This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW | VentureBeat.
Kim Ki-hoon earns $4 million a year in South Korea, where he is known as a rock-star teacher—a combination of words not typically heard in the rest of the world. Mr. Kim has been teaching for over 20 years, all of them in the countrys private, after-school tutoring academies, known as hagwons. Unlike most teachers
Proponents of online learning often use train metaphors to describe its growing impact on the educational landscape. Those of us who teach at two-year colleges, especially, are constantly encouraged, prodded, hectored, cajoled—and sometimes even ordered—to get on board. Otherwise, we’re told, we’re likely to be run over. Who Is Driving the Online Locomotive? – Advice
The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project. OVERVIEW A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and high school students finds that digital technologies are impacting student writing in myriad ways and there are significant advantages from tech-based
Great article from The Economist about education technology. Here’s a link to the article. Education technology: Catching on at last | The Economist.
As Web traffic migrates to smartphones and tablets, employers are rushing to develop mobile versions of their career websites, apps with interactive career content such as games and workplace tours, and simplified versions of job applications that can more easily be completed on a hand-held device. How Your Smartphone Could Get You a Job –
Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in 90% of US schools.
New research by Pew Research Center. Asked about the impact of the internet and digital tools in their role as middle and high school educators, these teachers say the following about the overall impact on their teaching and their classroom work. 92% of these teachers say the internet has a “major impact” on their ability
STEM, STEM, STEM. If you’ve been paying attention to any of the educational discussion over the past few years, you can’t help but notice that STEM is a HUUUUUGE topic of discussion. If you haven’t, then you may not be aware of the acronym (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but I’d be willing to bet
A new study says Arkansas is poised to increase its knowledge-based economy and create more high-paying jobs. Arkansas has seen 135 companies with more than 1,200 employees created in “knowledge economy” industries since 2008, according to a Battelle Institute study commissioned by the Arkansas Research Alliance with other state agencies and released Tuesday. The entire
College is often a time for students to discover what they want to be when they grow up. Many spend freshman year taking various classes in an attempt to find what it is that sparks an interest. Rex Eads grew up working on a farm, and loved it. He had always planned on going to
In most parts of the country, states offer financial aid to incoming college students based on need. But Georgia has led a movement for two decades that turned that idea on its head—by offering scholarships entirely on merit. Arkansas is not too far behind the trend… WSJ Article Shift to Merit Scholarships [PDF of the Article]
Money Magazine, December 2012 The Wisdom of The (Young) Crowd – Members of Gen Y Have a Bit to Teach Us About Surviving in a Turbulent Economy. Ali Velshi writes a good article talking about Gen Y and Millennials attitude towards entrepreneurship and corporate. Money Magazine – Wisdom
The rising cost of a college education is hitting one group especially hard: the millions of students who drop out without earning a degree. A bachelor’s degree remains by far the clearest path to the American middle class. Even today, amid mounting concerns about the rising cost of higher education and questions about the relevance
GigaOM published a neat article about how Code Academy works and the tough challenge of getting people interested in coding and then sticking with it… Codecademy’s Zach Sims is leading a movement; now can he build a business? — Tech News and Analysis.
Great article in October Issue of Harvard Business Review. Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century – Harvard Business Review.
The fifth annual Mathematics Science and Information Technology Academy, known as MSIT Academy at the university of Central Arkansas, was held during the week of July 2012 in the Mathematics Science Building of UCA. The Academy was partially supported by a grant form the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority and was organized by Dr. Ramesh
For the sixth year, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Acxiom have provided high school students an opportunity to learn more about careers in information technology (IT). From June 20-23 the university and Acxiom hosted the annual Information Technologies Careers Camp on the UCA campus. For the second year, the faculty from the Management
This summer, young students from around the region participated in summer camps jointly run by the department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering and the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. All three of the computing camps were developed by, and delivered by, current CSCE students under the direction of the department head,
More than 140 high-performing elementary, junior high and high school students from acrossArkansasand beyond spent time learning about STEM-focused subjects including computer science and engineering in three scholarly programs this summer at theUniversityofArkansasatLittle Rock. Faculty and staff in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) administer the programs. All the programs are residential,