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The wheels are falling off technology in schools: Microsoft

Controversy still surrounds technology in schools, with leading Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg last week saying smartphones were hurting learning. He …

Education Technology

Burned out: why are so many teachers quitting or off sick with stress?

Overwork and lack of support are driving teachers across England out of the profession much faster than they can be replaced. But schools facing cuts and rising costs can see no way of improving matters for their staff<p>It was a toxic routine: plan lessons until 1am, wake up at 5am in a sweat, vomit, …

Sabbaticals

How ProtonMail is pushing email privacy standards

Rumors of email’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the “age-old” communication conduit may have new rivals, it is showing little sign of letting up.<p>In 2017, active email users stood at 3.7 billion globally, a figure that’s expected to hit 4.1 billion by 2021, according to research firm …

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots can Influence Education

<b>Published on</b> April 23rd, 2018 | <i>by Guest</i><p>0<p>Over the past few years, Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots have become the latest trends in the technology …

How to prevent phishing by studying the psychology behind digital fraud

Studying how online users react to attacks in of itself is not going to solve the phishing epidemic. Researchers suggest looking at digital …

Seven Affordable Ways To Incorporate Machine Learning And AI Into Your Business

From chatbots and automation to smart office gadgets, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has become increasingly prominent in the workplace. As smaller businesses see their larger competitors taking advantage of AI and machine learning, they’ve realized they need to jump on the bandwagon to …

10 soothing tech tools to keep you happy at work

Work takes up a lot of our time, or around 92,120 hours over our lifetime, to be exact. So, it’s not hard to work out why being happy at work is so important. Studies have found that happy workers are healthier, more productive, and even more likely to get promoted.<p>So how exactly do you improve …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

All the devices Apple might announce at its education event on March 27

On March 27, Apple's holding a special education-focused event at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago.<p>As always for Apple, the invite is a …

MacBook Air

4 Reasons Why Deploying A Learning Management System Is More Trouble Than It’s Worth

4 Common Barriers To Deploying A Learning Management System<p>The cost, the expertise, the internal culture, the training "baggage", and the nature of …

eLearning

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Financial Services

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Microsoft Releases 'Photos Companion' iOS App for Quickly Transferring Photos to PC

Microsoft today released Photos Companion, an iOS app specially made for Windows 10 users to let them transfer photos from their Apple devices to PCs more easily. First circulated among beta testers in November, Photos Companion links with Windows 10's built-in photos app by way of a QR code, after …

Windows 10

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and we're not ready for what comes next

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz thinks his company's mysterious goggles will, one day, be able to replace "your phones, your televisions, your laptops, your tablets," he said at Recode's Code Media conference on Tuesday.<p>It's a bold claim. But he's not the only tech executive who's claiming that the …

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

Why 'personalized learning' advocates like Mark Zuckerberg keep citing a 1984 study — and why it might not say much about schools today

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a bold statement in a recent essay: By giving students individual help, average students can be turned into …

Secret US bases inadvertently revealed on fitness-tracking map

WASHINGTON — An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security …

The digital shakeup has arrived, but are schools prepared?

A digital shakeup for the school curriculum has been a long time coming. As of Term 1, 2018, it's here — but not without controversy.

Robots that act like humans are a waste of time

If you make robots, and your target demographic isn’t children, stop trying to give your machines a personality. Robots suck at being humans. Instead of asking how robots can be more like people, just make them useful.<p>One ridiculous robot after another graces our periphery in a never-ending cascade …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

How Serverless Computing will Change the World in 2018

Serverless computing is a fairly new concept that has somewhat exploded in terms of popularity. This is in-part due to AWS’ Serverless offering, AWS …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Opinion: Laptops in the classroom are actually leading to lower test scores

When I was in high school, bringing a calculator to class was a no-no. This was a few decades ago, though, and things have changed.<p>Nowadays, students …

Distinguished Microsoft Engineer, James Whittaker, on IoT

There’s a lot of talk about the internet of things (IoT) these days and savvy businesses are jumping on the IoT bandwagon. And for good reason: IoT is a competitive differentiator that can add real value. But understanding what IoT is, what the opportunities are, and how to get started can be a …