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Educational Technology

Educational Technology: Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. (Source: Wikipedia)

BBC Launches Kids Coding Lessons As Computer Programming Enters National Curriculum


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Children as young as five are to be taught how to code in British schools as part of the UK government’s new national curriculum. With a computer in nearly every British household and tablets and smartphones readily at their disposal, children are now completely surrounded by technology, and the government has chosen now as the time for them to get to understand how it all works. Schools will be expected to help pupils ex ...   read more

Can Technology Really Reduce Costs and Improve Education?


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Faced with challenging economic times and the growing expectations of students, faculty, and staff many educational organisations are turning to technology for a solution. One recent example of this is King's College UDENTE (Universal Dental E-Learning) program. Faced with decreasing faculty and increasing enrollment they searched for a solution that could provide a unique and comprehensive virtual learning environment (VLE). They turned to Tier 2 Consulting, a Red-Hat pre ...   read more

Housing Technology 2013 Kicks Off with Sir Clive Woodward


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The 4th annual Housing Technology conference and executive forum began today with a keynote speech given by World Cup winner and Team GB's Director of Sport for the London Olympics, Sir Clive Woodward OBE. Sir Clive was expected to demonstrate how social housing providers can learn from the world of sport when it comes to building high performance, and how this can be applied to IT and business operations. read more

IT Skills Gap Could Harm UK Economy


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A report from UK technology job site Technojobs has revealed that whilst jobs in the technology sector continue to rise, there are not enough graduates to fill vacant positions. This, they say, is in danger of leaving the UK economy exposed as future generations fail to show enough interest in the subject. According to Technojobs, IT has l ...   read more

Kings College London Reaps the Benefits of Virtual Learning Platform


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King's College London is one of the world's leading universities and prides itself on its intellectual rigour and academic research. Like other universities and educational establishments however, it has been subjected to the economic turmoil that has beset the UK - and the rest of the world. One of the key pressures facing the institution has been the steady decline in the number of professors and lecturers since 2000. A 22 per cent drop in the number of ...   read more

Raspberry Pi: Made in UK


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Tiny computer, the Raspberry Pi, is to be manufactured in the UK following months of negotiations with Sony’s Welsh manufacturing and distributing factory. The makers of the Pi say the decision has been made in the wake of the learning device’s success. When they first began looking for manufacturers, it seems that because nobody in the UK had heard of the device, they were unable to find a manufacturer in the UK who was prepared to take the risk on producing the device. ...   read more

Teachers 'want video conferencing solutions', says Polycom


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More than three-quarters of British teachers would like access to video conferencing technology so they can have digital meetings with pupils, their parents and colleagues when face-to-face meetings are not possible. According to video conferencing specialist Polycom, the ...   read more

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