Category: education

Language students challenge Google Translate

June 20, 2012

Language students challenge Google TranslateThere are potentially millions of people wanting to learn a foreign language, and millions of websites that are only available in one or a few sites. A start-up company believes it can bring these two groups together in a mutually productive manner.

Scottish council tries to silence 9-year-old citizen journalist

June 15, 2012

If you’re 9-years-old and writing a blog about your school dinners you’re obviously a menace to society that needs stamping on.

The Internet kills Encyclopaedia Britannica

March 15, 2012

Encyclopaedia Britannica is now purely online, with the print edition no more. A sad-yet-inevitable day.

Smartphone text autocorrect locks down school

March 2, 2012

Life would be that much less enjoyable and perhaps not a little less dangerous if not for autocorrect. It’s all the more entertaining for those of us sitting on the outside looking in at the chaos that ensues when autocorrect takes over the message — here’s what happened at a North Georgia school on Wednesday.

iPhoneography, a worthy college course

February 10, 2012

The first course in iPhoneography, or iPhone photography, is being offered at Kensington and Chelsea College, London. Which I personally think is a fantastic idea.

Google and the Science Museum collaborate on exhibitions

December 17, 2011

Google and the Science Museum collaborate on exhibitionsGoogle and the Science Museum in London are collaborating on two exhibitions that will be installed over the next few years.  The first exhibition will open in June of 2012 and will celebrate the 100th birthday of Alan Turing the father of computing.  The second exhibition will open in 2014 and will be a permanent installation at the museum.

Can schools resist 1:1 iPad programs

October 31, 2011

From zero to more in under two years — Apple’s already selling more tablets to schools than Macs. However, a fresh survey indicates that tablets will soon outnumber traditional computers within the next five years. And, just to be clear, tablet doesn’t Android or any of the pretenders as the iPad is only device under consideration.

University: It’s better with iPad

September 19, 2011

Viva la revolución! Airline pilots are using the Apple tablet in the cockpit, restaurants have dropped paper menus for it and doctors have been converting hospitals one “magical and revolutionary” iPad at a time since day one. Everyone knows at least of these stories, but the big voodoo is happening on campus.


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