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Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups | TechCrunch

Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups | TechCrunch | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
As kids head back to school this month and next, some will find a rather new arrangement greeting them: blended classrooms.
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Appealing Apps for Educators: Screencasting Smackdown – Videos in the Classroom

Appealing Apps for Educators: Screencasting Smackdown – Videos in the Classroom | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Video lessons have become the newest trend in education.
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Is it true that "not everyone can be a programmer"?

Is it true that "not everyone can be a programmer"? | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Citing a few studies and some anecdotal evidence.
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Marvell and Stanford create SMILE Plug cloud computer, SMILE Consortium to get companies and devs to build a better education system

Marvell and Stanford create SMILE Plug cloud computer, SMILE Consortium to get companies and devs to build a better education system | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Last time we saw the SMILE Plug cloud computer, it was nothing more than a render -- an alabaster box with dual external...
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Your Online Ivy: Coursera Now Hosts 200 Courses From 33 Schools & Reaches 1.3M Students | TechCrunch

Your Online Ivy: Coursera Now Hosts 200 Courses From 33 Schools & Reaches 1.3M Students | TechCrunch | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
For decades, the door to America's top-tier universities has been closing, and today your chances of being admitted to these prestigious institutions is slimmer than ever.
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Includification: Bringing video games to players with disabilities

Includification: Bringing video games to players with disabilities | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
AbleGamers discusses its new guidelines as best practice for the industry.
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AbleGamers Foundation - Enabling Fun for People with Disabilities

AbleGamers Foundation - Enabling Fun for People with Disabilities | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
The AbleGamers Foundation, a charity dedicated to bring greater accessibility for the disabled community into the digital space. Because everyone, no matter the disability should have a right to fun.
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Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of learning how to do something in a "crash course" type setting. You're surrounded by other people like you who are getting their start, as well as smart teachers ...
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Outside the boy box: Women embrace and rethink video games

Outside the boy box: Women embrace and rethink video games | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
As gaming spreads to mobile devices and Facebook, adult women are elbowing their way into a preserve once claimed by teenage boys, prompting the industry - worth $1.7-billion in Canada alone - to start thinking outside the testosterone-fuelled Xbox.
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She Tried To Make Good Video Games For Girls, Whatever That Meant

She Tried To Make Good Video Games For Girls, Whatever That Meant | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Companies fail all the time, but this, this was different. For Brenda Laurel, it was personal.
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The Designer's Notebook: Triple-A Games for Women? Seriously?

In this installment of his long-running column, the design consultant questions the founder and CEO of a new developer just how she hopes to transform the industry by creating full-price retail titles aimed at a female audience.
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An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley | TechCrunch

An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley | TechCrunch | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
I had a chance to discuss an amazing new non-profit program called CODE2040 with one of its founders today, Laura Weidman Powers.
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Awesome New Program Aims to Connect Young Women with STEM Mentors

Awesome New Program Aims to Connect Young Women with STEM Mentors | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Of all the various schemes to encourage more young women to pursue careers in STEM fields, a new six-week online mentoring program that aims to connect young women with female mentors already established in STEM fields seems especially promising.
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BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service | TechCrunch

BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service | TechCrunch | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
The growing prevalence of massively-open learning platforms and open education resources is bringing a sea change to the educational landscape.
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“I am no man”: For Zelda-playing daughter, dad gives Link a sex change

“I am no man”: For Zelda-playing daughter, dad gives Link a sex change | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
"Dad's favorite pastime shouldn't treat girls like second-class citizens."...
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18 Graduate Programs Embracing Games - Online Universities.com

18 Graduate Programs Embracing Games - Online Universities.com | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Here are just a few of the schools paving the way in using gaming in graduate education.
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Local scholarship helps women in video gaming industry

Local scholarship helps women in video gaming industry | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
A $50,000 tuition from the Vancouver Film School will be given to an aspiring female game designer. Video games pump $1.7 billion into the Canadian economy.
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A Dollhouse Designed To Get Girls Excited About Tech

A Dollhouse Designed To Get Girls Excited About Tech | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or "STEM," as these fields are collectively called nowadays) are overcrowded with dudes. Why are these fields so gender-imbalanced?
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WATCH: The Gamer Girl Manifesto!

WATCH: The Gamer Girl Manifesto! | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Young gamer girls have come together in the above video to tell you that it's not okay to harass them for participating in the 'guys-only' culture of video games.
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Wanted: More high-tech opportunities for women

Wanted: More high-tech opportunities for women | Engaging Access & Diversity in Game Development | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem: the gender gap in high-techventures.
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