Academics and executives at the world's biggest universities have talked for years about the potential of electronic learning to create new and better forms of education – but before 2020, the evidence to support that optimism was pretty thin.One study at the start of 2019 concluded that online education had failed to reduce costs or improve outcomes for students. Additional surveys showed that the number of students using online learning internationally was modest and, worse still, often in decline. Cloud The top cloud providers What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know The best cloud storage services OneDrive tips and tricks: How to master Microsoft's free cloud storage 5 programming languages cloud engineers should learn (TechRepublic) Such was the lack of progress that Richard Garrett, the director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, wrote a paper asking, 'Whatever happened to the promise of online learning?'. His research … [Read more...] about Future of education: How cloud computing is supporting a new hybrid model of learning
With the widespread transition to remote working , communication and collaboration has become all the more important. A problem many businesses face, however, is that they are required to juggle an impractical number of tools to benefit from all functionality needed to support remote work: text chat , email , video calling , file-sharing , cloud storage etc. We caught up with Frank Karlitschek, founder and CEO at Nextcloud, to find out why doing all this in a secure and simple manner might require a different approach to that of traditional SaaS providers. Here's our list of the best antivirus services right now We've built a list of the best identity management services available Here's our list of the best endpoint protection services out there In Nextcloud 20, you announced integration with over a dozen third party platforms and the move was dubbed “a major shift”. What changed, and is integration the next major focus area for Nextcloud? Since … [Read more...] about We’ve been thinking about collaboration wrong this whole time
The internet is a great place to pick up a skills and knowledge. Right from your study table at home, you can explore the internet for courses, sign up for them, work through the lessons and add a completion certificate to your resume (like these awesome WordPress courses for beginners ). And there are tons of easy LMS WordPress plugins and options to turn your website into a full Learning Management System. Simply put, many people are more than willing to pay good money for an online course in the subject of their choice. To meet this demand, a number of institutions and individuals are reaching out to them via their educational websites. These websites undertake end-to-end services, from building course content and enrolling students, to conducting examinations and awarding course completion certificates. And to meet the design and functional needs of these websites, quality themes and plugins that cater to the online educational platform are available in the market place. … [Read more...] about Best LMS WordPress Plugins for Course Creation 2021
If there was a year when we all started "googling" and a year we all started "facebooking" and "tweeting," then 2020 was the year we all started "zooming." It's not like the company behind Zoom — a US-based videoconferencing platform — invented visual chatting via the internet. Google didn't invent search engines and Facebook didn't invent social blogging, either (or hate speech for that matter). But there's always one that takes off, and that company's name invariably becomes a generic term by which we all do that thing. It's a moment at which we know that that thing has become ubiquitous, socially relevant, and of interest to science. So, we zoom, no matter whether we're on Skype, WhatsApp, Signal, FaceTime, Whereby, Webex, Teams, Moodle, BigBlueButton, WeChat, Telegram, Viber, Slack, Wickr — to name a few in a plethora of contenders, lest we be accused of bias. All videoconferencing platforms have one thing in common, say researchers at Stanford University's Virtual Human … [Read more...] about COVID: Tired of endless videoconferencing?
With workshops around gamification and robotics in education, and a bigger focus on blended learning, EduTECH Asia is the event for future educators in Asia . SINGAPORE , Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Returning for the third consecutive year, EduTECH Asia , Asia's largest education conference and exhibition, organised by Terrapinn Pte Ltd and featuring more than 250 speakers, brings together educators from across the entire education spectrum: from early years practitioners through to tertiary education leaders. The three-day in-depth conference and technology exhibition, happening between 8-10 October, aims to discuss and debate the profound impact of technology in education, focusing on the importance of learning spaces and what it means to reshape the future of learning. "As the biggest education conference in the region, EduTECH Asia aims to address issues that educators need to focus on to make Asia a leader in preparing students for the future workplace. A … [Read more...] about The Future of Learning and Learning Space Transformation Take Centre Stage at EduTECH Asia