ICT in Education

Getting the right blend: the use of the digital in African education

In many ways, education is about finding the right blend. This is why 'blended learning' – or the mixed use of digital and traditional learning methods - holds such promise for many of education’s toughest challenges, particularlythose present in a variety of contexts...

Global HackWeek: Addressing education’s big challenges with AI

New Delhi: OpenEd.ai, a non-profit organisation committed to developing and promoting open-source Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Education, is organising a global AI for Education HackWeek from 28 July– 4 August at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi....

14 ways AI will impact the education sector

There have been a lot of digital “next big things” in education over the years — everything from the Apple IIe to online learning. The latest is artificial intelligence education tech (AI ed), and only time will tell what impact it ultimately has. But for something as...

5 apps to innovate school libraries

Apps can bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. Since apps are a part of our everyday lives, especially those of students, they have the power to completely change the way students and teachers think about learning—especially...

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own...

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center...

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends. Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is...

Technology Can Be A Tool, A Teacher, A Trickster

Those of my generation have seen enormous advances in speech recognition systems. In the early days, the user had to train herself to the system, exaggerating phonemes, speaking in slow staccato bursts. These days, it's the system that trains itself to the user. The...

India: Develop e-learning hub with UNESCO help: Chandrababu Naidu

VIJAYAWADA: Observing that e-gaming like innovations will help children understand lessons easily, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials of Education Department to take the cooperation of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

Virtual Volunteers for Education—Working to Achieve SDG #4

In 1984 educational researcher Benjamin Bloom developed a model for dramatically enhancing student learning.  In this model, students who received one-on-one tutoring dramatically out-performed students in traditional classrooms.  He wrote: “Using the standard...

Microsoft’s AI-powered iOS app tells the blind what’s around them

Microsoft hast just launched Seeing AI, an iOS app that it appropriately describes as a ‘talking camera for the blind’; I’ve been giving it a whirl this morning and it’s actually pretty impressive. Fire up the free app and point your iPhone at anything, whether it’s a...

Adaptive software not synonymous with personalized learning

Dive Brief: Though adaptive software is increasingly considered one of the premier ways to instill a form of personalized learning in a group classroom setting, there are inherent disadvantages to this type of approach, with eSchool News asserting that such programs...

12 Good Math Apps for High School Students

This is our first post in a series of posts which will be dedicated entirely to educational iPad apps to use with high school students. Today's list, we curated from iTunes app store, is about math apps. We included apps that cover five main areas: algebra, geometry,...

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