21 décembre 2014

Hour of Code

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy Anastasia Salter. December 8th through 14th marked Computer Science Education Week, along with a week-long push for Hour of Code, an initiative in procedural literacy through beginner-friendly tutorials with particular attention to groups that remain underrepresented in STEM. While many of the community events and initiatives are aimed at K-12, the tutorials and resources from the project and the initiative itself can be valuable for us to take a look at in higher education. Read more...

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Researchers Criticize Plan to Remove Key Question in American Community Survey

By . When research in 2011 showed that workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics earned a premium of 25 percent over other workers and have just a 5.5-percent unemployment rate, it reinforced strong economic incentives to get more people into those STEM fields. More...

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15 décembre 2014

HEFCE invests £200 million to support an increase in high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics students

HEFCE logoThe Government has confirmed the 73 universities and colleges that will receive a share of £200 million funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching capital projects during 2015-16.
The scheme is intended to ensure that higher education responds effectively to the increase in demand for STEM studies by developing facilities that will support an increased flow of highly employable graduates into industry. More...

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Want more diversity in STEM?

eCampus NewsBy Pooja Sankar. This week, during Computer Science Education Week, as educators and administrators discuss ways to attract more students—women and minorities especially—to study computer science, remember that it’s not enough to simply encourage under-represented groups to take their first STEM classes. More...

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Robot platform for STEM to inspire next generation

eCampus NewsiRobot Corp., which delivers robotic technology-based solutions, announced  updates to the company’s STEM outreach program, including the launch of Create 2–a pre-assembled robot platform, based off the company’s Roomba® that gives educators, students and developers firsthand robotic programming experience. More...

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7 best colleges for STEM jobs

eCampus NewsVictory Media, creator of STEM Jobs(SM) education, career and media resources for students interested in STEM careers, announced their list of 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges. More...

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14 décembre 2014

Universities share £200m STEM funding

By . More than 70 universities and colleges will share £200 million to boost teaching facilities in science, technology, engineering and maths. More...

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07 décembre 2014

Largest university system goes STEM virtual

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . Virtual labs replacing more and more hands-on science experiments at leading institutions. More...

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Overcoming challenges of getting Michigan students interested in STEM careers

By Mike Wilkinson. Despite the successes at Michigan Tech, challenges loom for STEM education even as public interest in the importance of a STEM degree is clear.
“It’s at its highest point in 25 years,” said Mitchell Chang, a professor of higher education and organizational change at UCLA.
That doesn’t automatically translate into getting enough students into quality programs for engineering, science or other STEM fields, Chang and others said. More...

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25 novembre 2014

Making screencasts: The working example

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. This is the last of three videos that I made for the An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching on Coursera. Here, I describe how I make what I call a “working example” video, one in which I am working out an example as if at a whiteboard, only on an iPad screen. More...

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