On the Horizon!

The beginning of a new year always sparks talk of what the future holds, and today we wanted to share some of the new technologies in higher education to look out for!

  • Virtual Field Trips: Google’s Expeditions Pioneer program is one of Google’s newest and neatest technologies. Designed to give students a unique experience they could not get anywhere else, these virtual field trips take them to space, coral reefs, caves15537243-future-technology-touch-button-inerface-illustration-on-blue-background-Stock-Illustration, historical locations, and tons more! Not only does this educate students on the unfamiliar but also is a great way for them to explore various careers.
  • 3D Printing: We’ve blogged about 3D printing in the past, and here at UIS, we even have a 3D printer! But 3D printing is continuing to grow, and websites like Thingiverse assist in finding plans and files to print exactly what you’re looking for.
  • Wearable technology: This type of technology (think the iWatch, even exercise trackers) is becoming more common in the classroom setting; from recording point-of-view lessons, tracking students on a field trip via GPS, and even being the center of contests and fundraisers, wearable technology is expected to continue to grow.
  • Robots: Robots and robotic toys are being used effectively in classrooms, and particularly have a significant effect on learning in special education classrooms. Students are able to interact and engage in entirely new ways.

2 Responses to On the Horizon!

  1. Dear.
    I am robotics learner from Komunitas Kampung Robot Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia.
    I need information about make simple robot with low budget?

    Thanks

  2. Sounds classroom sessions will be more interesting with this make over.. 🙂