How virtual reality accelerates learning on campus

Immersive learning is transforming education as we know it. Imagine you could bring someone from 1880 and show them our society in 2019. A visit to a modern office space would have them baffled by smartphones, videoconferencing and laptop computers. A stop at the local hospital would present them with a way of approaching healthcare that would have been unimaginable for them. Now suppose you brought them to a university lecture hall. Would they see  …>> more

Getting ready for the unknown

“Many jobs that will exist in the next two decades don’t exist today, in just the same way as the jobs we have today are different from or didn’t exist 20 years ago” – Phil Vokins, Intel. What do a big data analyst, a driverless car engineer, a mobile app developer, a cloud computing specialist, an Uber driver, and a drone operator have in common? Their jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. Things are changing  …>> more
BY TERRY MIRZA, OCTOBER 2, 2017
EDUCATION

Building classrooms for the leaders of tomorrow

Outside of the classroom, today’s children live technology enhanced lives. They communicate through messaging apps, learn skills through YouTube, and coordinate much of their social existence through mobile devices. But elementary, and high schools have not kept pace. They are not in a race for the future, but a race just to catch up to the present. While this presents a challenge, there are ways to bridge the gap. Effective, technology-enhanced learning allows for self-paced  …>> more

A simple guide to integrating digital learning into the classroom

As the number of schools embracing technology in classrooms increases, providing sufficient support for teachers to integrate new learning tools into the classroom is a major challenge. More attention must be paid to instill confidence with teachers that the technology being introduced into their classrooms is useful and relevant. Technology cannot become a distraction or a burden, or lead to the loss of valuable class time. If educators aren’t prepared or confident in the reliability  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
EDUCATION

Bring the Best of Both Worlds to the Classroom – Hybrid PC

Touch devices in education industry
Hybrid PCs with touch and stylus capabilities are changing the classroom and the way students are prepared for the world of business. Children love spending time on touch devices. Whether it’s a smartphone or tablet, they are early adopters and are hard-pressed to set them aside while in the classroom. And that’s why schools should embrace tablets and interweave them into their curriculum. Does it matter which type of device? It does. While all devices  …>> more