Just a few minutes ago, I finished speaking at the EduTech Conference in Sydney about the impact of disruptive technologies on education. Months ago, I’d agreed to talk in a phone call with a colleague, and because I was overseas travelling at the time, they had provided the conference organisers with a synopsis that was fairly brief and seemed to cover every emerging technology you could imagine:
Disruptive Technologies – What’s Now and Next for Education at EduTech Australia 2017
“With the advent of powerful cloud computing and changing environments, how will emerging and future technologies impact on school based IT, teaching, learning and even buildings and learning spaces?
Digital technologies, the cloud, intelligence and analytics, mixed reality and truly engaging learning platforms have the capacity to transform the digital experience for every teacher, student, school, college and university.
At Microsoft we understand that one of our most important tasks is to empower students and educators with the tools, experiences and insights to create tomorrow’s world.
Technology helps democratise educational opportunity, and in tandem with dedicated administrators, committed teachers, motivated students and involved parents and communities it can spark creativity and help build a passion for lifelong learning.… Visit the author's original post
The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is written by Graeme Lawrie, Director of Innovation and Outreach at Sevenoaks School, and explores the digital initiative iDEA, which is a national project that hosts a series of online challenges and events allowing the users to win career enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain nationally recognised awards.… Visit the author's original post
The following post features in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TheFeed, our online magazine bringing you the best stories from Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEExperts, thought leadership, and news from the Microsoft in Education team. This piece is from the HoloLens team here at Microsoft, and looks at how the world of mixed reality is already impacting teaching and learning.
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I know that this blog gets readers from all around the country, and the world, but I’d kick myself if I didn’t share this event, which is going to be just down the road from the centre of Sydney, in Manly
The team at Lakeba and 360dgrees are doing some really smart stuff with 360 degree video and Hololens in a range of industries, including in education (their emerging scenarios for using both in education are fascinating). And on Thursday 17th November, at 6PM, they will be hosting a free evening filled with big ideas and great applications of Microsoft HoloLens.… Visit the author's original post
At TED 2016 , Alex Kipman from the Microsoft Hololens team, talked about how we see the future of 3D holograms. We have talked about Hololens before – there are some great videos on the Hololens website – and we have demonstrated scenarios for Hololens in education the past. The TED presentation hinted again at what an interesting future we’re going to see when Hololens starts to be used in education.
Alex shows how Hololens will allow users to “explore a speculative digital world without screens in this fanciful demo, a mix of near reality and far-future possibility.… Visit the author's original post
The team working on the Microsoft Hololens are quietly working on creating ambitious new ways of achieving new things - you've hopefully seen some of the demonstrations that they've given at global events like Build and the Windows 10 announcement earlier in the year (if not, jump here). And that includes working on uses for Hololens in education, and imagining some of the ways that we can enhance teaching with Hololens.
Although much of their work is being done behind firmly closed doors, when they do give us a sneak peek of what's to come, it's thought provoking stuff.… Visit the author's original post
Less than 100 days ago, we revealed Hololens during the Windows 10 announcement, and since then we’ve all been waiting for a second chance to see it…
Hololens in Education
Well, last night, that finally happened at the \Build conference as the team revealed what they have been working on, and especially focused on Hololens in education, with teaching and learning scenarios.
They started with Prof Mark Griswold from Case Western Reserve University, talking about, and demonstrating live, the way that Hololens could be used to study anatomy, something traditionally done with a combination of textbooks, models and cadavers.… Visit the author's original post
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