We willingly hand over all of this information to the big data companies and in return they facilitate our communications and provide us with diversions. But there is a second kind of data company of which most people are unaware.
On Sept. 4th, 2013, Acxiom launched a new website called AboutTheData. The site does not live up to this promise. In fact, it falls so short of delivering on this objective that one questions whether that was the site's objective in the first place.
Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and what you do. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you when to slow down or speed up. And as you sleep, a headband monitors your REM patterns. A far-fetched sci-fi fantasy? Not at all.
By involving students in tracking their own progress and setting their own goals, Friendship engages students and parents as partners in the design and implementation of the performance management system.
How do successful schools solve that educational paradox that is -- no one teacher, no matter how expert, can do everything we need teachers to do? They create careful, deliberate ways for teachers to work together and share expertise.
Individuals from the millennial generation will take over as policymakers, as heads of our institutions, as elected officials and as representatives of the private sector. And with power comes the responsibility of addressing the discrepancies we see in our systems today.
On a planet rapidly coming online through mobile technologies, there's an urgent need to develop financial empowerment. Today, leaders from the emerging payment and virtual currency industry announced a Committee for the Establishment of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority.
Most of us have an ideal state of fitness we'd like to achieve, but getting there is another story. Setting goals can be a great motivator for pushing yourself -- whether that means running a half marathon or losing a few pesky pounds.
You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. Well, here are some easy, affordable ways to be super-smart about using that smartphone.
Over the past year, education in India has witnessed a boom in the number of NGOs, foundations and enterprises aspiring to transform the education system by giving meaningful instruction to children from low-income families.