How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest – gpgmail

[ad_1] Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. But when he was named president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the […]

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets an educational mode — complete with quizzes – gpgmail

[ad_1] In my review of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, I was blown away by the authenticity and level of detail in the game world. The game itself — well, it was fine. But the highlight was ancient Greece in all its classical splendor, and a new educational Discovery Tour mode aims to teach the history of […]

The new marketplaces connecting school and work – gpgmail

[ad_1] More posts by this contributor Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Evidence continues to roll in that American workers are out of position for the high-value jobs of today and tomorrow. Start with the fact that there are 7.3 […]

Teaching ethics in computer science the right way with Georgia Tech’s Charles Isbell – gpgmail

[ad_1] The new fall semester is upon us, and at elite private colleges and universities, it’s hard to find a trendier major than Computer Science. It’s also becoming more common for such institutions to prioritize integrating ethics into their CS studies, so students don’t just learn about how to build software, but whether or not […]

India’s Vedantu raises $42M to expand its live and interactive online tutoring platform – gpgmail

[ad_1] Vedantu, a Bangalore-based startup that operates an online tutoring service, today announced it has raised $42 million as it races to expand its reach in the nation where tens of millions of students enter formal education and prepare for under-graduate level competitive exams each year. The Series C financing round for the five-year old […]

Udacity names former LendingTree executive to CEO post – gpgmail

[ad_1] Online education startup Udacity has hired former LendingTree executive Gabriel Dalporto as its new CEO, an appointment that follows months of layoffs and a restructuring directed by the company’s co-founder and executive chairman Sebastian Thrun. Dalporto comes to Udacity after seven years at LendingTree, where he served in numerous positions, including chief marketing officer […]

Sphero has acquired LittleBits – gpgmail

[ad_1] Sphero and Little Bits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon they’ll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based electronic building block company. Founded in 2010 and 2011 respectively, Sphero (nee Orbotix) and Little Bits took separate approaches, but […]

Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop – gpgmail

[ad_1] gpgmail has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the pi-top 3, is a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop with a keyboard that slides out to access […]

Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching – gpgmail

[ad_1] Chad M. Crabtree Contributor There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of these services. One of the organizations that has set out to change this negative association is Torch, a startup […]

MasterClass founder launches Outlier, offering online courses for college credit – gpgmail

[ad_1] Aaron Rasmussen, co-founder and former creative director of MasterClass, has a new startup called Outlier.org. Like MasterClass, Outlier is bringing education online, but with a key difference — these are college classes offering real college credit. The startup is launching a pilot version of its first two courses, Calculus I and Introduction to Psychology, for […]