Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Google

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Google LLC. Is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page who became the CEO of Alphabet.

CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

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The company provides a variety of Chromebook custom services (white glove), device management, software, warranties, professional development, and the accessories needed to ensure successful implementation of the technology.

How Silicon Valley schools are trying to boost lower-income students into high-tech jobs

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Fifteen miles north of Funk’s office is Google’s headquarters, known as the Googleplex, in Mountain View, once a blue-collar town. Patricia Villegas, a 2004 graduate, is helping alumni with resumes, interviews and advice. SAN JOSE, Calif. —

Flogging the Dead Horse of RSS

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All I had to do was click a subscribe button and whenever I had a moment could go to my aggregator Bloglines, Google Reader (which was still the best) and currently Feedly and see any updated or added content. This journey started in 2004. I don’t use RSS the way I did in 2004.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. Ryan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

Weekend Reading: Pollen Edition

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" " Palantir Knows Everything About You ," by Peter Waldman, Lizette Chapman, and Jordan Robertson ( Bloomberg ): "Founded in 2004 by Peter Thiel and some fellow PayPal alumni, Palantir cut its teeth working for the Pentagon and the CIA in Afghanistan and Iraq. Happy Friday!

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. Working closely with partners, I spent the years from 1993 to 2004 starting and leading a handful of technology startups. Between 2004 and 2011, I worked as an executive in SchoolNet and Kaplan, both of which grew into successful and innovative education companies.

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My Blogs are Blocked-Life is Not Filtered

The Daring Librarian

I''ve been a Google educator since 2004 I love me my Google! I''ve been championing my district to have a Google Server & use the Educational apps! blogger filtering Google information censorship

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

While some license holders leased their spectrum in the 1980s and ’90s, the market for it remained somewhat sluggish until 2004, when the FCC changed the permitted use for that part of the spectrum from television to internet and renamed it EBS.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. But that doesn’t jibe with “software is eating the world,” does it?

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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” This was what the mother of a nineteen-year-old killed by a bomb in Kirkuk said on an HBO documentary quoted by Bob Herbert in The New York Times on the morning of November 12, 2004. Much like “brain training,” “brain scanning” was repeatedly hyped this year as a possible way to improve the efficacy of education software. Say, the Android device in Google’s Cardboard Viewer and Expeditions program.).

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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But now “software is eating the world,” as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wants to us all to believe. “I was not a lab rat,” she wrote in an op-ed in The Guardian in 2004.