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The 'Star Trek' style classroom of the future replacing blackboards and books. The multi-touch, multi-user smart desks have been trialled in a three-year projectStudies have shown they can increase both fluency and flexibility in maths By Amanda Williams Published: 00:17 GMT, 23 November 2012 | Updated: 08:08 GMT, 23 November 2012.

The 'Star Trek' style classroom of the future replacing blackboards and books

Testing touchscreen tables in classrooms. Forget tiny iPads -- the classrooms of the future might turn entire tables into interactive touchscreens.

Testing touchscreen tables in classrooms

Given that many children can sit rapturously before a glowing touchscreen for hours, such gadgets seem like a natural for the classroom. But as with any new teaching technology, it's important to make sure it actually helps students learn and teachers teach before getting caught up in its "cool" factor. iBar - largest multitouch touchscreen. Microsoft Surface Overview. First Look Reviews: The X-Desk. Interactive Touchscreen Table. Home > Interactive Touchscreen Table Usage Policy.

Interactive Touchscreen Table

Multi-touch smart desks in the classroom. Multi-touch screens are very fashionable these days, but there are not many practical applications for them.

Multi-touch smart desks in the classroom

Now, researchers at Durham University in the UK are using them to develop the world's first interactive classroom. The new learning environments are using 'interactive multi-touch desks that look and act like a large version of an Apple iPhone.' Their initiative, called SynergyNet, has several goals, including the development of learning by sharing. So far, the research team has linked up with manufacturers to design software and desks that recognize multiple touches on the desktop.

But read more... Testing touchscreen tables in classrooms. Interactive Self Service Touch Screen Kiosks. The SeePoint Help Desk is the first point of contact for all customer issues.

Interactive Self Service Touch Screen Kiosks

The Help Desk provides technical support services online, via email and telephone from 7am to 5pm (PST). Our extensive knowledge base and experience allows us to quickly diagnose many issues that may arise and determine the quickest route to resolution, minimizing potential downtime for SeePoint kiosks, digital signage and other computer systems. Additional and expanded support options are also available as well as Remote Management monitoring. By providing our Help Desk with the unit’s serial number (located on the back of every unit), our technicians will immediately know the type of system, configuration, installed peripherals, delivered software and warranty program associated with the product.

All this information is readily accessed through SeePoint’s Customer Support module within our Enterprise Resource Management system (ERM). Smart Desks Make Sci-fi A Reality In The Classroom. Schools are set for a Star Trek make-over thanks to the development of the world's first interactive classroom by experts at Durham University.

Smart Desks Make Sci-fi A Reality In The Classroom

Researchers at the Technology-Enhanced Learning Research Group (TEL) are designing new learning environments using interactive multi-touch desks that look and act like a large version of an Apple iPhone. The team observed how students and teachers interact in classes and how Information Communications technology (ICT) could improve collaboration. They then set about designing an interactive classroom solution called 'SynergyNet' to reflect TEL's aims of achieving active student engagement and learning by sharing, problem-solving and creating. The team has linked up with manufacturers to design software, and desks that recognize multiple touches on the desktop, using vision systems that can see infrared light.

Students Learn Better With Star Trek-Style Touchscreen Desks. Observe the criticisms of nearly any major public education system in the world, and a few of the many complaints are more or less universal.

Students Learn Better With Star Trek-Style Touchscreen Desks

Technology moves faster than the education system. Teachers must teach at the pace of the slowest student rather than the fastest. And--particularly in the United States--grade school children as a group don't care much for, or excel at, mathematics. Social Media Gains Momentum in Online Education. In his University of Hawaii online course, Introduction to e-Learning, associate professor Michael Menchaca requires his students to introduce themselves to each other by creating 15-second videos on Instagram.

Social Media Gains Momentum in Online Education

Later in the semester, students "meet" to discuss their group projects using Google Hangouts. Twitter is popular in his classes, too, enabling students to share resources and engage in discussions, Menchaca says. These are just two examples of the social media tools Menchaca uses to foster communication among his students. "We've had online learning for quite a long time – since the 1990s, when it started to become popular – but the inclusion of social media is something that's relatively new," Menchaca says.

"A lot of us are starting to use it more. [Explore ways to use productivity apps in online classes.] 3D Printing - 2015 News and Articles About 3D Printers. Blogs on Flipped Classroom. Flipping the Classroom. Printable Version “Flipping the classroom” has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and Science (Mazur, 2009); In essence, “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates.

Flipping the Classroom

ELI7081.pdf. The Future of Online Learning. The future of online learning. In the first of an occasional series featuring two experts debating a hot topic for students, Anant Agarwal and Chip Paucek, chief executives of online learning providers edX and 2U respectively, share their predictions for business education in 2020.

The future of online learning

Mr Agarwal and Mr Paucek also feature in a live Q&A. How Disruptive Innovation Changes Education. How can schools around the world educate their students better? What does the future hold? Most researchers who study these questions in the field of education peer through the lenses of sociology and public policy. HBS professor Clayton M. Christensen and colleagues chose a different approach—the theory of disruptive innovation, often applied to a variety of other industries, such as technology and health care. Christensen's theory was first explored in his two New York Times bestsellers, The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) and The Innovator's Solution (with Michael E.

His latest book, coauthored with Michael B. According to the authors, "Our goal in writing this book was to dig beneath the sorts of surface explanations for why schools struggle to improve, and the lenses on innovation, which is our field of specialty, proved a great way to help us do just that. " Martha Lagace: You have decided to study education through the lenses of your research on innovation. A: It's a good question. Six Advantages of Online Learning. Technology in Education: A Future Classroom.