I remember when I was in elementary school in Ghana, I was required to take a "Religious and Moral Education" class. As the name implies, this class was intended to teach students morals and the importance of tolerating other people regardless of their race, religion, gender or ethnicity. However, one of the challenges facing current religious education is that some teachers might try to impose their personal views on students.
For people in impoverished areas of the world, education remains their best chance of achieving success. Moocs have been touted as a game changer in providing educational opportunities for poor students across the world. Though the craze has died down due to a number of reasons, more targeted online courses are springing up such as GetSmarter.
5 key takeaways from the journalism and entrepreneurship conference at CUNY.
Many people say the internet and digital media has destroyed journalism, but I say it has humbled it. I recently attended a conference on journalism and entrepreneurship at the CUNY School of Journalism, and I want to share some key takeaways that can be adopted by us as publishers, designers and developers.
As an avid member of the competitive Super Smash Bros Melee community, I love watching, studying, and playing the game. Recently, I've made some observations of three of the five "gods" of Melee that I thought showed just how beneficial dedicated video gaming can be.
Check out this story about Telefonplan, a Swedish school established in 2012 in Stockholm. The Swedish free school organization Vittra worked with designer Rosan Bosch to "explore how pedagogy, school organisation and design of the environment could be considered holistically."
Instead of classrooms, five "environmental elements" were created:
1. The mountain top
Ethiopia’s government recently blocked access to social media to prevent students from being distracted from studying during nationwide exams. Popular sites such Facebook and Instagram were shut down a few days before and after the exams.
After a five-week delay, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress.
We often think about business startups, making money and ownership when we read about entrepreneurs. However, Matt Candler, the founder and current CEO of 4.0 schools, is looking at entrepreneurship very differently. He is utilizing an entrepreneur mindset to innovate schools in the United States.
Test scores play a huge role in the educational career of every individual, regardless of where they attend school. Adequate test preparation is one of the best ways to improve students' test scores.
This article looks at a non traditional way in which student test scores have improved.
The Internet is not as safe as you might think, especially the world wide web. Everything you read or watch in a browser is somehow 100% public.