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Is Education Technology Losing Its Humanity?

column | Postsecondary Learning<p>Is Education Technology Losing Its Humanity?<p>By George Siemens (Columnist)     Sep 15, 2015<p>Flickr user ssoosay<p>I’ve been …

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of “Learning Tools for OneNote.” This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the …

Learning

Hacker uses abandoned ultrasound and augmented reality to see inside himself

Augmented reality is one of the newest, most exciting technologies shown off over the past couple of years, with Microsoft really capturing …

Apple Lands Patent for Multi-touch Display Hover Sensing

Our iPhones already support single and multi-finger tap and swipe gestures, as well as pressure sensitive presses, and soon they may recognize hover …

Apple ‘secretly working’ on virtual reality device

Tech giant Apple is secretly hiring a highly qualified team of researchers to develop a Virtual Reality device to rival Facebook’s Oculus Rift or …

Five of the best AR and VR brand experiences | Event

Last summer Wimbledon sponsor Stella Artois devised a virtual reality (VR) experience that featured the tennis courts’ resident bird of prey, Rufus …

Explore an Invisible Museum in Augmented Reality

This art doesn’t look like much—until you see it through a tablet.<p>Virtual reality draws a clear line in the sand—you're in the real world, you put on this headset, and now you're in a different world. But augmented reality technology allows you to straddle that line, keeping one foot in both worlds …

Augmented Reality

Google likely working on Augmented Reaity project

Several high-profile recruitments -- including Jason Toff of Vine/Twitter -- and a series of recent job ads for engineers and managers specialised in …

Prynt Case makes Harry Potter's moving photos a reality

Unlike photos in the Muggle world, photos in the wizarding world of Harry Potter aren't static. They're <i>living</i> images, where people and things move around, and people even "visit" other pictures.<p>Magic will never be real, but with the Prynt Case — a ZINK paper-based printer accessory that connects to …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft's New Gadget Could Change How We Watch Football

Without a doubt, Sunday's Super Bowl 50 will pay homage to the game's past. But like Walter Payton breaking a tackle, Microsoft, the league's …

Microsoft

Google Is Preparing to Bring Machine Learning to Smartphones -- The Motley Fool

The move will add machine-learning processors to smartphones, but Apple has its own plans, too.<p><b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) and <b>Alphabet</b>'s (NASDAQ:GOOG) …

Machine Learning

Duolingo creator: 'I wanted to create a way to learn languages for free'

He'd sold two companies to Google by his mid twenties and now Luis von Ahn has created an app that he hopes will allow anyone with internet access to learn a language for free<p>Luis von Ahn is a man of many titles: computer science professor, entrepreneur, crowdsourcing pioneer to name but a few. He …

Turnitin, expanding beyond plagiarism detection, launches Revision Assistant

As Turnitin seeks a “realignment” of what it does, the company best known for its plagiarism detection software hopes it can warm more faculty …

Teaching

What kind of education do we need in the future?

Emerging technologies in artificial intelligence, deep neural networking, and machine learning enable us to reimagine the possibilities of human …

Education Technology: Is It All Hype With No Return?

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>Education Technology: Is It All Hype With No Return?<p>By Pete Wheelan     Jan 25, 2016<p>Shutterstock<p>While some may regard …

Education

How technology will change the demand for teachers

<i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published on U.S. News and World Report's Knowledge Bank blog.</i>If you're like me, artificial intelligence has …

Intelligence

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

...The post What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? appeared first on TeachThought.

Education

What’s New in Moodle 3.0 Infographic

<b>What’s New in Moodle 3.0 Infographic</b>Are you interested in the new features of Moodle 3.0 and what was added in version 3.0.1 made available for …

Moodle

Moodle Entity Relationship Diagram for 3.0 is available

This view of Moodle SQL helps to show the relationship between Moodle modules and each module itself in great detail. Marcus Green has updated the …

Google has distributed 5 million Cardboard headsets

When Google Cardboard was introduced in 2014, many assumed that it was just another novelty — a moonshot from the company that practically invented moonshots.<p>But in a blog post today, the company announced that its Google Cardboard device has been shipped to more than 5 million users.<p>That’s a big …

Google Cardboard

The Most Active Investors In Augmented/Virtual Reality And Their Companies In One Infographic

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) are poised to be the next platform focus for some of the world’s largest tech companies. Recently, …

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality headsets can trigger motion sickness, nausea, finds study

Regular virtual reality (VR) headset-users who play motion-heavy videos suffer the most from motion sickness and nausea, researchers have …

What's Hot And What's Not In Virtual Reality

We are a few weeks removed from the Consumer Electronics Show, where it seemed virtually everyone what showing off some sort of Virtual Reality-related product or technology. Valve and HTC also recently held an event to further brief the media on their technology and VRLA just took place as well. …

Virtual Reality

Elite: Dangerous shows you can get sick from a VR game on the HTC Vive

For almost a year, Valve chief executive Gabe Newell and other company representatives have been saying that the HTC Vive won’t make you seasick from motion-sickness, as happens with other virtual reality headsets. I have confirmed that is not true since I got mild motion sickness while playing a …

Virtual Reality

The Virtual Reality Economy: A New Market Opportunity?

If any technological innovation has been slow to deliver on its promises, then it is virtual reality (VR). After exploding with a fanfare onto the …

Apple Has Plans For Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality

It looks like Apple has plans for both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, the company apparently has a large team working on the …

It’s illegal to make private copies of music in the UK—again | Ars Technica

You're also forbidden from format-shifting or uploading to the cloud.<p>The UK's 2014 private copying exception, which allowed you to make personal …

10 powerful Microsoft Office 2016 features you don't want to miss

Microsoft

The New Google Glass Could Look Like A Monocle 🕵

Get ready for the Google Monocle. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a new patent to Google for a potential upcoming version of Google Glass. The best way to put it is that it doesn’t look like a pair of glasses anymore — it’s a glorious monocle that wraps around your head.<p>Here’s an …

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