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A very interesting take on ed tech from Hack Education. What’s your view?
This posts shares some interesting statistics about LMS market worldwide.
So, which one will win here?
Google’s Project Loon will circle the entire Southern Hemisphere with high-altitude balloons that will offer Internet access to phones on the ground, says Astro Teller, head of the Google X lab. This will be accomplished within 12 months, he said at a conference in Cambridge, Mass. More details here. We need one balloon here over our campus!!!
Cyberattacks are an ever-increasing threat to every university world-wide. In the past year, many universities have been victims of successful cyberattacks and compromises that have cost them millions of dollars.
October is the IS National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it will be great to have some awareness campaign to educate campus on safe cybersecurity practices. Ensuring cybersecurity and privacy is a shared responsibility. We all must work together to build a safe and secure cyberspace at NU. Please note we will be participating in the World Safer Internet day on February 15, 2015!
Sony has announced that it is releasing a wearable computer similar to Google Glass and it anticipates releasing the product commercially by March. Sony’s SmartEyeglass will feature a single holographic display screen mounted on a translucent lens directly in the wearer’s field of vision and will integrate with Android devices. More…
Get ready then!
About 40% percent of all devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report.
See my prior posts about wearable technologies.
Gamification of education is not a new concept. Modern technologies allow making simulations more authentic. This post from EmergingTech gives a good overview of simulation games in business education facilitated by Cesim. Yes, games cab be serious and promote active learning.
This is a great article compiling a list of 53 books in the area of elearning. All free!
A very thought provoking and interesting post from Marc Rosenberg: “Technology can improve learning, but we may never reach its full value if the context where it is used—the school—does not significantly change as well.”. Not an easy task…