President Barack Obama on Thursday (Oct 13) shook hands and fist bumped with a paralyzed man who was using a mind-controlled robotic arm. The one-day conference focused on spurring innovation and bolstering the country's strength and standing in science and technology, while taking on new challenges like curing disease, solving climate change and exploring deep space.
Technological innovations mark the last couple of decades, and it has widely influenced every area of living. The change is particularly noticeable since the beginning of the 21st century. When education is concerned, the impact is clearly noticeable both when it comes to teaching and learning. The days of chalk and blackboard and printed textbooks seem like ancient history.
NASA Goddard video producer David Ladd asked the musicians to write a song that captured the inspirational nature of studying the moon and encouraged STEM learning. "I wanted to create a unique production for the LRO mission that centered around music as a way to engage kids, parents, and educators," says Ladd in a statement.
Going back to the Founding Fathers and the writing of the U.S. Constitution (with the intellectual property clause), intellectual property (IP) has always featured prominently in the U.S. economy. Yet its importance is too often overlooked and undervalued. The U.S.
Parents of students across America have been assured -- by Alphabet and school administrators -- that the carts of Google Chromebooks being wheeled into their children's classrooms won't be used to track their young ones' online activities.
by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, ASTRA Senior Advisor and Futurist
President Obama thinks artificial intelligence could solve many of the world’s biggest problems -- like disease, climate change, even economic inequality.
Technology is enabling the creation of open learning environments that will eventually replace the idea of a traditional classroom, and this will be significantly enhanced as virtual and augmented reality become more pervasive. Educators are largely embracing these changes, which bring higher levels of engagement and richer learning experiences to students.
Visual analytics, or the use of data visualization tools, data mining and statistics to help explore and understand large volumes of data, is growing. Technavio, a technology research firm in London, England, recently predicted growth in the visual analytics market within the United States’ education sector.