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Yet another example of how #IoT will change the way students experience their education
Exploring the evolving potential for digital learning.
GUEST COLUMN | by Perry Correll
You simply can’t get away from the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner predicts there will be 25 million connected “things” in use by 2020. The news sensationalizes the impact IoT will have on all of our lives and the “paradigm” shift it is generating – equal to, if not exceeding that of the Internet. But in reality, what truly matters is how this shift addresses our specific needs.
It is very easy to envision how IoT capabilities can be used in STEM programs, robotics and anything having to do with gathering specific data points.
IoT’s impact was originally seen in logistics and inventory management, then surveillance and tracking. These days, however, IoT can provide benefits to almost any market. One that is proving to be impactful is education. IoT technology is bolstering education to bring about an…
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May 12, 2015 Leave a comment
An excellent post by @KeithHampson – eludes to some of the reasons #HigherEd might be perceived as somewhat dysfunctional from a cost basis. However, leaves out other influences (banks, politicians, etc.) that have a profound affect. Also, how ’bout the students … with greater access to technology they too have a voice and are weighing in.
“Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.”
The idea at the core of this quote has been rehashed so often and by so many public figures that it’s now difficult to be certain of its origins (Woodrow Wilson?). But the relevance and longevity of the quote likely owes less to the actual insignificance of the debates in higher education, than its unrestrained quality. We have a tendency in higher education to not hold back.
There is no end to the topics worth debating: rising costs in higher education (and who’s to blame), identity politics, the “adjunctification” of academic labor, and rising calls for accountability, to name but a few. The role of educational technology is now a frequent focus.
There’s more of it, too. The Internet has dramatically increased the number of venues to facilitate debate. And just as importantly…
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April 27, 2015 Leave a comment
The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What advice would you give someone looking to start their own business?” is by Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora.
The first piece of advice I would give anyone starting a new business is to forget everything they learned in business school. Or better yet, don’t go to business school. Why? Because right now we are going through a once-in-a-century transformation in business that is throwing out all the existing rules. And that includes everything that the MBA programs are currently teaching their students. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at how business has been taught for the last 100 years. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the fundamental goal of business is to create a hit product. You…
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