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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.

View a trailer for Tumbleleaf below:


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...

Pot Noodle to pay for student’s tuition fees in Facebook search for ‘Scholar’

Unilever's Pot Noodle is offering one student the chance to have their tuition fees for the next year paid for them, as part of a new Facebook ‘Scholar’ campaign.

11/10/2013  |  Full story...

Tablets becoming ‘must have’ device for kids- Ofcom

Tablet usage among UK children is on the rise, with kids ditching mobiles and PCs for tavblets to access the internet, according to new research.

07/10/2013  |  Full story...

All exams ‘will be taken online within a decade’

By 2023, all UK exams will be completed using computers, according to a report from an independent education body.

24/09/2013  |  Full story...

Angry Birds gets educational- teaches kids physics with ‘Playground’

Angry Birds maker Rovio has got into the education market with a new educational product aimed at teaching kids physics based on the popular mobile game.

17/09/2013  |  Full story...

Google lets students rent textbooks on Play Store

Google is letting students borrow academic textbooks on their smartphones for 80% less than their print prices, as the internet giant takes on Apple in the lucrative digital education market.

12/08/2013  |  Full story...

Saving the UK’s high streets: ‘Retail is just part of the solution’

Following Mary Portas recent bid to turn around the fortunes of the UK’s high streets, former Focus and Iceland boss Bill Grimsey is leading an ‘alternative’ review that embraces not just retail, but the role of health centres, education, housing and leisure in luring shoppers away from their tablets and back on Britain’s streets.

20/06/2013  |  Full story...

Code Club World nurtures next generation of developers (backed by Google and Mozilla)

Kids programming organisation Code Club UK, is marking its first birthday by expanding its UK-based initiative to the entire world, backed by the likes of Google and Mozilla.

14/06/2013  |  Full story...

The 20 bloggers running Britain in 2013: Top UK influencers revealed

Britain’s most influential bloggers, who are shaping the nation’s behaviour from what we eat to how we vote, have been revealed.

13/03/2013  |  Full story...

The rise of online learning: Apple’s iTunes U hits 1 billion downloads

Apple has announced that its iTunes U online learning courses have reached the 1 billion download milestone 6 years after launch.

Watch this demonstration from Apple showing how iTunes U works:

01/03/2013  |  Full story...

Online education: UK universities to offer free courses online

A consortium of UK universities are launching an online project, giving public access to higher education courses via computers, tablets or smartphones.The move challenges US universities that have so far dominated this emerging digital education market. The initiative will include the Open University, King's College London, Bristol, Exeter, Warwick, East Anglia, Leeds, Lancaster, Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham and St Andrews. Courses will be offered from next year.

17/12/2012  |  Full story...

New tool predicts trending topics on Twitter

A new algorithm developed at MIT University predicts which Twitter topics will trend hours in advance and offers a new technique for analyzing data that fluctuate over time. Twitter’s home page features a regularly updated list of topics that are “trending,” meaning that tweets about them have suddenly exploded in volume. A position on the list is highly coveted as a source of free publicity, but the selection of topics is automatic, based on a proprietary algorithm that factors in both the number of tweets and recent increases in that number.

02/11/2012  |  Full story...

US elections: Will social media choose the next President?

As social media grows in popularity in the US, the the medium become less of a reporter of political races and more of a predictor of the results? This in-depth infographic from education platform Open Site looks at the evidence…

17/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google goes underwater as coral reefs gets Street View treatment

Google has gone underwater for its latest addition to its street view service, offering 360 degree interactive tours of some of the world’s most famous coral reefs. The firm has partnered with the Catlin Seaview Survey to add areas from the Great Barrier Reef and several other underwater spots. Other areas include Lady Elliot Island, Molokini Crater, Maui, Hanauma Bay, Hawaii, Oahu, and Apo Island, Philippines.

27/09/2012  |  Full story...

Email marketing trends- top sectors revealed

Charity organisations get the highest open rates for emails, while education and retail sectors get the lowest impact in the inbox, according to a new global study. In its 2012 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study, digital marketing technology provider Silverpop looked at email messages sent by 1,124 brands during 2011 and the first quarter of 2012.

10/09/2012  |  Full story...

Video viral of the week: Code Club school kids grill Internet pioneers

The founders of YouTube, Skype, Lastminute and even the world wide web face their toughest grilling yet in this humourous video from Code Club, a new UK initiative to try to get more kids learning to code. See why it’s our video viral of the week below.

26/06/2012  |  Full story...

Digital training: London college offers secondary school pupils digital qualifications

A new London School offering pupils as young as 14 with digital qualifications alongside standard GCSEs is due to open this September. Hackney Universal Technical College has been developed to prepare students for the digital economy. Located near Old Street’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ area (also known as 'Tech City'), the school’s cirriculum has been created in collaboration with a number of technology companies in the Hackney borough.

09/05/2012  |  Full story...

£22 ‘DIY’ mini computer goes on sale: Raspberry Pi teaches coding to kids

A hand-held computer called the Raspberry Pi has gone on sale in the UK for just £22 this week, aimed at teaching children how to programme and code. After going on sale yesterday, the motherboard device sold out within hours. Massive demand for the computer has caused the website of one supplier, Leeds-based Premier Farnell, to crash under the weight of heavy traffic.

01/03/2012  |  Full story...

US: Tablets becoming ‘playmate, teacher and babysitter’ for kids

The rise of gadgets is ushering in a new generation of kids who are growing up digital, with many US children using tablet devices for games, education and TV shows, according to new research. According to a Nielsen survey of adults with children under 12 in tablet-owning households, in Q4 2011 seven out of every 10 children in tablet-owning households used a tablet computer – a nine percent increase compared to Q3 2011.

21/02/2012  |  Full story...

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