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.
Bridging the Digital Divide: Ed Tech for Students in Underserved Communities Remote learning shines a harsh light on the lack of technology in underserved areas. New initiatives seek to bridge the digital divide by supplying school districts with new laptops and Internet hotspots for students who don’t have sufficient resources at home.
Smart, Connected School Buses Provide Internet Access During Pandemic School districts are transforming retired and unused school buses into large-scale mobile hot spots, providing free WiFi for students and community members in areas with high numbers of students without Internet connectivity.
Education Transformation: New Technology to Go the Distance As schools and universities prepare for fall classes, technology such as IoT, AI-based vision applications, and remote learning apps and solutions will all have an increasingly important role in the education ecosystem. See what technologies are in use worldwide that are helping teachers and students stay safe and still maintain an interactive, collaborative learning environment.
Night at the Museum: VR, Streaming Keep the Virtual Doors Open Museums that have closed their physical doors now focus on providing a virtual experience with help from streaming media, social media, and virtual reality. Cowboy Tim, penguins, and other unexpected icons bring joy to the homebound and push the boundaries of our cultural institutions.
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