From STEM to STEAM … and why that is important. STEM education For years there was STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Some students loved it, most others feared it. It smells geeky, and dry, technical for those who are inclined to fear it. Lately we discover the reason… Read the rest

LEGO Boost, new line for kids

If you’ve ever wished your childhood Lego creations could come to life, your dreams are now closer to reality. Lego has just unveiled a new subbrand called Boost which promises to do just that. The base set contains a combination of sensors, motors and a unique companion app that teaches… Read the rest

LEGO Mindstorms and MIT

The knowledge of MIT’s media lab about education and LEGO’s product development led to a ‘joint venture’ and to a magnificent product under the name LEGO Mindstorms. It is a quality tool for educating learners in controlling the real world with computers. Read more about it here.… Read the rest

Oxford joining MOOC

Oxford is joining MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), like Berkeley, Harvard and MIT. Starting in February 2017, Oxford University will partner with nonprofit online learning platform edX to teach a freely available economics class titled, “From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development.” Let’s hope they will do Computer Science as… Read the rest