Education

  • LinkedIn And The Golden Age Of American Education Crunch Network

    LinkedIn And The Golden Age Of American Education

    A new book declaring the end of the golden age of economic growth has set the wonky world of economics aflame. Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth juxtaposes the world-altering impact of 19th-century inventions with a disbelief that today’s digital transformation might foster growth on the same scale as refrigeration, aviation or the birth of telecommunication. Read More

  • Google Quietly Shutters Play For Education

    Google Quietly Shutters Play For Education

    Back in 2013, Google launched Play for Education, a program that made it easier for educators to purchase apps and books and distribute them to their students’ Android tablets. Now, this program is coming to an end. As first reported by CRN and also confirmed by us today, Google will stop selling Play for Education licenses on March 14. Read More

  • President Obama Wants $4 Billion To Bring Computer Science Education To Every K-12 School

    President Obama Wants $4 Billion To Bring Computer Science Education To Every K-12 School

    President Barack Obama has called for more than $4 billion in funding for states, and $100 million specifically for districts in order make sure every K-12 student has access to computer science curriculum. President Obama is calling this the “Computer Science for All Initiative.” “Our economy is rapidly shifting, and both educators and business leaders are increasingly… Read More

  • IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

    IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

    Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people’s homes and day-to-day routines continues there’s arguably going to need to be a very broad effort to widen awareness of potential privacy risks. Read More

  • Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

    Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

    Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a company called Teacher Gaming LLC, allows teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom, and includes a library of lessons and activities used to teach subjects including STEM, history, language, and art. Read More

  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Announces $100M Philanthropic Education Fund

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Announces $100M Philanthropic Education Fund

    Reed Hastings took to Facebook Tuesday to announce that he would be personally funding a new $100 million philanthropic fund, focusing exclusively on education-related projects and organizations. The mission on the website’s homepage details a commitment to enhancing the educational experience of children. Read More

  • Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution Crunch Network

    Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution

    Have you hired someone straight out of college in the last decade? If you have, it comes as no shock that today’s education system simply isn’t creating job-ready employees. Far from the differentiator it once was, the college diploma has become an expensive check box in the HR process. Let’s cut to the chase: You need experience to be relevant in today’s demanding… Read More

  • How Education Will Be Smarter, Less Intrusive, And Able To Respond To How You Feel Crunch Network

    How Education Will Be Smarter, Less Intrusive, And Able To Respond To How You Feel

    Impatience characterizes the technology sector’s approach to education. Disruption is taking place in all other sectors of society — so, why not education? I know too well, whether at Pearson or in the classroom, the challenges and frustration of developing and using digital tools that improve outcomes for students. But I’m optimistic. We are on the verge of a tide of… Read More

  • Software Developers’ Growing Elitism Problem Crunch Network

    Software Developers’ Growing Elitism Problem

    TechCrunch recently posted a guest post from the CEO of a software company attempting to discredit coding academies. I won’t spend time addressing all the issues in the post (you can read a more in-depth rebuttal or many of the insightful comments) — I’d rather talk about a serious developer elitism problem that oozes from the article. Read More

  • How To Hire Female Engineers Crunch Network

    How To Hire Female Engineers

    “I’m worried about my company becoming too dude-ish,” the founder said. “How do I hire more women engineers?” I gladly took that call. A leader’s job is to build the team with as few blind spots as possible (“diverse by construction”), then guide them to their potential. The founder who called me worries that in the competitive war for talent… Read More

  • Coding Academies Are Nonsense Crunch Network

    Coding Academies Are Nonsense

    Coding as a profession has recently catapulted from the dark rooms of nerdom into the shining light of mainstream appeal, and few people are better off for it. In 20+ years of professional coding, I’ve never seen someone go from novice to full-fledged programmer in a matter of weeks, yet that seems to be what coding academies are promising, alongside instant employment, a salary big… Read More

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