It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Mashable’s comprehensive list of online education sites is an incredible resource for educators. The list includes everything from online schools — both K12 and higher ed, to the behind-the-scenes learning management companies, to rich content sites like Khan Academy and OER Commons, to live tutor and collaborative learning sits like LiveMocha. It’s definitely worth bookmarking.
Glovico Learning foreign languages with native speakers across the globe, watching live math and science video demonstrations, engaging in project-based learning and digital story telling are just a few examples of Mashable’s 8 Ways Technology is Improving Education. Check out Glovico.org (right), where learners can connect directly with language tutors from all over the world.