One Laptop Per Child Isn't Quite Dead Yet

Fans of the One Laptop Per Child program were shocked and saddened to hear of the organization's imminent demise this week. There's only one problem: OLPC isn't actually dead. Despite what some blogs are reporting, the organization is alive and well… just not as alive and well as it once was. » 3/11/14 6:32pm 3/11/14 6:32pm

15 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever

Every generation has its shiny new technology that's supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books. In the 1930s it was television lectures. Here in the second decade of the 21st century, it seems the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is the education tech of tomorrow. Let's hope it pans out… » 1/16/14 12:21pm 1/16/14 12:21pm

This Gorgeous Game Teaches You the History of Typography

Do you like type? Did you go see the movie Helvetica and break out in tears of joyful satisfaction at the end credits? Do you have a graphic designer cousin who taught you what sans serif meant, and did you think it was fascinating? You're going love Type:Rider. » 10/10/13 5:54pm 10/10/13 5:54pm

World's Largest Lego Fleet Sails Into Philadelphia Port

This Saturday, in honor of Coast Day, the world's largest Lego ship collection will be displayed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. 120 Lego ships will be showcased, from tugboats to aircraft carriers and super tankers. The ships vary in length from 1-ft coastal vessels to 6-ft maritime monstrosities. » 9/06/13 9:07pm 9/06/13 9:07pm

There May Not Actually Be A Shortage Of STEM Workers At All

It's pretty common knowledge that the U.S. isn't producing enough mathematicians, scientists and engineers to support demand in "STEM" fields. And reports come and go that other countries are facing similar shortages. But like all things that are definitely true, it's actually pretty complicated to prove that the trend… » 9/01/13 11:44am 9/01/13 11:44am

The Gear and Apps You Need to Survive the Next Semester

Okay, this is it. Back to school, again. Whether it's your first college semester or you can see graduation on the horizon, these tools will make the next few months infinitely more bearable. » 8/17/13 11:04am 8/17/13 11:04am

1980s College Dean: Universities Will Collapse Because of Liberals

It's a perennial question that gets people on both sides of the debate pretty riled up — should everyone go to college? With the cost of higher education continuing to climb since the postwar era — a time when many people were able to pay for college with part-time jobs and generous government assistance like the G.I.… » 8/14/13 6:12pm 8/14/13 6:12pm

Before Online Education, These 15 TVs Were the Classroom of Tomorrow

On a muggy spring day in Manhattan during the throes of the Great Depression, about 200 New York University students shuffled into a room on the 62nd floor of the RCA Building. They were there for a lesson on the principles of photoelectricity, taught by their professor, Dr. C. C. Clark. But strangely, the professor… » 7/10/13 6:36pm 7/10/13 6:36pm

Is the World Ready for Online Masters Degrees to Be Taken Seriously?

It's sort of a utopian nerd dream, using the internet to be educated by the best universities in the world. We have online universities now, but they've become more targets of mean jokes than legitimate means to further education. But increasingly, that's beginning to change. » 6/06/13 5:30pm 6/06/13 5:30pm

Xerox's New Grading Copiers Will Finally Make Scantron Obsolete

Not content with having them only print, copy, collate, and staple, Xerox is adding a new trick to its photocopiers that promises to give teachers more time with their students. Custom software will actually let a school's photocopier not only grade papers, but also keep tabs on which students are struggling in… » 5/08/13 11:13am 5/08/13 11:13am