Abbie Brown

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​Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Starting in fall 2018, all first year students at The Ohio State University will receive iPad Pros. It’s part of a larger collaboration between Ohio …

Education

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

MIND Research Institute<p>Less than half of the students in America are proficient in math and m ost students would rather eat broccoli than do math …

M-learning

Why We Have to Disrupt When Designing Learning

In the context of seeking to improve operational service excellence and a better patient experience, learning developers need to be more than …

Learning

The new Daydream View can now be purchased for $99 from the Google Store

Google announced a new Daydream View VR headset alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but it's been a few weeks since then and you still haven't been …

Google

Adobe tease data visualization storytelling with no coding required

Over 12,000 people are attending the annual Adobe Max creativity conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. If you scratch beneath the surface of announcements such as the cloud-centric redesign of Lightroom washed down with appearances from actor/director Jon Favreau and Mark Ronson, there is …

Infographics

Here’s What Needs to be in Your E-Learning Portfolio

I get questions all the time about work portfolios. One of the most frequent questions is “What types of courses need to be in the portfolio?”Why …

Learning

Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta. XD (which was previously known as the Adobe Experience Design tool) …

UI Design

InVision takes on Sketch and Adobe XD with its new Studio design app

InVision’s made a name for itself with its suite of tools for prototyping and collaborating on mobile and web design projects; it’s now taking things a step further with the launch of Studio, a desktop app for designing responsive apps and sites from start to finish.<p>With its new app for MacOS and …

UI Design

Krack WiFi Security Fixes Are Coming, But You Need to Take Control

The revelation this week that a serious security flaw could affect WiFi networks in homes and businesses highlights how tough it can be for consumers …

Security

A surprising number of teenagers are engaging in 'digital self-harm,' the practice of being mean to yourself online

• <b>A new study found 6% of US teens anonymously post or share mean things about themselves online.</b>• <b><br>The act is called "digital self-harm," and its rates mirror those of traditional self-harm, such as cutting.</b>• <b><br>Experts have found teens digital self-harm in an effort to validate their insecurities in a</b> …

Teens

MakerBot attempts to embrace the open-source community with its new Labs platform

The topic of open source has been a touchy one for MakerBot over the past decade. The one-time 3D-printing darling was the subject of some serious smack talk among the maker community when it stopped disclosing machine design in 2012 — a departure from the company’s roots as in the open-source …

Innovation

Platonics Ark is “the first 3D printer made specifically for architects”

A technology company based in Finland has been working the past 2 years at perfecting a new 3D printer made especially for architects. Currently, the company is seeking crowdfunding from Indiegogo and has 24 days left to get the backing necessary to produce this printer. They call it the Platonics …

3D Printing

Facebook officially rolls out its discovery-focused ‘Explore Feed’

Facebook’s tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms. Previously available on mobile devices in the main navigation, Facebook’s new Explore Feed is now appearing for users on the desktop, as well. Facebook tells …

Facebook

Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient

A New York woman previously diagnosed with a rare bone cancer has received a 3D-printed sternum and rib cage produced by the CSIRO and Anatomics.<p>An …

3D Printing

Everything you need to know about Nokia’s return to smartphones

Nokia is back — and it’s back with a vengeance. The Finnish company finally launched its first Android-powered smartphones in 2017, and while the new …

Mobile Technology

Samsung's Latest Camera Promises High-Quality Virtual Reality At a 'Reasonable' Price

If you’re looking to create 4K virtual reality content and you have $10,500 to burn, Samsung might have the product for you.<p>The Korean firm has …

Virtual Reality

Pixel 2 XL: What's up with that screen?

Some people are complaining about the Pixel 2 XL's screen. But the issue isn't as straightforward as it sounds.<p>You might have heard: The Google Pixel 2 XL has a less-than-perfect screen.<p>Depending on whom you ask -- see: Reddit, XDA Developers -- the phone's LG-made P-OLED screen has muted colors, a …

Phones

DeepMind's latest AI breakthrough is its most significant yet

DeepMind's human-conquering AlphaGo AI just got even smarter. The firm's latest Go-playing system not only defeated all previous versions of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Once Reviled in Education, Wikipedia Now Embraced By Many Professors

A decade ago professors complained of a growing “epidemic” in education: Wikipedia. Students were citing it in papers, while educators largely …

Education

Report: Taking Just 1 More Course Improves Student Persistence

Based on data from 60 institutions and nearly 1.4 million students, a new report found that, particularly for part-time and nontraditional students, …

Education

Simple Trick for Creating Effective Courses

When we create courses we do so in hopes of not only teaching, but in providing people with new skills or knowledge that they can use in daily life.I …

Learning

Taking Advantage of the Online Opportunity Without Overstretching

As online programming becomes more common across the United States, leaders are trying to determine whether this theoretically border-free education …

Education

Google Maps goes off-world to explore Pluto, Venus, moons

More planets and a handful of Saturn's and Jupiter's moons get the Google Maps treatment.<p>You have an important business meeting at Wawalag Planitia on Venus, but you've never been there. Before you launch your spacecraft, you pull it up on Google Maps to get your bearings.<p>This might sound a little …

Google

Put Humans at the Center of AI - MIT Technology Review

As the director of Stanford’s AI Lab and now as a chief scientist of Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li is helping to spur the AI revolution. But it’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages

A team of computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to …

Machine Learning

MOOCs Are Dead?

<b>1196</b> <b>2</b><p>In early October, Clarissa Shen, vice president and international executive of online educator Udacity, spoke with the Economic Times about her …

MOOCs

Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years

By Meghan Bogardus CortezA study finds that mobile devices, virtual reality and blending learning programs will spark innovation.

Learning

Will Design Thinking Replace Instructional Design? No. Here’s Why…

I received a question recently that I’m sure several other people are asking as well, “Is design thinking going to replace instructional …

Design Thinking

Tech Museum embraces augmented reality with Body Worlds Decoded exhibit

Museums around the world need to use technology to hold the attention of increasingly tech-savvy children. And that’s doubly true for the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.<p>The museum in the heart of Silicon Valley is opening a 5,000-square-feet exhibit on October 15 that uses …

Augmented Reality

VR could trick stroke victims' brains toward recovery

Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery.<p>Could virtual reality help stroke survivors regain motor function?<p>That's a question Sook-Lei Liew is looking to answer.<p>Liew, an assistant professor at the University of …

Virtual Reality