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Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

Is Silicon Valley Beginning to Invest in Disrupting Education?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Building and Spreading Knowledge That Matters: Is Computing a Two-Edged Sword, or a Possible Solution?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The new literacy is digital literacy, and at its heart is coding -- computer programming and computational design.

Calling All Girls (Part Two): Their Future, Our Responsibility

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

If game developers are going to be able to deliver the products that will "speak" to their core market, it behooves them to add more women to their employee ranks.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Where Will the Next Generation of Innovators Come From?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Yesterday was a busy day. Google announced at 3am EST their "GoogleGiveBack" program, listing grants they've made to support education, technology innovation, and the fight against modern-day slavery.

Dessert Before Spinach?! Yes. When Serving Digital Literacy, Start with Dessert

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

With today's social media, using literacy skills is like a dessert that can motivate kids to go on to the spinach.

Learning Environments that Crack Open Brains (and Souls)

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Researchers at the Media Lab, are letting their brains crack open, dreaming up big ideas, combining art and science and play, producing and presenting their demos, and inventing their future.