The Economic Necessity to Close the Gender Tech Gap

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Educating female students in the United States more effectively for entering tech oriented fields has more importance than simply creating a more equitable gender distribution in an industry that has largely been unisex. The economic consequences for neglecting this kind of education for female students could undermine the U.S’s competitive standing relative to other countries […]

Undergraduate Parents and their Needs on College Campuses

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Image Source An emerging dilemma across college campuses in the United States is the increasing demand for on campus childcare and services for adult students returning to college and the increasing numbers of students who have children. Nationally more than a quarter of college students enrolled in the U.S have children, according to the institute […]

Pros and Cons of Technological Implementation in Classroom

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Across the United States, teachers are incorporating technology and online tools into their classrooms more than ever, even at lower grade levels. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the average number of computers used for instructional purposes per school increased from 72 in 1995 to 189 in 2008. The center also […]

New Policies to Incorporate Digital Games into Learning

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Can digital games and brain-training exercises be successful in boosting children’s math skills? New studies suggest that not only can digital games boost math scores but that they do so dramatically. In a 2013 study from the Rossier School of Education in Los Angeles, Michelle M Riscocente, PhD, explored the effects of exposing fourth graders […]

The New Frontier of Technology

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Image Source As a new frontier of technology, Civic Tech has grown dramatically in just a few years. “Civic Tech” is technology that enables greater level of public participation in government and can more generally refer to informational technology linking the public sector and civilians. Governments with outdated information systems are turning to civic tech […]