Innovation

Getting to Know Alexa

Following on from my discussion of domestic virtual assistants, I wanted to know more about how they worked in practice. I already have the Google Mini home and it is currently quite limited. It is linked to the Google Home Assistant which is basically your Google account, so it should link to all your Google… Read more »

Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019

Juniper Research, founded in 2001, provide research, forecasting and consultancy in technology markets to a worldwide client base. As part of their role as specialists in identifying disruption and change in the digital market, they have revealed the top ten tech trends that will impact the digital market in 2019.  In reverse order: 10. Chatbots… Read more »

12 Days of Christmas – CEL Touchscreen Showcase

During December come to the staff zone on Talbot Campus to interact with the CEL Touchscreen, for useful tips and guides for Brightspace, the Assessment and feedback toolkit, and more via video puzzles and interactive slide shows. The content will change though each of the weeks leading up to Christmas, so come and have a… Read more »

World’s first foldable phone

A little-known California-based company has laid claim to creating the “world’s first foldable phone”. Royole Corporation – a specialist in manufacturing flexible displays – unveiled the FlexPai handset at an event in Beijing. When opened, the device presents a single display measuring 7.8in (19.8cm) – bigger than many tablets. But when folded up, it presents three separate… Read more »

Pepper the robot appears for the Education Select Committee

Cross posting from www.partliament.uk ===== Pepper the robot answers questions from the Education Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the implications for education of developments in artificial intelligence. Watch Parliament TV: Fourth Industrial Revolution Inquiry: Fourth Industrial Revolution Education Committee Witnesses Tuesday 16 October in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House At 10 am Panel one Professor Rose… Read more »

Future Teacher Talk: Getting savvy with digital tools and resources – 1pm Thursday 25th October

Interested in tech? ALT are hosting a series of webinars The registration for our next Future Teacher webinar entitled Getting savvy with digital tools and resources is now available via our usual FT Talks resource https://xot.futureteacher.eu/play.php?template_id=4 The session summary is as follows: There are a wide range of excellent tools – many free – that… Read more »

Origami for Science Maths and Education International Meeting

The Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME) 7th International Meeting occurred recently in Oxford. The conference started with a visit to The Satellite Applications Catapult at Harwell. They work with organisations to make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies. Michael Loweth from ‘Oxford Space systems’ are one of the companies there. They develop… Read more »

Interesting Articles: VR uses, the human connection and 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs

Here is a collection of interesting articles picked up this week.   The 2018 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs Whether they are administrators or IT gurus, these bloggers know the ins and outs of how technology is reshaping education. Click here for the full article.   Fostering Human Connection for Meaningful… Read more »

Final call for registering for ALT-C – and follow sessions streamed on youtube, and participate at #altc

The ever amazing ALT-C annual conference is coming up! Last registrations  by Friday 31st August, if you are unable to attend in person, check out the daily streamed sessions and take part  using the #altc tag https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2018/programme/#/day1 11-13 September 2018, Manchester, UK For ALT’s 25th Annual Conference we will bring together different critical perspectives in… Read more »