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Category Archives: Education

K, kilo, kibi, bytes, bits and the rest

While writing the previous article, I had again to deal with the confusion caused by the question “What is a KB?”. Let’s start with some well known facts. First, unless you live in the US (and Myanmar and Liberia), you use the metric system. This means that you have some basic units, like meter, second, […]

Online Education: YouTube Education (again)

I imagined I was going to end this series a while back, but it seems that I keep finding related topics. I already discussed this particular topic before and I am just going to make some amendments. Recently, I keep running into some amazing science channels on YouTube. And what’s interesting is that these channels […]

LinuxCon Europe 2013 – part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) for the 2013 European edition of LinuxCon. It was my first time at LinuxCon and it was the biggest conference I attended (it’s bigger and nicer than FOSDEM). And I got to visit a very nice city: Edinburgh. If you ever get the chance […]

Online Education: CrashCourse & YouTube Education Channels

I talked about emerging online education platforms like Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy and what are the features that make those projects interesting. But I couldn’t close this series of articles without mentioning a smaller but cool project that I found. Crash Course is a YouTube channel that offers courses that you would find in a […]

Digital education for kids: Scratch

A friend of mine, Laura, is involved in an interesting project called DigitalKids. It’s an idea of teaching young children (8-14 years old) how to use computers as an after school activity. The reality is that kids these days are born with computers, tablets or smartphones in their hands, so nobody needs the extra effort […]

Online Education: Codeacademy

This idea of online education is not something that new, especially in the IT world. Since its beginnings, the Internet was used to distribute information to its users. One of the most primitive form of “online education” were the online tutorials found on the Internet. Some of us remember the days (about ten years ago) […]

Online Education: Coursera

The Internet and many modern technologies changed the way we look at education. Although we are still tied town to  the centuries-old traditional teaching methods, new learning opportunities are starting to popup for us. I would like to start a series of posts about Online Education. Probably one on the most popular such endeavour is […]