No wonder… Two instructors have developed courses to help fill the void Source: Most Top Computer Science Programs Skip Cybersecurity – IEEE – The Institute
The president unveiled more than $300 million in federal and private money earmarked for supporting science and technology. This large investment covers topics like smart city initiatives and researching Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and other diseases, among others. Well done! (read more in this link)
Amazon is helping University of Washington to double its capacity to allow students follow CS programs, as “it will help the whole community”, says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/10M-Amazon-gift-to-help-UW-expand-computer-9874197.php
Students who come to class unprepared, according to a recent Faculty Focus survey. Funny how faculty NEVER recognize themselves (and their teaching methods) as one of the challenges – it is always the student’s and other issues’ fault.
Researchers in growing numbers are starting to enlist do-it-yourself 3-D printers, cheap electronics, sensors and more to advance their work. Finally the Learning Factory idea is spreading! Source: Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers – Scientific American
“challenge-driven universities: lecturers will be hired for their teaching expertise rather than publication records. Students will need good school-leaving qualifications, but not need to have studied maths or physics. They will have to study arts and social science. Classes will be small (20-30 students), and students will get 3.5 hours of contact time with teachers…
A video-recreation about topics that we use to share (and complain) about education nowadays. A must see!
Here are four powerful, innate drives that lead children to educate themselves. And it seems we all lose this drive once we go to school become ‘educated’ (Sir Ken Robinson’s argument)! Source: Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education | Psychology Today
Excellent rubrics for soft skills provided by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). Organized by learning outcome. Click on an outcome to preview, download, and learn more about a particular rubric. All rubrics are offered at no cost via AAC&U’s Shopping Cart. Obtain All 16 Rubrics (pdf) Intellectual and Practical Skills Inquiry and…
Every academic semester, students obtain course materials for their courses. But the norm of a generation ago – going to traditional bookstores and buying books and perhaps selling them back at the end of the semester – has evolved. Likewise, the way students, instructors and college administrators think about educational materials and the role of…