Tag Archives: tablet computing

R:ED June 5th to June 18th 2011

Learning to Read on Zero Dollars a Day

“Twenty years ago we had challenges helping kids find enough information. Now we have the opposite problem. There’s plenty of information out there. Now it’s a matter of training students to think critically about what they find. Because 90 percent of what they find on the Internet is garbage.” New York Times

Tablet Computing Is Here To Stay, And Will Force Changes In Laptops And Phones

“Without us realizing it, our needs have evolved beyond the smartphone + laptop ecosystem.” FastCo Design

Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need

“Big U.S. employers, worried about replacing retiring baby boomers, are wading deeper into education and growing bolder about telling educators how to run their business.” Wall Street Journal

Ning And Ustream Launch In-Depth Integration To Allow Creators To Stream Live Video

“Ning and live stream video company Ustream are announcing an integrated partnership today that allows Ning network creators to broadcast live video and audio on their website at anytime, complete with live chat capabilities and more.” TechCrunch

The Future Of The Campus Isn’t The Classroom

“The most holistic educational experiences happen outside of the classroom. To make the biggest impact, target student-life facilities.” FastCo Design

DIY U: The Future Of Learning [Video]

“From Khan Academy and TED Talks to instructional YouTube videos, the future of learning is open and free.” Fast Company

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is Making Big Moves in the Education Business

“Joel Klein, head of News Corp.‘s new education division, has plans to make new acquisitions in the next few months, though he hasn’t specified any companies or even sectors of interest. However, he has ruled out the acquisition of a traditional publisher.” Wall Street Cheat Sheet

Smarterer Raises $1.25M To Prove You’re Good At Anything In 60 Seconds Or Less

“Smarterer’s product revolves around a fairly straightforward theory: it doesn’t take a lot of time to gauge if someone is competent in a given subject. In fact, Smarterer thinks it can determine your proficiency in just about anything in 60 seconds and 10 multiple choice questions.” TechCrunch

The 20 Best- and Worst-Paid College Majors

“A new report shows some undergraduate degrees pay off more than others — literally.” Time

Why “Brain Gyms” May Be The Next Big Business

“Four years ago, investors gingerly handed over seed money to Lumosity, a startup creating brain games. Today they’re happily tossing the same company $32 million. What changed?” Fast Company

India’s oft delayed $35 tablet ready to ship, unicorns shed tears of joy

“India’s unfortunately-named Sakshat tablet began life as a $10 laptop way back in early 2009 and, in the years since, has had more than its fair share of delays and difficulties. But, after repeatedly dashing hopes and destroying dreams it appears the $35 tablet is just about ready for take off.” Engadget