Private Sector

How Does Education Affect Poverty?

How does education affect poverty? Education can eradicate poverty if given the chance; those in poverty can only benefit from education. People living in poverty that are unable to attain a formal education will have a much more difficult time escaping their living...

PowerSchool Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation in K-12 EdTech

PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, reached a milestone this August, celebrating 20 years of developing innovative software for schools and districts around the world. PowerSchool has experienced exponential growth since its...

Artificial Intelligence In Education: Don’t Ignore It, Harness It

“Human plus machine isn't the future, it's the present,” Garry Kasparov said in a recent TED talk. And this “present” is transforming the world of education at a rapid pace. With children increasingly using tablets and coding becoming part of national curricula around...

Sony and IBM Team to Secure Education Data with Blockchain

Sony has developed a new educational platform in partnership with IBM that uses blockchain to secure and share student records, the two firms announced today. Through its subsidiary Sony Global Education, the Japanese electronics conglomerate plans to launch the...

Global HackWeek: Addressing education’s big challenges with AI

New Delhi: OpenEd.ai, a non-profit organisation committed to developing and promoting open-source Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Education, is organising a global AI for Education HackWeek from 28 July– 4 August at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi....

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center...

India: Develop e-learning hub with UNESCO help: Chandrababu Naidu

VIJAYAWADA: Observing that e-gaming like innovations will help children understand lessons easily, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials of Education Department to take the cooperation of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

Samsung to invest W10 bil. in social welfare

Samsung Electronics plans to invest 10 billion won ($8.72 million) this year to fund nonprofit organizations dedicated to social welfare here. The company has teamed up with the Community Chest of Korea, the nation's largest charity organization, to select the fund...

School Children Practice Foreign Languages With VR

As most people who have studies a foreign language will know, it is much easier to become fluent when immersed in the culture and hearing the language all around you. Various language courses try to replicate the effect, not always successfully. When immersion is...

Sony Aims For STEM Education With Koov Building Blocks

Add Sony to the list of the companies that want to make computing coding as easy as snapping Legos together. Sony's global education unit, founded in 2015 with the purpose of bringing innovation to the education industry, has introduced the Koov robot programming kit....

South Korea: Posco provides AI education for disadvantaged youth

Posco will help youths from underprivileged households prepare for the upcoming “fourth industrial revolution” by providing free education on the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence, the company said Wednesday. The company will fund the costs of...

Google launches a dedicated home for Chrome WebVR experiences

Today, Google made some WebVR updates to Chrome, adding support for Cardboard while also building a home for all of its online VR web content. WebVR Experiments is a bit of a storefront for online VR experiences, albeit everything is free (at the moment) so it’s still...

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where...

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