Interested in, and writing about the following: 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Consumer Electronics, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Health tech, Industrial Internet & IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Manufacturing tech & Materials, Med tech & Pharma, Mobile, On-demand Services, Retail tech, Robotics, Space Technology, Supply Chain, Electronics Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport & Automotive, Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Aerospace tech, Smart Cities, Travel, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology. 

Find below just a few samples of articles I have written on those topics. 

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Creating "Smart Campuses" Through Private LTE Networks

Higher education Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face multiple challenges. These challenges concern network architecture, network security, broadband and Wi-Fi, network accessibility, password security, students and instructors access to learning materials, and tech support to name a few. During and post-pandemic, a new frequent challenge for CIOs is how to ensure student accessibility for distance learning in a blended learning environment. An LTE network (Long-Term Evolution), is a standard

Black Women in Higher Ed Fight Adversity to Become Strong Leaders

Black women in higher education leadership navigate adverse challenges of intersectionality and stereotype threat. Black women in leadership undergo adversity including limited role models, the concrete ceiling, and the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and ageism as well as tokenism to mention just a few. These are the findings reported in a recent research paper titled “Resilient Leadership: A Phenomenological Exploration into How Black Women in Higher Education Leadership Navigate Cultura

Human Organs on Demand: The Art of 3D-Bioprinting a Functioning Heart

Since the beginning of the history of medicine, the complexity of the human heart has been at the center of medical study. In Ancient Egypt, doctors had a pretty accurate knowledge of the internal organs and how they functioned. In particular, they knew a fair amount about the heart. This is interesting because despite embalming was a common practice for the Egyptians, the knowledge was not shared or used by doctors. In Ancient Egypt, invasive surgery was an almost unheard of practice. Yet, the

How to Choose Interactive Tools, Strategies to Improve Student Assessment

During Fierce Education’s recent virtual event “Higher Education: Technologies and Strategies in the New Blended Learning World”, the panel session “Improving the Student Assessment Process” focused on the present and future of student assessment during online and hybrid learning situations while preserving academic integrity. At the start of the session, Fierce Education’s Head of Content Elliot Markowitz polled participants asking about their experience on the most difficult part of assessing

Black Women in Higher Education: Navigating Cultural Adversity Throughout the Centuries

Historically, the number of Black students of any gender attending or graduating from universities has been lower than any other group. In fact, a majority of the Black population in the history of the United States was prohibited from learning to read or write. Today, the number of Black students enrolling in higher education continues to increase. However, excluding the historically black colleges, the low enrollment numbers become even lower when we focus on females only. As we revise and a

Virtual Labs Core to Blended Learning Environment

A virtual or simulated lab is part of the experience of incorporating a virtual learning environment (VLE) into today’s blended learning, a core component of Education 3.0. A simulated lab is particularly necessary as a tool for teaching courses in Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. A virtual lab is, indeed, a safe way where students can run experiments, blow up the lab, and learn something out of it that will prevent them from accidentally doing the same in the real world. Contrary to

Blended Learning is a Core Component of Education 3.0

Blended learning has been around since the early 2000s but with the current shift in higher education from 2.0 to 3.0, though, it has become more important than ever. Core to this is the development and implementation of new forms of education technology or EdTech, significantly transformed the way students learn. Thanks to its interactive and challenging characteristics, blended learning is remarkable for promoting Metacognitive ability. When it is done correctly, blended learning has the abil

Virtual Human Modeling Spotlight: From 3D-Modeling to 3D-Bioprinting

3D-bioprinting, a state-of-the-art technology similar to 3D-printing, uses digital files as blueprints to create living tissues layer-by-layer. Bio-printers use cells and biomaterials to create organ-like structures which let living cells multiply. This rapid-prototyping can create living tissue, blood vessels, bone, skin, and whole organs such as the heart, making 3D-bioprinting a game changer in the future of medicine. Bioprinting has the potential of eradicating organ transplantation waiting

Classroom 3.0: Instructors Leveraging Augmented Reality, Holograms

Higher Education is experiencing more changes than ever before. This acceleration is part of the transformation of a university education for the 21st century, also called Classroom 3.0. The development from Classroom 2.0 to Classroom 3.0 adds the driving force of 3D and 3D technology into the classroom for colleges and universities. Many educators argue that 3D is the natural way of learning, and the way of learning in the years to come. Immersive technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), V

