AR/VR, IoT and Mobile Technologies for the Untethered Educator 1/14/2020


  • GIGxr Acquires Pearson XR Operations

    A new company has acquired the immersive learning assets of a Pearson affiliate. GIGxr, formed for the express purpose of the deal, has specifically picked up Pearson TQ, which produces custom training and education solutions.

  • Gartner: 10 Ways Technology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

    "The human condition is being challenged as technology creates varied and ever-changing expectations of humans," according to research firm Gartner. That's the theme behind 10 strategic predictions it has made for 2020 and beyond: ways that technology will change the way humans interact with their environment and each other.



  • Report Shares Makerspace Impact in California CCs

    According to "Makerspace Impact: Implementation Strategies & Stories of Transformation," the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's $17 million grant enabled 24 community colleges to open or expand their makerspace efforts. Those spaces were used by an estimated 64,310 students; drew 1,296 employers as partners in the endeavor; engaged 691 faculty members; and funded 844 internships. And the impact has been broad, according to those immersed in the initiative.

  • Smartphone Market Expected to Pick Up in 2020

    Personal computing device shipments are looking stronger than expected for 2019, and smartphone deliveries are expected to bump up in 2020, according to two separate analyses by International Data Corp.



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