Carolina Biological | August 19, 2020
Leading school science supplier Carolina Biological launched three new sets of K-8 digital resources for remote teaching this fall: Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™@HOME, Smithsonian Science and Technology Concepts™ Middle School@HOME, and Building Blocks of Science™ 3D@HOME. Carolina updated its award-winning K-8 science programs to support essential remote instruction in elementary and middle schools this fall. All programs are available now and were designed to provide high-quality, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science instruction. Carolina enhanced Smithsonian curriculum and Building Blocks of Science 3D products with simplified digital teacher-planning features for robust remote science instruction, as well as a variety of live and online on-demand professional development called Get Ready! Professional Learning. Whether educators are teaching students from their classrooms or at home, they can maintain a high-quality science program, engage students online in three-dimensional learning, and continue to support English language arts and math.
BSV Academy | March 15, 2022
BSV Academy, the online learning platform run by the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the BSV blockchain, today announces the official launch of the Bitcoin Primitives: Merkle trees course.
Bitcoin Primitives: Merkle Trees is one of three short courses that aim to educate developers and those working in the blockchain industry about the mechanics of the original Bitcoin protocol which, now restored in BSV, can massively scale to support a powerful distributed data network. The other two Primitives courses cover hash functions and digital signatures.
While the four-hour short course is aimed at developers, it is a beginner-level course and requires no previous knowledge of the BSV blockchain. The Merkle Trees course comprises six chapters, each of which focuses on specific components of the Merkle tree data structure and its application in the BSV protocol. At the end of the course, students will have an understanding of what Merkle trees are, how they help the BSV blockchain to scale and what elements are involved in a standardised Merkle proof.
At the conclusion of the course and upon completion of the final assessment, a course certificate will also be presented to those who have demonstrated proficiency and understanding of the subject matter.
BSV Academy is an online education platform which offers academia-quality, university-style courses and learning materials in three distinct streams about BSV: Theory, Development and Infrastructure, in addition to several short courses covering specific concepts and content in more detail. Developed and run by the global industry organisation supporting the BSV blockchain, BSV Academy has been created to make learning about use of the Bitcoin protocol for a powerful distributed data network – as designed by Satoshi Nakamoto – accessible, accurate and understandable.
With the launch of the Merkle Trees content, there are now three short courses available on the BSV Academy platform, which accompany full length introductory courses across three main streams: Bitcoin Theory, Bitcoin Development and Bitcoin Infrastructure.
'Education is a key growth driver for the BSV ecosystem, and we are pleased to announce the launch of our Merkle Trees course on the BSV Academy, which will help students understand the fundamental concepts that power the unbounded scaling and transaction throughput of the BSV blockchain. Developing blockchain talent and the skills required to build on BSV is crucial to further its adoption and create new applications that address the needs of enterprise, governments and consumers.'
-Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of the global organisation for the BSV blockchain
About Bitcoin Association for BSV
Bitcoin Association for BSV is the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain. It brings together essential components of the BSV ecosystem – enterprises, start-up ventures, developers, merchants, exchanges, service providers, blockchain transaction processors (miners), and others – working alongside them, as well as in a representative capacity, to drive further use of the BSV blockchain and uptake of the BSV digital currency. The Association works to build a regulation-friendly ecosystem that fosters lawful conduct while facilitating innovation using all aspects of Bitcoin technology. More than a digital currency and blockchain, Bitcoin is also a network protocol; just like Internet protocol, it is the foundational rule set for an entire data network. The Association supports use of the original Bitcoin protocol to operate the world's single blockchain on BSV.
Advance HE | August 24, 2020
In a turbulent operating environment all providers need high performing governing bodies that are equipped to shape the strategic course of the organisation. Governance effectiveness depends on strong foundations and in this new brochure Advance HE outlines how we support good governance throughout HE by: Advance HE is at the forefront of providing support to boards, individual Governors and staff such as Clerks and Secretaries to improve governance effectiveness and has been for more than 15 years. Our commitment to embedding ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) is inherent to all strands of our governance portfolio.
Education Scotland | August 04, 2020
Pupils who did not get the results they expected can call the Results Helpline set up by Skills Development Scotland on 0808 100 8000. The Helpline is available from 8am - 8pm on Tuesday 4 August and Wednesday 5 August, and from 9am - 5pm on Thursday 6 August to Wednesday 12 August, closing at weekends. With exams cancelled for the first time ever due to Coronavirus, young people are receiving qualifications based on a combination of teacher judgement and national moderations by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Detailed information on attainment statistics and the SQA’s full awarding methodology, Equality Impact Assessment and Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment, is available from the