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Online Classroom CreativeLIVE gets $8M funding

03/11/2013, Massive online open course platforms (a.k.a “MOOCs”) is an emerging model of online learning which offer alternatives to expensive degrees. One of such startup is CreativeLIVE, a platform that brings live, online classrooms on creative and...

The Boy Scouts Of America Introduces The Game Design Merit Badge

03/11/2013, There have been questions raised recently and in the past if computer programming should be a mandatory subject in schools. With smartphones and tablets becoming commonplace, new job opportunities as developers for mobile applications have arisen, to the...

Apple Introduces $1,099 21.5″ iMac For Educational Institutions

03/05/2013, Since Apple computers tend to lean more towards the expensive side, it is understandable that most schools might prefer to go with a PC instead. However it looks like Apple is still interested in appealing to educational institutions and has since quietly...

Quick Key Is An App That Makes The Lives Of Teachers Easier

02/27/2013, For those who have taken exams with multiple choices, one of the “official” ways of taking it would be by coloring in circles with a 2B pencil. Your answers would then be fed into a computer which will then determine if you circled the correct choice....

University Lecturer Conducts Class Within Minecraft

01/31/2013, Learning methods have come a long way from students just sitting in class and writing down notes while a lecturer reads off his/her notes. It has come to the point where students can learn from their lecturers via the internet, such as accessing course...

iPads in the class benefits teachers as well as students

11/19/2012, Introducing tablets into the classrooms on the surface might seem that it might benefit students the most – after all they will be the ones interacting with it and learning from it, right? Well it seems like a nice side effect has come out of using...

Mobile phones disguised as wrist watches used for cheating in exams

10/24/2012, Cheating has always been around and can be expected from students. Students have come up with various and rather ingenious ways of cheating, although given that technology these days are so advanced, the cheating methods unsurprisingly have caught up too....

NYU professor is not a fan of having laptops in his class

09/14/2012, With the advancement in technology these days, course materials handed out to students in university has transitioned from being physical copies to being directed to online blackboard portals where the slides and notes can be downloaded digitally. With...