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Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Evan Williams and others bankroll D.C. education upstart EverFi

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Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams are among the tech heavyweights bankrolling EverFi, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that hosts online educational programs that teach students digital literacy, alcohol abuse prevention and financial responsibility. The financing round stands at $10 million, and total funding...
Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Evan Williams and others bankroll D.C. education upstart EverFi

University to Provide iPads for All New Students

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Seton Hill University will supply a new Apple iPad and a 13″ MacBook laptop to every full-time student arriving at its Greensburg, Pennsylvania campus in fall 2010.The giveaway kicks off the small liberal arts university’s Griffin Technology Advantage Program, which aims to cultivate digital literacy among its students. It...
University to Provide iPads for All New Students

The Flatiron School Teams Up with Skillcrush to Offer a Summer Coding Program for High Schoolers

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Mr. Enbar (Photo: Twitter) If Mayor Bloomberg’s billions of initiatives to help boost S.T.E.M. activity in our city didn’t tip you off, New York suffers from a dearth of talented engineers. The Flatiron School, launched last year, has established itself as a coding mecca for professionals with no development experience...
The Flatiron School Teams Up with Skillcrush to Offer a Summer Coding Program for High Schoolers
'PC Pledge 100' to use refurbished business computers to increase PC adoption in low-income households

Millennials Will Lose 'Face-To-Face Social Skills' And 'Deep-Thinking Capabilities' By 2020

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Experts are growing more concerned about the effect of technological advancement on a generation of Americans. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University, more than half of the 1,021 respondents believe that constant multitasking and zealous decision-making capabilities will generally produce positive outcomes for young...
Millennials Will Lose 'Face-To-Face Social Skills' And 'Deep-Thinking Capabilities' By 2020

Jimmy Wales: On Founder Access and More Important Digital Literacy « ResourceShelf

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Jimmy Wales: On Founder Access and More Important Digital Literacy « ResourceShelf
The big-data candidate: Emanuel Pleitez pushes tech in Los Angeles mayoral race

Computerworld Honors 2013: Government-funded program gets technology to students

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The School Board of Miami-Dade County, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for philanthropy, helps provide low-income families with affordable computers and free digital literacy training....
Computerworld Honors 2013: Government-funded program gets technology to students

FCC: Cost is the Biggest Barrier to Broadband Adoption in the US

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FCC has a report on broadband adoption in the US, based on a survey of 5,005 Americans in October and November 2009.The report found that 78 percent of adults are Internet users, and 65 percent of adults are broadband adopters. It then divides users who haven’t got broadband into...
FCC: Cost is the Biggest Barrier to Broadband Adoption in the US

Broadband Program Adds More Digital Literacy Training

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A nonprofit program focused on making broadband available to low-income U.S. residents has added a job-training partner to its roster and will increase its focus......
Broadband Program Adds More Digital Literacy Training

Digital Literacy is More Than Having the Knowledge of How to Use a Computer « Libraries and Transliteracy

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Digital Literacy is More Than Having the Knowledge of How to Use a Computer « Libraries and Transliteracy

Mozilla Science Lab encourages scientists to share ideas over open web

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Even though scientists created this glorious internet you see before you, current scientific practice is still based more on publishing academic papers than sharing ideas online. As one of the more prominent proponents of the open web, Mozilla stepped in to offer a solution with a new open science...
Mozilla Science Lab encourages scientists to share ideas over open web

Innovations in ICT teaching: a Guardian roundtable debate

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Children are to be taught how to programme computers in a move to create the technological innovators of the futureLast August, Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, ignited debate among educators, industrialists and policy-makers when he revealed that he was "flabbergasted to learn that, today, computer science isn't even taught...
Innovations in ICT teaching: a Guardian roundtable debate

Comcast's Internet Essentials program expanding as digital literacy project soars

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If everyone needs the internet, then poor kids need it more -- since so much learning material is dependent on technology. Comcast teamed up with the FCC to produce Internet Essentials: a $10 a month broadband plan and $150 computers to get the nation's poorest families online. Six months...
Comcast's Internet Essentials program expanding as digital literacy project soars

