Budget PC Targets Developing World With Own OS

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Description: Although Silicon Valley’s focus may be mobile-driven. Start-up “Endless” is taking a different approach with hopes to appeal to the underdeveloped countries of the world. Source: BBC News Date: April 16, 2015 San Francisco start-up Endless is on course to reach its $100,000 crowdfunding target for its budget desktop PC. The $169 “Endless PC” uses mains power, plugs into… Read more »

Curious much? This e-learning site may have the answer

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Description: Ever wanted to learn how to cook paella, wrangle HTML code or play the ukulele? Curious.com’s mission is to become the go-to site for that. Source: CNET Date: January 10, 2015 It’s surprisingly easy to dislocate a man’s shoulder. Using a move known in Japanese as Oogyaku, or “great reversal,” you just have to get him… Read more »

Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200

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Description: The American Higher Education system is ready for a redesign. Many scholars and University systems have called for a new form of education and it appears Coursera is establishing itself as a trailblazer toward this reformation. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 7th, 2013 Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC… Read more »

Could Online Education Be the End of the Typical College Experience?

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Description: A new online education program is being piloted in California and some people believe it could be the end of College as we know it. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 15th, 2013 Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one of its campuses… Read more »

Class2Go: Stanford’s New Open-Source Platform For Online Education

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Description: Higher education institutions have been expanding their resources online by offering extra courses and diplomas that can be earned at a student’s leisure. Stanford University has been at the center of this expansion but their newest iteration, Class2Go, offers something significantly different from its MOOC predecessors. Source: TechCrunch Date: September 17th, 2012 The cost… Read more »

Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?

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Description: Nkomo Morris is one of many teachers who uses Facebook to communicate with students. Despite the perceived benefits of interacting with students in a comfortable environment, personal and professional lines can quickly become blurred with Facebook usage. Source: cbsnews.com Date: April 19 2012 Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts… Read more »

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 »

Apple lifts the veil on its plans to remake the educational landscape.

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Description: Apple wants Schools to center on Ipads Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 17, 2012 Questions for discussion: Who are the winners in using this technology to transform the text book industry? 2. Who are the losers in using this technology to transform the text book industry?

Textbooks Finally Take a Big Leap to Digital

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Description: Amazon, which got its start selling books online, announced this year that, for the first time, its digital books had outsold paper books. This trend of going digital does not hold true for all books. Source: www.nytimes com Date: Nov 23, 2011 Textbooks are gaining, though, as publishers take advantage of the popularity of… Read more »

Business schools test drive the iPad

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Description: The main benefit of the iPad is portability and convenience, he says. “This is something I can easily pack, which doesn’t apply to textbooks.” It also helps with organisation. “I have stacks of material that fill up my entire small desk . . . I’m not even halfway through [the programme] and I’m drowning in text books.” Source:… Read more »