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IoT to Represent More Than Half of Connected Device Landscape by 2021

By Sri Ravipati, THE Journal The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections. That analysis comes from Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index for [...]

With Project Torino, Microsoft creates a physical programming language inclusive of visually impaired children

by Allison Linn, Microsoft The team has created what they are calling a physical programming language. It’s a way for kids to physically create code by connecting pods together to build programs. The system, called Project Torino, is designed to make sure that kids who have visual impairments or other challenges can participate in coding classes [...]

Wearables Market Continues Kick in First Quarter

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology During 1Q17 both Xiaomi and Apple shipped 3.6 million wearable devices (with a slight bump by Xiaomi over Apple), compared to Fitbit’s 3 million, IDC reported. Korean behemoth Samsung came in fourth with 1.4 million shipments. The overall wearables market grew by almost 18 percent year over year, compared to 17 [...]

20 essential apps to include in online courses

BY MERIS STANSBURY, eCampus News Online learning apps are broken down into specific categories to maximize production and streamline online communication. Technology and its potential to simplify life for its users can be a beautiful thing, which can be seen in the example of providing online learning for students. But, unless you have the right technology [...]

Techies Find Online Training More Effective Than Offline: Study

by CXOtoday Skill development and learning is the key for all level of employees in today’s dynamic technology and business scenario. However, employees are not keen to go through traditional learning program because of several reasons such as paucity of time, ineffective teaching, boredom etc. This is where online learning can play a major role. 97 [...]

Spoiler Alert: Millennials Can’t Get Enough of Social Media

by eMarketer A new study from private software research company Qualtrics and venture capital firm Accel looked at how plugged in to social media internet users in North America, the UK and Australia really are. It found that many millennials haven’t gone more than five hours without checking social media. Internet Users in Australia, North America [...]

How the Amazon Echo Show Will Revolutionize Higher Education

By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed I’m here to confidently predict that Amazon’s $229.99 Echo Show will revolutionize higher education. With the Echo Show, higher education will finally be able to: Allow students to ‘drop in’ with their professors using the video chat feature from the professors home, 24/7/365. Lower educational costs, by replacing ‘live’ adjunct [...]

The Tech You Need for an Online Degree

by Toro Magazine Online courses have really taken off. More students are now actively going for the best online courses they can find instead of the equivalent offline programs. Aside from the online programs’ flexibility, you can also save a lot on relocating closer to the university and other expenses. To have a great time pursuing [...]

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

by Bernard Marr, Forbes Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years. Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new technologies becoming available [...]

Khan Academy Launches Financial Literacy Video Series for College Grads, Job Seekers

By Campus Technology Khan Academy, an online learning platform used by more than 100 million learners worldwide, has added education content that aims to teach new college grads, job seekers and young professionals how to manage their money. In a new video series on careers and personal finance, 20- and 30-year-old professionals working across special education, [...]