The brain is a more powerful learning device than any piece of technology. In his talk at the AoC/Jisc Technology Summit, Alex Beard urges delegates to take human intelligence seriously, developing technology that supports our capacity to learn.
The UK government has vowed to increase its total R&D expenditure to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. With this ambitious target in sight, now seems a good time to pause and reflect on where to focus investment to support the fourth industrial revolution and big data research.
Last month, a report for the Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) assessed digital skills in the further education (FE) sector and found them wanting. Leaders must address the strategic and operational impact of technology, the report said.
Libraries and learning resources services have embraced digital practice over three decades. Lis Parcell reflects on their pioneering approach and considers how libraries will continue to reinvent themselves
Using immersive technology, student nurses can perfect their stitches and criminals see the consequences of their actions. In this post, I explore today’s practical applications of virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) to see how it may benefit education.
As digital technology transforms our world, computer scientists must consider the ethical impact of their work. In her powerful Digifest workshop, Miranda Mowbray illustrated why this is so important. Here, she shows how universities can keep up with the pace of change.
In the last few years, the education sector has been evolving at pace to take advantage of new technologies to help save costs, meet rising student expectations, and compete with online learning institutions, and rightly so.