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Only 10% Enrolled Students Complete Massive Open Online Courses

Only 10% Enrolled Students Complete Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become an excellent way of offering quality education to virtually anyone around the globe, mostly for free. But a new study shows that students in these courses rarely make it to the end.

By On March 5, 2014 Respond
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Zuckerberg And Gates’ Foundation Funding To Bring Speedy Internet For Schools

Zuckerberg And Gates’ Foundation Funding To Bring Speedy Internet For Schools

Education in schools has come to depend immensely on broadband connectivity, given internet’s infinite stock of helpful and relevant resources. Zuckerberg’s Education initiative and Gates’ Foundation have now dished out funds to help schools in U.S. get this much-needed high-speed internet access.

By On December 6, 2013 Respond
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Literacy Rate Plummeting In US, Casts Political And Economic Effects

Literacy Rate Plummeting In US, Casts Political And Economic Effects

US is usually hailed as the country which hosts some of the best educational institutes. However, what many tend to ignore is the fact that US has a huge population of illiterate individuals. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has now divulged numbers which show how serious America’s educational problem is.

By On October 16, 2013 1 Response
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Educators Aren’t Smart Enough With Their Smart Devices, Report Says

Educators Aren’t Smart Enough With Their Smart Devices, Report Says

U.S. schools aren’t smart enough in utilizing their smart devices, according to a report by Center for American Progress. Although schools spend a lot of money to acquire digital devices, they aren’t checking the return-on-investment they’re getting.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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NSA Launches Special Program To Educate Students About Data Centers

NSA Launches Special Program To Educate Students About Data Centers

NSA is on the verge of kickstarting its new data center in Bluffdale, Utah. The data center has been propped up with a rather hefty budget of $1.2 billion. Interestingly, the agency has reached out to the University of Utah and is helping launch a program which is meant to specifically educate and train students about data center technologies.

By On June 2, 2013 Respond
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The Mindset Of Educators Behind Online Education

The Mindset Of Educators Behind Online Education

Ever taken a course on Coursera, edX, or Udacity? I have. Even before that, I was a frequent user of MIT OpenCourseWare. From the experience I gathered while using these resources or taking these massive online open courses, aka MOOCs, is that most people enroll to learn, formal credit means very little. Hence, when I read an article by Gregory Ferenstein of TechCrunch giving undue focus on MOOC professors’ belief that their students don’t deserve any formal credit, I think there are things to be clarified.

By On March 23, 2013 Respond
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Apple Brings Education-Only 21.5-inch iMac For $1099

Apple Brings Education-Only 21.5-inch iMac For $1099

Apple Launches Education only model 21.5-Inch iMac for Educational Institutions. This special model is $200 cheaper than the entry-level pricing for consumer models and comes with minimum specs.

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Google Funds Handing Out Of 15,000 Raspberry Pi Units To UK Schools

Google Funds Handing Out Of 15,000 Raspberry Pi Units To UK Schools

Raspberry Pi has fast become the most popular PC last year or so. Being very tiny and ultra cheap, and yet equipped with all basic computing functions, the mini PC has become a darling for the education sector too. Google has now funded 15,000 Raspberry Pis to be handed over to UK schools.

By On January 31, 2013 Respond
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Forty Public Universities To Offer Free Online Courses With Credit

Forty Public Universities To Offer Free Online Courses With Credit

Open online education has seen projects like OpenCourseWare, edX, Coursera, and Udacity. Some of these projects are pretty vast in terms of content and offerings. But, a new initiative named MOOC2Degree (MOOC stands for massive open online course) seems to have surpassed all these projects in terms of educational institutes involved. Forty public universities have joined hands to offer free courses with credit through this initiative.

By On January 24, 2013 1 Response
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Boston Globe School Program To Use iPad Instead Of Paper

Boston Globe School Program To Use iPad Instead Of Paper

There are many newspapers who let readers donate the proceeds of their subscriptions to an education fund when they go on vacation. These funds are used to provide newspapers and digital subscriptions to local classrooms. This week, The Boston Globe has announced that it is modernizing the “Newspaper in Education” program and taking it to iPads and projectors.

By On January 24, 2013 Respond
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School Suspended Student For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracker, Blocked By Court

School Suspended Student For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracker, Blocked By Court

Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has come up with a rather unusual way to keep track of its students on campus – by making them wear RFID tags. When a sophomore student named Andrea Hernandez, attending John Jay High School, refused to wear the tag, and the school district had threatened to expel her.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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Aakash 2 Android Tablet Arrives In India With A Price Tag Of $21

Aakash 2 Android Tablet Arrives In India With A Price Tag Of $21

In the past, we have reported about Aakash 2 Android tablet, which was expected to debut for $35. The good news for Indian students is that it has arrived and if they purchase it, it’ll set them back a mere $21. However, those who don’t quality as Indian students can get one for $80.

By On November 12, 2012 Respond
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Every Estonian Child Will Learn Programming From The First Grade

Every Estonian Child Will Learn Programming From The First Grade

IT education is the key to IT development. Different countries are working on this front to increase the percentage of people who are not only technology-savvy but also technology-literate. It seems that Estonia is now set to top the list by launching a new program, ProgreTiiger.

By On September 6, 2012 Respond
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University Penalized Student For Making Open Course Finder Service

University Penalized Student For Making Open Course Finder Service

Timothy Arnold, a student at the University of Central Florida (UCF), developed a service called “U Could Finish” on Friday, June 8. The service automated the process of hunting for open seats in popular courses of the university. But just six days after his service went online, UCF administrators blocked Arnold’s website from accessing the university’s course scheduling data alleging that it had violated university policy and overloaded their servers. And the university authority decided to punish Arnold as well.

By On August 6, 2012 Respond
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StickyStudy: TOEIC 5000 – Vocabulary App For iOS [Price Drop]

StickyStudy: TOEIC 5000 – Vocabulary App For iOS [Price Drop]

StickyStudy is a very helpful tool for developing ones English word stock. This educational app is developed for iOS devices by Stickystudy. This premium app is available for free (down from the usual price of $3.99) now due to a limited time price drop. If don’t want to miss the offer then grab the app now.

By On July 1, 2012 1 Response
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