Education

Why Faculty Still Don't Want to Teach Online

December 18, 2016

Teaching online can even be a dangerous career move, departing from the comfortable respectability of conventional classrooms for the exotic, suspicious digital world. In the hierarchy of status, if you teach online, do you compromise your position? Will your commitment to scholarship be questioned? Why would you go online when your future depends on publishing results of your research, not engaging in virtual instruction?

Number of International Students Studying STEM in U.S. Jumps 10 Percent

December 18, 2016

There are 1.23 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying at 8,697 schools in the United States, according to ICE’s latest “SEVIS by the Numbers” data. SEVIS is the web-based system that the Department of Homeland Security uses to maintain information on Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools.

Gov. Hutchinson, Microsoft initiate partnership to promote computer coding education

December 15, 2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s focus on computer coding and so-called STEM education in Arkansas has led to a first-of-its-kind public-private deal with technology giant Microsoft Corp. Under this relationship, Microsoft will commit resources and invest in programs to support students, teachers and administrators, entrepreneurs, and other community members across the state.

Why we need to make math relevant to kids

December 14, 2016

A recent pilot study out of Australia, whose students also lag in math, found that students were more engaged when math was made relevant to their lives. They did better on projects that used real money and real-world financial concepts such as lending, interest rates, mortgages, profit and loss and loans.

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

December 14, 2016

Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways. Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences.

How a Trump administration could back revolutionary education technology

December 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos as his nominee to head the Department of Education is a strong sign that his administration could increase the use of revolutionary educational technology (edtech) to dramatically improve instruction for millions of children in America’s schools.

How Technology Is Enabling Today's Blended Learning Environment

December 13, 2016

In classrooms nationwide, primary school students are booting up laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and other devices on a daily basis. As the barriers around technology equity and access have fallen, the trend toward 1:1 computing in the classroom means many school districts are rethinking their entire approach to education.

How a Background in STEM Can Drive Women to the Top

December 13, 2016

Supporting women in STEM is an essential aspect of helping companies grow and innovate. Even though women represent just a fraction of the STEM workforce, women with engineering backgrounds represent some of the highest spots on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list.

Students Acquiring Technical Skills program builds high schoolers' interest in technical careers

December 13, 2016

The program, called Students Acquiring Technical Skills (SATS), is intended to build student interest in technical careers in addition to providing hands-on machining and measurement skills, Freeport Area Principal Michael Kleckner said. It is one of several programs at area schools that are geared toward cultivating students for careers in such potentially well-paying technical fields where there is a huge demand for qualified workers.

3 Technology Trends Shaping the Education Market

December 12, 2016

Today many universities and educational institutions are beginning to realize the importance of equipping their classrooms/teaching facilities with AV technology. With the innovation and customization features of AV products now even traditional campuses can benefit from an entire AV system tailored to its layout and increase intelligibility.

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