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China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat, QQ or other mobile apps to assign homework or ask parents to grade students’ assignments. As mobile internet booms in China, phones have become an extension of daily activities, including school practices. Instead of announcing homework in class or han...
Tags: Asia, Learning, Education, China, Tech, Software, Beijing, Tencent, WeChat, Homework, Shenzhen, Zuoyebang, Department Of Education, Zhejiang, NetEase, Ministry of Education


Standardized tests: Finland’s education system vs. the U.S.

Imperial China developed the first standardized tests for bureaucratic hopefuls.Finland has all but done away with standardized tests, and its education system remains one of the best in the world.The United States relies heavily on these tests and scores lower than Finland in academic rigor, yet provides a more balanced educational system for boys and girls, as well as immigrantsImperial China developed the world's first standardized tests. During the country's Tang dynasty, bureaucratic hopefu...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Florida, Texas, Education, California, China, Singapore, New York City, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, Testing, Innovation, Finland


In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a Tiger Mom or a Driven Dad

Mete out love and discipline. Set ambitious goals. Endure a teenager’s first dates. Fans say the game Chinese Parents is a surprisingly poignant exercise in role reversal.
Tags: News, Education, Parenting, China, Amy, Chua, Computers and the Internet, Children and Childhood, Computer and Video Games, Chinese Parents (Video Game, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Book


Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Chinese and Hongkonger university applicants now outnumber those from WalesRecord numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures.Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows a spike in demand for undergraduate places from mainland China and a small rise in applications from the EU, despite fears over Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Students, Education, Wales, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, Applying to university, International Students, Brexit Continue, Hongkonger


How Asian Colleges are Different From American Colleges

If you're studying abroad in Asia, here's what you need to know. Asia is the largest continent on the planet, rich with different cultures and filled with more than four billion people. This, naturally, makes it an appealing study abroad destination. But obviously it's important to know the cultural differences and what to expect before going there. Because you will be studying on a college campus, whether through an international partnership of your school or through a faculty-led program, kno...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, College, China, India, US, University, Thailand, United States, Philippines, Colleges, Study Abroad, College Life, American College Football


pi-top’s latest edtech tool doubles down on maker culture

London-based edtech startup, pi-top, has unboxed a new flagship learn-to-code product, demoing the “go anywhere” Pi-powered computer at the Bett Show education fare in London today. Discussing the product with TechCrunch ahead of launch, co-founder and CEO Jesse Lozano talked up the skills the company hopes students in the target 12-to-17 age range will develop and learn to apply by using sensor-based connected tech, powered by its new pi-top 4, to solve real world problems. “When you get a pi-t...
Tags: Apple, Learn To Code, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Europe, Texas, London, Hardware, Education, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, California, China, Stem, Tech


Oxford places ban on donations and research grants from Huawei

Decision on Chinese telecoms firm comes as national security concerns mount in the westThe University of Oxford has placed an indefinite ban on accepting research grants or donations from the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is already facing mounting concerns from several governments about whether it poses a risk to national security.The decision emerged the day after the US prosecutors reportedly opened an investigation into Huawei for alleged theft of trade secrets from American firms. Con...
Tags: Technology, Education, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Oxford, University of Oxford, Huawei, westThe University of Oxford


The rise of (societal) resilience tech

If you follow millennials on Twitter (and god help you), then you know that Anne Helen Petersen’s piece this past weekend “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” struck a deep chord for many. It’s longform and detailed, but Petersen’s primary thesis is that my generation has been dumped into one of the worst moments for economic and social mobility in recent memory (global financial crisis, etc.), which has led us to massively over-optimize our lives to try to extract any value we can. B...
Tags: Startups, New York, Education, Climate Change, Finance, China, Tech, Policy, Morton, Petersen, Danny, Gremlin, Dan Abramov, Arman, Anne Helen Petersen, Even


Scam preys on Chinese students at schools in WA: tells them to pay up or face prison in China

A group of scammers claiming to be members of various Chinese law-enforcement agencies have extorted about $500,000 from Chinese citizens living in Washington on student or work visas, according to the FBI.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Washington, China, Data, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Eastside, WA


