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Thursday, May 22, 2014

American Sentinel Partners with Denver

American Sentinel University, an accredited online university that offers degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth careers, has been named an approved education provider for the City and County of Denvers [sic] City Employee University.

The university offers online GIS degrees. It's not clear if the city/county will use this new relationship to educate employees in that area.

Cost of Educating NJ Students Varies...by Geography

It costs between $8,400 and nearly $100,000 per student to educate and operate New Jersey's school districts and charter schools, according to new data from the state Department of Education.

And yes, there's a map.

Esri Celebrates Kids at Alameda Hackation

Esri was a sponsor (gave away $1000) in the Alameda County Apps Challenge in Northern California during the first weekend in May. The country event drew about 200 people to hack its Open Data (Socrata portal, ArcGIS Online portal apparently created for the event). Esri's John Gravois and John Yoist were most excited about the "adorable kids."

Perhaps the most inspiring thing to take away from the weekend was the tremendous youth turnout. Of the 110 competitors, more than 50% were high school age or younger! I had an absolute blast working with the kids and am proud to report that of 22 final presentations, 8 different teams were able to implement Esri technology in their submissions.

I wonder what the students learned or what Gravois learned about mentoring them. How do we make GIS related hackathons part of an educational experience?

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by Adena Schutzberg on 05/22 at 03:04 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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