Check out this epic collection of motion graphics created by SVA’s graduating class

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The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC has long housed impressive talent in the fields of design, advertising and motion graphics, but the 2012 graduating class’ portfolio screening honestly blew me away more than I expected. Most schools out there have a sad tendency to baby students though graduation,...
Check out this epic collection of motion graphics created by SVA’s graduating class
Education Giant Pearson Continues Digital Push, Acquires Flipped Classroom Managers, Learning Catalytics

London’s Apps for Good teams up with Facebook to teach unemployed youth to code social apps

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Just as learning to speak English is important to conduct business in the global economy, digital literacy is fast-becoming essential to create businesses online. Last August, we covered UK’s Apps for Good program, a really impressive platform for young people to learn the skills necessary to create mobile and Facebook apps. The open-source...
London’s Apps for Good teams up with Facebook to teach unemployed youth to code social apps

RT: @librarianbyday FCC Proposes Digital Literacy Corps http://bit.ly/cOEdkJ #transliteracy

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RT: @librarianbyday FCC Proposes Digital Literacy Corps http://bit.ly/cOEdkJ #transliteracy

Why leadership is crucial for driving digital transformation

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Six practical recommendations for charity chief executives who want to advance their organisation's digital outputYou don't need to look very far to find charities using digital in increasingly creative and innovative ways. From last week's Macmillan/RNLI/Mencap charity shake off (as captured in Kirsty Marrin's Storify) to the British Red Cross'...
Why leadership is crucial for driving digital transformation

Who Protects Freedom Of Speech When It Isn't Profitable To Do So?

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Barely a week passes without yet another website being taken down because somebody objected to its existence. This would have been conceptually unthinkable two decades ago, but the copyright monopoly has encroached on civil liberties to a degree many haven’t realized. Let’s return to the idea of the analog letter....
Who Protects Freedom Of Speech When It Isn't Profitable To Do So?

Getting tenants online: housing officers as digital champions

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There is a serious lack of personal digital skills in the UK and we need a new kind of housing officer who can train tenantsDigital skills are a necessity not a luxury, and with the advent of universal credit, to be delivered online by 2014, it is imperative social housing...
Getting tenants online: housing officers as digital champions
Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things

Young coders: what's happening in the rest of the world?

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The IT teaching debate is taking place in many countriesHow is computing (ie computer science) taught in other countries? A look around the world shows that most other countries are experiencing the same epiphany as the UK. The current ferment of excitement around computer science as a school subject here...
Young coders: what's happening in the rest of the world?

Digital Literacy Startup Skillcrush Is Not Just for the Ladies

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Ms. Birnir (addabjork.wordpress.com) Much to the chagrin of ladybeat, brogramming is again in the news today, but this time with an insightful piece from Mother Jones on the sexist slip ups fledgling startups are wont to make. Buried at the bottom is an anecdote about 27-year-old Adda Birnir, who decided...
Digital Literacy Startup Skillcrush Is Not Just for the Ladies
Treehouse heralds an age of digital literacy, no degree required

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

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From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universitiesJosie Fraser, social and educational technologist, Leicester City CouncilFirst define what you mean by digital literacy: The definition I most frequently use is this one: digital...
20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

Why universities should acquire - and teach - digital literacy

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Sponsor's feature: A strong digital focus will attract internet-savvy students with an eye on the jobs marketSebastian Faulks observed recently that ease of access to the internet is leading to a "net loss of knowledge" in this generation of adults, leaving the modern intellectual world in a "kind of catastrophe"....
Why universities should acquire - and teach - digital literacy

Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job

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It’s easy to get lost in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech bubbles, where it seems that everyone carries five phones, owns three laptops and just had lunch with a sentient robot. But, the reality is outside of the bubble is a little different. Digital literacy is a privilege,...
Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job
Tech companies could make billions by serving the 'next billion'

Surprise! Cost, Digital Literacy at Heart of Broadband Gap http://bit.ly/bPwbOg (via @gigaom)

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Surprise! Cost, Digital Literacy at Heart of Broadband Gap http://bit.ly/bPwbOg (via @gigaom)
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