Tech Education Factors Into Marketing Leadership

In the second part of our interview with Ann Sung Ruckstuhl, CMO at Unisys, she shared her thoughts on STEM education and career advice. If you missed part 1 of our interview, please find it here. STEM Education Ann gave some fantastic advice to people considering their career choices, which she set within the big picture of history. She said we are now in the third wave of innovation revolutions: The first was the agricultural revolution, the second the industrial revolution, and now the information revolution which started maybe 70 years ago. (Interestingly, as…

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Unique, High Tech Ag Education

Terre Haute – The Wabash Valley is now the home to a unique and beneficial educational program.  The new effort will help educate future ag leaders while helping the community. Today, Ivy Tech showcased the Precision Agriculture Center of Excellence.  The 26 thousand square foot laboratory space will provide students with hands-on educational training.  The focus will be on precision equipment and diesel technology. A number of local and state leaders were on hand for a special tour of the facility, including Senator Joe Donnelly, Mayor Duke Bennett and Ivy…

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Is facial recognition the new trend in education tech?

A Seattle-based company is hoping its technology can make schools safer and is offering new facial recognition software to K-12 schools across the country for free. Created by a company called RealNetworks, the SAFR program integrates into schools’ existing digital security cameras as a way to recognize students, staff and visitors in real time. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from vandalism and theft prevention to gatekeeping for school entry to monitoring for potential human threats inside or outside a school. “School safety has become one of…

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Education ministry announces expanded digital tech lessons

The education ministry plans to introduce digital technology lessons as part of the primary school’s curriculum, Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris said on Wednesday. The lessons will include digital skills, internet security and robotics. He was speaking after he attended the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Innovation Conference 2018, which took place in Cairo between July 29 – 31. The conference was dedicated to the innovation of information and communication technologies in education. When asked about the future plans of the education ministry to advance computing skills of primary school…

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Education Tech Start-Up Promising An Employable Work Force

In today’s day and age, being well educated is not enough. Being well trained and skilled for the job holds equal importance. As there is no dearth of career options to choose from, there is more than ample competition vying for those jobs. It is important to have an extra edge in the form of skill set training and work experience. Ed tech startups are a fairly new venture in India and have taken the $100 billion education sector In India by storm. It has helped the youth to acquire…

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Oman promotes tech education with robotics summer camp

The Oman Information Technology Authority (ITA), in cooperation with Middle East College, Oman LNG and other private organisations such as Innotech, Engineering for Kids and Cisco, has reportedly launched the third edition of its summer IT training programme. The IT Kids Innovation Theatre, kicked off in Muscat and Salalah with the participation of 80 children. The programme, according to the IT, is aimed at developing kids’ knowledge and abilities in IT, encouraging them to utilise their IT knowledge and imagination to produce creative services and products, and qualifying and empowering…

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From Fornite to cosplay: The Supercon pop culture education of a newbie

RALEIGH – I’ve officially attended my first Supercon convention, and it was an education in the latest tech pop culture, to put it mildly. I must admit, before this weekend, I had never heard of the wild world of cosplay (a combination of the word “costume” and “play”). Gaming terms like PvP (player versus player), skins and noob were also not part of my lexicon. But apparently, I’m learning fast. Here are my top takeaways: IT’S ABOUT THE COMMUNITY, STUPID Before heading out to the Raleigh Convention Center Friday morning, it’s safe to…

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FFA, Microsoft announce educational partnership between tech, agriculture

FARGO — One of the world’s largest technology companies is partnering with the future of agriculture in an educational initiative that will bring the two industries together. Microsoft has joined the National FFA organization to create the Blue 365 initiative, a program that will be kicked off at FFA’s national convention in Indianapolis Oct. 27-28. FFA National President Mark Poeschl, said Microsoft will sponsor at its convention a Blue Room that will include 17,000 square feet dedicated to agricultural technology tools such as drones, robotics, data analytics tools and more.…

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How AI is revamping the state of the Indian education system

                                                                   The world has entered into the digital age, and technology has touched every part of the human life, whether it is business, communication, travel, health, or education. The global education system has taken it hands-on and the implications of advanced technology have created wonders in this field. From Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to automation and digitization, the…

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How do we transform tech education: ranking, relevance and global respect

There is a widespread concern that while on one hand, we want to build institutions of high ranking globally (according to criteria developed by ranking institutions), on the other we don’t care if high rank globally doesn’t translate to high social, industrial and ecological connect locally. This is paradoxical. Actually, both can be achieved together without making a trade-off. The assumption that more money leads to a higher rank or quality also needs to be tested by using data already available. If we do a survey of major industrial clusters…

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