Education

Virtual Reality (VR) In Education

October 08, 2019

Slowly but surely, virtual reality and augmented reality are making their way into the mainstream. While both (known along with mixed reality as “reality technologies”) have been around for a couple of decades, they were until relatively recently reserved to a small group of aficionados.

Under a Spell: Parents Hear Bad News about Screens in Schools

October 08, 2019

At the start of the talk, Schmidt heard from local parents who made a distinction between educational use versus entertainment. His response: screen-based learning is not as positive as widely assumed and screen-based gaming is perhaps worse than suspected, in terms of child development and growth.

Senate advances Fischer-supported STEM education bill

October 07, 2019

If enacted, the bill would direct NSF, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to improve the focus of research and development on early childhood education, according to the congressional record summary.

The truths you need to know about online degrees

October 06, 2019

The online classroom has undergone rapid development in just a few short years. Technology is available at our fingertips, and education is more accessible than ever. Many universities have worked hard to keep up with the increased demand for online education.

How young is too young for technology in a classroom?

October 06, 2019

Technology is a big focus for the upcoming generation, and Sioux City schoolteachers have a few different ways they're incorporating the devices into everyday use, starting in Kindergarten. Books are becoming a thing of the past as technology is taking over the classrooms.

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

October 03, 2019

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, organizer of the world’s largest robotics competition and leader in STEM education, is doing a careful examination of gender diversity. Although many organizations and companies are making strides toward solutions for this society-wide concern, improvements just aren’t coming fast enough.

STEM education license plate appears in Nevada

October 03, 2019

Nevadans with a special interest in advancing STEM education have a new way to support the cause. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles released a new specialized license plate on Tuesday the proceeds of which will go toward supporting nonprofit organizations that attempt to interest and train more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

For male students, technical education in high school boosts earnings after graduation

October 02, 2019

Job prospects for young men who only have a high school diploma are particularly bleak. They are even worse for those who have less education. When young men experience joblessness, it not only threatens their financial well-being but their overall well-being and physical health. Could a high quality and specialized technical education in high school make a difference?

House Passes STEM Opportunities Act

October 01, 2019

Today, the House of Representatives considered and passed Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) legislation H.R. 2528, the “STEM Opportunities Act” under suspension of the rules. This bill addresses the underrepresentation of women and racial and ethnic minority groups in research careers at institutions of higher education and at Federal laboratories.

Best (And Worst) States To Find An Educated Workforce In 2019

September 30, 2019

As part of the CRN 2019 Best States to Start a Solution Provider Business analysis, we've ranked the states according to the overall education and experience levels of the pool of available workers. The analysis includes such data as the percent of people in each state over 25 with an advanced degree, technology industry job gains (2017 to 2018), and tech jobs as a percent of the total workforce.

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