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Can AI fix education? We asked Bill Gates

April 26, 2016

Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft’s co-founder and chairman has invested more than $240 million to date in a developing field known as "personalized learning." It’s a diffuse set of initiatives, led mostly by private companies, to develop software that creates individual lesson plans for students based on their performance, coaching them through trouble spots until they h

The 4 short clips that wowed during education’s hottest innovation conference

April 26, 2016

In what could be considered a remodel of the education conference to reflect the disruptive change occurring throughout K-12 and higher education, ASU GSV’s Innovation Summit hosted a diverse mix of educators, corporate executives, public officials, education entrepreneurs, and foundation officials -- and Green, in partnership with eCampus News, was there to capture the invaluable advi

Kids need computer science

April 25, 2016

When I was a child, my father bought me a Tandy computer with a book about BASIC, and I taught myself programming. That skill lifted me out of poverty and put me on the path toward launching my own IT consulting business. I was lucky. Unfortunately, that life-changing opportunity is not available to most kids growing up in this country.

A battery you never have to replace

April 25, 2016

University of California, Irvine researchers have invented a new nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. It could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars, and spacecraft.

Hands On with STEM

April 24, 2016

When the students walk into one of the seven courses that Livesay oversees as a STEM teacher, they quickly learn one thing: What they do will be hands-on. And that makes the difference between a STEM lesson plan and a traditional lesson plan: the real-life component.