The Alliance for Excellent Education, which sponsor's Digital Learning Day, defines digital learning as any “instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience.” Even video games have been part of digital learning going back to the mid-1970s.
Skills in technology, in particular, once confined to people with job titles like computer programmer, software developer or network administrator, are now all but ubiquitous across today's economy. Workers need more knowledge and skills than ever before -- in all areas of STEM, not just technology.
Analysts have long argued that nations aiming to use wind and solar power to curb emissions from fossil fuel burning would first have to invest heavily in new technologies to store electricity produced by these intermittent sources—after all, the sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn’t always blowing.
Even as an overwhelming majority of large global enterprises feel vulnerable to data breaches and other security threats, too many organizations continue to approach cybersecurity as a compliance exercise, according to a new survey from the security vendor Vormetric.
Based on these specifications, the United States ranks just 10th overall, “largely because its innovation-supporting policies (such as funding for scientific research) are lower than those of the leaders (on a per capita basis),” researchers write.
In recent years, research universities across the country have faced squeezed public financial support as the agencies that channel funds through them, like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dealt with sequestration and the 2013 cuts in federal government funding.
Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, shares with CIO.com his thoughts on where artificial intelligence and cognitive computing research is heading. Moore, whose own background is in statistical machine learning, AI, robotics and statistical computation for large volumes of data, heads up a department of 30 faculty at CMU focused on AI research.
From household drones to robot co-workers, new technologies are being adopted into daily life faster than ever before, dramatically changing the way we work, play and interact with others. The question now is, what separates humans from the technologies that surround them?
Welcome to the future! It is easy to see that the past few years have been revolutionary in the development of new technology. For that reason, it’s exciting to see what 2016 has in store for us and how technology will better our lives even more.