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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Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom

There was a time classrooms were a bastion of tradition, dominated by blackboards, chalk and textbooks. But the rapid evolution of technology means there’s a need to advance how education is delivered to young people. Schools now spend £900m on education technology every year, and it is estimated the global market will be worth £129bn by 2020. It’s making a difference – the 2017 consumer digital index [pdf] suggests that 97% of those aged 15–24 in the UK have basic digital skills – a 4% improvement on 2015. Among the emerging “edtech” ventures…

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VTU BE/ B Tech non-CBCS June/July 8th semester exams 2017 results declared at results.vtu.ac.in

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has on August 1 declared the results of semester 8 exams of BE non-CBCS scheme students. The students can access their results at the official website- results.vtu.ac.in (see steps below to know how. Students have been complaining on delay in the results as many had been unable to complete their admission process in foreign universities or join companies. While civil and mechanical engineering eight-semester students have got their results last month, those from other streams are still awaiting them. VTU results 2017, here’s how to check:…

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The top 5 tech gadgets college students really want

As summer winds down and college students ponder the return to classes, it’s time to consider what to bring to school this fall. No surprise, trendy tech gadgets often tops the list. CNBC has assembled a brief guide to the hottest choices. However, buyer (that’s you, parents) beware: If you snatch up everything on this list, it could set you back some big bucks. To knock down the cost, always ask if you can get a student discount. Apple offers education pricing, Amazon Prime membership for students is half-price and…

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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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A new era for S.D. tech schools starts Monday

South Dakota’s four tech schools are officially under new management. The Board of Technical Education will have its first meeting next week at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City. The new board stems from a constitutional amendment voters passed last November, which was billed as a way to give tech schools more flexibility to respond to workforce needs in the state. Legislators earlier this year passed a bill to form the board, removing tech school oversight from the Board of Education. During its first meeting, the board will elect officers, discuss budgets…

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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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Money Magazine Recognizes the Value of a Michigan Tech Education

In Money Magazine’s latest report on “Best Colleges for your Money,” Michigan Technological University ranked in the top 100 overall and in the top 50 among public universities. Money evaluated 2,400 colleges and universities using 27 criteria and winnowed the list to 711 colleges and universities that the publication considers “best colleges for your money.”  Of those, Michigan Tech ranked 91st among all institutions—public and private—and 46th among public universities. Michigan Tech also ranked sixth in the nation for early career salaries.  Tech’s average early career salary for graduates is $63,400. “It’s…

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