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Philips and Targos collaborate to advance digital pathology education and enhance global training

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“As we seek to achieve the goal of high-quality global standardization of clinical biomarkers such as PD-L1 or multiplex immune response markers, establishing global, digital training is essential,” said Thomas Henkel, PhD, CEO, Targos. “We plan to harness the full power of the Philips Pathology Education Tutor to reach more pathologists and achieve the best learning outcomes.” Pathologists from all over the world participate in Targos’ training courses, which consist of clinical and biological background information about specific... Read More »

BMW Summer School 2018: Focus on “Intelligent Cars on Digital Roads”

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The BMW Summer School 2018 was jointly set up in cooperation with the Franco-German University (UFA), EURECOM, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and BayFrance under the umbrella of the German French Academy for the Industry of the Future by TUM and the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom). To mark the 150th anniversary of the TUM, the BMW Summer School was held at the TUM Science & Study Centre Raitenhaslach from 29 July to 3 August 2018. Applicants were invited to submit their research in relevant fields, such as user centric interaction design... Read More »

Five new grants to support CS education research

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After consulting with many CS education experts, we realized that while some research existed, more was needed. To better understand current research needs, we funded exploratory research and held a gathering of  prominent CS education researchers who advised us on current research needs. Using criteria they helped us develop, we invited more than 100 CS education researchers to contribute proposals for innovative new research. Today, we’re excited to announce the recipients of the Computer Science (CS) Education Research Awards: Harva... Read More »

Boeing donates $5 million to launch European STEM education effort

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Boeing announced a $5 million investment in Newton Europe to launch Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-focused "Newton Rooms" across nine European countries. Pioneered by non-profit organization FIRST Scandinavia, Newton Rooms are themed, state-of-the-art classrooms focused on experiential learning. Boeing's multi-year investment will establish Newton Rooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Sweden. "Newton's proven teaching methods and immersive, hands-on educational environ... Read More »

Lifelong learning for everyone: What we’ve learned from our European social innovation partners

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Despite technology offering more learning options than ever before, we haven’t yet figured out a way that this can truly benefit everyone. Take, for example, the early enthusiasm for bringing university content online to democratize higher education—and the sobering reality that these online courses are overwhelmingly used by people who already have a higher education. We learned from a recent IPPR report that it is vital for digital skills programs to address a diverse audience and provide skills for the future as well as skills for immediate ... Read More »

#IMakeApps: A French farmer helps kids develop healthy digital habits

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When and why did you get involved with technology? I got into technology when I was 19. I thought new technologies will dramatically change the way children grow, learn and interact with each other. I created Xooloo to give super powers to children through technology. I chose to be an entrepreneur because I want to make a difference and I genuinely enjoy working with other like-minded people that carry the same sentiment. How did you get into farming? I worry about the world that we’ll leave behind for children, and as an extension of what w... Read More »

Apple’s free Schoolwork app now available for teachers

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Schoolwork, along with Apple’s Classroom app, provides teachers around the world with powerful tools to enhance the learning experience and help both educators and students get more out of the technology they use in the classroom everyday. The all-new Schoolwork app empowers teachers to take full advantage of the power and creativity of iPad to create new learning experiences for their students. Schoolwork makes it easy to create and send announcements and assignments with almost any type of content, from web links to PDFs and documents,... Read More »

Supporting CS educators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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As digital technologies continue to evolve at an increasingly faster rate, it’s predicted that 21 million new jobs will be created in the next 10 to 15 years. CS has a crucial role in equipping students with the technical skills to embrace these new opportunities and career choices. CS education includes design, data, algorithms and the study of computer systems, while also promoting crucial skills such as collaboration, problem-solving and creativity. We believe every student should have the opportunity to learn CS; with that comes the respons... Read More »

Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students nationwide

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Beginning this fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language. Apple created the comprehensive Everyone Can Code curricula so students from kindergarten to college and beyond can learn and write code using Swift. With teacher guides and lessons, students learn the basics on iPad with Swift Playgrounds which lets you use real code to solve puzzles and control characters with just a tap, to App Dev... Read More »

G Suite Enterprise for Education is now available

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In January, we announced G Suite Enterprise for Education, a new edition of G Suite for Education that offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for large institutions and customized for education. Starting today, G Suite Enterprise for Education is generally available to educational institutions in the United States, and is coming to more countries soon. Additionally, new tools—such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME—will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education user... Read More »

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