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Coding Is the New Writing for Developing Self-Expression, Communication, Imagination and Solving Hard Problems

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Putting coding on a par with the basic 'three Rs' is a trend in education-talk recently (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately Coding, NYT, May 10,...

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.

Highlights From Tedx Midwest

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Tedx Midwest, brought to Chicago by Mike Hettwer and an organizing committee consisting entirely of dedicated volunteers, took place in Chicago on May 2nd and 3rd.

Sally Osberg: Dare to Imagine

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

What will the world look like in 50 years? The problems facing our world are so large that they demand disruptive thinking. We don't have time to think in incremental terms. It's time to challenge the status quo, and dare to imagine what we can do.

Meteoric Business Innovation at MIT

Gideon Gartner | Posted 11.26.2011 | College
Gideon Gartner

Many of my mechanical engineering learning experiences at MIT bored me to tears. One exception was an undergraduate course called "Creativity," which possibly influenced my entrepreneurial future.

College Dropout To Head MIT Media Lab

Posted 06.26.2011 | College

Joi Ito, a self-taught venture capitalist, former disc-jockey and godson of Timothy Leary, has been named the new head of MIT's prestigious Media Lab....