Education

Using Holograms As Classroom Teachers: Science Fiction Or Reality?

August 15, 2019

eLearning teaching methods have opened the door for all kinds of possibilities in virtual teaching environments, including holographic and virtual reality technology. What once looked like science fiction could likely become a reality. The presence of holographic teachers overseeing virtual classrooms is becoming more and more plausible and possible.

Cyberattacks find easy target in nation's schools

August 15, 2019

School districts across the country are increasingly becoming a major target of malicious cyberattacks, leaving both the federal government and state governments scrambling to find ways to fight back. Recent cyberattacks on school districts in Louisiana, Virginia and Oklahoma have highlighted the threat.

Investing in Girls' STEM Education in Developing Countries

August 15, 2019

The education gender gap costs the world between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in human capital. U.S. aid programs need to equip girls and women to participate in the modern digital economy.

Imposter syndrome: The unspoken endemic amongst girls

August 14, 2019

“In CSE 143 and other computer science introductory classes, every time someone always asks a question -- it’s almost always a guy,” Ketaki Deuskar, a rising sophomore in the Allen School of Computer Science, said. By college, many successful women are hit with severe bouts of imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a repercussion of the unequal society we live in.

Engaging youth in learning history may require innovation

August 14, 2019

While the cited study focused on education in the history of slavery, it is nonetheless one sign among many that adequate history education has been elusive. The 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report found that only 18 percent of 8th graders were proficient or above in U.S. History and only 23 percent in Civics.

Tips for using coding, robots in the classroom

August 14, 2019

My initial experience using a coding and robotic tool has forever changed my outlook on not only the clear benefits my students gained but also just how easy it can be for integrating into whatever short period of time a teacher is working with. With so many coding and robotics tools coming out all the time, it can be overwhelming which is best or where to even start. Teachers should not be afraid to incorporate coding and robotics into their classroom.

Learning Undefeated Debuts New Drop Anywhere Labs, an Innovative STEM Education Concept Using Modified Shipping Containers

August 13, 2019

Smaller, lighter and less expensive than brick-and-mortar or trailer labs, Drop Anywhere Labs offer a blend of career and skills education. Each lab will support a variety of content themes, from science and health to engineering and construction, offering an immersive, hands-on learning environment that can serve up to four classes simultaneously.

U.S. workers see undeniable value in STEM education and skills

August 13, 2019

According to the survey, if U.S. employees could go back in time to age 18, 68 percent say they would focus on a field of study within science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). This sentiment is indicative of the perceived high value of a STEM education and career path over other educational tracks. In fact, 60 percent believe their employer has trouble finding the right workers for these roles today.

Bill to allow vets to use GI Bill funds for STEM education is common sense

August 12, 2019

Veterans already benefit from GI Bill funds to help them earn college degrees. But limitations in the program can make it difficult to complete degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields while retaining those benefits.

Are we ready for a whole new world of education technology in the future?

August 12, 2019

The fast-changing society of today accompanied by advancements in technology will not just change the way we will work or run our day to day lives, but also the way we will learn in future. We increasingly see how education is being transformed by technology to create new teaching models and inspire new ways of thinking, better adapted to our constantly changing society.

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