Private Sector

Japanese teen funds library for Cambodia school out of her pocket

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 11 Nov 2018 | by: HIROSHI TAKAMATSU | Story Source: The Asahi Shimbun ~ Go to Original Article Instead of spending the gift money she received each New Year's and on entering school, Miyu Ozawa saved it for her future. Thanks to her...

Machines that learn language more like kids do

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 31 Oct 2018 | by: Rob Matheson | Story Source: MIT News ~ Go to Original Article Computer model could improve human-machine interaction, provide insight into how children learn language. Children learn language by observing their...

Is the global education sector heading toward fragmentation?

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 23 August 2018 | by: Sophie Edwards | Story Source DevEx ~ Go to Original Article LONDON — The global education sector, long neglected according to some experts, could be set for transformation with the emergence of a string of new...

World Bank to issue the world’s first blockchain bond

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 10 Aug 2018 | By: Cheang Ming | Story Source: CNBC ~ Go to Original Article The World Bank has mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia to arrange the world's first blockchain bond. The Kangaroo bond, referring to foreign bonds...

Blockchain in higher ed moving from idea to reality

Photo at: EducationDive (From URL) Date: 18 July 2018 | By: Shalina Chatlani | Story Source: EducationDive ~ Go to Original Article   Dive Brief: Greater numbers of institutions are investing in research programs on blockchain, the infrastructure needed to manage...

Vietnam: New pastry school for disadvantaged youth launched in HCMC

Trainnees of La Boulangerie Française in HCMC. (source: LBF Fanpage) From: Thoi Dai Vietnam Times, http://vietnamfriendship.vn, 6/22/2018 5:06:03 PM (VNF) - La Boulangerie Française, a bakery and pastry school working to create employment opportunity for disadvantaged...

Can you Solve MIT’s Latest Global Puzzle? Education.

"How can teachers and educators provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all?" Submit your answer here! Why Solve Wants to Prepare More Than 69 Million Teachers Worldwide By: Sara Monteabaro & Eliza Berg, June 11, 2018   Take a moment to...

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7, delighting Malala

PTI|Updated: Jun 10, 2018, 12.55 PM IST from The Economic Times (India)   The funds gives "young women in developing countries the opportunity to pursue careers instead of early marriage and child labor," Malala wrote on Twitter. Pledges worth nearly USD 3 billion...

Developing world leaders agree education is their top priority

Posted on 12 June 2018 by GEM Report New research just released by AidData funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation contains the findings of a...

The power of learning through play

Students try out Lego Education at the Microsoft Innovation Centre. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 14:17 by Claire Caruana | Times Malta   Children should be exposed to more engaging forms of education, including learning through play, something that Microsoft and Lego are...

India: Nokia launches project to develop 500 digital villages

May 16, 2018 | By: Telecom Lead   Nokia India announced its Smartpur project that aims to develop 500 digitally integrated villages. Nokia has rolled out a pilot project in Haryana and Tamil Nadu with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) as the implementation partner...

Gates, Zuckerberg plan new education initiative

By Sally Ho | Associated Press @ Mercury news Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and...

Bill Gates: A humanist approach to teaching kids

By Bill Gates | March 13, 2018 Education is one of the most challenging areas our foundation works on. There will never be a medicine that guarantees every child has access to a world-class education or a vaccine to prevent kids from dropping out. Each district has...

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