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Knowledge is Delicious!
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As you may have already heard, two Knollop providers have taken another exciting step! Congrats Coursera and edX!

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"But how would you learn to code if you can't even read? How could 3-year-olds begin to learn the basics of computer programming? That was the question swirling around the head of startup entrepreneur Dan Shapiro while playing with his twin kids one afternoon."

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"'The territory is so new here,' Mr. Gosling, a tenured professor, said the next morning. 'Are we essentially televising a class or are we trying to make a kind of educational TV show?' The answer, he said, is probably somewhere in between . . ."

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Knollop has a shiny new website! HUNDREDS OF NEW COURSES, better searching--and completely rewired! Check out our blog to learn all the details.

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"Agriculture is a hard thing," [18-year-old Mateo] Sixtos says. "It's 10 hours every day under the sun, and it's very difficult because your back is hurting all day." But Mateo now has a scholarship in the inaugural class of a three-year, intensive bachelor's degree program in computer science and information technology, called CSIT-In-3.

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Yesterday Prof. Loudon Stearns' course at Coursera came to an end. Did you take this course? We'd love to hear what you thought! Log in with your Facebook account on the page below and jot us a line or two!

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From the Smithsonian, ten things scientists have learned about learning this year, including : numbers, singing in Hungarian, flipped classrooms, talking with your hands, and more!

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"The three top US-based MOOCs — Coursera, Udacity and EdX — now have a huge percentage of Indian students. The biggest of these Coursera — it has 4.3 million students from across the world — says it is 'astounded and humbled' by the interest shown by Indians."

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"Buried in the archives of America's public and academic libraries are historical treasures — old papers, photos and records — that flesh out a detailed picture of our past. This spring, a program launched that aims to put all that great stuff in one place: the Digital Public Library of America."

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“This is the first deliberate and thoughtful attempt to apply education technology to bringing instruction to scale. It could be epoch-making. If it really works, it could begin the process of lowering the cost of education, and lowering barriers for millions of Americans.”
-S. James Gates, part of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
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