Byju’s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M

India-based educational startup Byju’s was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The ten-year-old company revealed today it has pulled in a total of $540 million from investors to go after international opportunities. The round is led by Naspers, the investment firm famous for backing Tencent that also includes educational firms Udemy, Codecademy and Brainly among its portfolio. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CP...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Education, China, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Tencent, General Atlantic, Latin America, Naspers, Lightspeed Ventures, World Wide Web


How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America

Image by Arielle Fragassi, via Flickr Commons In May of 1967,” writes Patrick Iber at The Awl, “a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, ‘I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral.’” With the hard-boiled tone one might expect from a spy, but the candor one may not, Braden revealed the Agency’s funding and support of all kinds of individuals and activities, including, perhaps most controversially, in the arts. Against objections that so man...
Tags: Google, Europe, Politics, Writing, Washington Post, College, China, America, Peter Matthiessen, New York Times, Iowa, Literature, Cia, Whitney, New Yorker, Kurt Vonnegut


What Every person Is Expressing About Higher education Scholarship Essay

The Good, the Bad and College Scholarship Essay Keep in mind, externally that the envelope, list the name of the particular scholarship you’re inquiring about. Now you have the ability to avail numerous search engines such as google for any one of an individual’s composition subject. Within an official letter you’re on average writing to have or give information regarding school, organization, employment, etc.. https://msu.edu/admissions/ Second, be in contact with the financial assistanc...
Tags: News, College, China, Optionally, Importance Of College, Jean Houston Ally


Alibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO

A lot of Chinese millennials may be delaying or opting out of childbearing, but those who have committed to parenting often go all out to ensure their children grow up healthy and do well in school. One company capitalizing on China’s booming mother and infant industry – which is expected to double in market valuation between 2015 and 2018 to top $520 billion, according to consulting firm Roland Berger – is Babytree. The Beijing-based firm started trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesd...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Asia, Education, Yahoo, Ebay, China, Tech, E-commerce, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, Taobao, Wang, Didi, Fosun International


An Archive of 800+ Imaginative Propaganda Maps Designed to Shape Opinions & Beliefs: Enter Cornell’s Persuasive Maps Collection

We tend to take a very special interest in archives and maps on this site—and especially in archives of maps. Yet it is rare, if not unheard of, to discover a map archive in which every single entry repays attention. The PJ Mode Persuasive Cartography Collection at Cornell University Library is such an archive. Each map in the collection, from the most simplified to the most elaborate, tells not only one story, but several, overlapping ones about its creators, their intended audience, their ant...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Maps, Politics, England, Wales, College, China, Russia, United States, Napoleon Bonaparte, Hitler, Archives, Robert Louis Stevenson, New York Times Magazine


An Archive of 800+ Propaganda Maps Designed to Shape Opinions & Beliefs: Enter Cornell’s Persuasive Maps Collection

We tend to take a very special interest in archives and maps on this site—and especially in archives of maps. Yet it is rare, if not unheard of, to discover a map archive in which every single entry repays attention. The PJ Mode Persuasive Cartography Collection at Cornell University Library is such an archive. Each map in the collection, from the most simplified to the most elaborate, tells not only one story, but several, overlapping ones about its creators, their intended audience, their ant...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Maps, Politics, England, Wales, College, China, Russia, United States, Napoleon Bonaparte, Hitler, Archives, Robert Louis Stevenson, New York Times Magazine


Hundreds of Wonderful Japanese Firework Designs from the Early-1900s: Digitized and Free to Download

The Japanese term for fireworks, hanabi ( ?? ), combines the words for fire, bi ( ? ), and flower, hana ( ? ). If you've seen fireworks anywhere, that derivation may seem at least vaguely apt, but if you've seen Japanese fireworks, it may well strike you as evocative indeed. The traditional Japanese way with presenting flowers, their shapes and colors as well as their scents, has something in common with the traditional Japanese way of putting on a fireworks show. Not that the production of fi...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Books, Japan, Design, London, College, China, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Yokohama, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Yokohama Board of Education, Hirayama Fireworks, Yokoi Fireworks


