And two-thirds say they need further training and instruction to enter the workforce, …

New Technology Is Turning Education Upside Down

What was once the privilege of a few has become a middle-class entitlement, thanks mainly to government support. Some 3.5m Americans and 5m Europeans will graduate this summer.<p>In the emerging world universities are booming: China has added nearly 30m places in 20 years. Yet the business has changed …

Five ways colleges can use digital technology to improve communication

Ideas on how colleges can use online tools to boost student learning, drive recruitment and support staff development<p><b>Marketing and promotion:</b> Digital marketing is an essential tool for colleges when it comes to attracting students. A strongly branded website that is easy to navigate is crucial; it …

Quotes from Sir Ken Robinson’s 2013 TED talk

Ken Robinson’s talk “How to escape education's death valley” is one of my favorites. It was recorded in April of 2013. I highly recommend that you watch his latest talk on TED.com. The quotes I assembled for the talk are the one’s most salient to me personally. This is not an attempt to summarize …

The Educators: Interview with Sarah Montague at BBC Radio Four

Enjoyed this interview with Sarah Montague at BBC Radio Four part of the new series on The Educators.<br>I even got to revisit my old elementary school …

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Is Formal Education Necessary For Success In IT?

Lysa Myers is a prominent security researcher with ESET, an award-winning antivirus and security software solutions company. When Myers was five years old, her grandfather gave her a Commodore Vic 20 computer. Like most kids, she used it mainly for gaming, but then she decided to learn how the …

Betty White adds laughs to new Air New Zealand safety video

Airline or comedy channel? Air New Zealand strikes again with a new safety video dressed up in old school stars<p>What won't Air New Zealand do with its safety videos?<p>The flagship carrier has already employed hobbits and All Blacks rugby players to instruct passengers of safety protocol. Its last …

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The Global Search for Education: From New Zealand

<i>"We want our young people to: know who they are, what they value and why, and where they fit in; to question knowledge claims, rather than take them at face value; and to look beyond immediate causes to consider the joined-up nature of things and events in the world." -- Rose Hipkins</i><p>New Zealand has …

Teaching

Instagram takes on Snapchat with lightning fast ‘Bolt’ app

As expected, Instagram has launched a new photo and video messaging app called Bolt, though for the time being only iOS and Android users in New …

Surface Pro 3 launching in 25 new countries on August 28th

Microsoft’s bigger, thinner, and faster Surface Pro 3 is making its way to additional markets on August 28th. After launching in the US and Canada in June, followed by a Japanese release in July, Microsoft is planning to make the Surface Pro 3 available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, …

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What is New Zealand Googling?

VICE offices around the world have been using the Godlike, all-seeing power of Google Trends to unearth some awkward truths about our own internet habits. This week was New Zealand's turn.<p><i>Images by Ben Thomson</i><p>Recently VICE offices around the world have been using the Godlike, all-seeing power of …

Academics Anonymous: an open letter to university 'leaders'

Stop mistaking change for progress, and start trusting the people who work for you<p>• University managers are not malicious, we are misunderstood<p>Dear leaders,<p>I address you as "leaders" because, for some reason (perhaps manager comes too close to rhyming with janitor for your liking), you've …

Is the National Student Survey fit for purpose?

As the NSS celebrates its 10th anniversary, three writers take a long hard look at its usefulness from their different perspectives<p>• Student satisfaction at 10-year high<p><i>The National Student Survey (NSS) is the main vehicle for student feedback in UK universities. It's sent to final-year students to</i> …

The 3 ways the Internet of things will unfold

The Internet of things is hot. Practically every tech vendor is using the label for some of its products. Cisco Systems and PwC both predict that the …

Samsung virtual reality headset photo surfaces

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barone Firenze/Shutterstock<p>Samsung’s rumored reveal of its first virtual reality headset at the IFA consumer …

Field Trip From Google's Niantic Labs Will Soon Be Popping Up In Google Now

Google's Niantic Labs operates as a semi-autonomous company within Google that works on projects like Ingress and the travel app Field Trip. Ingress …

Speech Recognition Pioneer Novauris Bought By Apple, Team Now Works On Siri

Apple quietly acquired an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company called Novauris Technologies, which grew out of Dragon Systems R&D U.K. Ltd., the British research subsidiary of Dragon Systems, a well-known voice dictation pioneer. Founded in 2002, the company was currently being …

Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials

Snapchat is now the third most popular social app among millennials, according to a recent report by comScore, which finds that Snapchat has 32.9% penetration on these young users’ mobile phones, trailing only Instagram (43.1%) and Facebook (75.6%).<p>That means the app is more popular than Twitter, …

Office for iPad review: three beautiful apps, each with strong competition

After loads of leaks -- and some serious denial from Microsoft -- the company has finally released a version of Office for iPad. It's not surprising, in a way, given that Microsoft already has Office Mobile for iPhone. And yet, this new trio of apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) isn't at all what we …

Google releasing standalone mobile apps for editing docs, spreadsheets and presentations

Google's long had a Drive app for both Android and iOS, but who knows, maybe you just can't handle that many features in one program. If for some reason you're the kind of person who only wants to edit documents and never see another spreadsheet again (not that we blame you), Google just released …

IRL: Letting IFTTT automate my life

I've come to rely on different services to help power me through the day: Foursquare to find new coffee shops, Pocket for my reading habits and Instagram and Flickr for photo sharing. As great as these apps are, though, I find myself wishing they could do more -- especially when it comes to how …