Articles about Education

University Lecturer Conducts 2 Hour Class On Zoom Only To Find He Was Muted The Entire Time
Now that more of us are pivoting towards working and studying from home, it means that for a lot of us, it involves learning how to use new technology and finding new workflows. In the case of a university lecturer in Singapore teaching at the National University of Singapore, it seems that he accidentally muted himself during a class and was essentially speaking to himself for 2 hours.

Dipongo: Phygital Stories that Foster Children's Creativity
Dipongo is a mobile application available on tablets and smartphones that aims at keeping kids away from all screens to spark their imagination and activate their creativity. The goal statement sounds like a conundrum: using displays to keep children away from them, how is that possible?According to this Raise Smart Kids article published in January 2020, there is little scientific data available from pediatric studies to prove screen time could […]

Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Baltimore County’s Public Schools
The problem with relying on massive connected networks is that the minute it goes down, all other computers and devices connected to it are affected as well, and will not be able to access it and the information stored on it. Now it looks like this is what Baltimore County Public Schools are facing as they have been hit with a ransomware attack.

Schools Are Running Out Of Laptops
Back in the day, owning a computer was a luxury. These days, it has become almost a necessity to get work done and for students to receive an education. While borrowed computers from libraries was a possibility, it has become harder due to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced schools to conduct classes online.


Students Miss Their Campus So Much They Recreated It In Minecraft
In many countries around the world, schools and educational institutions have yet to reopen as governments are trying to find the best way to go about it due to the coronavirus pandemic. While students are still receiving their education online through online classes, part of the experience is being on campus, hanging out with friends, and so on.

Stray Meatball Causes College Student To Fail Her Online Exam
Image credit – WordRidden @ FlickrThese days a lot of students are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. As such, many education institutions have changed the way lessons are conducted, moving them to online classes. Exams have also changed where more students can now opt to take their exams on the internet as well.

The iPhone’s Image Format Is Causing Some Students To Fail Their AP Exams
Due to the fact that we have a camera on our phones, it’s easy to go trigger happy with them and snap everything in sight. As a result, our phone’s storage can fill up pretty quickly, which is why companies like Apple have introduced the HEIC file format. This is basically a file format that makes photos smaller in file size compared to more traditional formats like JPG.

High School Students Taking Online AP Exams Might Have To Retake Them Due To Technical Glitch
We all know the feeling of anxiousness and nervousness while taking an exam, and also that sense of relief when you’re done. However, it seems that some high school students might need to go through that rollercoaster of emotions again, because due to a technical glitch, these students who took the Advanced Placement exams will have to take them again.

US Senators Are Asking Comcast To Open Up Its WiFi Hotspots For Students
To help those who might be facing financial hardships to stay connected, internet companies such as Comcast had previously announced that they will be opening up more than 1 million of its Xfinity hotspots around the US. This means that for those without internet access at home, they’ll be able to hook onto Comcast’s Xfinity hotspots instead.

Netflix Just Made A Bunch Of Documentaries Free To Watch On YouTube
No thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, it has forced many of us to start working and studying from home. In order to discourage people from stepping out of the house unless absolutely necessary, companies are coming up with ways to keep people entertained by making some services free and by giving away content like games and movies.

Universities Are Considering Cancelling In-Person Classes Until 2021
Schools around the world have pretty much cancelled their in-person classes due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. As such, many schools are now hosting online classes so that students can continue their education from home. If you thought that this would be a temporary situation, think again.

Japanese Students Attend Virtual Graduation Ceremony By Using Robots
With schools now being closed, it means that for some students, they will be missing out on being able to attend one of the biggest milestones in their lives, which is graduating from school. However, it seems that Japan’s love for robots has paid off because at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo, robots were used as avatars by students to allow them to attend their graduation ceremony virtually.

Schools In New York Are Banning Zoom Over Security Concerns
Zoom has been discovered to contain quite a bit of vulnerabilities regarding its security and privacy. More recently, it seems that the app has been found to be routing some of its calls made in North America through China, which has raised some concerns regarding the privacy of the app.

Students In Japan Hold Graduation Ceremony In Minecraft
With social distancing measures being put into place, it means that more people are being sent home to work or to study. It also means that large gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, such as school graduation ceremonies. Graduations are a huge part of a student’s life, which is why over in Japan, students have come up with an interesting way around the issue.

Reporters Without Borders Has Launched A Virtual Library In Minecraft
In the past, we have seen how Minecraft can be used for all kinds of purposes, such as being used as an educational tool to teach children about technology, to being a hobbyist game where we’ve seen how some players have used Minecraft and its building tools to construct entire worlds.

iPad Stock In China is Running Low As More People Are Staying At Home
As the coronavirus has forced people to stay home to work or either study, in a bid to help prevent the spread of the virus, it seems that some companies are actually standing to gain from this pandemic. Apple is one of those companies where according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, the iPad is running out of stock in China.

This 3D Printer Lets Preschoolers 3D Print Their Own Toys
If 3D printing has always come across as being more of an “adult” hobby, think again because the folks at 3Doodler have recently announced the launch of a new 3D printer that is being aimed at preschoolers. This will allow kids to 3D print their own little toys in a fun and safer way, while encouraging the development of motor skills.

Teacher Conducts Class Through Video Chat While Under Coronavirus Quarantine
As many are undoubtedly aware by now, the coronavirus is currently making its rounds and has affected many all over the world. As the virus is said to take about 14-days to incubate, those who have recently returned from China are putting themselves under quarantine so as to prevent the virus from spreading.

University Comes Under Fire For Using An App To Track Student Attendance
At the start of a class, roll calls are usually taken to track who is in attendance at the class. This is important as a student that frequently skips classes might be required to drop the class, or could be a cause for concern for teachers. This is typically done manually where teachers mark down attendance on a sheet of paper.

Students Are Swapping AirPods So That They Can Talk To Each Other In Class
Students these days are becoming smarter about communicating with each other in class. Back in the day, we would pass handwritten notes to each other discreetly, but thanks to technology, students have come up with impressive new ways to go about it. Take for example a recent video that was shared on Twitter.