What’s on the Horizon?

The 2011 NMC Horizon Report on IT in Higher Education has interesting implications for schooling systems. The report, produced by New Media Consortium in partnership with EDUCAUSE, focuses on how new technologies are impacting, and likely to impact, on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in Higher Education. Whilst Higher Education and Schooling have quite different needs, many of… Read More

Above the Clouds Computing – Phones in Space

  Research students at Southampton University have devised an ingeneous way of conducting outer atmosphere research . Collecting data for atmospheric science projects would normally require manned research aircraft at £10,000 per hour – but the Southampton team found another way. They took a helium balloon, instruments, and a HTC Windows 7 Phone, and sent them 60,000 feet into the air.… Read More