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Suicide Attempt Risk

Artificial Intelligence’s deployment is once again helping healthcare by achieving a demonstrated utility within suicide prediction and clinical management of patients at high risk. It is impossible to know if those who committed suicide would have changed their mind. If something had predicted their suicide attempt, perhaps. Many, though, have survived the suicidal thoughts and the attempt. After receiving help, treatment, and being fully recovered, many have recognized that causing their dea

A Strong Coffee before Exercising Increases Fat-burning

A strong coffee first thing early in the morning followed by a workout session or a half an hour run is a great way to kick-start the day. Drinking a strong coffee — which contains about 3 mg/kg of caffeine — half an hour before aerobic exercise significantly increases the rate of fat-burning. At least, this is what scientists from the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada (UGR) have shown in their study. In addition, the researchers have also found that if the exercise is perfo

Friend or Foe? Teens May Be More Likely to Be Bullied by Social-Climbing Friends

Bullying has affected children and teenagers for generations. However, it has only been recently that the long-term effects caused by bullying in mental health have been understood. There is plenty of evidence that shows how bullying can lead to depression and suicidal thoughts. High school students subjected to bullying and other common forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed. Unfortunately, most cases go unreported, resulting in even more serious consequences s

Higher Education Institutions Need to Adopt Digital Citizenship Practices

Colleges are incorporating digital citizenship in their curricula as higher education accelerates the adoption of new technologies and strategies in the new blended learning world. Technology is changing higher education and the way students come to classrooms. The tools that faculty and students use make tasks such as creating or sharing documents, presentations, or video more streamlined. While this brings new opportunities, there can occur issues that are linked to not fully understand the

The Future of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals: The Best Prescription Is Automation

The process of automating dull activities to help humans spend their time working on more meaningful tasks to be more productive is taking over the world at the speed of light. The healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are rapidly embracing this change. In order to stay on top of the game, industry leaders must know how to maximize Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to expand their business. It is well known that the popularity of Robotic Process Automation solutions is growing rapidly across

How to Measure Student Attention During Remote Learning

The incorporation of remote learning in higher education has been accelerated since the outbreak of the global pandemic in 2020. Universities have been investing in acquiring equipment and upgrading their network infrastructure in order to keep up with the demand for high quality virtual education. But are students paying attention in virtual classrooms? If so, how can we know? This is a question that haunts many in academia. Researchers Jens Madsen and Lucas C. Parra from City College of New

Baldwin Wallace Builds Network Infrastructure to Support Remote Instruction

“The idea is to design a classroom where an instructor can see both worlds — the virtual class and the physical class.” That is how Greg Flanik, Chief Information Officer at Baldwin Wallace University (BW) in Berea, OH, summarizes how its 3,400 undergraduates and graduate students, in addition to hundreds of faculty and staff members, experience higher education in the post Covid-19 era. "I think it is important to remember that there is a significant difference between a course designed to be

How Colleges and Industry Are Teaming Up to Tackle Tech Job Pipeline - Part 2

Higher education and industry are teaming up to tackle the challenges colleges are currently facing to fill the new technology jobs talent pipeline. By sharing with others what they are doing, universities and businesses can inspire others to do similar things, and to start similar programs to both re-skill current employees and help train new college graduates. "From the employer perspective, if there would be enough graduate students graduating every year with computer science degrees then we

Colleges are Facing Challenges to Fill the New Tech Jobs Talent Pipeline - Part 1

Higher education has been one of the most impacted and disrupted segments during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than ever, there is a need to activate the discussion in higher education on how the future workforce may look like going forward. In the 2030s, jobs are going to be rather different from the ones that exist today. Many of those future jobs do not yet exist. As exciting as it sounds, it also represents a great challenge. At the recent digital CES 2021, a panel discussion representing ac

New Applications of Photonics for Artificial Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing

The University of Exeter explores the future potential for computer systems by using photonics in place of conventional electronics. Photonics, the science of generating, controlling, and detecting light, is now playing a paramount role in the future of Artificial Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing. Just in the same way that the 20th century depended on the electron to witness advances in electronics and electricity, the 21st century relies on the photon to propel many scientific breakthro

Unique Planetary System Defies Theories of Planetary Formation

The theories of Planetary Formation will never be the same. ESA’s exoplanet mission, Cheops, revealed a unique planetary system in which five of its six exoplanets are locked in a rare rhythmic dance as they orbit their central star. The sizes and masses of the planets, however, don’t follow such an orderly pattern, challenging current theories of Planet Formation. Scientists rely on the discovery of increasing numbers of planetary systems to continue to improve the understanding of how planet
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