The digital world is challenging the very notion of a walled-in institution that excludes large numbers of people. Yet the Industrial Age model of education is hard to change. Vested interests fight change. And leaders of old paradigms are often the last to embrace the new.
Source: The Star
Children who play online video games tend to do better in academic science, maths and reading tests, according to an analysis of data from over 12,000 high school students in Australia.
Source: The Guardian
Through extensive research, clinical trials with diagnosed screen addicts, and experience treating a variety of other types of addicts, the author explores the alarming reality of how children could be "stunting their own creative abilities" by constantly turning on and tuning in.
The U.S. Department of Education has found that Maryland's spending on prisons is growing at a rate that's twice as fast as spending on education. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2ak6kRV) that such an increase is not unique to Maryland. Nationally, state and local budgets for incarceration rose three times faster than school spending. The report analyzed spending data from 1980 to 2013. During that time, Maryland's incarcerated population rose from about 11,000 to nearly 34,000. The state's population rose as well, but at a far slower rate.
Source: Education Week
Microsoft has created two tests to measure the power consumption by browsers: the first is a test in a lab-controlled environment measuring typical browsing behavior on popular sites, while the second experiment times how long streaming HD video lasts. Unsurprisingly, Chrome lasts just four hours and 19 minutes on the streaming video test, compared to seven hours and 22 minutes for Microsoft's Edge browser.
Source: The Verge
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