As we all become more driven by digital communication, schools and other public institutions have to keep up with these changes and adjust their infrastructure accordingly. People have shorter attention spans and prefer to receive information in sound bites. This is especially true in education. Solution provider Alpha Video is turning to digital signage to help schools keep students captivated and informed.
When almost everything we touch can be customized or personalized, it's ironic that education is the place where many schools still apply a one size fits all approach.
Cloud computing offers broad benefits for K-12 education. It can enhance teaching and learning by enabling students and teachers to access a wealth of educational resources -- to work, collaborate, communicate, and share when and where they need to.
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Educators are adding interactive whiteboards to bring a more dynamic and compelling approach to teaching. The latest iterations of this smart, connected technology are finding a home within classrooms and school districts throughout the United States. For solution providers, now is the time to educate your customers on the advantages of using smart whiteboard technology
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.