Arkansas Coding Academy to Boost Students’ Job Skills in Computer Science

Students in Arkansas now can gain real-world skills in coding and computer science, thanks to a new partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Metova. The university and mobile app development company today announced the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy, which will “provide turnkey education and training opportunities to individuals seeking new careers[…]

Google To Offer Free Cloud Credits For Universities

Search giant offers free cloud credits to university students.Google is trying to spread its cloud into universities.The search giant said on Tuesday that it would give university students free access to some of the software tools available on its cloud computing service.For students to receive access to the cloud services, university computer science faculty and[…]

Cybersecurity education a win-win for Idaho 

Threats to the virtual world can be threats to the physical world — especially in the energy sector. In recent years, Internet-based attacks have hit electric grids, dams, oil producers and nuclear facilities.One of the earliest warnings that such attacks were possible happened here in Idaho in 2007, when Idaho National Lab researchers launched a[…]

SKT, Korea University to collaborate on IoT

SK Telecom said Wednesday it will establish an Internet of Things (IoT) network system at Korea University.“We will rebuilt the campus of Korea University into a smart life place tapping into IoT technologies,” SK Telecom’s network operations division president Lee Hyung-hee said in a statement. “We will present an exemplary business-academic cooperation model that can[…]

Please don’t learn to code 

There’s an idea that’s been gaining ground in the tech community lately: Everyone should learn to code. But here’s the problem with that idea: Coding is not the new literacy.If you regularly pay attention to the cultural shenanigans of Silicon Valley, you’ve no doubt heard of the “Learn to Code” movement. Politicians, nonprofit organizations like Code.org[…]

Google complaint highlights continued privacy concerns 

Parents and educators hailed FERPA, COPPA and the Student Privacy Pledge as significant steps toward securing student data. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation believes that Google, a prominent player in edtech, is already violating those measures.In December, the foundation, a nonprofit digital rights group based in San Francisco, filed a complaint with the Federal Trade[…]

Experts: Collaborate to Create Next Generation of Women in STEM

Talmesha Richards remembered being in third grade and thinking math was “the worst thing in the whole wide world.” She then went on to receive bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in cellular molecular medicine.”I hated math but then I had a teacher who took an interest in me,” says Richards,[…]

3 TED Talks Every Sales Professional Should Watch

Great sales departments motivate their employees with incentives, contests, and — you guessed it — pep talks.Viewed regularly by millions across the globe, TED Talks bring valuable new perspectives to the table. Here are three interesting, entertaining, and very valuable TED Talks from a productivity expert, economist, and motivational speechwriter to kick off your day.1) Eddie[…]

‘Design Squad Global’ Hooks Up US, Africa Kids in STEM Exchange

In an increasingly digitized world, cultivating a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mindset is crucial to mint a new generation of makers who understand unmet global needs. One partnership is looking to do that by building bridges between U.S. and southern African kids to give STEM skills a boost.Using after-school programs or “clubs,” Design[…]