Technology http://www.kunc.org en Big Data Comes To College http://www.kunc.org/post/big-data-comes-college <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxYewO9iAgw</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 58577 at http://www.kunc.org Big Data Comes To College Move Over Books: Libraries Let Patrons Check Out The Internet http://www.kunc.org/post/move-over-books-libraries-let-patrons-check-out-internet Imagine being able to walk into a public library and check out a Wi-Fi hot spot as if it were just another book. Soon, patrons in two major U.S. cities won't have to imagine it.<p>The public library systems in New York and Chicago won funding from the Knight Foundation to experiment with the idea of hot-spot lending. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Juana Summers 58257 at http://www.kunc.org Move Over Books: Libraries Let Patrons Check Out The Internet Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games? http://www.kunc.org/post/be-varsity-playerin-video-games Imagine the lede in the campus newspaper:<p>The Eagles swept to a win last night in 100 hours of tournament gameplay. Tabbz made the absolute best usage of the shields and heals that were available to him. Froggen went for utility and pushing power, while Nyph's black shields were near perfect, and he hit a bunch of bindings. Airwak's Lee Sin kick ended the encounter with a massive multicolor explosion.<p>Monday morning quarterbacking will never be the same.<p>A private university in Chicago has become the first in the country to make video games a varsity sport. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:11:00 +0000 58112 at http://www.kunc.org Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games? Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy? http://www.kunc.org/post/free-college-all-dream-promise-or-fantasy <em></em> "Free" is a word with a powerful appeal. And right now it's being tossed around a lot, followed by another word: "college."<p>A new nonprofit, <a href="http://www.redeemingamericaspromise.org/">Redeeming America's Promise</a>, announced this week that it will seek federal support to make public colleges tuition-free. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 57962 at http://www.kunc.org Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-schools-solve-tech-industrys-pipeline-problem It's been only a couple of weeks since Google released the diversity numbers on its workforce, and there's been a lot of talk since then about why the tech giant and others in the industry don't really reflect the American population as a whole.<p><a href="http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/06/computer-science-programming-code-diversity-sexism-education">A well-written piece today in Mother Jones</a> offers some provocative thoughts on what can be done about it — and schools could play a big role.<p>So, to catch up, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/29/317024113/go Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:09:00 +0000 57850 at http://www.kunc.org Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?