Early Intervention At Secondary School To Increase University Enrollments In Computing And Science

Globally, the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are competing for enrolments in universities with an increasing range of options, to their detriment. The Australian Mathematical Science Institute revealed that basic mathematics was growing in popularity among secondary students to the detriment of intermediate or advanced studies. This has resulted in fewer universities offering higher mathematics courses, and subsequently there are reduced graduates in mathematics. Educators are therefore continuously looking for innovative ways to attract students to STEM university courses.
First, an examination of causes for the low interest in STEM university programs revealed the following: An October 2011 report from the Georgetown University’s Centre on Education and the Workforce (CEW) reported that American science graduates viewed traditional science careers as “too socially isolating.” In addition, a liberal-arts or business education was often regarded as more flexible in a fast-changing job market. Secondary students had the perception that computing …

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Understanding The Cloud

For the last couple of years the IT industry has been getting excited and energised about Cloud. Large IT companies and consultancies have spent, and are spending, billions of dollars, pounds and yen investing in Cloud technologies. So, what’s uh, the deal?
While Cloud is generating lot more heat than light it is, nonetheless, giving us all something to think about and something to sell our customers. In some respects Cloud isn’t new, in other respects it’s ground-breaking and will make an undeniable change in the way that business provides users with applications and services.
Beyond that, and it is already happening, users will at last be able to provide their own Processing, Memory, Storage and Network (PMSN) resources at one level, and at other levels receive applications and services anywhere, anytime, using (almost) any mobile technology. In short, Cloud can liberate users, make remote working more feasible, ease IT …

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Razer Orochi: Overview

Razer has outdone itself once again with this state of the art gaming mouse. The Razer Orochi has spectacular features aimed at ensuring you get that sizzling gaming experience. Here is a quick look into some of the amazing features of this mouse.
The mouse has a dual mode functionality i.e. wired/wireless. The concept of a wireless functionality came up as Razer realized that there was a need to address portability needs of gamers and provide them with a reliable solution. Thus with Bluetooth technology incorporated in this gaming mouse, one is able to use it without having to connect it to the computer directly with a cable. The Razer Orochi does indeed solve the problem of portability among gamers.
But one would be left wondering, what is the source of power for this gaming mouse in its wireless mode? Well, the answer is, batteries. This mouse uses two AA …

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