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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...

Robot Teacher Ensures Engaged Students

05/30/2012, A couple of researchers over at the University of Wisconsin-Madison called Bilge Mutlu and Dan Szafir have been messing about with a Wakamaru humanoid robot to work in such a way that it can deliver information and at the same time, maintain a student’s...

Virginia Beach schools approve gadgets in elementary classrooms

05/22/2012, Teachers are now seeing the benefits of gadgets as educational tools. Virginia Beach is joining other schools in allowing its students to bring their own tablets, cellphones and other devices to the classroom. Others were less enthusiastic and worried...

Thai Govt Signs $32.8 Million Deal for Educational Android Tablets

05/14/2012, This is not the first time we are hearing about how tablets are increasingly being used in the field of education. The Thai government has put pen to paper to seal a deal for what has been touted as being the widest tablet deployment to date. The...

Harvard and MIT announces edX, a series of free online courses

05/03/2012, Have you always wished that you could have gone to top tier universities such as Harvard or MIT? Well thanks to Harvard and MIT’s newly announcement partnership, you will now be able to get a taste of the sort of classes and courses that students at...

Dutch committee proposes iPad classroom

03/27/2012, In Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, it was revealed that Jobs had a vision where technology such as iPads would eventually make its way into classrooms, ultimately replacing whiteboards, books and actual paper. At the...

ClassPager lets teachers send students quizzes via SMS

02/29/2012, Students, we have bad news headed your way. If you thought that you were off the hook once class was over, you could be mistaken thanks to ClassPager, a newly launched SMS service that allows teachers to send quizzes and reminders to students outside of...