Setting the scene for an open and engaging approach to tech education

There’s a lot of talk about the skills shortage in the UK at the moment, and rightly so. According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, 43% of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) vacancies are proving difficult to fill. If the UK is to hold on to its position as the digital capital of Europe it is vital that we produce enough graduates with the right skills to meet demand. “Putting coding on the school curriculum is a serious step forward and puts us ahead of many of our European neighbours”  …

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Editorial: Ivy Tech pivots to meet local education needs

While Anderson and more than 40 other Hoosier cities with Ivy Tech Community College campuses have many common education needs, each also has variations in culture, history, geographic location, economic conditions, major employers and other factors. Ivy Tech’s recent restructuring to give local campuses more autonomy is a clear indication that the leaders of the statewide community college network recognize the consequences of those variations and want sites to be ultra responsive to local needs. Prior to the restructuring, Anderson’s campus was, essentially, a satellite of the Ivy Tech in…

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Alameda Municipal Power presents check for tech education

ALAMEDA — At its July 17 meeting, the city of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board presented a check for $10,426 to the Alameda Education Foundation. The check represents funds collected in the 2016-2017 fiscal year by Alameda Municipal Power for Power Up for Learning, a joint program of AMP and AEF, according to AMP spokeswoman Kathleen Haley. The funding supports the Island robotics program based out of Wood Middle School. By joining Power Up for Learning and adding an amount of their choice to their monthly electric bill, AMP customers have…

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How CSR Activities are Changing the Face of Indian Education

Education is the backbone of every society in this world. But what matters the most is quality education – which still remains a dream for many. Out of 260 million students enrolled in schools and colleges in India, there are only few who get quality education with good teachers and teaching aids. Several private organizations are joining hands with the Government to make that ultimate dream of offering quality education in India come true. As an important part of it, the role of corporate with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

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Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360-degree photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum and behind the scenes of Alexander Hamilton’s life. Today, the company announced it is opening the educational VR tours to the public through a new Expeditions App. All you need is…

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No textbooks, no benches, and unsafe classrooms: Faridkot reflects state of school education

Incomplete set of text books, no benches to sit and unsafe classrooms mark the state of school education in the district. This, even as chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, no less, expressed his disappointment at the 57% result in Class-10 at the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). After his much-publicised comment, government officials had vowed to improve the education standards and take action, if warranted against teachers. Three months later, it is clear that before any action is taken against anyone, the government needs to ensure the basics that go into making…

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Privatisation of education minus robust supervision will be a disaster

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the government needs to exit infrastructure projects and even look at handing over schools and colleges to the private sector as is the case in Canada and Australia. At the same time, he was critical of India’s private sector, terming it as “most irrational” and “insensitive”. Mr Kant said it messed up projects by aggressive bidding and creating the current crisis in the public private partnership (PPP) model. The idea of privatising education is not a new one; over the years, thanks to the…

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EduGeek Answers Education IT Professionals’ Tech Challenges

A British-based online peer support community called EduGeek wants to be education IT professionals’ lifeline for any kind of technical support. The company demoed their browser-based and mobile platform at ISTE 2017 last week (June 25-28) in San Antonio, TX. The company was founded in 2005 to provide first-class support without personal information being disclosed or paying a membership fee, according to a company news release. Now, EduGeek is used by nearly 90,000 members worldwide. It is primarily known for its technical forums, but it also offers direct support through its partnerships with Impero, Smoothwall and Promethean World. Forum thread…

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Global Education Technology (Ed Tech) Market Research Report 2017-2022

Global Education Technology (Ed Tech) Market 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Education Technology (Ed Tech) industry. The Education Technology (Ed Tech) market around the globe is one of the most burgeoning and enormously categorized sector comprising. This global market has been emerging at a higher rate with the development of innovative techniques and an escalating consumer preference. The global market is a broad field for players offering huge opportunities for growth. The global market is the cornerstone of the global development…

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Why all education institutions should make humanity a compulsory subject

All of us want to pursue different careers and courses have been designed to teach and develop various professions. These help us monetize our talents and thus contribute to economy and growth. Is economical and technical stability the only basis of measuring our country’s prosperity? In the race to gain economic and career success, we brush aside importance that emotional and mental stability place in our lives. Due to this, we keep coming across terrible stories of inhumane actions and reactions of our fellow citizens. Whenever there is an accident or someone…

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