Content tagged with Education
posted in February 2013
U.K. Nonprofit Seeks Tech Ideas To Help Teens
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Tech for Good challenge will invest $758,000 in projects that use "disruptive digital technology" to create new opportunities for at-risk young adults in the U.K.
Flexible Classroom Cameras Work With iPad
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Expanding from "document cameras" that project printed materials or desktop experiments, AVer introduces cameras that stream to an iPad as a presentation or recording device.
New York State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal includes $4 million to establish 10 new Early College High School programs, similar to the IBM-backed P-TECH in New York City, aimed at preparation for high-tech jobs.
Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Cisco telepresence setup for classroom videoconferencing allows a lecturer at Wharton's main Philadelphia campus to simultaneously teach a class in San Francisco.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
Big Data's Opportunities, Responsibilities For Education
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's CTO for U.S. Education outlines what he believes technology companies must do to protect students.
Coursera Adds 29 University Partners From 13 Countries
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Nearly doubling its number of participating universities, Coursera adds major universities, goes international and adds lectures in French, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.
IBM Showcases STEM Support At Disney's Epcot
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
New THINK exhibit at Epcot dovetails with a tablet app and curriculum website designed to boost science, technology, engineering and math education.
Higher Education Tech Forecast Sees MOOC, Tablet Momentum
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Next waves will include gamification, learning analytics, 3-D printing and wearable technologies, according to the NMC Horizon report on new media in education.
Classroom Presentation Tool For Professors, By Professors
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
NetClick simplifies the creation of interactive presentations and lets students give feedback from a smartphone, tablet or laptop rather than a clicker.
Online College Offers Academic Rigor At Bargain Prices
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
American Honors charges community college rates for top-notch courses, sets students up to transfer into a respected bachelor's degree program.
Classroom Maps Find New Locale: iPads
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
StrataLogica kept pace as classroom maps moved from the school wall to the smart board -- and now to the tablet.
IBM-Backed High School Gets Obama Plaudits
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
P-TECH, a partnership among New York Public Schools, IBM and the City University of New York wins praise for boosting technical education with combined high school and associate's degree.
The Education Lab Inside My House
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
As the father of virtual school students, I see both the promise and the challenges of online education.
Classroom Technology Faces Skeptics At Research Universities
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Professors at research universities prefer teaching with old-fashioned whiteboards, one study says.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Spots Data Warehouse Leaders
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Gartner's annual report notes a wave of data warehousing newcomers and leading-edge companies taking advantage of big data.
SAP Plugs Profit Hole With Support Price Hike
Commentary  |  2/6/2013  | 
SAP increases Standard Support maintenance contracts by 5.5% to 19% of the software's original cost each year. That could reopen old support price-hike wounds.
U.K. Students Not Lining Up To Study IT
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
New figures show sharp decline in the number of British teenagers taking up IT as a subject. The government says it has a solution, but will it come too late?
Can Big Data Analytics Boost Graduation Rates?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Almost half of the students who begin college at a two- or four-year institution fail to earn a degree within six years. Can analytics help?


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