International News:July 2010
July 2010

International News:July 2010

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Mobile Application Competition by Khalifa University

The fifth annual Mobile Application Contest (MAC) was hosted by Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) at the Park Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Students from nine universities across the UAE and the region participated in this year's competition and displayed 15 innovative projects in the Mobile phone applications field. The competition this year showcased a heightened level of technical development among participants.    

US education initiative receives funds from Investment guru

Peter Lynch, the legendary investor, is donating US$20 million to train school principals in Boston, in order to make them equipped with the latest in a growing list of high net worth individuals to publicly champion philanthropy. Lynch, now vice chairman of Fidelity Management and Research Co.,and his wife, Carolyn, have long funded educational initiatives through the Lynch Foundation, their philanthropic organization. The Fellow principals will be selected from Boston's 135 public schools, 16 charter schools and 135 parochial schools.  
  
Winners of Republican 'E-education' contest declared

The Office of Information Systems of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Education recently, announced the winners of the republican contest 'E-education'. The competition was conducted in two directions, 'Internet Technologies in Education' and 'E-learning resources in the modern school.' Winners were announced along the categories including Internet Resources in Education and Blogs of teachers. About 810 projects were presented at the contest. About 89 were chosen. Laptops and other special awards were given to the winners of each of the five nominations received.

ICT facilities to 2000 more unions

In order to build on the government's vision to develop 'Digital Bangladesh' by 2021, ICT facilities will be provided to 2000 more unions in the country by this year, to reach such facilities to the rural people. Mohammad Nazrul Islam Khan, National Project Director of Access to Information (A2I) Programme under the Prime Minister's Office mentioned that government also has plans to set up union information centres (UICs) in all 4484 unions by 2011 with a view of bringing the country's total population under ICT facilities.

SIIA Releases Trends Report on K-12 and Postsecondary Education Technology

An announcement was made by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) regarding the release of its most recent report on the K-12 and postsecondary education technology markets

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