Khan Academy: The future of education?

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Description: With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Source: CBS .com Date: March 21, 2012 Questions: 1  Is Khan Academy the online silver bullet for on-line education? 2. What… Read more »

Writing Machines — Their Uses and Meaning

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Description: A Sunday business column in The New York Times looked at the work of a start-up, Narrative Science, that combines computer science and journalism. Its software takes data and converts it into stories — short summary-style articles so far, but ones that don’t really read as if they were written by a machine. Source:… Read more »

Supplementing Textbooks with Digital Content

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Description: Plans to supplement textbooks with digital content. Source: CNN.com Date: Jan 4 , 2011 A Toronto District School Board Trustee discusses supplementing textbooks with digital content. Questions for discussion: Do you think supplementing textbooks with digital content is a good pedagogical decision? Who should bear the cost or recieve the cost savings as a… Read more »

Tech Companies See Dearth of Mobile-Software Developers

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Description: A survey by online job board Dice shows that tech employers and recruiters face a shortage of qualified mobile-software designers Source: Businessweek.com Date: Oct 21, 2010 Almost 57 percent of employers and outside recruiters that hired for mobile-related jobs this year plan to boost such hires in the next 12 months, the survey, conducted on behalf… Read more »

Smartphone Apps Go (Truly) Viral

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Description:  Mobile devices are becoming bigger targets for malware creator Source: Businessweek.com Date: Oct 14, 2010 In early 2009, Citigroup (C) launched a new mobile banking application for the iPhone. It let customers check their account balances and pay bills while on the go. Thanks to a bit of sloppy code, it also could have… Read more »

Over 10 Million Students Now Use Google Apps for Education

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Description: Google just announced, there are over 10 million students, staff, faculty and alumni that are actively using Apps for Education. Source: The New York Times – Technology Date: 10/14/2010 Just about four years ago, Google launched Apps for Education – a version of Google’s online productivity tools (including Gmail and Google Docs) that is geared… Read more »