Mobile Payment. MOOC. College for all. Something big is up in higher education thanks to the advent of “massive open online courses” (MOOCs), which can reach millions around the world.
What most people—including university leaders—don’t yet realize is that this new way of teaching and learning, together with employers’ growing frustration with the skills of graduates, is poised to usher in a new credentialing system that may compete with college degrees within a decade. This emerging delivery regime is more than just a distribution mechanism; done right, it promises students faster, more consistent engagement with high-quality content, as well as measurable results. This innovation therefore has the potential to create enormous opportunities for students, employers, and star teachers even as it upends the cost structure and practices of traditional campuses. Consider the first of the two converging trends. As is well known, frustration with the performance of traditional institutions is mounting. Video Play video.
Après Polytechnique et HEC, Coursera accueille les MOOC de Sciences Po. Cofondatrice et présidente de la plateforme Coursera, société pionnière des « cours en ligne ouverts et massifs » (MOOC en anglais) Daphne Koller a annoncé mercredi 10 décembre à Paris la conclusion de deux nouveaux partenariats avec des institutions d’excellence en France : Sciences Po Paris et l’Essec, qui viennent s’ajouter à Polytechnique, l’Ecole normale supérieure, Centrale et HEC.
Créée en 2012, la plateforme pourra accueillir encore deux ou trois institutions françaises « du même calibre », explique-t-elle, sans nommer celles avec lesquelles elle discute et se disant « très sélective ». Se défendant de concurrencer les grandes institutions d’enseignement supérieur, elle explique que sa plateforme touche un nouveau public et s’intègre à la stratégie digitale des établissements : « Ce sont eux qui choisissent les cours qu’ils mettent en ligne », explique-t-elle. CES Innovation Awards - 2015 International CES, January 6-9. A.K.
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Computing Everywhere, the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D Printing are projected to be the three most important strategic technology trends in 2015. 3D Printing Will Continue To Revolutionize Prototyping And Manufacturing 3D printing is forecast to reach a tipping point in the next three years due to streamlined prototyping and short-run manufacturing. Improving time-to-market, ensuring greater accuracy of highly customized products, and reducing production costs over the long-term are three of the many benefits companies are adopting 3D printing for today.
Five Disruptive Trends For Information Technology Innovation in 2015 - Spark Strategy: Innovative, Creative, Ideas-Based Consulting. Expanding beyond PCs and mobile, the ‘Internet of Things’ integrates identifiable objects seamlessly into an ‘information network’.
This takes advantages of mobile devices and sensors ability to observe and monitor their environments. This means that the internet and recorded information is not only stored on one’s personal device such as a laptop, but potentially so could one’s car, fridge or even oven. Most enterprises and technology vendors are yet to explore the possibilities of expanded Internet and are not operationally or organisationally ready. The ability to manage this tsunami of unorganised data will create the need for optimised big data solutions. Free Publications. Five Disruptive Trends For Information Technology Innovation in 2015 - Spark Strategy: Innovative, Creative, Ideas-Based Consulting. Top five enterprise technology trends for 2015. What technological trends can we expect to shape the enterprise in 2015?
According to predictions released by US carrier Verizon, strategic network investments will be a top priority for chief information officers (CIOs) working in the corporate world next year, as more and more companies seek to make sense of Big Data, profit from the internet of ihings (IoT) and make the transition to the cloud. In the coming year, now perhaps the worst of the recession is behind us, companies will also begin to adopt technologies that drive business innovation and provide a strong basis for future growth. Chris Formant, Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ global president commented: In 2015, it's all about the power of the networked connection.
We believe our enterprise and government customers will be looking to focus on connecting technology innovation on a global scale. The first key trend Verizon believes will drive the enterprise next year is network investment. Read on: In the enterprise. Technology Trends Blog. 10th December 2014 Clothes that can monitor and transmit biomedical info Researchers at Université Laval in Canada have developed "smart textiles" able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks.
Credit: Stepan Gorgutsa, Université Laval This technological breakthrough, described in the scientific journal Sensors, paves the way for a host of new developments for people suffering from chronic diseases, elderly people living alone, and even firemen and police officers. A team under the supervision of Professor Younès Messaddeq created the smart fabric by successfully superimposing multiple layers of copper, polymers, glass and silver. "The fibre acts as both sensor and antenna," explains Professor Messaddeq, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations. The design is based on hollow-core polymer-clad silica fibres, featuring a thick polyimide polymer overcoat. 4th December 2014. 8 Hot Tech Trends Coming to Your Office in 2015. 10 Tech Trends Through 2015. Content/dam/global/ascent-whitepapers/ascent-journey-2016.pdf.
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