Universities Draw Remote Learners with Massive Open Online Course Model The use of Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs, swells during the pandemic as socially distant learners have fewer outside engagements. A decade after launching, these online teaching platforms have tapped into artificial intelligence, data mining, and virtual teaching assistants to strengthen course content and improve the student experience.
Smart Classroom Technology is Transforming Teaching and Learning Technology is enabling schools to get on with the business of teaching and learning during the pandemic, by enabling remote and hybrid learning models. AI and intelligent tools, coupled with content management systems can engage students, help instructors teach in person or remotely, and facilitate interactive learning.
Universities Implement Touchless Technology for Student Dining Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, contactless dining and payment options at universities are on the rise, especially in high-traffic areas. Smartphone apps and biometric readers give students easy and safe dining hall access.
Vending Machines, Self-Screening Apps Help Combat COVID-19 The University of California San Diego is using vending machines to distribute COVID-19 tests to students. Universities hope easy access to testing and self-screening apps will tamp down possible Coronavirus outbreaks, so students can stay on campus. Airports and other public areas are also following suit and adding easy-to-use vending machines with test kits.
Universities Use IoT to Increase Alumni Engagement A strong alumni network can be a boon for college students, but making connections with alumni is a fraught process. One company has developed a solution that allows graduates to share their expertise with students when and how they choose, strengthening ties to their alma mater and helping their fellow collegians.
Telepresence Robots Help Engage Students during Remote Learning Robots can vacuum our homes, deliver restaurant meals to our table, and patrol grocery store aisles. And today, intelligent telepresence robots are used in classrooms to engage students, help instructors teach, and facilitate interactive learning.
Universities Use IoT to Ensure Student Safety After a rocky fall term plagued by COVID-19 outbreaks and temporary lockdowns, colleges are evaluating how to successfully bring students back to campus—if not yet to the classroom—for the next semester.
Using Artificial Intelligence and Analytics to Transform Education AI-based technologies are being increasingly utilized to analyze the growing number of data points for evaluating the performance and ongoing needs of students. AI is also transforming traditional educational administrative processes by improving time to value for business-related initiatives for educational institutions.
Smart Screen Solution Uses Movement-Driven Interface, 3D to Engage Students By using interactive displays powered by intelligent sensors and cameras, Prowise digital learning solutions provide a gesture‑based interactive experience that aims to keep students moving and improve learning outcomes. The solutions also adapt to remote learning, allowing students and teachers to collaborate virtually until in-person classrooms can resume.
University Counts on Data Modeling to Track, Contain COVID-19 Outbreaks University of California San Diego launches an ambitious Return to Learn program that aims to provide self-testing kits to 65,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus on a recurring basis for COVID-19. It also plans to use data modeling, contact tracing, and wastewater testing to create a tailored map of any virus outbreaks so it can quickly stop the spread.
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