Morocco's colonial heritage in higher education

Al Jazeera

Rabat, Morocco - When Widad Houmaid, 20, earned good marks in high school, she decided to enrol in a biology class at Hassan II University in Casablanca. There was only one problem; Moroccan university professors teach science in French. Houmaid, a graduate of Moroccan public schools where maths and science are taught in Arabic, does not speak French. She is now struggling in her biology class. "You have to speak French to get the professors' respect, and to get their attention," she said.


From high school English teacher to Software Engineer at a Machine Learning company (Podcast)

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On today's episode of the podcast, I got to chat with software engineer Jackson Bates who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Jackson used to be a high school English teacher, but gradually taught himself to code and landed a pretty sweet gig as a React dev, partly by chance. Today he works part time as a developer, part time as a stay at home dad, and volunteers his time with various open source projects. Jackson grew up in England, and studied English in school. Although going into education seemed a logical choice, he dabbled in other fields - like working at a prison cafeteria - for a while before landing a teaching job.


Vol 13, No 10 (2018) International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

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HOy traemos a este espacio el último número el Vol 13, No 10 (2018) del International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) This interdisciplinary journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning. So it aims to bridge the gap between pure academic research journals and more practical publications. So it covers the full range from research, application development to experience reports and product descriptions. Readers don't have to pay any fee. Vol 13, No 10 (2018) Table of Contents Papers Innovative English Classroom Teaching Based on Online Computer Technology in Rural Middle and Primary Schools Application of Brain Neural Network in Personalized English Education System Songlin Yang, Min Zhang A Generic Tool for Generating and Assessing Problems Automatically using Spreadsheets Maria Assumpció Rafart Serra, Andrea Bikfalvi, Josep Soler Masó, Jordi Poch Garcia A High Security Distance Education Platform Infrastructure Based on Private Cloud Jingtai Ran, Kepeng Hou, Kegang Li, Niya Dai Student Performance Prediction Model Based on Discriminative Feature Selection Haixia Lu, Jinsong Yuan An Eight-Layer Model for Mathematical Cognition Marios A. Pappas, Athanasios S. Drigas, Fotini Polychroni Design and Implementation of University Art Education Management System Based on JAVA Technology The Design and Application of Flip Classroom Teaching Based on Computer Technology Jia Li, Xiaoxia Zhang, Zijun Hu Feature Extraction and Learning Effect Analysis for MOOCs Users Based on Data Mining Intelligent System for College English Listening and Writing Training Development of an Accounting Skills Simulation Practice System Based on the B/S Architecture Jianmei Liu, Rong Fu Teaching Quality Evaluation and Scheme Prediction Model Based on Improved Decision Tree Algorithm Sujuan Jia, Yajing Pang Blended Learning Innovation Model among College Students Based on Internet Score Prediction Model of MOOCs Learners Based on Neural Network Yuan Zhang, Wenbo Jiang Design and Implementation of the Online Computer-Assisted Instruction System Based on Object-Oriented Analysis Technology Wenbo Zhou, Lei Shi, Jian Chen Matlab-Realized Visual A* Path Planning Teaching Platform Communication Jigsaw: A Teaching Method that Promotes Scholarly Communication A Tablet-Computer-Based Tool to Facilitate Accurate Self-Assessments in Third- and Fourth-Graders Denise Villanyi, Romain Martin, Philipp Sonnleitner, Christina Siry, Antoine Fischbach Short Papers Application of Blockchain Technology in Online Education Han Sun, Xiaoyue Wang, Xinge Wang The Grading Multiple Choice Tests System via Mobile Phone using Image Processing Technique Worawut Yimyam, Mahasak Ketcham Offline Support Model for Low Bandwidth Users to Survive in MOOCs International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning.


Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'

NPR Technology

Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. When principal Kelli Hoffman ran into her students at a McDonald's during summer break, she knew they weren't there for the McNuggets.


Physics teacher at Catholic high school in San Pedro is arrested in child porn case

Los Angeles Times

A physics teacher at a San Pedro Catholic high school was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said. Daniel O'Connell, 32, was taken into custody during a search of his Rancho Palos Verdes home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. O'Connell has been a part-time teacher at Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro. Detectives from the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children unit began investigating O'Connell after they were tipped off that he was allegedly engaged in inappropriate contact with minors, police said. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a nonprofit organization, told investigators that O'Connell met the minors on a mathematics tutoring website, according to police.