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How are your degree programmes changing?
“The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln is offering a new undergraduate BSc degree in Social Computing with a first intake of students in September 2014. The degree is built on a foundation of core computer science topics but with special emphasis on social and mobile software...
16 Dec 2013
.NET Gadgeteer in Education
Design and build your own electronic devices http://www.gadgeteering.net NET Gadgeteer is a platform for creating your own electronic devices using a wide variety of hardware modules and a powerful programming environment. Students with little or no electronics background can design and build devices...
29 Jan 2013
University of Southampton ASTRA project which uses .NET Gagdgeteer presented at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Royal Exposure for .NET Gadgeteer Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer was presented as part of the University of Southampton ASTRA project at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prince Philip and other distinguished guests attended this celebration of engineering on the occasion of the naming of “Prince Philip...
19 Jan 2013
University College London (UCL), transforms its Computer Science teaching by introducing students to app-building tasks
University College London (UCL), transforms its Computer Science teaching by introducing students to app-building tasks which address real life problems for business, public services and charities. In order to achieve this, students and staff deploy a full range of Microsoft technologies, including...
26 Nov 2012
.NET Gadgeteer at Animation 12
The University of Manchester - Animation12 competition took place on Friday 13th of July 2012. The event have over 300 registered competitors. The University of Manchester School of Computer Science launched the UK Schools Computer Animation Competition in 2008 as part of Digital60 - celebrating...
16 Jul 2012
.NET Gadgeteer at Birmingham TechFest 2012
Birmingham Techfest took place on Saturday 16th of June 2012. The event have over 1800 registered visitors. “Youngsters love gadgets. So wouldn’t it be great if they could build their own, and at school? This is exactly what more than 166 students, ages 7 to 24, did using . NET Gadgeteer . at TechFest...
18 Jun 2012
FREE .NET Gadgeteer Curricula for Schools and Colleges
Overview .NET Gadgeteer can be used in schools to help students make gadgets and learn C# programming along the way. These lesson plans give teachers all the material needed to run 8 1-hour sessions using .NET Gadgeteer. You will also need the hardware, details of which are given at http://netmf.com...
24 May 2012
University of Southampton sends a Nokia Lumia 800 to 105,000 feet
We have been working closely with Steven Johnston and András Sóbester members of the Astra Research team from Southampton University over the past year, since last April when the team ASTRA team launched the first Windows Phone device with huge success. Over the past year, the ASTRA Atmospheric...
9 May 2012
.NET Gadgeteer Updates, resources and 1st Book Publication
Gadgeteer support for .NET Micro Framework 4.2 is on the way, which means you'll soon be able to run Gadgeteer on .NETMF 4.2-compatible mainboards like GHI's Fez Cerberus . This update also enables Gadgeteer apps to be written using Visual Basic (Visual Studio or Visual Basic 2010 Express). A beta...
17 Apr 2012
The “.NET Gadgeteer Stirs Excitement in British Schools”
“Youngsters love gadgets. So wouldn’t it be great if they could build their own, and at school? This is exactly what more than 70 British students, ages 13 to 16, are doing by using . NET Gadgeteer . On January 30, they gathered at the Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab to present their final projects...
16 Feb 2012
Microsoft Gadgeteer stimulates the kids.. at Hack to the Future
Last weekend I went along to Hack to the Future , the idea of Alan O’Donohoe , Teknoteacher on Twitter. Alan is a Secondary School ITC teacher in Preston. However Alan really wants to make a difference for the next generation. Alan decided to setup up a unconference to support the development...
15 Feb 2012
.NET Gadgeteer Useful Resources & Links
If your interested in developing new curricula in 2012, which will really stimulate your students then you need to have a look at .NET Gadgeteer . The .NET Gadgeteer is an amazing platform, so if your interested in teaching and inspiring students practically about electronics, microcontrollers...
9 Jan 2012
Getting Started with the FEZ Spider Kit for Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer
Ok I have to confess, I am addicted! I have been playing with a .NET Gadgeteer FEZ Spider Kit from GHI Electronics . The .NET Gadgeteer kits enable you to quickly prototype and test a wide variety of functionality for embedded devices. As you are all aware from some of my recent presentations I am a...
8 Dec 2011
Kinect for Windows SDK Beta and .NET Gadgeteer Makes it to Future of Technology in Eduction FOTE 2011
Kinect for Windows SDK Beta and .NET Gadgeteer Makes it to Future of Technology in Eduction FOTE 2011 The session discussed Microsoft Kinect within teaching, learning and research. Since its release of Kinect, there has been tremendous enthusiasm and fascination. Kinect is not only a tool to help navigation...
12 Oct 2011
Have you heard about .NET Gadgeteer? .Net Gadgeteer is the powerful prototyping, cool hobbyist, unique teaching kit that was developed by the whizzes in Microsoft Research (yes – they like to play too). To learn more, check out a Channel 9 Video or simply watch the video below. What is .NET Gadgeteer...
12 Jul 2011
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