How these students from 49 remote village schools are learning in state-of-the-art digital classrooms

How these students from 49 remote village schools are learning in state-of-the-art digital classrooms

The Indian government has achieved significantly in strengthening the rates of children’s enrollment to school. But, the real problem is in their learning outcomes. 85 percent of the 1.3 million schools in the country are in rural hinterlands, causing an acute shortage of good quality teachers, as well as a failure to create a confluence of cultures and exposure from the outside world, for the student. As of 2011, eVidyaloka is that nexus. A service-delivery model that aggregates passionate people across the world as volunteer teachers, eVidyaloka orchestrates sessions and lectures…

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Are these the world’s coolest offices?

Are these the world’s coolest offices?

Imagine going on your lunch break – but instead of just hitting the work canteen, you wander through plants, streams and even a few treehouses. This isn’t some vision of a utopian work future, it’s the reality for Amazon’s employees who work for the company in Seattle. The treehouse meeting areas are among many features (including plants, suspension bridges and indoor streams) of the new buildings, which will be laid out across three transparent, conjoined structures that the company calls spheres. The sites will act as hi-tech greenhouses for employees…

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These Hands-On Classes Teach You HTML, CSS, Online Privacy, and More

These Hands-On Classes Teach You HTML, CSS, Online Privacy, and More

If you’re looking to learn HTML, CSS, or JavaScript, why online privacy is so important, how Creative Commons works, or the basics of good password and security hygiene, these great online workshops from the Mozilla Foundation (that’s right, the folks behind Firefox) are perfect for teaching you or someone you know. The classes run the gamut from programming-focused ones to more informative, web literacy courses. Their interactive “CSS Story Cards,” which will get you familiar with and building an interactive story using HTML and CSS, as well as their “Erase…

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