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STEM Profile: Gender Bias with Caroline Roughneen of WiSER

 

 

Caroline Roughneen often starts presentations by asking her audience to consider a few questions: 

What is the future of this child?

What toys will they play with?
What subjects will they like in school?
Who will they marry?
What will their job be?

EduRobots: On the Distant Horizon

There is something quite fascinating about programming a nonhuman to perform tasks that have previously only been performed by humans. Because of this, robots mesmerize us in their abilities and potential. They’ve played major roles in literature and film, from Transformers to the upcoming film, Robot & Frank, in which a man inadvertently forms a friendship with a robot.

It's Here! Download the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 HiEd Edition.

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition. This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education.

How Research is like a Reality TV Singing Competition

Want to know a secret? In my past life I was a serious American Idol fan. I don’t know why I got so swept up in the concept of a reality singing competition. I certainly can’t sing, but I’ve always been a sucker for the contestants who are portrayed as train wrecks and then shock the judges with their talent. While I’ve made efforts recently to overcome my addiction to Idol, I admit that I recently snuck a peek at the US version of X-Factor, which, unsurprisingly, has now become a weekly must-see...

Gooru: The Future of STEM Education Resources

The former head of Google India is drawing with a whiteboard marker on the glass cover of his white office desk. He is showing me the organizational structure of his STEM education resource, search, and curation portal called Gooru.

Sparking innovation, learning and creativity.
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Identifying the impact of emerging technologies.
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The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions.
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The largest educational presence in any virtual world, involving more than 150 colleges and universities and a very active community of educators that numbers nearly 12,000.
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