Latest from Christopher Dawson
Can Obama make science cool?
On Monday, I wrote about the decline of science education in the US, as well the rise of "unscience" and our growing struggle to compete with China in terms of real innovation. As if he wanted to hand me the perfect segue, President Obama announced the administration's Educate to Innovate program.
ePals launches ePals China
I first covered ePals almost three and half years ago, highlighting the emerging safe social network and email-based collaboration tools for K12 students. Since then, we've seen them roll out a full-featured social learning platform, layer their role-based communications tools on top of Live@Edu (now Office365 for Education), and finally raise $23 million in an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange in August.
What does China have to lose by saying goodbye to Google?
Quite a bit of attention has been paid to what Google may lose by exiting the Chinese market. ZDNet bloggers, along with countless news outlets have been covering the evolving Google-China story in detail and it all comes down to neither Google nor China being willing to budge in their positions on censorship.