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Education: Making a Difference in 2012

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by WISE Initiative on 20 December 2013

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Transcript of Education: Making a Difference in 2012

January
Apple reinvents textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad
Tennis Star launches UNICEF's School for Asia Initiative
Youth jobs crisis pushes EU to address ‘skills mismatch’
February
Gordon Brown calls for Global Education Fund
MIT launches free online 'fully automated' course
Udacity, billed as the “21st-century university,” launches its first two courses to bring accessible, engaging and effective higher education to the world.
World Youth Report puts focus on skills
March
Launch of 'Crowdsourcing Girls’ Education' Initiative in Tanzania and Ethiopia
Oxford University publishes its first digital, free textbook
April
'TED-ED' Initaitive gives teachers the keys to a flipped classroom
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December
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Nepal, South Africa, Venezuela receive education prize for reaching and teaching marginalized
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Harvard and MIT team up to educate a billion people online
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Young Social Innovators in Ireland awarded for efforts to bring positive change
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RPI Red Profesores Innovadores” a social network for innovative teachers in Latin America launches new open curses for 39000 teachers (source: WISE Awards Project Rep. Ana Raad)
Vietnam adopts Law on Higher Education to help the country move toward a knowledge-based economy
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Lego Education launches BuildToExpress, a new approach to learning with Lego bricks
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Launch of Team Culture 2012 to highlight the impact of culture on jobs, growth, innovation and creativity
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OECD: China and India to produce 40% of world’s university graduates by 2020
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New Zealand College experiments with Bring Your Own Tech
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President Obama proposes $1-Billion program for elite STEM teachers
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Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) launches initiative to highlight the importance of civic engagement for students
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2012 London Olympics: Focus on Education & Sports
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Google releases open-source online-education software
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2012 WISE Awards Announced
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A Stanford experiment that could change education forever
100 literacy classes for girls and women open in Senegal
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Leaders of international academic community commit to Higher Education Sustainability Initiative at Rio+20
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UC Berkeley joins edX to offer massively open online courses
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Reinventing education with Ed Zed Omega
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WISE Haiti Task Force and partner FOKAL support seven innovative projects in Haiti
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Could $10 robots change Robotics education?
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United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon launches Education First
Verizon Foundation launches STEM education program through mobile technology
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WISE welcomes 30 outstanding young to join the Learners’ Voice Community
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WISE Awards winning project 'The Citizens Foundation' (TCF) launches pilot program for kindergarten assistants in Pakistan (Source: TCF)
One Laptop Per Child in remote Ethiopian village declared a rollicking success
BRAC Education Programme launches boat schools in most disadvantaged low lying areas of Bangladesh
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2012 WISE Summit
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Madhav Chavan, co-founder and CEO of Pratham, awarded the 2012 WISE Prize for Education
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US universities launch higher education initiative for Burma
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Her Highness Sheikha Moza launches Educate A Child for world’s hardest-to-reach children
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Mexico’s president proposes sweeping education reform
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Innovation in education: teachers talk about the future
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Malala Fund for Education set up
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Leading education connectors launch Edchat Radio
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