Lingokids raises $40 million for ‘playlearning’ educational games platform

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Lingokids has raised $40 million in funding for its educational games platform. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Jobs & Education/Education/Teaching & Classroom Resources Cristóbal Viedma DeanBeat Mobile and Social GP Bullhound HV Capital Lingokids

Prezi introduces dynamic video teaching tools as education moves online

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Educational targets hit by rising cyberattacks in 2021

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education. Big Data Commerce Data Dev Enterprise Security Social Software technology VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security endpoint securityOne-device-per-student and learn-from-anywhere programs have energized U.S. But they open up new cyberthreats.

4 Ways Consumer Education Affects E-Commerce

CTOvision

In our day and age, consumers are affected and influenced in many different ways, including: social circles, advertising, online forums/comment sections, celebrities, pop culture, the news and much more. Because of these factors that contribute to today’s businesses, it’s important that the e-commerce industry invests in their consumer’s education. Below are four ways consumer education can help e-commerce grow. Education Technology consumer education ecommerce

Zynga creates $25 million fund for promoting diversity education and charities

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Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga, said the company is creating a $25 million to donate money or invest in diversity-related educational and charitable causes.

4 Informative LinkedIn Groups for Higher Education

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 4 Informative LinkedIn Groups for Higher Education - Information Technology Blog. I already have so many social apps to cover! Ruling the Social Professional Kingdom. Higher Education Management. Leaders in Higher Education.

Looking forward to 2100 on offices, robotics, education, social media, urbanization…

Trends in the Living Networks

On school education. On social media. With the rapid change of the social media landscape, will we even use such applications in 80 years? Well it’s whether we use the word social media or not.

Meet the 15-year-old activist fighting for better climate education

Mashable VR

More about Social Good , Education , Social Good , Social Good , and Climate Environment. Social Good Education Climate EnvironmentIn 2018, the state of California was on fire.

Zynga will provide $1.4M in scholarships for North Carolina A&T State as part of social impact fund

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million in a scholarship fund for North Carolina A&T State as part of its social impact activities. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Jobs & Education/Education/Colleges & Universities DeanBeat News Mobile gaming North Carolina State University social impact Zynga

Zynga and Will.i.am will help raise $5 million for education

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Games Mobile Black Eyed Peas category-/Online Communities/Social Networks DeanBeat News i.am Zynga has partnered with Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am and his I.am Angel Foundation to help raise $5 million in donations. Read More.

3 Reasons Why Education Is The Key To Your Success

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 3 Reasons Why Education Is The Key To Your Success - Information Technology Blog. Education may not seem as though it is that important at the beginning of our school lives. When you have education behind you, you will have more choices in life.

Report: 47% of U.S. employees say they are underpaid

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The research also found that the cost of high education prevented workers from pursuing new employment opportunities. Enterprise personal finance Social category-/Jobs & Education/Jobs Education employment higher education job market reports

Creativity & Education

Future of CIO

Can creativity be taught, how can today’s education system produce more creative leaders and professional? Are modern educators both the artist and engineer of crafting talent? Education can instill certain knowledge or thinking techniques, but creativity can not be taught completely. In the traditional education setting, creativity is neither encouraged nor evaluated cohesively. To put simply, the educators need to be creative enough to encourage creativity.

K-12 Education in the Post-COVID Era

Kitaboo on EdTech

Institutions need to start thinking about the impact of this pandemic and the resulting disruption on K-12 education globally. Educators across the country are reacting in real-time to the new situation. Educators can also opt for a blended learning model empowered by technology.

5 organizations working to solve the gender gap in education — and how to help them

Mashable VR

You might not spend much time thinking about the gender gap in education — that is, the difference in educational outcomes between boys and girls — but you should. More about Education , Social Good , Back To School , Gender Gap , and Small Humans.

Seattle Public Schools extends remote education to January

GeekWire

Seattle Public Schools will continue remote education through the first semester until Jan. It also consulted with the Seattle Education Association, Seattle Council PTSA, and the Principals’ Association of Seattle Schools. Tech Education remote learning

Learning and Education

Future of CIO

Education is an amazing thing. Quality education should promote all positive perspectives of humanity such as the wonder of the unknown, freedom to imagine, confidence to create, empathy to understand, creativity to imagine, discipline to commit, skills to innovate, judgment in action, etc. The purpose of education is to both satisfy those learning minds and inspire more minds to learn. Education Learning

Yara Shahidi on why she's joining mental health activists and educators to address inequality in the classroom

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Actor and activist Yara Shahidi is joining celebrities, educators, and politicians to address one of the most relevant issues among youth activists — inequality in our country’s classrooms. More about Education , Equity , Yara Shahidi , Social Good , and Identities.

zSpace: Immersive Exploration For Collaboration, Design, Training and Education

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We see great potential for this firm in enterprise IT including workforce training and education, product marketing/sales, product design and executive level decision support. Analytical Tool Companies Company Visualization Companies California Client–server model Companies Eon Reality Facebook Immersion ImmerVision Internet Protocol Motion JPEG OpenVMS Panomorph Personal computer Social Networking Sunnyvale California Twitter United States video management Virtual reality zSpace

Mehreen Baig unpacks reform and resilience in the UK education system

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The UK education system is in need of reform. In fact, the British education system currently ranks 16th in terms of inequality amongst secondary schools, and 23rd when it comes to primary schools. Mashable: How does the current education system benefit students?

