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Medallists among latest Scots choices

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:45
Team Scotland include three Commonwealth Games medallists in the latest 29 named for Glasgow 2014.

New trade venue is in talks to become a full-fledged financial exchange

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:36

Driven in part by Michael Lewis' recent book, regulators are taking hard looks at the widespread practice of ultra-high frequency trading in financial markets.  

Lewis' book argues that regular investors lose out when technology gives some traders the ability to jump in and out of trades with lightening speed. The fast folk say there's nothing wrong with what they do. At the center of Lewis' book is an upstart financial trading system out of New York City called IEX that looks for ways to use technology to insulate clients from high speed traders nibbling on the edges of their prices. Now the Wall Street Journal says IEX is in talks to raise several hundred million dollars in cash to turn itself into a full-fledged financial exchange with all the necessary regulatory permissions and safeguards. IEX isn't commenting about this, but the head of Market Operations at this maverick out was willing to talk about his efforts to thwart the fast boys, as he sees it.

Don Bollerman, Head of Market Operations at IEX, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss. 

Pochettino: The man to take Spurs to the top four?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:34
A detailed analysis of how Mauricio Pochettino will tackle the challenge of taking Tottenham into the Champions League.

Police appeal to trace missing man

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:34
Members of the public are urged not to approach a missing man who failed to report to a police station.

VIDEO: Snowden: 'I was trained as a spy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:31
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden describes himself as a spy specialising in electronic surveillance, in his first interview with US TV.

Turner 'excellent' in Bakersfield Mist

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:29
Critics praise Kathleen Turner's return to the West End stage in new play Bakersfield Mist, also starring Ian McDiarmid.

French police move into Calais camps

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:21
Police in the northern French city of Calais are dismantling camps housing hundreds of migrants from Asia and Africa trying to reach Britain.

House prices will face 'correction'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:18
Nationwide building society warns the London housing market may be facing a "natural correction" as it reports its best ever annual results.

AUDIO: NHS 'should pay for slimming class joiners'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:18
Gill Fine and Tam Fry discuss new NICE guidelines suggesting the NHS could save money by paying for people to join commercial slimming programmes.

Fire kills Typhoon Haiyan survivors

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:18
A mother and five of her children who survived Typhoon Haiyan die in a tent fire, in an incident that highlights the slow pace of recovery.

Charity worker rescues Osborne's cat

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:12
Freya, Chancellor George Osborne's cat, is rescued by a charity worker after straying more than a mile from her Downing Street home.

Relive the best World Cup qualifying moments

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:04
BBC Sport sorts through all the highlights of qualifying, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

A digital night at the museum

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:00

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced that it would make over 400,000 pieces of art from its collection available online through high quality digitzation. It's part of a commitment by the museum to provide high resolution images for those who want to study the art work more closely. 

Sree Sreenivasan, digital officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, points out that it's also a means by which people around the world can enjoy the collection:

"Everybody in the world has part of their history here over the 5,000 years of art that we've collected, and so they will find something that connects with them and their culture."

Jagielka frustrated by Terry talk

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:59
Everton defender Phil Jagielka says he dislikes hearing speculation about a potential England return for John Terry.

VIDEO: 'Thousands' sign up to care schemes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:53
Local authorities say they would like to see more people signing up to a community scheme offering care for elderly or vulnerable people.

EU elections: The European malaise

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:43
How much change will Europe's leaders concede to Cameron?

The Learning Curve story

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:38

Technology is transforming education.

It’s a big statement, and we’ve heard big statements before. Remember the early predictions about Apple computers? Or how educational television would be the future of learning?

But this time, things look different. Technology really may change the way teachers teach and children learn. The digital revolution, fueled by billions in private and public investment, is full of promise. The promise of making kids better learners by letting them direct their own learning, of making teachers better teachers by giving them more and better information about their students, of bringing down costs, and of getting more kids across the college finish line with less student debt.

Simply put, educational technology is the New Right Answer.

Or so its proponents would have us believe.

But for all the promise of online courses, flipped classrooms, personalized learning, tablets, laptops, apps, MOOCs and the rest of it, there’s an equal amount of peril. The peril of having kids, who already spend seven hours a day with electronic media, spend even more time in front of a screen. The peril of taking teachers out of the center of the class, and into the role of technology advisors directing kids to the best app. The peril of letting the feedback loop created by collecting data on everything students do, determine their futures.

This will be our territory.  Over the next year, the LearningCurve team will explore the expanding role of educational technology from preschool through college. We will take you into the digital classroom, and the hotbeds of EdTech innovation. We will ask the big questions about whether all this technology is actually making kids any smarter, or better prepared for the workforce of the 21st century. We will follow the money as it pours into the classroom.

We will bring these stories to you over the air and online. We will get behind the numbers that tell the deeper story . We will keep you up to date with a podcast and newsletter. We will let you test your knowledge with our daily quiz.

And we want to hear from you as we do it. Parents. Teachers. Students. Comment on our stories. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Humor us with your Tumblr posts. Join us in Google chats with experts. Tell us what you like and what drives you nuts about learning and teaching today. Join us in an ongoing conversation about one of the most important issues of the day. The education of the next generation.

About Learning Curve

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:38

Technology is transforming education.

It’s a big statement, and we’ve heard big statements before. Remember Apple computers? Or how educational television would be the future of learning?

But this time, things look different. Technology really may change the way teachers teach and children learn. The digital revolution, fueled by billions in private and public investment, is full of promise. The promise of making kids better learners by letting them direct their own learning, of making teachers better teachers by giving them more and better information about their students, of bringing down costs, and of getting more kids across the college finish line with less student debt.

Simply put, educational technology is the New Right Answer.

Or so its proponents would have us believe.

But for all the promise of online courses, flipped classrooms, personalized learning, tablets, laptops, apps, MOOCs and the rest of it, there’s an equal amount of peril. The peril of having kids, who already spend seven hours a day with electronic media, spend even more time in front of a screen. The peril of taking teachers out of the center of the class, and into the role of technology advisors directing kids to the best app. The peril of letting the feedback loop created by collecting data on everything students do, determine their futures.

This will be our territory. All of it and more. Over the next year, the LearningCurve team will explore the expanding role of educational technology from preschool through college. We will take you into the digital classroom, and the hotbeds of EdTech innovation. We will ask the big questions about whether all this technology is actually making kids any smarter, or better prepared for the workforce of the 21st century. We will follow the money as it pours into the classroom.

We will bring these stories to you over the air and online. We will get behind the numbers that tell the deeper story . We will keep you up to date with a podcast and newsletter. We will let you test your knowledge with our daily quiz.

And we want to hear from you as we do it. Parents. Teachers. Students. Comment on our stories. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Humor us with your Tumblr posts. Join us in Google chats with experts. Tell us what you like and what drives you nuts about learning and teaching today. Join us in an ongoing conversation about one of the most important issues of the day. The education of the next generation.

Troubled arts venues get £14m rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:34
More than 50 theatres, galleries and other arts organisations have received emergency grants totalling £14m from Arts Council England, it is revealed.

Syria refugees vote in election

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 00:14
Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan are being given the chance to vote on Wednesday in the presidential election due to be held on 3 June.
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