Digital learning: distraction or default for the future?

Summary: Technologies like VR and AR are taking over classrooms – and for many teachers, that’ll prove a good thing. The use of mobile devices, virtual reality and augmented reality in learning still draws a mixed bag of reactions from educators. But recent developments in digital learning technologies suggest that virtual learning will not only…

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Building the campus of the future, today

How Ignia’s Smart Campus can help you meet staff and student expectations, deliver world-class facilities, and gain an all-important competitive edge. Running a higher education institution can be complex. As well as the day-to-day management of your people, programs and facilities, there’s the ongoing challenge of securing funding, increasing enrollments of local and international students…

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How to build a chat bot in 10 minutes

Written by Natalie Afshar This blog post is inspired by a workshop on Azure and Chatbots by Ray Fleming at the Microsoft Learning Partner Summit in January 2018. It was Arthur C Clarke’s third law that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  And Ray Kurzweil, who likened modern day technology to the spells…

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Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

Written by Natalie Afshar This previous blog post about Windows Mixed reality involved lots of products that are free, and if you want to give your students a completely immersive world, a Mixed Reality headset, there is a broad ecosystem of options available in the mixed reality space, at various price points. Mid-Range: Lenovo and…

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Analytics on the go with Power BI

Written by Natalie Afshar With the Power BI app available on phones and tablets, you can quickly seek out answers to the questions you have while on the go. See this video of Broadclyst School in the UK who have been using predictive analytics with Power BI to group students according to specific needs, and…

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Anyone can create stories through data with Power BI

Written by Natalie Afshar This blog post is inspired by a workshop on Power BI by Ray Fleming at the Microsoft Learning Partner Summit in January 2018. It’s 2018, and we live in a world saturated with data. Yet it is not enough to simply crunch numbers, process the data and generate reports. The way…

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