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Future of Higher Education: How 3D-Printing is Impacting Colleges and Universities

Education 4.0 is bringing education technologists and academics to work together looking for better ways to engage, attract, and retain students. Embracing and adopting different technologies in education is the way to move forward. 3D-printing (3DP) —and its industrial application referred to as additive manufacturing (AM)— is advancing innovation across every industry. According to a report, the global 3D-printing market is expected to grow and reach 15.3 million units of 3D-printers shipped

Future of Higher Education: Adoption of Virtual Reality

The future of education involves instruction for the digital age. Trends in Education 4.0 are accelerating the adoption of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in higher education institutions. Although still in the early stages, the technology is being adopted by universities as a teaching platform with reported positive results. The combined Virtual and Augmented Reality (VAR) technology facilitates immersive learning through the use of virtual environments that replicate those env

9 Trends to Look for in Higher Education 4.0

With the new year around the corner many educational leaders are wondering what the future will bring for colleges and universities. The short answer is: More focus on Education 4.0. The use of technology in education pre-Covid pandemic was sluggish. During lockdowns in 2020 the Fourth Education Revolution or Education 4.0 began to bloom. According to a recent study, 81 percent of teachers in the United States reported that their experience with educational technology went up as a result of th

Artificial Intelligence to Play Instrumental Role in Future of Higher Education

Many researchers believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has more potential to change higher education than any other technology. The potential and impact of AI on teaching have prompted some colleges and universities to take a closer look at it, accelerating its adoption across campuses. For perspective, the global AI market is projected to reach almost $170 billion by 2025. By 2028, the AI market size is expected to gain momentum by reaching over $360 billion, registering a growth rate of 3

Addressing the Rise in Depression and Anxiety on College Campuses

Ongoing uncertainties are forcing colleges and universities to increase their offerings of mental health services. Many educational institutions are realizing that the pandemic continues to affect their students; they are pushed to respond to students who are still processing events, loss of family members, and their own struggles with stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, loneliness, and suicidal ideation, according to a number of recent studies. The Centers for Disease Control and Pre

Making Higher Ed Safe: How Air Purifiers Can Reduce the Spread of Covid-19

Colleges and universities have been developing plans to reduce virus transmission in order to protect students and faculty’s health. Returning to face-to-face education means being exposed to the possibility of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Studies have shown that despite being vaccinated, infection and transmission of the virus is possible. Some colleges and universities have imposed a mask mandate on their students and faculty when returning to campus. How

Digital Transformation, Student Centricity at the Core of Higher Education

As blended learning takes the central stage in higher education institutions, education leaders need to make sure that everyone on campus has access to the quality and secure connectivity that today’s applications and devices require for their optimal performance. Reza Jafari, CEO and Founder of e-Development International and Jake Stine, Principal Architect at AT&T Business joined Fierce Education’s Head of Content Elliot Markowitz to discuss how colleges and universities can design or upgrade

NACCE and IBM Partner to Use Skills-Based Learning

Strategic partnerships between higher education institutions and technology industry leaders are at the core of digital transformation in education. Strategic collaborations result beneficial not only to institutions but also to students. Most recently, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and IBM will convene five member colleges to review IBM’s SkillsBuild platform in order to develop an educator resource portal. The academic partnership is part of IBM’s glo

Students Share Their Vision for the University of the Future

The question of what learning and teaching should look like at the university of the future is being discussed around the world. Moreover, with the founding of a new technical university in Upper Austria, global students at the first Festival University presented their ideas and visions at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. The Festival University is an international hybrid summer university started by Johannes Kepler University (JKU) and Ars Electronica. One hundred selected student

Tips for Colleges and Universities to Optimize Their Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi connected devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles are not the only smart devices you can typically find across campus in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). From thermostats to smart locks to security cameras pretty much everything is connected to the Wi-Fi network. This means that operational efficiency cannot be neglected, otherwise it can cause real chaos as Suffolk University has learned. Suffolk University in Boston, MA, realized that connected thermo

Higher Education Needs to Move Toward Mass-Personalization

Every industry, from health sciences to marketing to manufacturing, is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate the delivery of mass-personalization, yet education has been slow in its adoption. These smart systems create personalized solutions targeted to meet the unique needs of every individual. Artificial Intelligence-based technologies have the potential of serving as tools for educators to provide personalized learning. However, for mass-personalization to work, institutions first

University Students Protest Color Coded Vaccination Wristbands

Students returning to campus for the first Freshers’ week in two years find themselves in the awkward situation of having to declare their Covid-19 vaccination status and being given wristbands to be identified publicly if they have been vaccinated, or not. This move is causing alarm in England as the universities involved seem to be going beyond the Department of Education’s advice of making face masks mandatory indoors and U.S. higher education institutions are watching closely. A new form of

Artificial Intelligence Plays Key Role in the Future of Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence-based technologies have the potential of becoming tools used to promote equity and provide personalized learning. The use of AI and other technologies in colleges and universities open the doors of higher education to all disregarding where in the world they live. Location and time become a thing of the past while curiosity, creativity, and collaboration are encouraged and supported; students become global students, and universities become borderless. In fact, a Stanfor

Using Mobile Applications to Better Engage College Students

To say the current generation of college students —and those to come— are technology savvy, is an understatement. They are the most connected generation of students to date spending more than four hours per day using mobile applications. Mobile applications have the capacity to build campus connections and engage students like never before. When instructors use an effective mobile strategy, the student engagement rate increases exponentially. Data scientists, social scientists, and behavioral

Protecting Student, Institution Data While Embracing Cloud Technology

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, higher education has frantically implemented new technologies to better engage students and create seamless access. However, during this tech build up, many security holes have been opened putting institution data and student privacy at risk. Speaking at “Higher Education: The Connected Campus”, a virtual event for leaders in higher education organized by Fierce Education in partnership with Fierce Telecom and FierceWireless, Raffi Jamgotchian, President
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