Microsoft launches Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition

At its education event earlier in May, Microsoft unveiled its latest effort to help kids learn how to code: Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition. Initially available in Beta, Microsoft is now launching Code Builder for everyone with the latest update to Minecraft Education Edition. Code Builder essentially makes it easy for teachers and students to dive into coding within the world of Minecraft with visual code blocks that can be dragged and dropped in place with immediate results. From Microsoft: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is a brand-new…

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NACAC amends code of ethics to improve transparency in agent use

On Saturday, September 24, NACAC added two amendments instructing institutions to ensure agents they work with tell students which institutions are compensating them. “International students are often unaware that the agencies who are advising them are doing so on a per-capita commissions basis” And in their own promotional materials targeting international students, institutions should “offer to verify whether they have authorised any third party agents to represent them and indicate how students may request this verification”. NACAC’s members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the latest amendments to the SPGP at…

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