After the Google Fiber announcement, observers feared an increased and pronounced digital divide would develop. To its credit, Google Fiber worked from the first day to deploy service in low-income areas, releasing what it thought to be a high-value program for low-income communities: Free high-speed internet access for seven years, but households were required to pay a $300 construction fee.
The next wave of digital technologies is on the way, and it promises to change our lives as dramatically as the smartphone did, says Ernst Wittmann, Global account director MEA & country manager – Southern Africa, at Alcatel. “We’re seeing technologies such as chatbots, augmented reality and video that has transformed the way we use our mobile devices,” he said.
Alison Kaye explores whether new generations, born into a world where the internet is ubiquitous, really have an innate talent for digital technology.
September 24, 2017 In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices.
The European Commission has just published the final report of the study “ICT for Work: Digital Skills in the Workplace” on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the transformation of jobs and skills. The evidence shows that digital technologies are used in all types of jobs, also in economic sectors not traditionally related to digitisation e.g.
What is professional development? It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning. In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools.
Caught in the struggle between globalization and linguistic diversity, speakers of endangered and minority languages are struggling to bridge the digital language divide and reap the benefits of the Internet and all it has to offer. Probably once a week I Google a question that seems so stupid and obvious I’m embarrassed to ask my friends.
December , 2016 As we have pointed elsewhere, ‘ in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century.
We need to teach our children these eight skills as part of their education in digital citizenship.