innovation

Tech Innovations in US Education

Virtual and augmented reality are making a huge difference in modern education. The impact of using such technology in the classroom can be more than we can imagine. Not even can it make the learning process more exciting, but also make it a more profound experience.

Surveys conducted among educators show that most teachers think that the use of virtual reality can enhance the coursework in a variety of subjects. The most talked about ones are science, history and social studies. But the statistics show that, unfortunately, only 2% of the surveyed teachers have actually used innovative technology during their lessons.

Perhaps we should ask ourselves whether VR and AR are ready for the classroom? While the ed-tech industry is booming, some educators have not been able to keep up with the development of digital technology. Government funding for public schools digital content has totaled up to more than $3 billion per year. Yet, as reported, the change is something that can happen over a year: staff training, building the IT-infrastructure in public schools, securing students private information, implementation of digital content to the curriculum, etc.

Even though schools and teachers may not be entirely ready for the new tech-ed approach, digital content, VR, and AR without a doubt will be an inseparable part of the future education.  Infographic and text provided by BookWormLab

Innovation in Business through 2017 and beyond

This innovation infographic breaks down details about how businesses see innovation and technology in 2017 and beyond.  Innovation, especially among SMEs is critical to remain ahead of the competition rather than something that is secondary or not necessary.

The use of the word “innovation” in business literature is happening much more frequently, and we can predict that consultants that specialize in helping companies to be more innovative will dramatically grow in number over the next few years.