A $25 Handheld Computer for Education

A $25 Handheld Computer for Education

Nov 29, 2011

Raspberry Pi is a new credit card-sized computer designed specifically to teach computer programming to students. The device is the brainchild of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a U.K. charity that “exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level” and wants “to put the fun back into learning computing.” […]

Bold not Beige

Mar 24, 2010

A recent design project by Pentagram for the Achievement First Endeavor Middle School in Brooklyn caught my attention. Paula Scher calls the Achievement First project “an opportunity to correct the beige mistake of my childhood,” as she “always thought that schools, libraries, medical clinics, and other public institutions I inhabited were mean.” Why did this […]

Stanford on iTunes

Stanford on iTunes

Feb 3, 2006

Having spent many years developing web products for higher education, I’m always interested when universities or colleges open up their knowledge banks to the public using new technologies (see OpenCourseWare Finder). I can’t wait to try out Stanford on iTunes, a collaboration with Apple to provide public access to a variety of digital audio (will […]