Woz U to Deliver Tech Education Through U North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has teamed up with for-profit training company Woz U to provide short-term technology education programs. The institution is including the courses provided by Steve Wozniak’s education company as part of its “personal & professional development” catalog. These don’t offer standard college credit. Woz U has three programs of study. Software development is the only course that can be taken online or in person at the school’s Scottsdale, AZ campus. The on-campus option lasts 12 weeks and costs $13,800. The online version is 33 weeks and $13,200. That’s the same duration…

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Student tech education group Tech Sassy Girlz lands Amazon grant

A local group that teaches tech skills to girls has received $15,000 in products and educational materials from Amazon to help support its work. Tech Sassy Girlz, which started its educational program in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields about six years ago, will try to expand the use of a mobile lab that can be taken on the road. Among the materials being donated are the programmable robotics set LEGO Mindstorm, the popular Sphero robotic toy and computer kits. “Our Sassy STEM lab is a safe space for…

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Abu Dhabi nursery offers free education to orphans

Dubai: Four children with difficult economic circumstances will get a chance to receive early-years education for free, thanks to one school leader’s new initiative in Abu Dhabi. Zeina Musbah Moughrabi, early childhood education specialist and head principal of Giggles English Nurseries in Abu Dhabi, noticed how some people she knew, who lost a parent or both parents at a young age, were unable to pursue their education because of financial constraints. “These are people who are dear to my heart. As children, when they wanted to get educated, they could…

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Taking Charge of Your Driving Career

As an over-the-road hauler, you might enjoy much more freedom in your everyday job than other people in other industries. You may enjoy working alone and only occasionally having to interact with people. You also may like the rate of pay that comes with professional driving. When you contract with or are employed by a company, however, some of these freedoms might be curbed. You are expected to be at the beck and call of the business. You also could miss out on work if the company’s business slows down.…

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Political education for women urgent and timely

Families in Central Sulawesi and Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, have barely begun to rebuild their lives. With thousands of disaster survivors, many have raised calls to cut short the seven-month political campaign period. Fears of an unproductive campaign ahead of the April elections were stoked followed the recent brouhaha involving playwright Ratna Sarumpaet, drawing substantial attention away from the disaster survivors in Central Sulawesi. Flyers created by the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno camp, for whom Ratna is a campaigner, called the alleged assault against her a “threat to democracy”. Days later…

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Schoolkids’ Dreamtime stories go hi-tech

Microsoft says it wants to expand the project nationally after the Sydney primary school students met with local Dharawal elders and turned the Dreamtime stories about animals and humans into an education tool. The students used various apps including Minecraft to create learning cards and augmented reality software that can be used to teach other students. Augmented reality superimposes a computer-generated image on real world objects and is used in Snapchat. “One of the really important learnings for us has been that it’s only through a collaboration between industry and…

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AT&T, Learfield Partner to Extend Tech Innovations to Higher Education Institutions

AT&T and Learfield Communications’ Campus+ division have partnered to develop and deliver new educational technologies and career opportunities for students in higher education institutions. AT&T said Monday it will coordinate with administrators and other campus stakeholders to address various challenges in on-campus learning, as well as customize academic resources for students, faculty and alumni. Chris Roy, vice president of AT&T’s global public sector, said the Dallas, Texas-based firm is focusing on building relationships with universities to hone students for their future assimilation into the workforce. “Teaming with Learfield will help us bring the latest…

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Wyoming Transitions To New Federal Education Law

The transition from the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been a multi-year affair, and Wyoming is nearing the completion of the process. The federal law regarding K-12 education granted states the power to create their own plans for educational success pending final approval from the U.S. Department of Education. The feds gave Wyoming the green light in January of 2018 on the condition that the state makes two changes to its plan. First off, Wyoming’s ESSA plan needed to incorporate the results…

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Irish colleges falling behind global education peers in digital drive for student recruitment

Irish universities and colleges are falling behind their global peers when it comes to attracting students through digital marketing channels. Recent research has shown that higher education institutions here must be more flexible in adapting their online strategies to engage existing and potential students. TERMINALFOUR’s 2018 Global Higher Education Digital Marketing & Web Survey analysed digital marketing, web and social media trends in 383 institutions across the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and 17 other countries. CEO and founder of TERMINALFOUR Piero Tintori said, while web and social…

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Vietnam tightens control on online learning quality

Director of the Center of Educational Testing and Evaluation of Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam National University (VNU-HCM), Dr. Nguyen Quoc Chinh said that the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City with three member schools including the Natural Science University, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) and the University of Information Technology have had online learning programs and blended courses which have classical form of learning and online learning. In the school’s regulation, an online course will have the maximum of 20 percent of credits.…

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