ByteDance's first hardware product is a $119 educational lamp

TechSpot

ByteDance is known for making one of the fastest growing social media apps, TikTok. However, the company is now expanding into the consumer hardware market, with the announcement of a gadget aimed at facilitating online education

6 persuasion tactics used in social engineering attacks

Tech Republic Security

IT security teams need to educate employees about the psychological techniques cybercriminals often use in social engineering attacks

Lessons from the pandemic: Top STEM educators offer their insights on the future of learning

GeekWire

The pandemic upended education in extraordinary ways, and shed new light on the social, economic and racial disparities in schools and communities across the country. Podcasts Cathi Rodgveller Dreambox Learning Education Jessie Woolley-Wilson Lauren Bricker University of Washington

Claiming tarot in the age of social media

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But even naysayers on social media can be pulled in to tarot's orbit. On TikTok, these readings, although brief and perfectly bite-sized for social consumption, are always reassuring and never judgmental.

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Instagram scores lowest on social media sexism report card

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Feminist advocacy group UltraViolet has released a report card ranking some of the biggest social media platforms on how they handle misinformation, hate speech, harassment, and misogyny.

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Professional Progression: How to Find Educational Opportunities in Your Career

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Professional Progression: How to Find Educational Opportunities in Your Career - Information Technology Blog. Education is the cornerstone of successful careers. You’ll study throughout your youth – and maybe into higher education – in order to accumulate the skills and methods of thinking that make you a confident and competent worker. From time to time, educational opportunities arise in the workplace.

Byju’s acquires kids online reading platform Epic for $500M

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Social Engineering and Phishing

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Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Users who are aware of the potential for social engineering attacks and learn to recognize them can use simple methods to thwart these attacks successfully. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

Educational Content Gets More Viewing Time Than Cats on YouTube

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Google Think has a long but interesting blog post about, “ What Brands Can Learn from Educational Content on YouTube ” Here are some stats from the post: Educational content gets 4X viewing time than animal video content. There are 500 million views of educational content every day. There are over 1 million educational videos shared on YouTube every day. Be specific rather than broad when posting your educational content to YouTube.

CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

The Accidental Successful CIO

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. These days they use a more sophisticated attack: social engineering. What Is Social Engineering? How Can A CIO Counter Social Engineering?

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Trends in the Living Networks

I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA). At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. At today’s event Tracey Sen of the NSW Department of Education & Training (DET), which has 110,000 employees, presented on the Department’s social media initiatives.

Remote learning at 1 year: Experts explain why the move to online education has been so painful

GeekWire

Jay Inslee has ordered educators to reopen their classrooms next month. ” So why has the remote education experience been so awful? And has it been all bad, or have aspects of distance education succeeded and merit continuing when “normal” returns?

Experts discuss how the digital divide leaves students behind, and what we should do to fix it

Mashable VR

More about Education , Digital Divide , Social Good , and Other. Education Digital Divide Social Good OtherRead more.

Pandemic parenting: Choosing educational apps and balancing screen time with remote learning

Mashable VR

More about Social Good , Parenting Family , Screen Time , Small Humans , and Social Good. Social Good Parenting Family Screen Time Small HumansWelcome to this installment of our limited run Small Humans advice column!

Educators rally to #TeachTruth as the GOP tries to silence lessons on U.S. oppression

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On Saturday, educators all around the U.S. More about Activism , Protest , Social Good , and Activism. Activism Protest Social Goodmade it abundantly clear that legal maneuvers aren't going to stop them from bringing truth to the students in their classrooms.

Byju’s launches Disney-based learning app for the U.S.

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Byju's, the educational tech company with 100 million followers, is bringing its Learning App featuring Disney characters to the U.S. Read More.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Thought Leadership Forum on The Virtual University , which examined the future of business education. The event organizers, the Centre for Accounting, Governance, and Sustainability and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia , have now released a book The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business Education based on the conference proceedings.

3 Top Things to Know About Social Engineering

SecureWorld News

On a recent SecureWorld Sessions podcast episode, Social Engineering: Hacking Humans , host Bruce Sussman spoke with Christopher Hadnagy, an entrepreneur and author of five books about social engineering and hacking the human. 1 How do you define social engineering?

6 organizations working to solve the gender gap in education — and how to help them

Mashable VR

You might not spend much time thinking about the gender gap in education — that is, the difference in educational outcomes between boys and girls — but you should. In our Back to School series, we tackle the big issues students face, from police in schools to representation.

Report: Career change is a prominent option for 72% of tech workers

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Minecraft Education is perfectly suited for this surreal back-to-school moment

The Verge

Earlier this year, Microsoft added an “education” section to the Minecraft marketplace, and since March, 63 million pieces of content have been downloaded. While Minecraft: Education Edition isn’t new, its digital nature makes it an almost ideal tool for this strange time.

GeekWire Summit Preview: A glimpse of the future of tech, health, education, jobs and more

GeekWire

Other GeekWire Summit sessions including the future of education, the future of travel, and the future of business, will be affected by the vaccine rollout. Thursday, October 22: Education and Sana Biotechnology. Bank of America Main Stage: The Future of Education.

Paranoia about cheating is making online education terrible for everyone

Vox

A sudden switch to online learning reveals a slew of challenges for educators. In recent weeks, teachers of all education levels have been trying to figure out how to grade their students. This could be a chance to change how higher education works. James Bareham for Vox/Recode.