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Education Tech Pulls Children’s Future Out of Rubble of War

Posted February 3rd, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-4)

Wars around the globe have left 24 million children in 22 conflict-plagued countries with little hope for an education or a future. But through a host of partnerships, mobile technology and digital learning are finding a way to salvage that future. Responding to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a call to companies to align […]

Cash-for-Grades App Pays Students to Learn, but Should It?

Posted June 2nd, 2016 at 2:05 pm (UTC-4)
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A new app currently in development aims to motivate children to study and excel. But some critics say the controversial cash-for-grades model is ineffective. Launching first in the U.S. in December, the cash-for-grades e-learning app Incentify is based on the premise that children will be willing to study or do homework chores they don’t want […]

E-Learning; Women in Tech; Cloud Culture; Kiss Your Piggy Bank Goodbye

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 12:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Coming Trends in Online Education Online learning has benefited from new and improved tech tools during the past six years. However, these improvements have not produced better learning outcomes, claims writer William Fenton. He argues that priorities need to change as online learning shifts towards “blended initiatives with residential universities.” More […]