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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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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Tips to help achieve your study goals

STUDYING can be difficult, even for avid students. It often involves a lot of reading, making notes and calculations. But, sitting at a desk for hours on end is not always the most productive method to study. It is important consider the long term and short term goals, how to achieve them and personal learning styles. Making and getting the most out of study is important and whatdegreewhichuniversity.com says students should learn towards the goal they have in mind. The website said goals should be based on the student’s  ideals no matter…

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The 6 WORST Ways to Study for Tests

Most of us don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about our study habits or lack thereof until a low score on a critical exam knocks us into reality or a threatening “thou will not pass unless” warning shocks us straight. We turn over the bad grade or obsess about the warning for days and weeks on end, all the while trying to make sense of the very blurry lines between outright procrastination and our potential. I want to say here that stellar grades and A1 test scores are not the…

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Four ways: How to use leftover coffee

You often over-estimate the quantity of coffee you want to gulp, and end up having guilt pangs about discarding it. Fret not, for we give you four amazing tips for making the best use of the coffee waste. 1) Use it to bake cake: If you are baking a cake, you can use leftover coffee instead of water in the cake batter. This works especially well with chocolate cake. You can also use this for baking brownies 2) Make yummy coffee ice-cream: You can combine the leftover coffee with milk, cream and…

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DTE Maharashtra CAP round 3 allotment 2017: Vacant seats list to release at dtemaharashtra.gov.in

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra will release the list of vacant seats available for CAP round 3 today. Candidates who have applied for admission to various engineering courses in the state can check the official website to check how many seats are available and at various colleges. The directorate had on July 25 released the provisional allotment list for CAP round 3 and had directed those who qualified to report to the ARC from July 25 and July 28 to confirm their seats. The admission process started in June for about…

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DU admissions 2017: Varsity to release 8th and 9th cut off for reserved category

University of Delhi has announced the special drive for reserved/ quota applicant category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/CW/KM) including sports/ ECA for admissions to merit-based undergraduate programme. In this special drive, only those candidates would be considered for admission who are registered with Delhi University but are not admitted in any college irrespective of the category under any cut-off list. DU has said no fresh registrations shall be allowed in this special drive.  The varsity has said corrections related to category changes are allowed from UR to SC/ST/OBC /PWD /KM/CW subject to verification of…

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Mumbai University results: 3.25 lakh answer sheets yet to be evaluated

While the Mumbai University (MU) has scheduled the result declaration date for the undergraduate courses today, that is, July 31, it seems the varsity will miss the deadline. Of the 477 examinations that the MU conducted in March and April this year, the results of 340 courses are pending. Even as officials are hopeful of declaring most results on Monday, the deadline set by the governor and chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, a whopping 3.25 lakh answer sheets are yet to be evaluated. Over a lakh papers are to be moderated. In…

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NEET 2017: Tamil Nadu makes ‘last effort’ to exempt its students from entrance

TN Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on Monday made the “final effort” to approach the centre to ask for the state’s exemption from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. The ministers met Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Minister of State at the PMO Jitendra Singh to discuss the issue. “As a final effort, Vijayabaskar met Nadda and Singh to pressure them for an exemption for Tamil Nadu from the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET),” an official release said, adding that this comes after several efforts by…

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