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Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? - Edudemic

Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? - Edudemic | random computing | Scoop.it
Why don't more girls pursue technology careers, become scientists, or become computer scientists? They seem to be self-restraining from computer science degrees and more.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:41 AM

Something we need to change.

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Near and dear to me!

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letsthinkabout.us | Raspberry Pi Genetic Algorithm

letsthinkabout.us | Raspberry Pi Genetic Algorithm | random computing | Scoop.it
We can use the concept of evolution and sex to solve problems. It's called a genetic algorithm, and
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Robots in the classroom help autistic children learn - BBC News

Robots in the classroom help autistic children learn - BBC News | random computing | Scoop.it
Two humanoid robots have been helping teach autistic children at a school in Birmingham.
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Serious Games for Serious Pharmacy Education

Serious Games for Serious Pharmacy Education | random computing | Scoop.it
A recent publication in JMIR Education caught my attention that was focused
on the use of games in pharmacy education. Titled "Student Preferences on
Gaming Aspects for a Serious Game in Pharmacy Practice Education: A
Cross-Sectional Study," the study aimed to 'determine the types of gaming
aspects that students would like to play in a pharmacy-related serious
game.'

For those unfamiliar with concept of 'serious gaming,' it basically entails
the idea that games can be used outside the rea
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Are video games the future of education ? | Spin | The Cri Science Pedagogy & Innovation News

Are video games the future of education ? | Spin | The Cri Science Pedagogy & Innovation News | random computing | Scoop.it
The Cri Science Pedagogy & Innovation News
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TeCoEd (Teaching Computing Education)

TeCoEd (Teaching Computing Education) | random computing | Scoop.it
Education Resources
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Fantastic resources (not just for education but physical computing in general)

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'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D

'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D | random computing | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.

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What CAN'T virtual worlds do?! ;)

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Homemade hologram | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Homemade hologram | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here | random computing | Scoop.it
Create a holographic display with just a CD case and a tablet or phone.
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Probably the cutest computational thinking in the world

Probably the cutest computational thinking in the world | random computing | Scoop.it
Dash and dot robots and computational thinking
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How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas | MIT Sloan Management Review

How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas | MIT Sloan Management Review | random computing | Scoop.it
There's a link between the amount of diversity in employees’ Twitter networks and the quality of their ideas.
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Disney Research » Development of a Bipedal Robot that Walks Like an Animation Character

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Creativity online grows in real life

Creativity online grows in real life | random computing | Scoop.it
Pupils from the Adelaide Hills area have been invited to design their “perfect national park” using the block-building game Minecraft.

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Using Minecraft for social impact (and developing critical thinking skills along the way)

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Piper: a Minecraft Toolbox For Budding Inventors

Piper: a Minecraft Toolbox For Budding Inventors | random computing | Scoop.it
A Minecraft toolbox for anyone to create and invent with technology. Build electronics. Invent power-ups. Create the future.
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Jobs - The University of Northampton

Jobs - The University of Northampton | random computing | Scoop.it

Graduate Teaching Assistant (0.5 FTE) (UN1660)
Job Type
Part Time Fixed Term
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£25,513 - £31,342 per annum, pro rata


4 x 0.5 FTE posts, 3 years fixed term

The Department of Computing & Immersive Technology is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual who can contribute to our teaching and related activities in support our MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc Computing provision.

The successful candidate will register for a PhD with the School of Science & Technology (a reduction in fees or fee waiver may be possible).


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The Internet of Anything: Microsoft Brings Free Windows to the Raspberry Pi

The Internet of Anything: Microsoft Brings Free Windows to the Raspberry Pi | random computing | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi 2 will pack more power for the same price, plus it will soon be able to run Windows.
The post The Internet of Anything: Microsoft Brings Free Windows to the Raspberry Pi appeared first on WIRED.
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Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games

Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games | random computing | Scoop.it
Gamification is less about games than it is about a fun-filled incentivization program. And the good news is the tools to help have been advancing quickly.

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Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off

Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off | random computing | Scoop.it
Virtual reality, along with its potential, has been around for years.  While there were some apps that took advantage of its “wow” factor early in development by pointing us to the closest subway or restaurant through our smartphones, the rich applications have always required the use of a bulky pair of goggles.  These have not been lightweight goggles!  As researchers of education, we found them in university engineering labs but potential was never realized because of its cost and bulk.

Once Oculus Rift, a virtual reality company created for gaming was acquired by Facebook, development accelerated.  Other companies entered the commercial space.  The goggles are getting more lightweight.  Learning will see some incredible applications in the near future – this may be bigger than anyone anticipates.  It’s not just about gaming.

From the New York Times, “READY or not, here comes virtual reality.
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Virtual reality enters a new dimension in gaming

Virtual reality enters a new dimension in gaming | random computing | Scoop.it
New technologies are pushing ultra-convincing virtual realities out of the realm of science fiction and into the now at the Consumer Electronics Show this year.

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Glowing Twitter beacon | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Glowing Twitter beacon | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here | random computing | Scoop.it
Make a light that flashes each time a certain phrase is tweeted.
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Computational Creativity and the What-If Machine

Computational Creativity and the What-If Machine | random computing | Scoop.it
As computers have become more sophisticated, researchers have increasingly asked whether or not machines have the capability for creativity.
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