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Want A Modern School System? Technology Is Not Enough

Technology in education offers the promise of individualized learning and improved outcomes for every student in America. It’s not a new idea. America’s first K-12 ed tech trials took place in 1966. Yet here we are — over 50 years later and still no consistency of success or failure when it comes to educational outcomes. When people first started talking about education technology in the ’70s, ... Read More »

Education system focuses on boffins, not students

FUNDAMENTAL flaws in the school and university system are failing our children, with one in five unable to get a full-time job when they graduate, a landmark report has found. In a major report five years in the making, Productivity Commission chairman Peter Harris has recommended an overhaul of the health and education system, to improve our quality of life ... Read More »

Charles Bachman, Database Management System Pioneer, Dies at 92

Charles W. Bachman, a software engineer whose creation of the first database management system helped popularise computers in the corporate world and earned him the highest honor in computer science, died July 13 at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was 92. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a daughter, Chandini Bachman. When Bachman joined General Electric in 1960, computers ... Read More »

61% say India’s higher education system is antiquated: IBM survey

The IBM survey analysed results of recent studies on the state of higher education globally and how start-ups and skills needs are impacting higher education in India. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Higher education in India has a long way to go to keep up with changing times, results of an IBM India survey showed. The IBM study titled Upskilling India ... Read More »

Ted 2017: Elon Musk’s vision for underground road system

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has spoken at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles and shown off how it might work. Mr Musk also talked about plans to have fully autonomous journeys across the US by the end of the year. He spoke about how he wanted solar-powered roof tiles ... Read More »

The myriad effects of social media on the justice system

A screenshot from the Parker Police Department’s Twitter feed. My wife locked her classroom door, moved away from any windows, and sent me a text to let me know a man with a gun had been seen outside her school. The swift, professional reaction of teachers and staff at Sierra Middle School locked down the building and ushered students to ... Read More »

Our education system is failing. It’s time to give grammar schools a go

‘The high fees of private schools, unaffordable to the majority, bring social success. This is an unacceptable situation for an advanced democratic country,’ writes Tony Pitman. Photograph: Alamy Simon Jenkins (The return of the 11-plus is Theresa May’s first real Trump moment, 9 March) seems to be happy with the status quo in education, but few others are. Employers are ... Read More »

Apple Patents a System That Can Broadcast Your Availability Status

Wouldn’t it be great if you could set your phone to “away” instant messenger style? To not just set your phone to vibrate but to actually let callers know that you are unavailable. A new U.S. patent recently granted to Apple might do just that. According to a recent AppleInsider report, future iPhones may come with the ability to automatically ... Read More »

New Apple Operating System Coming Sept. 18

Business users may be waiting to get their hands on the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s unveiled by Apple in a special announcement Tuesday. But before that, Apple iOS 7, the new operating system on which both new phones run, will be ready for download. The Apple iOS 7 operating system will be available next week as a free software update ... Read More »

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Offers to Voice Mark Zuckerberg’s Home AI System

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Offers to Voice Mark Zuckerberg’s Home AI System HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg sought suggestions for voice of the home AI on Facebook Robert Downey Jr. offered to do the voice if the money went to charity The Iron Man actors reply got over 8,000 likes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a surprise of sorts when his ... Read More »