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On the Road to 24/7 Learning

In June, I attended two important education events in Atlanta, the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference and the State Educational Technology Directors Association Emerging Technologies Forum...

Jul 16, 2014 by Vicki Mealer-Burke

100 Teens That Are Changing the World

Three years ago, a horrific tsunami wreaked unimaginable tragedy on the northeastern region of Japan. Now, some inspiring teens from Tohoku High School are taking action and making a difference.

Apr 15, 2014 by Aiko Okada

Bringing Mobile Connectivity to 150 Communities through EKOCENTER

In an effort to connect individuals in developing countries around the world, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Coca-Cola, DEKA R&D and other industry leaders today announced we are working together to bring EKOCENTER—a kiosk designed to improve the well-being of communities—to 20 countries around the world by the end of 2015.

Sep 24, 2013

Sesame Workshop Salutes Qualcomm and Mobile Education

The Muppets celebrated mobile this week, awarding Qualcomm its annual Corporate Leadership Award for technology advances in early childhood education at the 11th annual Sesame Workshop Gala in New York City.

Jun 3, 2013 by Michelle Kessler

Happy Birthday Freidrich Froebel: Three Reasons Mobile is the Right Platform for 21st Century Learning

How many things look exactly the same as they did 10, maybe 20 years ago? What about 50? If you’re struggling for an answer, just turn to the public education system. While most schools remain in an industrial era model, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 65 percent of grade school kids will end up in jobs that haven’t been created yet.[1] To add to that, classroom sizes are continuing to grow as a majority of states are spending less per pupil than they did before the recession.[2]

Apr 23, 2013 by Susan Silveira

Wireless Helps Teachers Learn and Stay Connected

Through decades of research, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) has documented the importance of collaboration in enabling teachers to improve their practice. Often, however, the norm for teachers in the United States is to work in isolation, cut off from colleagues and from technology that can help them access resources and expertise. This isolation is especially detrimental for new teachers, who are at the highest risk for leaving the profession.

Jul 3, 2012 by Tom Carroll

The 21st Century Classroom Powered by Wireless Technology

If you’re interested in advancing the industrial-era educational system into one that is more appropriate for the 21st century, the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2012 (iCTLT) held in late March in Singapore was the place to be.

Apr 17, 2012 by Erin Gavin

One Key Take-away from Davos this year: Don’t Forget the Teachers!

While attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland a couple of weeks back, I was able to engage with people from all over the world and exchange perspectives on a wide variety of topics. I have long advocated that wireless is an ideal platform for advancing education and providing students with always on, always connected educational content

Feb 7, 2012

Qualcomm Applauds Release of Digital Textbook Playbook

At Qualcomm, we believe that America’s students should have the same 24/7 access to their learning communities that we have in our work lives. Today, the FCC and the U.S. Department of Education took a big step towards making that a reality with the release of the Digital Textbook Playbook.

Feb 1, 2012 by Dean Brenner

Providing Access to the Children of Indian Migrant Workers

India is considered to be one of the key emerging markets in the world. While the rest of the world has concerns about an aging population, the Indian Census Bureau reports that 40 percent of the populace in India is below the age of 18, and by 2015, 55 percent will be under 20. In order to convert this opportunity into a strength, education of young Indians has become an imperative - beginning with pre-school age education.

Oct 4, 2011

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