Posts Tagged ‘education’

Are Tablets the Future of Education?

Technology is playing a larger and larger part in the world of education, and this hardly comes as any kind of surprise.

Recent advancements have seen stunning innovations in consumer technology becoming available at more and more affordable price points. Just this year, Google introduced its Nexus 7 tablet computer.

Boasting a 16 gigabyte hard drive and technical specifications that rival the dominant species in the tablet community, Apple’s iPad, the Nexus features a 7-inch display and a gigabyte of RAM.
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Cloud Computing Tips for College Students

College students have enough on their plates without having to worry about getting overcharged for their cloud services or having their backup storage fail at a critical moment (like finals week).

In truth, most students are likely unaware of the many benefits (and potential drawbacks) that exist in the arena of cloud computing. Since it is still a relatively new development in the world of online storage and communications, it is improving all the time. But this can make it difficult for busy students to keep up with which cloud networks offer the most useful services at the best price.
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How Teachers Are Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology and education were meant to go together, and when the two are used properly in conjunction, some of the most effective and innovative learning can take place.

Technology has grown by almost unimaginable leaps and bounds over the last few decades, and as such has become more and more readily available at affordable rates on the consumer market.
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Tech Jobs: Filling the STEM Talent Gap in Colleges

There is no denying that the United States is no longer quite as dominant as it once was on the world stage. Sure, we continue to flex our power in global politics and in the economy, but when it comes to developing future leaders we’re falling behind by not a small margin.

In all studies that look at the various standardized tests the United States is middle of the pack. We aren’t graduating nearly as many scientists, mathematicians, engineers or environmentalists as other countries, which might lead to other parts of the world heading the charge into next generation innovations in all the important industries.

At one time the U.S. led the way in the space program, which gave this country a powerful position in many other areas. Imagine if the major breakthrough in alternative energy came out of China or India? Suffice to say there is a gap, and if you are so inclined, you could step in to fill it. (more…)

Top 5 Technological Trends That Are Changing the Face of Education

Technology in education has evolved so expeditiously that a picture of a classroom five years ago compared to one today would likely not feature a single identical device.

Even 20 years ago, the concept of an online college would have been inconceivable.

From kindergarten all the way up through higher education, students are becoming better acquainted with academic concepts and communicating with teachers in an entirely different way from the dusty chalkboards, flickering overhead projectors and after-school conferences of yesteryear.
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