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Member stories: moving towards Education 4.0

Have you been following all the coverage about the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0, as it’s sometimes called? Big data, artificial intelligence and robotics will fundamentally change the way products are designed and built and how services are provided. They are already changing how we live and communicate.   >>

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Sarah Davies

Edtech 2K19, what’s in store?

Was there a robot or a drone under your Christmas tree this year, or perhaps a smart lightbulb or a connected toothbrush? As tech companies put microchips into everyday objects and connect them to the internet, it feels like our lives are becoming a little more sci-fi every day. >>

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Martin Hamilton

Shaping the new IT crowd

Universities are changing and so are the skills needed in their higher education IT workforce. Heriot-Watt University's Kathy McCabe reports back from a global IT conference on some of the trends we can expect.   >>

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Kathy McCabe

What does the FE college of the future look like?

In the same way that machines changed the lives of our ancestors in the 19th century, so technology is transforming our world in the 21st century. Here, we imagine a day in the life of a further education principal in a few years' time. >>

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Paul McKean

Chatbots - now is the time

With chatbots active in some institutions and minimal investment required to get them up and running, now really is the time to explore this technology. >>

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Richard Maccabee