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Ireland's Martin Hynes Appointed as Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation. Galway Science & Technology Festival. Michio Kaku on the next 100 years: "The Matrix" cometh. TEDxKC - Michael Wesch - From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able‬‏ CIT to offer world's first degree in cloud computing. 31/05/2011 - 07:13:33Back to Ireland Home Cork Institute of Technology is to offer a world first in third-level education with a new degree in cloud computing.

CIT to offer world's first degree in cloud computing

It is hoped the course, which has been prepared in consultation with many top IT companies like EMC, Cisco and Microsoft, will boost Ireland's bid to become a global leader in the sector. A recent report predicted cloud computing could employ over 8,500 people in Ireland, potentially bringing in €9.5bn by 2014. The announcement comes just 24 hours after the latest cloud computing investment as leading Silicon Valley firm Marketo yesterday selected Ireland for their European hub, citing our "large talent pool of skilled people". The course, which will be taught remotely on a full- or part-time basis, will begin in September with an intake of 20 masters students. The problem with girls and maths « The Anti Room.

Jun 13th, 2011 by Aoife McLysaght There’s a problem with girls and maths.

The problem with girls and maths « The Anti Room

If this year is like previous years, then fewer female students will be taking higher level maths today than their male peers. What is happening here? Is this the problem we have heard about for years? – that well-known stereotype that says girls just aren’t good at maths? The #edtech20 project Daily. News: Plan to Restructure British Higher Ed. Study Shows Technology Boosts Performance for Educators and Students. [1107.5298] Teaching introductory undergraduate Physics using commercial video games.

Employers call for 'enterprise curriculum’ Mr Smith, who previously held a senior position at Oracle, said employers had no right to “moan” unless they “can show they are involved in turning it around”.

Employers call for 'enterprise curriculum’

Education Secretary Michael Gove wants the education system to move away from an “obsession” with tests and targets, which could be leading to students taking “soft courses” to raise schools’ positions in league tables. Pupils will be expected to score A* to C grades in the five core GCSE subjects of English, mathematics, science, languages and humanities. Sir James Dyson, the vacuum cleaner entrepreneur, also warned that an emphasis on core academic subjects could be to the detriment of practical skills: “Britain has 37,000 engineering vacancies but produces just 22,000 engineering graduates each year. Young people should be encouraged into practical subjects like design and technology, which is at risk of being taken off the national curriculum – if we want a generation of problem-solvers this is a mistake.”

Smartphone and tablet stats: what's really going on in the mobile market? The mobile phone market is deluged with data.

Smartphone and tablet stats: what's really going on in the mobile market?

Four times a year there is a spike in market share estimates just after quarterly financial results are released, while the time in between is filled with analyst forecasts and surveys from market research firms trying to get to the bottom of changing market trends. July has been a particularly big month, with a number of studies, surveys and predictions. Facebook acquires Push Pop Press for tablet design. Digital book creator Push Pop Press announced Tuesday that it has been acquired by Facebook.

Facebook acquires Push Pop Press for tablet design

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Push Pop Press was founded last year by Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris, former Apple employees that had together worked on the iPhone’s Maps app. Altimeter Roundtable: Mobile Discussion on “Enrich, Engage, and Entrust” Altimeter hosted our second roundtable lead with our newest hire, Chris Silva (blog/Twitter) who’s our newest analyst at Altimeter focused on Mobile Strategy.

Altimeter Roundtable: Mobile Discussion on “Enrich, Engage, and Entrust”

Chris also stems from Forrester, and was an analyst there focused on mobile, he was actually one of the trainers in my new hire orientation. Above: Mobile Proud! It's war: Google+ gets a gaming platform. It’s well-known to many that gaming and social media, today, go hand in hand.

It's war: Google+ gets a gaming platform

In fact, some would go so far to say that social gaming is largely responsible for the meteoric rise of social media into the mainstream consciousness. That’s why it’s such a big deal that Google announced on Thursday that its new social network, Google+, now has a social gaming platform, just a month and a half into the network’s life. The State of Digital Education Infographic - #edtech #edutech #edchat. Knewton tells us: Education's Internet moment is now - Shareables. As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns.

Knewton tells us: Education's Internet moment is now - Shareables

And in this era, free education has never been so accessible. The Web gives lifelong learners the tools to become autodidacts, eschewing exorbitant tuition and joining the ranks of other self-taught great thinkers in history such as Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul Allen and Ernest Hemingway. The world’s encyclopedia is as weightless, free and instantly accessible as Wikipedia, which is quickly gaining legitimacy in the education sphere. Why the iPad has and will continue to dominate the tablet market - TNW Apple. The iPad was announced in January of 2010 to a greek chorus of ‘meh‘s’ from a tech community that was expecting something incredible, something revolutionary, something…more.

Why the iPad has and will continue to dominate the tablet market - TNW Apple

Cut to almost two years later and the iPad has not only succeeded but has dominated the category that it helped redefine. Four major competing tablet manufacturers, along with countless other minor efforts, have failed to gain the traction needed to register as much more than a blip on the iPad’s radar. But what are the factors that have contributed to its dominance? Does it have a chance of continuing its dominance?

Malcom Gladwell and the 10,000 hrs

Gaming and how to solve real world problems. Riz Khan - Schools killing creativity - 10 Sep 08 - Part 2. Inkling - Interactive textbooks for iPad. Clifford Stoll: 18 minutes with an agile mind. #edtech20. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Reforming education: The great schools revolution. Huckabee - Sir Ken Robinson, Author of The Element (01-31-2009) Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 5: Understanding How Students Learn Over Time [VIDEO] The transformation of the book industry: Disappearing ink. Ken Robinson - Differentiated Teaching - Riz Khan - Ken Robinson - 3 March 09 - Part 1. Riz Khan - Ken Robinson - 3 March 09 - Part 2.

Profile on TED.com. Do Schools Destroy Creativity? - Ken Robinson. Max Levchin And Peter Thiel: Innovation In The World Today Is Between ‘Dire Straits And Dead’ Peter Thiel and Max Levchin are busy guys.

Max Levchin And Peter Thiel: Innovation In The World Today Is Between ‘Dire Straits And Dead’

Thiel, aside from being on the Board of Directors for companies like Palantir Technologies, Geni, and Asana, an early investor and former board member at Facebook, and also happens to be founder and president of hedge fund Clarium Capital as well as Managing Partner of his VC firm, Founder’s Fund. Levchin was founder and CEO of Slide (which was acquired by Google), which he recently left when Google deadpooled all but one of Slide’s products.