Category: Education

  • Coding schools aim to fulfil tech demand

    As demand grows for computer programers in the technology job sector, accelerated programs to teach coding is a booming industry. But these largely unregulated schools are shrouded in controversy, with many questioning if an intensive course prepares people as effectively as obtaining a traditional degree in computer science. Ben Gruber reports:

  • Why I bought a Microsoft Surface Book for teaching

    I’ve been in the market for a new computer for a while. I was looking at five different computers but it boiled down to the 13″ Apple MacBook Pro with Touchbar (yeah-I like to adopt early) or a Microsoft Surface Book. By the title you clearly know what I chose but I thought I would […]

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  • Yellen backs education as the secret weapon in a changing economy

    Changing technologies and globalisation have put a premium on completing a college education in order to get and keep higher-paying jobs, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said this week. “The drivers of this increasing demand for those with college and graduate degrees are likely to continue to be important,” Yellen said in prepared remarks to […]

  • Why getting children into school can help the world avoid a crisis

    The world is facing a crisis if countries do not increase their education budgets and get more children into school, warned Julia Gillard, chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a global education funding agency There are 260 million children and adolescents out of school globally, says the Education Commission, a global organisation of […]

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    Computer sciences needs a change of image and approach

    It’s a simple divide, embedded in the culture and materials of teaching and learning computer sciences: there are geeks and there are creatives, and the two simply do not mix. That pigeonholing is not the overt intention of the revamp of the UK computing curriculum, updated in 2014 to give greater emphasis on how to […]

  • Ascend Learning is ‘exploring possible sale’

    Ascend Learning, a U.S. maker of educational software used in sectors such as healthcare, is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the company at more than $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal would come as buyout firms continue to invest in the educational software sector at […]