• Education

    Teaching in the ‘Metaverse’? Roblox Looks to Make It a Reality

    Hoping to expand its presence in K-12 schools, gaming company Roblox announced this month a new $10 million fund to support the creation of online learning experiences that take advantage of its platform’s unique way of letting users play, explore, and socialize in an endlessly evolving virtual world. “We’re ready to find and reward developers and organizations who can figure out how to really lean into our great physics, strong immersive 3-D capabilities, and multiplayer experiences to teach in a deeper way,” Rebecca Kantar, the company’s head of education and the director of its new Roblox Community Fund, said in an interview. Founded in 2004, Roblox is now worth an…

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  • Jobs

    Florida Worker Applied to 60 Entry-Level Jobs, Got One Interview

    Businesses across the US say they are struggling to find employees, especially for hourly work. Joey Holz decided to test their claims, submitting two applications a day in September. Holz got one interview, and his summary of the experiment went viral on multiple platforms. Loading Something is loading. We are so sorry! We bumped into a system failure and couldn’t take your email this time. Thank you for signing up! Joey Holz recalled first hearing complaints about a labor shortage last year when he called to donate convalescent plasma at a clinic near Fort Myers, Florida. “The guy went on this rant about how he can’t find help and he…

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  • Science

    The Science of Mind Reading

    As the woman watched the slide show, the scanner tracked patterns of activation among her neurons. These patterns would be analyzed in terms of “voxels”—areas of activation that are roughly a cubic millimetre in size. In some ways, the fMRI data was extremely coarse: each voxel represented the oxygen consumption of about a million neurons, and could be updated only every few seconds, significantly more slowly than neurons fire. But, Norman said, “it turned out that that information was in the data we were collecting—we just weren’t being as smart as we possibly could about how we’d churn through that data.” The breakthrough came when researchers figured out how to…

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  • Exchange Student

    Did you know Jin from BTS went as an exchange student to Australia? These throwback pics will melt your heart

    BTS’ Jin’s adorable pics from his time in Australia&nbsp Before becoming the Mr Worlwide Handsome that we all know and love, BTS’ singer Jin was an adorable boy stealing hearts with his innocent looks. While millions of people know him for his accomplishments and superior visuals, but did you know he was once an exchange student and travelled across the globe to Australia? Here’s everything you need to know about that short trip. Let’s throw it way back to 2007 when a little Jin was clad in his red hoodie and taking Australia by storm with his boyish looks. As part of a student exchange programme, he had attended a…

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  • Online School

    Take schooling to the next level with Impaq Online School

    South Africa’s largest home education curriculum provider has launched a brand-new Impaq Online School at a time when demand for distance education continues to grow rapidly. For 20 years, Impaq has been a leader in structured homeschooling in South Africa. During this period, more than 169 000 learners have used their educational services. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for their homeschooling offering — which follows the CAPS curriculum and caters for grade R to grade 12 learners — has accelerated, with record numbers of families switching to this form of education in the last 18 months. Amid this backdrop, Impaq has embarked on taking schooling to the…

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  • Education

    Petition aims to dissolve Nebraska board of education

    Nebraskans are collecting signatures for a 2022 ballot initiative that would dissolve several key education positions, replacing them with a new office that reports only to the governor. The petition seeks to dismantle the state’s Department of Education, elected School Board, and School Board Commissioner through a constitutional amendment which would create a new Office of Education, overseen by the governor’s office.  That stems mostly from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts’ multiple clashes with the state’s school board this year over its proposed updates to the state’s health education standards.  The updated standards would have incorporated lessons about gender identity and sexual orientation in school health classes. The board in September…

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  • Jobs

    2021 MBA Employment: Plenty Of Jobs For Yale MBAs, But Median Pay Flattens

    Yale School of Management released employment data for its MBA program this month MBA job offers and acceptances were down across the board in 2020, and we don’t need to remind you why. However, while the jobs were harder to find, the ones that graduates did land paid well enough to allow B-schools to boast about the continued strong ROI of their programs. That was the case at Yale School of Management. Last year, in the depths of the pandemic, the Yale Class of 2020 made news with a major increase in total compensation, fueled by a big boost in median base pay — even as both job offers an acceptances…

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