Report: Internet of Things to Tip $1 Trillion by 2020

Global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow 14.6 percent in 2018, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp. (IDC), to hit $772.5 billion. The category will more or less maintain that upward trajectory throughout the prediction period, averaging a 14.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2021 and tipping the trillion-dollar mark in 2020.

Should Educators Let Machines Make More Decisions?

Big data is rapidly transforming K-12 education and higher education, but not without a certain degree of resistance and skepticism. After all, for most educators the idea of running a school, college or university like Airbnb approaches accommodation is a proposal that appears to favor the bottomline over student learning outcomes, but what if data can simply be harnessed to make educators even more effective?

Making Connections with Multimedia Content

Johns Hopkins University developed a web application to help learners explore and easily document relationships among visual materials. Users can annotate images with rich multimedia content and link to image, audio and video resources to put the materials in a visual context.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

What’s the best metaphor for describing the role of an instructional designer? How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? Who should be responsible for protecting students’ privacy? How do you learn about new edtech products?

U Maryland Baltimore County Plugs in Hybrid Reality Wall

The University of Maryland Baltimore County last month cut the ribbon on a new immersive “hybrid reality” lab for working with 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality. The university said the technology will facilitate new research efforts with visual exploration of data for biology, math, engineering, visual arts and digital humanities while also serving as a tool for studying the potential of the medium itself.

Pixel Curating and Pixel Mapping at the Smithsonian with Epson

The highest level of technical museology. The highest level of science-focused photojournalism and imaging. The highest level of large venue video projection and pixel mapping. On the National Mall in the nation’s capitol, the week before Thanksgiving, one event combined those three activities important not only to this writer but to our industries in general. As invited press to the opening gala for Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition, held on November 16th at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, it did not take long to remember– in this year of both tumultuous politics and blurring technology market boundaries– why I love this industry. Even in a world of images anywhere, and fractious politics everywhere– celebrating both the highest levels of imaging and the highest level of civic cultural stewardship is still exhilarating.