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  Google+ may defeat Facebook in education


Although Google launched Google+ to compete with Facebook, we know that Facebook is now almost irreplaceable.However, does Facebook dominate now mean it will dominate the future? Of course not. Based on his own understanding and knowledge of Google+, Jesse Wojdylo, a Web Entrepreneur engineer, expressed that Google+ will dominate in the field of education, and published them in his Google+ homepage. Here is what he says: Most major universities have incorporated Gmail and Google Apps for all st...

   Facebook,Google+,Education     2012-08-30 19:25:41


  Are college students learning?


In his State of the Union address last Tuesday, President Obama proposed several measures to lower college tuition. University leaders responded cautiously, warning that cost-cutting reforms might also cut into instructional quality. But here's the big open secret in American higher education: Most institutions have no meaningful way to measure the quality...

   College students,Learning,Survey     2012-02-02 07:10:02


  10gen provides free training courses for MongoDB


MongoDB is an open source document oriented database, developed with C++, it is to solve some real problems existing among development communities. In October 2007, MongoDB development began at 10gen, in 2009, MongoDB was open sourced as a standalone product. 10gen provides technical support, training and consultancy service. According to 10gen education, 10gen will provide some training courses for MongoDB starting from 22 October, 2012. Now it's available for registration. There are two cours...

   MongoDB,10gen,training,course,free     2012-09-20 22:51:43


  10 Technological Trends that are Affecting Life of Teachers


Technology has reached the level where people think that they do not need anybody to teach them new things. When you do not know about anything, you simply Google it and get the answer. All this is good but in actual it is affecting the life of our teachers. So, whatever conclusions these folks have who are arriving today will always influence everyone else who is working in childhood education through their high school. Let us see how they are affecting the life of the teachers:  &nbs...

       2014-12-01 01:38:04


  Making Computer Science a Requirement?


This US News article points out a growing interest among colleges and universities to make basic computer science a required course for all students. Georgia Tech already does this. The article points out that universities not normally considered to be science/technology-heavy are leaning this way too: Every student at Montclair State University in New Jersey must complete a computer science in order to graduate. For most students, that course is Introduction for Computer Appl...

   Computer science,Requirement,CS     2012-04-05 11:33:04


  Why Memorizing is Ineffective


The information-age has burst into life, creating a wake of social change. Young people are growing up faster and more sophisticated, as raw information, tailored-entertainment, and branded-marketing are streamed into their rooms. But this technological exposure has not necessarily made them savvier or more capable of handling tomorrow’s challenges.The debates in public education over “school-choice” and standardized testing have missed the far more important issue. The real choice America...

   Memory,Memorization,Ineffective,Career     2011-11-19 02:13:41


  Google launched new Chromebook in cooperation with Samsung


According to report from technology blog GigaOm, Google and its partner Samsung launched a new Chromebook and Chromebox yesterday, mainly targeting at education and corporation market.New Chromebook looks like any other 12.1 inch computer, while Chromebox is a mini PC that can be connected to peripherals such as keyboard, mouse and monitor, just like Apple’s Mac Mini. Currently prices for Chromebook and Chromebox are $499 and $329 respectively.They both are equipped with Intel Core processor, ...

   Google,Chromebook,Samsung     2012-05-30 04:58:28


  Do scientists really need a PhD?


Young scientists at a Chinese genomics institute are foregoing conventional postgraduate training for the chance to be part of major scientific initiatives. Is this the way of the future?The approach to extended postgraduate training varies from country to country. The United States and Europe, for example, have long believed that students need to finish a multiyear programme of postgraduate work before they can fully participate in the front rank of research, whether in industry or acad...

   Career,PhD,Scientist,Relationship,BGI     2012-01-02 08:19:32


  Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?


Editor’s note: This is Part III of a guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part I, he laid the groundwork by describing how artificial intelligence is a combination of human and computer capabilities In Part II, he discussed how software and mobile technologies can augment and even replace doctors. Now, in Part III, he talks about how technology will sweep through education. In my last post, I argue...

   Teacher,Algorithm,Development     2012-01-16 10:17:45


  Could coding be the next mass profession?


Like farming was in the 17th century, factory work during the industrial revolution, construction during the Great Depression, and manufacturing after World War II. Better, because writing code is a creative act which can be done with or without a traditional (antiquated?) office-based job, and can create enormous personal and economic value. Most young people start in jobs that don’t have much of a future. Most don’t get higher education – only a third get any advanced deg...

   Coder,Learning,Training,Profession     2012-01-05 08:02:50