Growing Up Surrounded by Books Has a Lasting Positive Effect on the Brain, Says a New Scientific Study

Image by George Redgrave, via Flickr Commons Somewhere in the annals of the internet--if this sprawling, near-sentient thing we call the internet actually has annals--there is a fine, fine quote by filmmaker John Waters: We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them. Don’t let them explore you until they’ve explored the secret universes of books. Don’t let them connect with you until they’ve walked between the lines on the pages. Books...
Tags: Google, Books, College, China, Turkey, Norway, Australian National University, John Waters, Facebook Twitter, Social Science Research, KCRW, Waters, Ted Mills, Sikora, George Redgrave, Joanna Sikora


Wagashi: Peruse a Digitized, Centuries-Old Catalogue of Traditional Japanese Candies

If you've been to Japan, or even to any of the Japanese neighborhoods in cities around the world, you've seen wagashi (和菓子). You've probably, at least for a moment, marveled at their appearance as well: though essentially nothing more than sweet treats, they're made with such striking variety and refinement that you might hesitate to bite into them. First created in the 16th century, when trade with China made sugar into a staple in Japan, wagashi have developed into one of the country's signa...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Instagram, College, China, Food & Drink, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Andrea James, Bamboo Tea Whisks Hina Dolls Steel Balls More, Rilakkuma, 21st Century Los Angeles, Facebook Wagashi


Vishal Makhijani steps down as chief executive of Udacity

Vishal Makhijani, the long time chief executive of online education company Udacity, is stepping down as its chief executive officer, TechCrunch has learned. Makhijani first joined the company in 2013 as chief operating officer under Sebastian Thrun, the company’s founder and chief executive at the time. In 2016, Thrun, the original architect of Alphabet’s self-driving car initiatives and a storied entrepreneur and engineer in Silicon Valley, handed the reins of his online education startu...
Tags: TC, Europe, Education, China, India, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, X, Middle East, Brazil, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Director, Udacity


Early Japanese Animations: The Origins of Anime (1917 to 1931)

Japanese animation, AKA anime, might be filled with large-eyed maidens, way cool robots, and large-eyed, way cool maiden/robot hybrids, but it often shows a level of daring, complexity and creativity not typically found in American mainstream animation. And the form has spawned some clear masterpieces from Katsuhiro Otomos Akira to Mamoru Oishiis Ghost in the Shell to pretty much everything that Hayao Miyazaki has ever done. Anime has a far longer history than you might think; in fact, ...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, College, China, Los Angeles, Fox, Animation, Korea, Tokyo, Shell, Hayao Miyazaki, FELIX, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Asia Japan, ToonTown


MIT announces new college of computing with $1 billion commitment

MIT announced today that it is massively doubling down on the future of computer science with the launch of a new college of computing. The university is committing $1 billion in resources to the new school, and the university received a $350 million donation from Stephen A. Schwarzman, who will be the naming donor. MIT said that its commitment is the largest of a university yet to the discipline. The university is already one of the leaders in computer science, with a famed department located i...
Tags: Education, China, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, United States, Universities, Computer Science, New York Public Library, Philanthropy, Blackstone, Carnegie Mellon, Yale University, Institute, Bryant Park


Hautelinks: Non-Basic Fall Outfits, H&M x Moschino, AMAs Red Carpet Fashion, & More

From ELLE: 7 Non-Basic Outfits to Wear While Doing Your Favorite Basic Fall Activities. Love everything about the "Sipping on Starbucks" look!Here's Every Piece From The H&M x Moschino Collaboration, dropping in stores November 8.Who What Wear lists the best fall trends to buy, with picks for every budget.Missed the AMAs? Here's all the fabulous red carpet looks you need to see.And AMAs host Tracee Ellis Ross put the spotlight on Black designers all night long. Refinery 29 has everything you ne...
Tags: News, College, China, L'oreal, Starbucks, Muse, Tracee Ellis Ross, Cosmo, Dakota Johnson, Sephora, George, Lupita Nyong, Charles Melton, Riverdale, Hautelinks, Isabel Marant


A Radical Map Puts the Oceans–Not Land–at the Center of Planet Earth (1942)

