Virtual reality (VR) can bring users to new worlds and environments both above ground and under the sea, but it is often only available at a high cost. Oculus, a subsidiary of Facebook, has pledged to make its VR technology more accessible to low-income families by donating 100 or more Oculus Rift headsets, touch controllers and computers equipped with VR software to 90 California libraries. With this project, the wonders of VR will reach demographics that previously weren’t able to experience VR.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to become the next big computing platform, according to predictions from Goldman Sachs. Whether the user is immersed in a virtual world with VR technology or experiencing a digital overlay to the physical world with AR, these technologies are reshaping existing ways of doing things, including how students learn complex concepts.
Organizations of all types are flooded with data. Savvy businesses, government agencies and public entities have figured out how to not only manage the flow of structured and unstructured data, but also use analytics to pull actionable insight from data better decisions. As IoT talk gets louder, school districts throughout the United States are exploring how their data can improve student learning.
As technology usage has permeated our everyday lives, educators have become aware of the many potential benefits a connected environment has on their schools. A survey from Extreme Networks says that close to half (46 percent) of K-12 and higher education IT leaders believe an IoT smart school that uses IoT devices will have a major impact on education in the next few years. Smart schools use an array of IoT devices, each offering its own specific value to a school.
With the Internet and eLearning already deeply rooted in schools, the applications for IoT in education are numerous and the opportunities still largely untapped.
Around the world, digital technologies are demonstrating their ability to empower educators in their mission of developing the next generation of lifelong learners, innovators, and global citizens. With an effective technology foundation and the right support, teachers gain powerful tools to deepen, accelerate, and enhance student learning.
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This project aims to bring together a series of Internet-connected objects to enhance the classroom experience. It is a continuation of the DISTANCE project, led by Intel and other partners.