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Young women hold ‘vote of no confidence’ over career in tech

There is a a worrying crisis in confidence among young women with regards to their digital skills, with the majority feeling less qualified than their male counterparts, according to a new survey.

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15/08/2017  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions 2107: Whirlpool wins top data prize for ‘Care Counts’ ad

Whirlpool has won top honours at Cannes Lions for data, with a campaign that gave at-risk kids access to clean clothes to help them stay in school.


22/06/2017  |  Full story...

Child safety online: Google game teaches kids to be “Internet Awesome”

Google has created a new web-based game designed to teach the fundamentals of internet safety to children.

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07/06/2017  |  Full story...

Digital skills gap: UK universities failing students and tech businesses

New research has exposed how Britain’s university system is outdated and not fit for purpose, with 48% of graduates lacking skills to secure some of the country’s most sought after jobs within the tech and marketing industries.

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27/03/2017  |  Full story...

New maths app does the homework (and explains answers)

A new app, Socratic has gone live, offering to solve student’s homework by from a simple camera snap.

23/01/2017  |  Full story...

Skype meets school: Live video learning platform launches

HowNow, a live video learning platform has launched, letting users take educational and lifestyle classes including, music, bookkeeping, cooking, painting and many more.


17/01/2017  |  Full story...

Global university rankings: Which is best for business?

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are still the charge for Business, but UK and France and challenging the top US institutions, according to new data.

30/03/2016  |  Full story...

Google denies secretly mining data from school children

Google has denied it broke its promises on using children's personal data, after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) accused it of collecting and storing data from children using its products at school.

03/12/2015  |  Full story...

New UK body to promote £45bn ‘edtech’ sector

A new national strategic body, Edtech UK, is being launched to promote the UK’s education technology sector, worth £45bn in 2015 and poised to reach £129bn by 2020m globally, according to a new report from London & Partners and Edtech UK.

27/10/2015  |  Full story...

Case study: OMO ‘Fast Maths’ app educates South African kids

South Africa may have one of the lowest maths literacy rates in the world, but it’s up there when it comes to tech literacy – the market boasts 86% mobile penetration. Using the latter to boost the former seemed a good opportunity – and laundry brand OMO, with a stated purpose of unlocking human potential – was in a good place to make it happen.

24/09/2015  |  Full story...

Facebook brings free education app to US schools

Facebook has launched a free education app for teachers that helps track students' progress and makes it easier to create custom learning plans.

07/09/2015  |  Full story...

BBC gives away Raspberry Pi rival to a million school kids

The BBC is to give away one million new Micro:bit computers to 11- and 12-year-old children across the UK.

08/07/2015  |  Full story...

Digital platforms encouraging children to read- report

As concerns rise over literacy levels in the UK, it seems that digital platforms are having a positive effect on children’s reading habits, according to a new report.

20/05/2015  |  Full story...

Elearning shambles in US school system: $1.3bn project goes awry

A $1.3 billion iPad school project in the US is in turmoil, amid complaints that the scheme was incomplete and let pupils bypass security.

21/04/2015  |  Full story...

LinkedIn expands into online learning with $1.5bn Lynda purchase

LinkedIn has bought US online learning business Lynda for $1.5bn (£1.1bn), marking the professional networking site's biggest acquisition to date.

10/04/2015  |  Full story...

MyEd lets parents and pupils rate educational institutions

MyEd – a new start-up – has today launched, allowing parents and students to rate and review different education institutions across the UK.

02/04/2015  |  Full story...

Top salaries in Digital: PPC marketers earn the most

Pay-per-click is one of the key skills that needs to be mastered by those wanting to excel in the digital sector, according to new research.

31/03/2015  |  Full story...

Most primary school teachers say science being neglected- survey

Teachers need more support to inspire next generation of scientists, with many technology and engineering lessons being deprioritised in favour of literacy and numeracy, according to a new report out today.

06/03/2015  |  Full story...

AOL debuts YouBuild competition to inspire kids to Code for their school

AOL UK has launched YouBuild, a competition to engage and inspire school children to learn how to code.


06/03/2015  |  Full story...

Most parents want more digital marketing practices taught in classrooms

Three quarters of parents agree that there should be more emphasis on teaching school-age children about digital marketing, ecommerce and affiliate marketing, according to new research.

19/12/2014  |  Full story...

Mystery email sparks ‘bellogate’ spam attack at UCL

In another example of how quicky digtal can spin out of control, a mysterious email reading "bello" was sent to all UCL students in the UK yesterday, causing thousands of spam messages to clog up inboxes

10/10/2014  |  Full story...

Forget bankers, UK parents want kids to have digital careers

While doctors remain the most desirable profession for parents to aspire for their kids, digital carers in app development and tech entrepreneurship are now more popular than bankers, according tpo a new UK survey.

03/09/2014  |  Full story...

Amazon streams first original kids' series

Amazon is premiering three of its first-ever original kids' series in the UK exclusively on Prime Instant Video, as the online retail giant expands further into content production.

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19/05/2014  |  Full story...

Sesame Street goes digital with $4 subscription

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has launched Sesame GO, a web-based video subscription service.

10/04/2014  |  Full story...

Teacher’s tweet about online privacy ‘reaches 42 million people’

A social media experiment started by a fourth grade teacher from Ontario has shown up in the feeds of 42 million users, according to Twitter analytics specialist SocialBro. The post was retweeted 88,898 times with London the most active city, even though the original post originated in Canada.

12/02/2014  |  Full story...

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