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.
Flickr: Arvindgrover By Sara Bernard Once upon a time, textbook writers would write textbooks and teachers would teach what was in them. Teachers would make up their own lesson plans, and if they were willing, shared them with their colleagues. But technology is changing the scenario. Now, not only are educators combing the Internet for […]
Interesting story in the Daily Breeze about California State University, Dominguez Hills finding a way around expensive college textbooks: The Carson campus is among six of CSU’s 23 locations to take part in a pilot program in which students, beginning this year, are able to purchase digital textbooks for temporary use. The program is analogous […]
A great piece on ReadWriteWeb about what exactly those terms mean when it comes to education. To sum up: it should be free(mium), encourage grassroots adoption, encourage 21st century teaching and learning, contain and encourage open content, and should be open source.