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30September, 2020

Students Design Location-Based Games Against Coronavirus

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The students of the Master program in Human-Computer Interaction of Greece’s University of Patras worked in groups to design location-based experiences for the city of Patras, inspired to a large extent by the current health crisis.

Their work, produced during the last academic semester (March to June 2020), took place during the COVID-19 lockdown and involved […]

30September, 2020

ACS Digital Pulse Report Predicts Tech Workforce Key to Recovery

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Australia’s technology workforce continues to grow faster than other white-collar industries, the 2020 Digital Pulse Report revealed this month.

Released on Thursday 17th September, the annual report prepared for ACS (Australian Computer Society) by Deloitte Access, provided a detailed examination of digital workforce trends, aimed at informing public debate about this important area of Australia’s economy.

The report found […]

30September, 2020

Pandemic Highlights SA’s Digital Divide

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Lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be an eye-opener in terms of how far South Africa must still go to overcome the digital divide, and bring millions of citizens into the digital economy.

This is according to speakers at a webinar endorsed by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) and hosted […]

30September, 2020

IFIP WG9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

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In the latest issue of IFIP Working Group 9.5’s blog, Dr Dimitra Petrakaki discusses: “The Agential Potential of Digital Technology in Health: Emerging Forms of Citizenship and Activism in Digital Health”. Read the full post here  

 

Image – Photo by Artur Łuczka  on Unsplash

30September, 2020

HBMSU Launches New Gamification System

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) launched its new gamification system ‘EduGame’ in September 2020. The new gamification experience makes learning more futuristic, skill-based and more enjoyable. The most important part of the EduGame is that learners can learn and at the same time achieve, adopt new learning habits and characteristics through HBMSU’s five Institutional […]

30July, 2020

Tech Companies Dominate Australia’s Best Places to Work List

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Tech companies and startups have dominated a list of the best places to work in Australia, with a number of businesses taking innovative steps to support their team during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Research institute Great Place to Work Australia produces an annual list of the top Australian and international companies with offices in Australia, ranked […]

30July, 2020

HBMSU Joins UNESCO Global Education Coalition to Address COVID-19 Challenge

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With over 1.5 billion students globally affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO has launched the Global Education Coalition to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching those who are most at risk. 

The new coalition brings together the United Nations family, civil society organisations and […]

30July, 2020

Zanzibar kMOOC – the Future of Kiswahili Language Learning?

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Technology has played a big role on the way we communicate and learn. The availability of internet has provided many students with the opportunity to learn from the best at their own comfort wherever they might be.  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) allow diverse learners across the world to come together and build some sort […]

30July, 2020

Research into Technology Supported Learning Needs More “Pedagogical Provenance”

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In a recent article in The Conversation, Dr Keith Turvey and Professor Norbert Pachler challenged both policy makers and researchers to reflect on how effective the last decade of policy and research into technology supported learning has been in enabling the education sector to sustain teaching and learning throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

They argued that: “Teachers […]

30July, 2020

HBMSU Becomes MENA Region’s First Educational Institution to Migrate to AWS Cloud

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has become the first in the Middle East and North African (MENA region to successfully migrate all its systems and applications to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 

The digital transformation is in line with HBMSU’s pioneering efforts to establish a new educational culture by shifting away from traditional models […]