Asia Education

Beijing teacher strikes while the iron is hot

By Wed, Dec 29, 2010 3:30PM UTC

That old axiom about striking while the iron is hot has taken on a new and painful meaning in East China where a teacher at a private kindergarten is suspected of using a mini iron to punish children she believed to be unruly. Several children returned home from school with

Exactly who is using Twitter?

By Wed, Dec 29, 2010 1:28PM UTC

Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie and Lead Research Specialist Aaron Smith recently published a report about the social media phenomenon Twitter. The full report is available online at  The research had been conducted from 3 – 24 November 2010, with 2,257 adult internet users (>18 years old) through tracking

Chinese: The language of the future?

By Sat, Dec 18, 2010 10:33AM UTC

When I was a teenager growing up in international schools across Asia, my father urged me to take up Chinese as an elective. If I asked why taking up Chinese would help me, he always answered: “Chinese is the language of the future.” Too bad I was a rebellious teenager—because

Using gaming to teach science, technology, engineering and math

By Fri, Dec 17, 2010 6:21AM UTC

Video games are essentially simulations of real-world phenomena with interactive elements. For example, in a tennis game, when a player hits a tennis ball with his racket, numerous physics and mathematical concepts such as geometry, velocity, mass, force, acceleration, and motion come together to simulate the outcome of the contact.

From graduate to employee in one day

By Wed, Dec 15, 2010 8:38AM UTC

This testimonial is about my experiences with the internship program whilst studying at James Cook University, Brisbane. I was pretty tense regarding my job prospects after graduation. Though I had a fairly good GPA (Grade Point Average) of 6.80, employers in Australia stressed having relevant work experience. Being a recent