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Top academy schools sound alarm as cash crisis looms

Major trusts warn over pay, staff levels and maintenance costs<p>More than half of the major operators of the government’s flagship academies programme have sounded the alarm over school funding, heaping further pressure on Theresa May to ease the squeeze on public spending.<p>An <i>Observer</i> investigation …


Automation creates greater risk for women's jobs, Davos report finds

Women are more likely than men to be knocked out of their jobs in the U.S. by automation over the next eight years, and they'll find half as many opportunities to land new positions unless there's a new effort to retrain them.<p>Those conclusions, from a study released last week at the World Economic …

World Economic Forum

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 …

World Economic Forum

We’re only beginning to make games more accessible

Games are played by more than a billion people, and games have become a $116 billion industry. But that doesn’t mean they are as accessible as they should be. I dipped into this topic on a tour of the Microsoft Inclusive Technologies Lab back in October, and I found it’s a field that is just …

Game Design

Lenovo’s VR Classroom kits come with Daydream headsets

Lenovo will soon release its VR Classroom setup, which will let teachers guide their students through virtual field trips. Each kit comes with the first standalone Daydream VR headset, Lenovo's Mirage Solo with Daydream, which arrives preloaded with over 700 Google Expeditions VR field trips as …

Virtual Reality

HomePod's Sound Continues to Receive Top Marks After Listening Demos in New York and London

Apple last week invited select reporters to one-hour-long HomePod listening demos in New York City and London, resulting in several first impressions of the speaker's sound quality being shared online over the past few days.<p>We've rounded up all of the first impressions we've come across so far, and …

Apple Store