We all learn the names, locations, and even characteristics of the oceans in school. But unless we go into oceanography or some other body-of-water-centric profession, few of us keep them at our command. Maybe the loss of that knowledge has to do with our land-centricity as a species: not only do we live on the stuff, we also put it before water intellectually. You can see how by taking a glance at the design of most any world map, whose framing, details, and color scheme all work together to h...
Tags: Google, Maps, Australia, College, China, Antarctica, South America, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Jacobs, Bering Strait, Colin Marshall, Spilhaus, 21st Century Los Angeles, Frank Jacobs, Athelstan Spilhaus


Does China Have Anything to Fear from Foreign Universities? Not Exactly

The party can have more faith in the loyalty of Chinese youth
Tags: News, Education, China, Uncategorized, Shanghai, New York University, Nyu


Corruption, Government Subsidies, and Innovation: Evidence from China

Governments subsidize a growing number of innovation efforts, many of which may face the challenge of corruption. Using Chinese data, this study finds corruption-related distortions in government R&D subsidies, which diminished after the 2012 anti-corruption campaign and rotation of provincial officials. It provide insights for designing effective R&D subsidy programs. [Author: by Lily Fang, Josh Lerner, Chaopeng Wu, and Qi Zhang]
Tags: College, China, Josh Lerner, Qi Zhang, by Lily Fang, Chaopeng Wu, and Qi Zhang, Lily Fang Josh Lerner Chaopeng Wu


Hunter S. Thompson Hated Getting Caricatured as “Uncle Duke” in Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury: ‘If I Ever Catch That Little Bastard, I’ll Tear His Lungs Out’

Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury is hardly the cultural touchstone it once was, but then again, neither are comic strips in general, and political strips in particular. No amount of urbane witticism and sequential narrative humor can compete with the crazed jumble of arcane memes in the 21st century. Hunter S. Thompson may have written about the late-20th century political scene as a hallucinatory nightmare, but perhaps even he would be surprised at how close reality has come to his hyperbole. In its...
Tags: Google, Post, Supreme Court, College, Washington, Ebay, Kentucky, China, America, Times, Rolling Stone, Duke, Thompson, Hunter, Trudeau, Facebook Twitter


Alibaba’s Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded

In an interview, Mr. Ma said it was “the beginning of an era” for him and that he planned to focus on philanthropy in education.
Tags: News, Education, Retirement, China, E-commerce, Alibaba, Alipay, Jack, Philanthropy, Jack Ma, Taobao, Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Ant Financial Services Group, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computers and the Internet


Kindergarten principal fired after welcoming back students with pole dancers performance

The principal of Xinshahui kindergarten in Shenzhen, China was fired after bringing pole dancers to perform for the students during back-to-school celebrations. From CNN: "The district education bureau believes performing pole dancing for kindergarten children is not appropriate," the statement (from the local education board) said, adding the school had been asked to apologize to students and parents. Principal Lai (Rong) told state tabloid Global Times that while "a few parents" had re...
Tags: School, Post, News, Education, China, Cnn, Dancing, Shenzhen China, Global Times, Xinshahui, Principal Lai Rong, Michael Standaert


Classic Songs by Bob Dylan Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers: “Like a Rolling Stone,” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” & More

Screenwriter Todd Alcott has been very busy since . To restate what should be obvious from the second, if not first glance, none of Alcott’s titles are real. His aesthetically convincing mock-ups pay tribute to favorite songs by favorite artists: David Bowie, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Elvis Costello… The start of the school year finds him in a Dylan mood, rendering some of his best known hits in a variety of pulp genre formats: Bob Dylan is the perfect subject for this project, because his w...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Comedy, Design, Etsy, NYC, College, China, San Francisco, Bob Dylan, New York Times, David Bowie, Madonna, Warhol, Time Magazine


Study of Portuguese and Spanish explodes as China expands role in Latin America

Thousands more Chinese students are taking up Latin American languages with an eye to improved employabilityWhen Zhang Fangming started learning Portuguese, it was with an eye to becoming a top Chinese diplomat in Brazil. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, China, Americas, World news, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Peru, El Salvador, Latin America, Zhang Fangming



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