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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The New Features of IOS 6.1 and the Progressive Apple World

The iOS 6.1 beta has been talked about everywhere since analysts are of the opinion that the new features are many and good enough for the new version. It has been revealed by many tech magazines with Apple’s upcoming update which was expected for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
One of the magazines discovered several new features within a recent update with Apple’s mobile devices. The beta version gives a taste of what iOS 6.1 has to offer and would be more aboard the update because of the new features.
One of the big new features of iOS 6.1 includes the features which will leap through the UI concepts around the place. Before, iPhone and iPad one could check movie times but one could not insert memory cards more than 32 GB since they were not scalable externally. Not all features were greeted by applause and cheers, but most …

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Alien 3 Review

In 1979 Ridley Scott gave us one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, the horrific masterpiece that was Alien. In 1986 James Cameron dished out a sequel that went a completely different direction from the first one, but was amazingly just as phenomenal, when he made Aliens. And then in 1992 David Fincher, in his very first feature film, gave us Alien 3. Poorly received, initially, this third installment in the saga continues the story of Ripley when her escape pod that her, Newt, Hicks, and Bishop escaped in at the end of Aliens crash lands on an all male prison planet. Ripley is the only survivor of the crash… or so she thinks. Soon enough the horrible xenomorph shows its face again and Ripley once again has to fight for her live while protecting those less experienced in fighting these horrible creatures.
Now, a quick disclaimer. The version …

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Why You Should Learn To Develop iOS Applications

I’m sure you’re aware of the explosion in popularity of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad applications. Even if you don’t own one of these devices, you’ve probably seen one of Apple’s commercials showing how amazingly fun or useful all their apps are.
Businesses are getting into the app craze by the thousands. Not only are new companies being formed to build apps, but many existing companies are building their own apps, either as an additional revenue stream or just as a way to build their brand.
In fact, a lot of companies are starting to think of apps as the new website: every business should have one!
Here’s something to think about: who’s actually building all these apps?
There’s currently a huge disparity between supply and demand when it comes to iOS development. The iOS platform didn’t even exist 3 years ago, and suddenly there are tens of thousands of …

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Goodbye Centers, Hello Apps

At 3:15 pm Monday through Friday I walk into my quiet 3rd grade classroom and do a quick visual sweep of the floor looking for that stray crayon under the desk or the scrap paper in the corner so that the custodian will be able to vacuum at the end of the day and I feel as though I helped him in some small way. What I no longer find on the floor of my classroom is the small pieces to the learning centers that I lovingly and tediously put together for many of my summers.
I no longer have to hut down which center folder, box or file that the missing piece belongs to, because without it the center would be incomplete. I have found a way out of this hunt and seek game for the right center. This teacher has discovered a new non-little piece way to incorporate …

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Blunders That May Ruin Your Career As an iOS App Developer

Are you planning to get into iOS App Development? Or if you are newly entered into iOS application development, then make sure you avoid some of the very common mistakes, which has collapsed career of many new iOS app developers. This article is intended to highlight such mistakes made by new iOS application Developers during their first iOS project, in order to help upcoming developers to start their career smoothly.
Let’s have a look on each of those mistakes in more details:-
Spending too much of your time in app development! It’s your first venture in iOS development, so of course you are excited and giving all your efforts to make it huge success from the beginning. But, it happens many times that application you are spending your hours may be not at all in demand or of user’s choice. So, better do proper research and get target audience feedback …

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Linux Measures Solutions When Planning to Change Operating Systems

A number of business owners decide to switch from one operating system to another. They may have varied reasons for this change. However, one of the most common causes is that they believe that the other is more pertinent and applicable to their business dealings. If you own a firm and you decide to go for Linux operating system, which you think is appropriate for your business, it is required that you expend great effort. The first that you have to do is to implement Linux measures solutions. It is important that you are aware that you should not perform this on the lark. Define first what your goals area and whether this decision will really provide improvement for your company. After making the switch, you will be able to determine if you can indeed accomplish the goals you have set.
There are a lot of people who are convinced …

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Stay With The Times With The Latest Tech News

Technology is becoming an essential section of our lifestyle, given that it not only spares time for you to do things we wish, but also does it with far more exactness, than we might have carried out it. In addition, it at the same time has produced the world a smaller sized area to dwell in, not just by making us speak with our selves but additionally making us learn each other better.
Technology hasn’t simply taken us closer but in addition had manufactured us much more complete, or I can say better than what we would have been without it.
It’s made individuals more conscious of the things which are taking place around us plus gizmos that are actually going to assist us in the coming days. What’s more, it created folks more conscious of their skills, by taking advantage of their very own for better. At this point …

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